As you can see - he made it!
Primark wedge shoe / boots purchased in tan and burgundy, as well as the Primark 'velveteen' (another of my Mum's favourite words!) slipper shoes. Sadly the black wedges were out of stock otherwise I would no doubt be the proud owner of those as well. I may well try to hunt these down elsewhere, as they really are a such a snip, and I love a good wedge. :-)
I think, secretly, husband is just delighted (though somewhat bewildered) to have found a store where such plentiful quantities of footwear can be purchased for such modest sums. And more to the point, that I am happy with them...
The wedge boots are £15 a piece, and the shoes £6.
All three have a velvety feel, including the wedge boots which I thought might feel more like your common or garden 'faux suede' - or again to coin my Mum, 'suedette'.
<Incidentally, Mum also talks of 'leatherette' - which phrase I shall reprise when I turn my attention to the 'pleather' offerings awaiting consideration. Has a certain retro ring about it which appeals to me.>
The boots feel comfortable and 'stable' (i.e. not wobbly and inclined to fall over.... come now, I must factor such considerations, I am over 40 after all!) I really like them - they have a good shape.
I have concluded I will have to send OH shopping more often. If you are planning to put your OH to this useful purpose, be sure to provide exact descriptions and even then, be prepared to take puzzled calls of the 'There's so much!' and 'They all look the same' and 'No they don't have laces, but they're similar' variety.
I'm hoping to visit myself next week, as I have my eye on one or two jackets, including the parka with
pleather leatherette sleeves as featured by Avril at SchoolGateStyle the other day.