11 August 2010

Trickers x Duffer of St.George - Winston Boot

The Winston Chukka Boot, built by Trickers, was a shoe I was unaware existed, that was until just yesterday. An old shoe no longer wanted by its owner, an owner with far too many shoes, it was given to me as it needed a home, and that is what I am happily giving it. This particular shoe was a special one off collaboration many years ago, with the Duffer of St.George, who themselves have a rich history of a working partnership with the Northampton Cobblers, very much fore-running the current trend of both Japanese and European designers. This shoe comes in a lovely dark sand suede, a colour never repeated (as far as I am aware) on this shoe by Trickers, making them both exclusive and elusive.

At the moment, even in the summer months, my most worn shoe is probably a Clarks Desert Boot, but in the winter, with harsher rain, something a little more heavy duty will be necessary otherwise I may be going through a pair a month. These are just that, built with all the same materials as a pig farmers brogue, these are built to last, and I am quite excited to see just what I can get out of them. They shall be keep stored away for a little while yet, but their time will come soon enough.

William Fox.

Woolrich Woolen Mills Upland Shirt

I recently spent a few, very pleasant, days in Leeds. Aside from having the best Italian food I have ever experienced outside of Italy I did a little bit of shopping. As per usual HIP was first on my list of the boutiques I wished to visit, and it turns out it was the only one I really needed. Old friends Bert and Everton always make me feel very welcome, and a viewing of their latest delivery of WWM, that had not even hit the shelves, was a very kind gesture. Sorting through it I immediately spotted this, the newest variation on the Upland Shirt. A thick winter shirt, it comes in a beautiful small blue check, with a very subtle hunting patch on the shoulder, and an interesting breast pocket multi button arrangement. With winter temperatures approaching I felt it was a worthy investment and so wasted no time in adding it to my wardrobe, leaving both HIP and Leeds a happy man.

William Fox.

7 August 2010

hurt so good.

Sam Sherwood.

1 August 2010

Make your Own Moccasins

Earlier I was reading through Mister Crew and found this. It may be from 1937, but it is a guide as relevant as any. In fact its simplicity may make it even more useful so I think I might give it a go.

William Fox.