Men’s Chelsea boots made from italian calf suede in Psychedelic colors from the 60’s
JIMI is the heart of the range of TINNSON boots, the velvet calf in color. I chose several bright colors to illustrate the psychedelia of Jimi Hendrix as it is found in his way of dressing.
DEDICATED TO JIMI HENDRIX
Like all the rock musicians of the 60’s he wore chelsea boots.
Jimi Hendrix is the greatest rock guitarist of all time. A high-class guitarist friend told me in 1973: “If you consider pure virtuosity it is Manitas De Plata the greatest guitarist, then you have John Renbourn but Jimi Hendrix is out of category.” I grew up at a time Where the guitarist was “the” star, where the guitar solo was indispensable in every song. In the 5th yard we were fighting to decide who was the best: Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana, Pete Townsend and obviously Hendrix.
For me Jimi has always been above the others because with him it was not only about speed and virtuosity but lyricism: Jimi can express everything with his guitar, his game goes beyond the notion of note. This is someone who has been sleeping with his guitar since the age of 12. He played so much, so much familiarity with his instrument that he can make it all express.
He is one with his guitar, fingers slip and produce the smallest shades. That is his genius. This is what makes it unique. And then the guy has such a mouth, such a pace, how not to love him? “Hey Baby, Where Are You Coming From? May I Come Along?”
I remember the rainy and dark afternoon on Friday when my friend Michel joined me in front of the room where our gym class was going to start: “Jimi Hendrix is dead.” He fell into my arms. We were as sad as the sky.