Starting off the season with a full-fledged release of foundational footwear, we're bringing back our prized collection of Tricker’s core-exclusives that offer longevity in terms of style and performance with immense value along with precisely produced spirited socks for spring. Through Tricker’s almost two-century history as a family owned Northampton, England footwear manufacturer, they have consistently upheld the standards of craftsmanship with a foundational respect for their traditional, old-world techniques and premium materials.
Hence, some of our shop favorites speak to their original, ruggedly refined DNA by using our preferred collaboration formula of correctly corresponding Leathers to Lasts, which are enhanced with a signature Natural Leather Barbour Storm Welt and Natural Leather Midsole atop British made Goodyear Commando Soles, resulting in a boot with a tank-like build topped with accents that ascend. As a perfectly appropriate pairing, we have matched these stand-by staples with a selection of the best Japanese footwear accompaniments from CHUP and Anonymous Ism. Their fiber first approach to creating socks with vintage techniques brings texture, tone and functionality, and in many cases, stories inspired by ancestral history and oral traditions from around the globe.
To honor the resolute UK heritage producers of materials and make-ups, we assembled a Tricker’s collection with Charles F. Stead Leathers that tell the invaluable story of their regional manufacturing history and long-standing connection. Using luxurious wild animal Suedes and character rich waxed Leathers, each style features the sleekly accommodative w2298 Last paired with the aggressive and dutiful Goodyear Commando Sole to bring work boot specs into the most elegant and elevated form. From the fine and luxurious napped, aniline dyed Janus vegetable tanned Reverse Kudu’s on fully brogue, classy country styles to the wild grained Waxed Kudu and sanded Scandinavian Elk Unicorn leather with a casual dignity in earthy outdoor-focused pieces, all of these boots are suitable for the modern gent in search of a time-tested Tricker’s.
Our ‘Big Bad Brogues’ remain our most popular standout styles for the guy who needs a sturdy Stow or an enduring Eaton built for the outdoors yet finished for the office. Both of these Tricker’s collaborations are designed to navigate the brush and bogs of the English countryside with a distinct sophistication and class. Using Tricker’s premium Burnished Calf Leathers on the accommodative 4497s Last that provides a generous, excellent fit and timeless profile while paired with a Goodyear Commando Sole, the result is a boot that's ready to quest and conquer. This combination of dress finishing with work boot materials in a definitive hardy style enables our Tricker’s to transform an ensemble with a renaissance of classical, individualized, and steadfast reference points. So, start your journey to kit knighthood with our original core exclusive Tricker’s that will gain character and a glowing patina as they carry you from the concrete to the crown.
This week’s CHUP drop really hammers home what the “Classical Human's Universal Peace” brand stands for with another divine series of collectable socks. With a theme of environmental architecture, regional motifs and patterning influences, these socks feel subdued yet majestic and add a pronounced reverence to your footwear. To add to the legend, these expertly and painstakingly knit pieces are made on stocking frame machines that maintain the old-world, limited production approach. Through sourcing the best materials for refined yarns produced with meticulous methods of construction, CHUP gives us the inspiration for ensembles rather than just accents.
Spring has sprung, which means in order to match our boot and shoe combinations with no-fail fortitude, we have a staple selection of socks from Anonymous Ism that will last and complement the cornerstone of any wardrobe. With these luxury basics from subtle no-show Loafers to Go Hemp Crews, Anonymous Ism produces military and workwear durable socks with a fiber to foot approach. Known for their laborious and time-consuming production methods utilizing vintage knitting machines from the 1970’s, this new assortment of styles pairs a built-to-last mentality with an appreciation of warm weather and the on the go lifestyle that the season brings. Stock up on your staples for spring with this garden of knits made for everyone.