Since its launch the Service Boot Tan Horsehide has consistently been one of our most popular models. We recently decided to reboot this style by converting the construction back to the Stitchdown method it was originally released with and switching the last from the 1035 to our new Cantilever shape. Click through for the full feature and purchase the Service Boot Tan Horsehide here.
On our last visit to Horween Leather in Chicago we caught a glimpse of a piece of Shell Cordovan hanging in their offices with a distinct floral pattern embossed in it. It turned out that this was a western style print, available on most leather types but rarely utilized outside of small accessories. Since that moment we have been planning a release with this unique leather and eventually decided that the wholecut Slipper would be the ideal platform to showcase the intricate details of the pattern in an uninterrupted manner. This is a one time offering and will be available in extremely limited quantities. Preorder the Slipper Black Floral Print Shell Cordovan here and click through for the full feature.
Earlier this year we travelled to Florence, Italy to attend Pitti Uomo 92, one of the largest menswear exhibitions in the world. With a free day before setting up at the show, we rented a car and headed west towards Pisa and the small town of Santa Croce. At only 17 square kilometres Santa Croce manages to house over 400 leather tanneries and factories. This riverside town has a deep rooted history in the leather industry and is responsible for producing more than three-quarters of all the leather used in Europe today. In a single afternoon spent in Santa Croce and and the surrounding areas we were able to visit manufacturers of nearly every component involved in the shoe making process. Follow along with us as we buy materials for the upcoming season and give you a behind the scenes look at some of Italy’s best leather showrooms, factories and tanneries. Click through for the full feature.
Since launching the Derby Boot late last year we have only offered the pattern in dressier leather options such as Shell Cordovan or Horsehide. For this release we wanted to make a casual version of the boot, appropriate for everyday wear. We are also introducing a new leather called Brown Oiled Calf, which is a full-grain calfskin from the UK with a pronounced grain and high wax content that comes to the surface with wear. It's a comfortable leather out of the box and pairs perfectly with the lightweight Vibram 2060 Sole. The boot is made on our new Cantilever last which has an anatomical shape based on vintage orthopaedic shoes. Click through for the full feature and purchase the Derby Boot Brown Oiled Calf here.
For our first non-suede Slipper we decided pull one of our favourite leathers out of the archive. The Dust Black Calf is an full-grain Italian Calfskin with a "dust" finish that is applied by hand during the dying process. This gives the leather a rich charcoal colour, with warm base tones that become more evident with wear. Click through for the full feature and purchase the Slipper Dust Black Calf here.
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