For Fall 2011, Quoddy delivers their iconic Grizzly Boot in a new colorway, this one being exclusive to online retailer Oi Polloi. The classic silhouette features a split leather/waxed canvas upper. The wrap-around crepe sole gives some much welcomed comfort, though with only 24 pairs made in total, satisfaction will be limited to those lucky individuals.
Available now from Christian Louboutin’s Fall 2011 collection for men is the John John Flat. It joins Louboutin’s growing lineup of formal footwear but don’t expect them to stay in stock for long as most of the designer’s product sells out fairly quickly. They come in two colorways, both featuring a three-tone upper — one dominated by grey and the other by a pure blue. The uppers are fitted with black leather cap toes, while the rest is made from a soft Satin material.
This is nothing like the Margiela footwear most of us are accustomed to seeing as it’s a bit more mature and can be dressed up or dressed down, something we can’t say for their sneakers. The upper features tanned leather paneling that takes up most of the ankle and rear portions and features a unique asymmetric cut on the side to boot. The remainder of the upper is a bit more rugged but contrasts well with the smooth leather paneling. Look for this boot now at Maison Martin Margiela stores worldwide as well as select retailers. (via hypebeast)
Alden releases their Naval Boot in Horween Shell Cordovan, bringing a timeless design that’s reminiscent of vintage US Naval boots. The black shell cordovan is a bit more understated but extremely versatile, this one sporting black waxed laces and double leather black bottom soles as well as a 360-degree flat welt to enhance the boot’s simplicity. The best part? They’re exclusive to New York’s Leffot and can be had for $680 now.
We recently featured Buttero when the folks at Por Vocacao took a trip out to the Italian brand’s factory in Tuscany. Now, we’ve gotten word of the two collaborating for the first time on a special pair of derby shoes. They’re handcrafted in Italy from finely selected, vegetable tanned horse leathers and are available in three colorways; taupe, dark brown and black, with the last two featuring a striking greased finish on the suede uppers. Sewn leather outsoles with protective anti-slip rubber and leather insoles reading “Buttero for Por Vocação” complete this exclusive shoe. With a limited production, these shoes will only be available through our physical and online shop.
Italian labels Stone Island and Diemme have teamed up for this chocolate suede hiking boot. It’s made at Montebelluna in Italy, as expected, and features a timeless hiking boot design, one that Diemme has rejuvenated over the past few seasons. The solid Vibram outsole works as a great platform for the brown waterproof suede upper that’s fitted with leather ankles, technical hiking eyelets, embossed Stone Island logos on the heels, and a Stone Island patch on the tongue.
Tricker’s is really keeping up with the demand as they’ve dropped another collaboration, this time teaming up with Sweden’s SCOUT for this small collection. The first of the two offerings is the Beechnut Burnished Derby Brogue, one that reinvisions a collaboration between Kenneth Mackenzie of 6876 and Tricker’s from roughly ten years ago. It features a calf leather shell atop a red Dainite sole, as well as brass eyelets and Tellason laces. The Midnight Blue Suede Derby Brogue looks great as well, especially with its navy Repello suede upeer and Dainite sole. Shop the goods at SCOUT.
End Hunting Co., the in-house label for the UK’s End Clothing, has teamed up with Tricker’s for a pair of two tone long wing brogues. It’s a subtle reworking of the Golosh country brogue exclusively constructed from contrasting full grain and smooth, waxed calf-leather panels. Of course we added some bespoke features such as the alternate brass top eyelet and tonal Dainite sole for added durability during these colder months, also not forgetting the unique woven cotton heel pull.
These brogues are available both in store and online in two colourways.
A small crew from Por Vocacao took a recent trip to Tuscany, Italy, home of shoe manufacturer Buttero. This video which covers their trip and gives us a look at the inner workings of Buttero, sheds light on a family-owned and operated company that’s extremely close in relation and one that’s filled with people that share the same passion for making quality product. “We learned about their ways, their craftsmanship, Tuscany’s unique leather making background and truly understood what sets Buttero apart from other shoe brands in the market.” The Sani family, owners and founders of Buttero, are true representatives of this Italian and their genuine love for the trade shows in this video. Enjoy.
Each season, Superdenim puts together a collaborative collection that looks to capture a bit of the store’s personality. For Fall 2011, they’ve released four footwear styles that are limited to just 11 pieces each and are exclusive to the shop. Among them are the Multitone Derby brogue in black as well as brown and the Multitone Stow Brogue Boot in black as well as brown. They’re available now through Superdenim’s online shop.