From Blackbird’s ongoing collaboration with Alden comes this Summer Oxford in a Reverse Tobacco Chamois shell. It’s a mixture of two well-recieved styles from the fruitful collaboration. This Summer Oxford, like other Alden pieces before it, is hand made with Horween leather in an all-natural, special recipe tanning process that can take up to six weeks to complete. Needless to say, the time dedicated to the making of each pair really shows in the final product.
44 Club drops another video, this time highlighting the client-agent relationship between Nike and creative agency Wieden+Kennedy out of Portland. The two companies have been working together for nearly 30 years through public relations and advertising effort. Nike’s Ed Elworthy and Nic Owen of Wieden+Kennedy are captured here talking about the longstanding relationship and what it’s meant to their respective firms.
Oh, there’s so much to look forward to for Fall 2011, and the wishlist is getting longer and longer, my friends. Yuki Matsuda’s Yuketen brand is coming full force with handmade product that can’t be ignored. The Maine Guide Boot is back, of course, this time in a deep green leather shell and even a strap version of this classic outdoor style, as well as the very popular Oxford, and the classic Main Guide Boot as well for good measures. The Triangle Backpack will be available as well with its classic outdoor style and offered up in two colorways.
Band of Outsiders have crafted a great shoe in this Oxford. The rich tan leather is contrasted by cream laces, while detail is provided by the elegant wingtip pattern on the toe. The stamped lettering on the footbed reads ‘this is a Band of Outsiders shoe’. The label’s labeled each shoe ‘left’ and ‘right’ as well to avoid any confusion in the morning. Taking it one step further, the color of the soles differ, with red being for the right and blue for the left.
Another fine product from Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection, this pair of wingtip brogues has all the right details. They’re proudly made in England and feature a premium scotch grain leather upper in a tremendous brown finish. The thick crepe sole and white stitching on the welt just add to the detailing. And of course, the signature Thom Browne tricolour ribbon tab is featured on the heel.
The folks at Vane have had an ongoing partnership with Sebago for quite sometime now. They’ve collaborated primarily on footwear but the duo have been known to go well beyond that as well. They recently opened the doors to the latest installation of their concept store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Celebrating a successful four year collaborative relationship, the Store will feature the limited-edition Vane for Sebago footwear collections as well as a assortment of inline Sebago styles curated by Vane. The shop will also continually release exclusive store-only styles designed by Vane, and will also stock exclusive Vane apparel and jewelry. The shop will house more than just Vane and Sebago merchandise as we scoped some rare finds in the form of vintage Rolex watches and vintage designer frames from Carrera, Cazal, Christian Dior, Ultra and more.
Toronto’s Nomad has taken stock of a few styles from Alden including their iconic Longwing Bluchers in a light brown Eclipse leather shell and constructed on the New England brand’s Barrie last. They’re leather lined and feature a Goodyear welt design as well as double leather soles with a rubber dovetail in the heel for added durability and longevity.
All Alden shoes also carry a tempered steel shank which provides maximum shape & support unique to all of Alden’s shoes. Waxed laces & shoe bags included.
We’re still a little ways off from the fall season officially kicking off but Roden Gray’s some F/W 2011 gear for pre-order, including a large dose of sneakers from Wings + Horns. We spied about seven different styles, a few of which coming in camel-colored suede shells contrasting white soles. The four high-top styles features silver zippers on the side.
Next month, Portland-based Danner Boots will be releasing a ton of new styles as part of their Stumptown Collection. The line looks to deliver original Danner patterns with a modern twist while paying homage to Oregon’s historical logging industry. The designs themselves are pretty phenomenal and we’re sure they’ll be a hit when they drop on August 15 through select retailers.
From rag & bone comes their Wakefield high top boat shoes made from 100% leather. They feature hide laces and moccasin stitch detail at the toe as well as a leather heel pull and an embossed rag & bone logo at the ankle. The soft sand finish makes this boot extremely versatile and wearable as well.