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.
Here we have a preview of Christian Louboutin‘s Spring 2012 sneaker preview, with three styles being shown off thus far. The No Limit comes with metal spikes, rhinestones, zebra fur and a mix of colors, while the Mickael Flat comes in an acqua suede version and the Louis Strass with an all-over rhinestone design. More looks below (via Highsnobiety)
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.
It’s been a short while since we heard from Wolverine last but we’re glad to be getting news of these beauties from their 1000 Mile line for Fall/Winter 2011. They’ve got two new additions to their Gentleman Collection. The Wickham is a brogue oxford that’s making its debut this season and looks exceptional in both black or tan. It features a hand-rubbed leather upper with swirling perforated detail and a subtle contrast color underlay. The Winchester is the taller brogue boot shown above and also comes in black or tan. It features a sheepskin lining while both feature Goodyear Welt construction and a Vibram Heel Lift.
SeaVees introduces their 08/61 Army Issue sneaker, one inpsired by the generic, all-purpose sporting footwear worn on base by soldiers in the 1960s. Uppers are made of soft nylon twill and are fitted with woven nylon laces and flat eyelets made from antique nickel. They’re lined with naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas to keep your feet dry and odor free. The sueded leather heel add comfort, with construction coming by way of SeaVees’ patented SeaVulc Natural Rubber manufacturing process that allows a casual shoe to be as comfortable as a sneaker.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Grenson and Barbour, two of the UK’s finest brands, have teamed up for a capsule collection for the ages. To start things off, Grenson has produced a limited range of footwear that focuses on quality and aesthetics over quantity. This collaboration represents the hundreds of skilled hand operations that go into both a pair of hand crafted shoes and a Barbour jacket. Look for the offerings to be available through a select number of retailers in extremely limited numbers.
From Wolverine‘s No. 1883 Collection comes their Mayall boot, a perfect addition for the fall and winter seasons ahead. The boot features a butter-soft full-grain leather upper and is lined with a textured, plaid woven print. The 8″ Mayall folds down to drop a couple inches and further adding to the boot’s versatility.
Look for the Wolverine Mayall at select shops including Nordstrom for $225.
From Unionmade comes their latest collaboration with New England’s Alden. The McClaren Longwing wingtip shoe is offered up in a two-tone colorway of tan and brown and is built on a double oak sole for unparalleled comfort. The details are immense as the shoe features all-around reverse welt, hidden eyelets and round cordohyde laces.