Is navy blue the new black?

celeris navy blue

With the majority of riders wearing navy blue jackets and with BD relaxing the rules on the colour and textures of riding boots allowed whilst competing now, it wasn’t surprising to see that navy blue suddenly became the new black. With tradition practically hurled out of the window overnight, riders embraced the one rule left – your boots must match your jacket (more or less).
The trend right now (for now) is definitely, and hardly surprisingly, coloured boots which make up to 75% of our competition boots sold. All of a sudden everything from light tan to chocolate brown and the 19 colours we have wedged between the two colours, could be worn with a brown, tan or tweed jacket. Those with navy blue jackets wanted, and quite rightly so, navy blue boots and we have 5 to choose from (and growing) with faux ostrich and faux iguana planned for October! Poor black is out of favour somewhat (currently) but will always be the first choice (regardless) for the more traditional rider who would never consider navy any more than they would hunt without a hipflask – unthinkable!
Dark navy bluea true navy think black but softer.
Navy blue - lighter but can have a grey tone
Navy gloss - as accents or reinforced boots only
Navy faux croc gloss - shimmers a beautiful blue
Midnight faux cobra - hugely popular but delicate leather
Now to all amongst us, and other than those of bionic eye, the dark navy actually doesn’t really look anything other than black unless you put the boots against something black. The lighter navy can look slightly grey unless right next to navy boots (but it’s definitely blue and not grey). The gloss’s and animal textures are perfect for accents and accessories and the faux croc gloss makes the most beautiful spur straps and protectors.
Which to choose? Again, it’s personal choice and you can add so many little details and pipping to make something special to you and possibly match detailing on your jacket too and whilst we can advise, we can’t make the final choice. Just consider that the dark navy is dark but super safe if you are struggling to veer far enough from black to be considered going rogue and if you want the blue to be more obvious go one shade lighter and add lots of the glossy detailing, which will really make the blue pop!
Disclaimer: we are not in any way suggesting that those that hunt are alcoholics.