When the winter magic arrives, with its cold days and Christmas atmosphere, soft and warm clothes appear in our wardrobes that can protect us from the low temperatures and accompany us in these cold but enchanting months. We carefully choose to wear comfortable and reassuring outfits, which are able to give us the same sensation as a boiling hot chocolate on a stormy evening. To complete our warm outfits we need appropriate footwear, which can ensure that warmth that allows us to enjoy holiday shopping walks or an appointment in the center to meet up with friends to drink a hot tea. There are two excellent proposals to satisfy these needs, alternatives that seem similar but express opposite characters, two styles that tell the origins and history of their parent companies: UGG and Mou.
Let’s take a look at their classic models and the news from the autumn winter 2023/2024 collections.
UGG Autumn winter collection 2023/2024
The Australian fashion house was born to respond to a strong need for warmth, the first model was in fact used by Californian surfers to warm their feet after the first morning sessions. This mission has evolved over time and has come to offer warmth even to those who don’t play in the waves,
always guaranteeing its characteristic warm sensation. The aim is achieved thanks to the finest materials together with impeccable attention to detail: the upper is in double-face soft sheepskin suede leather with nylon finishing and the internal lining is in a regenerated wool blend – lambs or sheep – with the UGGplush technique patented by them, the insoles are made of sheep’s fleece and the non-slip soles are produced in sugar cane foam with the SugarSole technique. The result is a sturdy and practical shoe that resists humidity and stains without tiring the foot thanks to lightweight soles that provide better cushioning and traction.
The Classic model, very famous and a must-have in every UGG collection, is now available not only in the classic colors but also in the brighter cherry pie and punch pink.
This year, models have been released that revisit the original with new and contemporary looks. Among the various stand out: the Miny Bailey Bow boots, embellished with very pretty silk bows on the back, which have the added value of being produced in a factory that supports women thanks to the help of HERproject; the Cloudpeak with the platform that slims the leg, in the burnt cedar and chestnut colours, ideal for rainy days thanks to the water-repellent treatment and the anti-mud materials in recycled polyester; the Dipper with neoprene upper that wraps the calf, in black and chestnut colours; for a more playful touch there are the UGG embroidered Minis made with a soft upper gathered in a woven cord pattern.
To face the most violent weather we find two models capable of resisting temperatures down to -32°: the Classic Klamath Mini and the Chelsea Brisbane, made with waterproof suede, Velcro closure, welded seams and enlarged rubber sole with 100% padding recycled polyester.
This fashion house is known above all for its shoes but in its stores it is also possible to purchase coordinated coats and accessories, basic in lines but very refined thanks to the prestigious materials. In the women’s collection, the Regenerate in shearling stands out, a luxurious women’s coat with an oversized collar in white sheepskin and the Gertrude long Teddy Coat, a chic and versatile double-breasted sherpa jacket with fleece-lined pockets and two-button closure available in the shades chestnut, camel, clay pink , ink black and winter white.
In the men’s line, the Ashbury double-breasted sailor jacket in UGG fluff stands out, with a fleece exterior and lined “handwarmer” pockets, but also the technical parka in black or military green which, thanks to the down padding and a removable inner jacket that can be worn individually, it can also resist temperatures below 30°.
Mou autumn winter 2023/2024 collection
Mou is a London brand that wants to recreate the sensations of nature in city contexts. Soft and warm companions of everyday life, the footwear of this company combines an original fashionable design with respect for the environment, placing ethics and eco-compatibility as fundamental pillars of its activity.
The Mou boots are made exclusively with artisanal manufacturing techniques and composed of natural quality fibres: the upper is in double-face sheepskin and is sewn directly to the sole made of EVA and rubber, they have a reinforced heel without a heel and stitching in wool are created by hand crochet. The comfort and solidity of these made in London shoes are accompanied by a non-conformist and determined style with a strong urban vocation. This manufacturer has very clear ideas and presents very coherent collections, while introducing innovative elements year after year that keep it on the crest of the wave.
The Classic model is the Eskimo which, available in a wide range of colours, this year is accompanied by new style choices such as the Textile tweed model or the Eskimo 24 Web exclusive, which features new sophisticated colors such as neon yellow and Barbie pink.
In the 2023/2024 collection, unexpected variations are proposed that give an innovative twist to the Mou character: the Velvet Studs with ton sur ton velvet studs in camel and black shades; the limited edition Italian leather ankle boots in genuine Italian leather in black and white waves; the Wool stripe with special striped sheepskin finish; the Stripy sequins and lurex model with sparkling golden sequins; the Wool flowers and rhinestones in wool flowers and rhinestones in the cyclamin and pink brown colours.
All models are available in both the ankle boots and knee-high versions, for city use that adapts to any choice of outfit.
UGG vs Mou: similarities and differences
The similarities of the boots produced by these two fashion houses are evident: the sheepskin, the soft bulkiness that protects from the cold and ensures comfort, the attention to the ethical code in the choice of raw materials and manufacturing methods, the possibility of buy the same model with high or low shaft, essential and elegant lines and a vast choice of colours. Furthermore, both UGG and Mou offer a large number of models and capsules embellished with details that give uniqueness to any type of clothing. Let’s see what the differences are and the resulting style statements:
- UGGs are particularly warm thanks to the fur padding which ensures strong insulation from the cold, they have a wide and slightly tapered sole and thanks to the non-slip sole and stain-resistant treatment they offer the possibility of walking for a long time even during days with very cold temperatures and humid. Their line is extremely simple and sober. Favorite embellishments of this fashion house are ribbons, buttons, laces and external fur.
- The Mou ankle boots have a particular workmanship which involves the union of two flaps of leather sewn together and a peculiar crochet craftsmanship which gives a decidedly glamorous look, the upper is sewn directly to the sole and the sole is wide but tapered . The rubber sole, similar to that of sneakers, supports the foot better but is not non-slip, making these boots intended for purely city use. The Mou boots, in variations on the classic model, are embellished with embroidery, glitter or rhinestones.
UGG vs Mou: which one to choose
UGG and Mou are daughters of different continents and their origins are poured into the creation of the boots. The UGG boots are Australian and reflect the lifestyle on the road which requires practical clothing to face adventurous days, while the Mou fully reflect the London lifestyle which is divided between frenetic movement and fashionable clothing. The objective criterion with which to choose which of the two models to buy is undoubtedly the one that looks at actual use: if you have to deal with very low temperatures and a humid climate the best choice is undoubtedly UGG, if instead your priority is to move in the chaos of the city in a comfortable way without giving up a touch of luxury, the Mou are for you.
A separate discussion must be made regarding the choice based on the occasions in which you want to assert your style. The two manufacturers offer their own concepts and generally the UGGs are combined with a sporty or leisure look, while the Mous have a decidedly casual chic soul. In reality it all depends on your personal taste: UGGs can be a fundamental detail for an urban outfit, combined with a high-waisted flared miniskirt and Parisian stockings create an irresistible cute style, as can a pair of Mou accompanied by seamless leggings and a midi coat is perfectly suited to a cold and sunny afternoon in a city park.
Where to buy Ugg and Mou footwear
If you are looking for Ugg or Mou footwear to best face next winter, you are in the right place; Groppetti Luxury Store is the online point of reference, and not only, for purchasing the 2023-2024 winter collection of these two famous brands
Groppetti Luxury Store is also a physical store: it is located in Via Nazionale, in San Paolo d’Argon, the road to Lovere, under the Bergamo hills. High Fashion at your fingertips and a click away with a punctual and efficient home delivery service.