The roundup this week includes an introduction to Japanese brand Jamvaida; some excellent Aldens at Leffot and J. Crew; the return of Black Bear Brand’s incredible Wesco collabs; and more.

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Viberg Autumn/Winter 2022 Collection

In case you missed it, Viberg unveiled some of its fantastic rainforest-inspired makeups for the back end of 2022. Full of earth tones in all kinds of C.F. Stead leather—including their world-renowned Janus calf and intriguing Culatta steerhide—this collection has everything from service boots to slides. Check out our highlights, and view the entire collection here.

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Alden x Leffot Indy Boot in Tan Suede: $665

Leffot puts Alden’s iconic Indy on a pair of crepe soles. Built on the Trubalance last with brass hardware and a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt, we think these Indys are some real lookers.

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Jamvaida Moc Toe in Olive Chromexcel: $419 (Pre-Order)

Jamvaida is a brand made by esteemed Japanese boot factory Miyagi Kogyo, and these classically-styled moc toe boots hit all the right notes. Now available at Baker’s Boots, these Jamvaida boots are made with nickel hardware, 360 storm welts, and you can find a Dr. Sole Cushion Wanderer wedge on both the Olive CXL variant…

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Jamvaida Moc Toe in Timber Chromexcel: $419 (Pre-Order)

…as well as the Timber…

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Jamvaida Moc Toe in Black Chromexcel: $419 (Pre-Order)

…while the Black CXL variant comes with a black Vibram wedge sole.

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Truman Boot Co. Standard Boot in Charcoal Grizzly: $399

Made on Truman’s bump-toed 20 last, this boot features a supremely comfortable and supple Charcoal Grizzly leather, well-complemented by some brass hardware and tan-colored stitching. Built with a 360 flat welt and Truman’s proprietary commando soles.

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Alden x J. Crew Plain Toe Blucher in Humus Suede: $623

Quite the handsome PTBs, these are. Built on the Barrie last, these shoes feature Alden’s 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and Waterloc outsoles.

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J. Crew Cascade Boots in Caramel Brown Roughout: $298

We also stumbled across these hiker boots at J. Crew, and while we don’t know much about them, the combination of rugged roughout uppers, double-row stitchdown construction, and hefty Vibram soles seem like a killer deal for under $300. If you snag a pair, let us know what you think!

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Wesco x Black Bear Brand “Roughrider” Boss in Black Horsehide: $745 (Pre-Order)

Black Bear Brand is re-opening the books on some of its exceptional Wesco makeups. While the wait is mighty (currently 11 months out), so are these boots. All kinds of great-looking pairs to choose from here, including their lug-soled Boss engineer in black horsehide grain…

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Wesco x Black Bear Brand “Roughrider” Boss in Roughout Horsehide: $745

…or you can get the same leather but flipped around…

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Wesco x Black Bear Brand “Roughrider” Jobmaster in Roughout Horsehide: $695

…also available in a lace-to-toe Jobmaster variant…

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Wesco x Black Bear Brand “CEO” Warren in Black Shell Cordovan: $1790

…or there’s the daddy of all of BBB’s Wesco makeups, these custom Warrens made with Horween Shell Cordovan. Check out all the other exclusive makeups available for pre-order (till September 7) here.

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