Brooks Brothers x Red Wing – 4553 Tartan Panel Boots
From the Red Wing archives, this season we see the re-release of the Lineman boot. Made in the USA. Brown leather boots with black Vibram sole, round toe, narrow profile. Originally designed by the Redwing Shoe Co. in 1910 for linemen, the workers responsible for stringing and repairing electric and telephone lines. (via Anchor Division » Vintage Inspired Menswear and Fashion » Red Wing Lineman Boots)
Filson Duffle Bag and Red Wing Limited Engineer Boots - REDWING1905
The Engineer collection was originally developed for engineers working on America’s railroads. The boots with pull-on styling, used minimal stitching to protect the engineer’s feet from the hot embers that fell from the locomotive’s firebox. The buckled side gusset at the top of the boot allowed for easier bending, a necessary requirement as they needed to continuously shovel more coal into the firebox. The first engineer boots, number 919, appeared in the 1941 catalog—they were advertised as pull-on boots for engineers and truck drivers, the new engineers of the open road.
Red Wing Heritage x J.Crew - Dad Chic 4515
These are pure dad-chic. Or, if that is not working for you, how about professor-modish. This is not to say that we are not feeling these heritage oxfords, crafted by Red Wing Heritage exclusively for old J.Crew, but their boxiness and heft seem to suggest perfect pairing with short white socks, pleated chinos and a tucked-in golf shirt.
“[The shoe] was inspired by the traditional 875 and 877 styles worn by work crews, but designed for factory managers who needed a lighter, more comfortable oxford to wear in the office.” Again, given the looks, we are not surprised to hear this. Still, with the proper pair of jeans and a proper cuff, the made-in-the-U.S.A. 4514 could tiptoe out of dad-chicness and right into the working-it work wear arena. Available at jcrew.
Red Wing Boots Spring / Summer 2012 Preview
Red Wing were the primary producers of footwear for U.S. troops, and they continued this tradition into WWII. Ever the innovators, Red Wing introduced the steel toe in 1934, launched the world’s first mobile shoe store in 1940, and in the 1950s expanded their range to include the iconic 877 and 875 hunting boots, which led to success on a global scale.
Worn filson and Red Wing - via Redwing1905
Red Wing Boots - Work Oxford No. 8102
Red Wing’s moc-toe classic work oxfords were inspired by the success of the iconic 875 and 877 work boots. While the work crew needed a sturdy boot, the factory manager who moved back and forth from their office to the factory floor sought a more comfortable oxford. Lighter in weight because of its lower profile, these work oxfords could stand up to the hard concrete and not be too heavy for an entire day spent behind a desk. Continuing to wear a Red Wing product was only natural for managers who started their careers on the factory floor. They appreciated the comfort and durability Red Wing built into every pair of their legendary work boots and shoes.
“When Nigel Cabourn found some vintage British Army combat boots from World War I he immediately wanted to replicate those boots, carefully made to exacting quality standards and he knew Red Wing Shoes was the only manufactory who could do such a thing.” - Red Wing Shoes
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Red Wing Heritage x Nigel Cabourn “The Munson Boot”
With the concept of collaborative ventures in mind, industry renowned outdoor specialist Nigel Cabourn has partnered up with Red Wing Heritage to create The Munson Boot. Although both brands have a differing heritage based on their respective fields over the years, this partnership allows them to explore each others territory and combine them into a single unprecedented piece of work. Made out of Munson lasts, The Munson Boot was inspired by the true ruggedness of infantry boots and how they’ve been able to withstand constant wear and tear for decades. The use of Munson lasts have not been readily used in the fashion industry for many years, but this pair of boots was created to last for perhaps a lifetime worth of outdoor adventures. Featured with army green Harris tweed lining and deep green leather shoelaces and eyelets, The Munson Boot is available in two colors – Light Brown Hawthorne Muleskinner and Dark Chocolate Muleskinner.
Red Wing 2012 Fall 6” Brogue Rangers Preview
Red Wing has released a preview of a new footwear style for Fall 2012 coming in the form of the 6” Brogue Rangers. Initially designed for use when crossing wetlands and bogs with functional details to withstand the elements, the boots are made from sturdy Chaparral premium leathers in antique brown or black colorway. The upper portion employs familiar brogue detailing with several contrast stitches and tonal stitches, while a Goodyear welt construction and nitrile cork outsole round out the design. This new style will be on sale in Europe and North America starting the latter half of 2012.
Red Wing Heritage Style. No 8881 Moc Toe Boot - Simple Threads
“Red Wing’s Classic Work boots were designed and built to withstand the daily rigors of the work day on the farms and in the factory. The lightweight crepe sole featured a minimal tread design to reduce the mud that would cling to a farmer’s boots but still provide the underfoot comfort the work day required. “
Red Wing - Style No. 875
“If the 877 is the iconic Red Wing boot, the 875 is a close second. Almost identical in look, it was built to address the work customer that preferred a shorter boot. The 6” style is purpose-built with premium Red Wing Oro-iginal leather, Goodyear welt construction, a white Traction Tred sole and triple stitched quality.”