We’ve come across a few exclusives by Tricker’s for select retailers and this brogue boot for Fall 2011 looks tremendous. The espresso burnished brogue boots feature a Vibram wedge sole and Telason laces and are fitted with brass eyelets and a contrasting red pull loop at the back. There’s really not much else you could want from a winter boot that’s handmade in England by a company that’s been doing it right for ages.
Mark McNairy offers up another tremendous shoe, this time in the form of a one piece derby shoe. The shoe’s produced in limited quantities by Northampton’s Sanders Shoe Company, with both colorways featuring a full-grain leather shell with Dainite rubber commando soles complimenting the brown pair in a red brick finish. (sxh)
We got turned to FEIT a short while back and were just stunned at the time and attention to detail they dedicated to each and every sneaker they released. Yep, sneaker. Some boot- and shoe-makers don’t spend this amount of resources when they’re dishing out product. The brand’s Superclean Lows are un-matched on the market, just off the sneaker’s minimalistic design and use of top-notch materials. The shell’s made from supple French calfskin and is fitted with waxed cotton laces. Oh, and it features handsewn Goodyear construction. Unreal.
What’s even more unreal is the fact that we’ve been given the opportunity to giveaway five pairs of these beauties to our readers. (more…)
These Italian-made brown leather boots from Alexander McQueen are most certainly a rare find as they feature three side buckles atop a chestnut-shaded shell. It’s rugged yet refined and will be a great pickup for the winter months ahead as you’ll be able to sport these in casual and more formal settings.
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.