The Brooklyn Circus has teamed up with Red Wing Heritage to shed some light on one of the bootmaker’s most iconic designs – the Iron Ranger. Iron Ranger boots were built with a double layer of leather over the toe to provide miners in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range with an extra measure of safety. The heel pocket, a boot feature designed to provide extra support, was moved to the outside of the boot. This design eliminated a seam and provided a smooth and comfortable one-piece surface on the inside of the boot. It was a solid blend of design and function, hence the reason the boot’s so popular to this day. The BkC and Red Wing cooked up these styled looks featuring Red Wing Heritage styles 8111, 8113, and 8114. More looks below.
English shoemaker Tricker’s has made an exclusive pair of brogue boots for BKc of New York. They’re handmade in England and come in two Limited Edition finishes. The uppers come in brown or black, both a fresh mix of grain leather and smooth calf leather. The storm welt and Dainite rubber sole complete the dress boot to stand up in any weather condition. They’re up for pre-order now through The Brooklyn Circus.
The Brooklyn Circus, a men’s shop split between three locations – NYC, San Francisco and Chi-Town – has been dishing out fabulous menswear for quite sometime but their Holiday 2009 lineup is really what caught our eyes. These aren’t your traditional varsity jackets as they’re cut a bit slimmer (just the way we like it). The two colorways are equally worth buying, but we personally are leaning towards the navy/orange combination with off-white sleeves. They’re due out next month, but not sure how long we expect them to stay in stock. Get there, people.
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