liam fahy boots

OK, it’s not actually Liam himself on the lust-list, though I did meet him and a very lovely man he was too. No, it’s his shoes. Beautifully-crafted, elegant shoes. Unfortunately for the majority of us, these shoes are some of the most expensive in the world – retailing at between about £400 and £800. You know me, though – if I can find a way to justify my spending then I will. And I have been practising how I’ll justify buying these boots:

liam fahy boots

I love everything about them. They are my perfect boot – a sturdy heel that’s still elegant and sexy, a nod to the equestrian and another to the military trend…and just look at the soles! Your very own horseshoes! Oh, how I can annoy the neighbours clip-clopping home at night!

liam fahy boots

So yes, I must have them. But I think that they will retail at £750. So, here goes with my justification train-of-thought:

1) I can somehow cleverly write them off through the company accounts. Because surely I wouldn’t be able to properly run A Model Recommends without a pair of Liam Fahy boots?

2) I am intending to wear them over 750 times. That’s less than £1 per wear. I once bought a pair of wedges from Ravel for £5 and wore them once, which in effect made the Ravel wedges five times more expensive than Liam’s boots.

3) I didn’t buy any boots this winter and I also didn’t invest in a new coat. Saving? Over £750! Therefore the boots are free.

4) If I don’t buy them, I’ll have to steal them. If I get caught and prosecuted, it will cost me money. I emailed my lawyers this morning and asked them to give me a quote for representation in this (potential) matter and after a few back-and-forths (and a warning that if I asked any further questions it would cost me £175 for their time) they came in at about £2,200. Providing there were no complications. Therefore, buying the boots will save me nearly £1500.

In summary, the boots will: save my business, cost five times less than my £5 Ravel wedges, actually be free and also save me the embarrassment of being put away for shoplifting. Oh, and the legal fees. They’ll save me the legal fees. It’s a no-brainer, surely?

Just tell me when I can get my hands on them, Liam Fahy – I’m there. I just have to decide which colour.

liam fahy boots

You can find out more about Liam Fahy on his website here - these boots are called Jolie and they’ll be available from July 2013.

Share →

32 Responses to Liam Fahy – on the lust-list.

  1. Mercedes says:

    Why oh why have a looked at this page… now I’m coming up for reasons TOO! Enjoy them x

  2. Robin says:

    Maybe all of us should casually tweet pictures of ‘m to zara? *bats eyelashes*

  3. Patricia says:

    That was awesome! You NEED those boots! I’m pretty sure I’ve used at least 3 of those justifications before myself. So hard to choose which colour for sure.

  4. Jen says:

    Your ‘reasoning’ made me laugh – we’ve all done it! – but £750 for ankle boots? No.

    I know they’re hand made and artisinal and that part of fashion is lusting after pretty stuff you don’t really need etc, etc, but no. No. No. At the end of the day they’re just something you wear on your feet. Foot comfort is important, and investing in good basics usually pays off, but still…no.

    Possibly my first negative(ish) comment on here ever. Sorry to be so miserable. But £750?! NOOOOOOOO!

  5. RuthCrilly says:

    That would be a disaster! x

  6. Stacie says:

    I just Love..Love them ! They have the perfect heel, I love when you can look sexy and can walk with confidence. No wobbly ankles. I hope you get them. Do let us know :)

  7. sevda says:

    I’m in love. I read this post at around lunchtime and they have been popping into my head all day. I had a pair not unlike them by bertie about 10 years ago. Chunky heel but not too chunky, went with almost everything. I do actually still have them but put them away as I got a bit tired of them. But for 4 years I more or less slept in them. At the time it was an outrageous amount of money but price per wear meant I owe them money.

    Not a big fan of online shopping for clothes and boots but I just might. Can you pre book them or do you need to wait.

  8. Joana says:

    You are hilarious and your reasoning is impeccable but it’s simply too much money. I’m sure the materials are very good and the design is unique but I don’t want to you to get robbed. Just my opinion, your best interest at heart ;)

  9. cassie says:

    Hahahaha! This was like reading my mind! I always do these ridiculous justifications for things. Just get them Ruth, or start seriously befriending Liam xxx

  10. Helen says:

    They look so chic and beautiful! If they do a flatter version with less heel, I’d be after those in a heart beat! Just something random, Ruth: the salad dressing which you featured in one of your cooking videos (the balsamic salad dressing) is absolutely amazing!! I love it how I can adjust he salt and pepper content (my taste buds are telling me that the salt somehow brings out some sort of sweetness in the dressing? From the garlic maybe?) and I use this dressing everytime I eat some salad with my fishcakes! Just love the fresh and strong crunch from the garlic with my salad and the dressing is so easy to make! SO thank you so much for teaching me how to do it through one of your cooking videos! Hope you’re having a lovely time in Belgium ;) xxx

  11. Marinatal says:

    Go get them girl!

  12. Beauty Loves says:

    your reasoning is inspirational & i may have to steal them! im not normally a shoe person, but i spent most of my childhood sticking drawing pins in the bottoms of my shoes so they would clip and clop, so its like someone has took my childhood desires and made them real! right, 4 months to save up….

  13. Gaya says:

    I love your reasoning Ruth! I mean how can you NOT buy them after that? The black ones are gorgeous. xx

  14. Shanti says:

    Love the dark brown!

  15. Aoife Lynch says:

    hahaha I love your justifications for them! so funny! Those boots are gorgeous though!

  16. Sue says:

    Oh, and I’m sold on the horse shoe! Must have must have must have, slaver, drool… Can’t afford them tho’ and the Sales Policeman is always on duty at the mo’ as I officially have no money for this kind of thing! xxx

  17. Sue says:

    Maybe reconsider the shoplifting option – I’m sure you wouldn’t go down for a first offence… x

  18. Marina says:

    This justification reminded me of Rebecca Bloomwood in the Shopaholic books! Especially the prosecution bit haha! Amazing list of reasons, but don’t let us sway your decision! x

  19. Martha Sarah says:

    fair enough, but there are two other similar models in the market right now, and they cost a lot less. The Kurt Geiger Carvela Sadie boots and the Aldo
    MOULISOVA…

  20. Maggie says:

    Maybe you can do a bulk buy for interested readers thereby reducing the cost. If we can get the price down to £450 I’m in. Size 38 black, please. Ha ha. Mxox

    • RuthCrilly says:

      I’ll see what I can do! Haha, imagine – my house filled with stock, Mr AMR watching TV amidst a pile of shoe boxes…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>