Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood
I like the looks of this Wesco collab. This is a good direction and hope its a sign of more to come.
Let's talk about that collab!
For two of the three boots we're offering, we sourced a leather exclusive to us. After many rounds of samples and discussion with Wesco and our tannery, we landed on the Waxy Sage Roughout to build the Bigum shoe and the Heinold boot.
The Bigum is a JH Classic in a single 360-degree stitchdown construction sitting on a Vibram 1010 Armor-tred outsole with a natural midsole. Easy-wearing, and goes with pretty much everything. Bigum's Silver Lion was a dive bar just across the street from our location in Oakland, and somewhere we'd surely still be pulling up a stool if it were around these days.
The Heinold is the Packer boot, built up on the 1339 Motor Patrol last, both for sleekness, and because the toe shape makes it easier to shift on the motorbike. Double-stitchdown construction for durability, with one lift removed from the heel, all sitting on the 269 outsole, it's a less-aggressive boot perfect for kicking around town. The name is from Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon down in Jack London Square, another Oakland drinking establishment we like to haunt.
The last style we're running is a 1930s style engineer boot straight from the Wesco archives - we're calling it the Van Cleef after the Cafe Van Kleef just down the street from us. We're natural veg-tan leather obsessed so we decided to make up the Wesco Boss in this leather so it would age and patina with use. The Van Cleef features triple needle stitching on the vamp and heel counter, double needle stitching on the top of the shaft, and our favorite - vee stitching on the back stays. The Vibram 705 outsole keeps things connected to the ground.
Edited by StrangeJeremy - 5/11/16 at 7:48pm