Does no-one in KP own a suede brush?
I know a couple of people who have those boots...But at least those women brush their boots and keep them looking like the photo that Alicat posted.
I'd say Waity has gotten her money's worth from her pair. It's time she retire them to dog walking or something of that nature.....
Just because you can afford the boots doesn't mean you understand that keeping them brushed and treated for water-resistance is part of their maintenance. Aristos don't care; they have 'someone' to do that for them. But hi-middles see only the symbolism of the expensive boots and miss the fine detail of keeping them in good repair. Therefore, they don't think about maintaining them even when they move up to the level of 'someone else' taking care of the wardrobe. Only people of lesser means think and act consistently about how to maintain a clothing investment such as boots of this type and cost. Kate does not appear to be someone who understands or knows about keeping her wardrobe maintained. It makes her look like a careless person who doesn't understand the value of anything.
I would call it the "stupid" side of nouveau riche people (see; housewifes of new jersey
) when they think that showing that you care what happens to the stuff you buy is tacky
Old money buys the best quality stuff, maintains it so it lasts a long time and especially the wardrobe; redoing something that has gone out of style(well buying more of the classic style in the first place), resoling the shoes etc..IMO