We’re rounding out June with a new Division Road collaboration, Shinki horsebutt at Brooklyn Clothing and Viberg, a heavily armed Nicks boot, and more!

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Division Road x Crockett & Jones - Coniston - Coffee Hurricane Hide

Division Road x Crockett & Jones Coniston in Coffee Hurricane Hide: $725

First up is the new DR x Crockett and Jones Pembroke, the streamlined and storm-welted derby boot that is as Crockett & Jones as any boot they make. This iteration comes on a Ridgeway sole and heel, with a straight tip cap toe, antique brass eyelets, and of course Coffee Hurricane Hide, a tannage Horween developed for Crockett & Jones. Division Road x Crockett & Jones - Pembroke - Natural Hurricane Hide

Division Road x Crockett & Jones Pembroke in Natural Hurricane Hide: $695

They’ve also Hurricaned the undeniably British Pembroke, a Crockett’s iconic full brouge derby shortwing with the same storm welt and Ridgeway combo, this time in Natural Hurricane Hide, which should provide a pull-up-y contrast to the Scotch grains and shell cordovans you tend to see the model made with. In a subtle touch, these ship with tonal, acorn colored round laces.

Division Road x Crockett & Jones - Kensington - Chocolate Hurricane Hide

Division Road x Crockett & Jones Kensington in Superflex Chocolate Hurricane Hide: $685

You won’t find any tonal laces shipping with the Kensington! (It’s a slipper.). Crockett’s reimagining of an “Prince Albert” slipper, a dressy style dating back to the Victorian Era, is a modern dress-casual slipper that leaves the formality of velvet (and royal consorts) in its past. The wholecut pattern is finished off with a flat welt and a Superflex leather sole.

Alden Madison x Stitchdown "Otis" Indy Boot - Dark Brown Calfskin - Double Waterlock Sole

Stitchdown x Alden Madison “Otis” Indy in Brown Calfskin: $685 (Preorder ends 7/7)

Hot off the hard drives of our CGI experts is a rendering of the upcoming Stitchdown x Alden Madison “Otis” Indy, now available for preorder. Our riff on the timeless Indy boot goes with the wildly comfortable, heavily oiled double waterlock leather outsole, chukka tan mocc stitching, and a dark brown calf upper (which Ben says is in pursuit of that “inimitable Old Calf Dress Shoe Patina”). Hope you dig ’em!

grant stone tassel loafer espresso suede

Grant Stone Tassel Loafer in Espresso Suede: $328

GS has swapped all their coffee (suede) for… espresso! (Also suede.) While Ben has publicly renounced tassel loafers quite loudly over the years, he confessed to me that he’s softening on the style—here with a leather sole—and therefore this was a legal inclusion. There’s definitely something to them!

grant stone longwing espresso suede

Grant Stone Longwing in Espresso Suede: $350

One thing we have always loved and will always love over here is a longwing, and Grant Stone’s is among the purest in the game on their Leo last.

John Lofgren at Brooklyn - Monkey Boot - Timber Horsebutt

John Lofgren Monkey Boots in Timber Shinki Hikaku Horsebutt: $1170 (Preorder)

Canadian super-retailer Brooklyn Clothing is now accepting pre-orders on the full lineup of John Lofgren boots, including Lofgren’s monkey boot in two leathers. All the details are here, from curved backstay detailing, to the rolled edge on the shaft, to the storm welt and Vibram nitrile cork sole. They’re on offer in Timber Shinki Horsebutt…

John Lofgren at Brooklyn - Monkey Boot - Black Horsebutt


John Lofgren Monkey Boots in Black Shinki Hikaku Horsebutt: $1170 (Preorder)

…and Black Shinki Horsebutt.

Buck Knives x Nicks - 1964 Collab

Buck Knives x Nicks Boots 1964 Knife & Boots: $699 (Made to Order)

The name of this special collab model—simply “1964”—references both the year that both the Buck 110 knife and the first Nicks boot were sold. The collaboration lockback is complete with historically accurate detail, and comes mounted in a purpose-built pocket on the shaft of the 10″ boot. Otherwise, this is a soft toed, HNW-lasted boot double-row stitched to a V100 lug sole and cut from the only appropriate leather: Seidel 1964.

Viberg - Uplands Boot Chukka - Cognac Shinki Horsebutt

Viberg Uplands Boot in Cognac Teacore Horsebutt: $870

Famed Japanese tannery Shinki Hikaku has made a name for itself with its single minded dedication to perfecting one product: horsehide. On the Upland chukka boot, it appears in Cognac paired with a 360-degree Goodyear split reverse welt and Ridgeway sole.Viberg - Service Boot 2030 BCT - Cognac Shinki Teacore Horsebutt

Viberg Service Boot 2030 BCT in Cognac Teacore Horsebutt: $960

Keeping with the Cognac Horsebutt and Ridgeway combo, this stitchdown 2030-last Service Boot comes complete with a brogued cap toe nine eyelets.

Viberg - Service Boot 2030 BCT - Black Shinki Teacore Horsebutt

Viberg Service Boot 2030 BCT in Black Teacore Horsebutt: $960

Viberg has also released a 2030 Service Boot in black Shinki teacore horsebutt with otherwise identical specs, except for the addition of tonal black edge finishing.

East West Apparel x Attractions - Biltbuck Lot. 444 Engineer - Brown Horsebutt

East West Apparel x Attractions Biltbuck Lot. 444 in Brown Horsebutt: $998

Hot on the heels of a recent release from Standard & Strange, East West Apparel is bringing Biltbuck to UK with a new run of Lot. 444 Engineer Boots from Attractions. According to East West, this a slightly dressier take on the Engineer, in a leather that starts out stiff but wants to be worn hard. All of the hardware this pair is Japanese steel, with oak bark tanned leather throughout the midsole and heel stack completed with a Biltrite halfsole and heel combo.Oak Street Bootmakers - Field Boot - Roughout Natural CXL & Itshide Soles

Oak Street Bootmakers Field Boot in Rough-out Natural Chromexcel : $598

OSB has long drawn inspiration from the boots issued to servicemen during the World Wars, but their recent limited release takes things a step further, featuring Itshide commando soles made by the same brand that gave name to the style by putting them on the feet of the British Special Service Brigade. The service boot is outfitted with natural rough-out Chromexcel with a canny hit of toe and heel burnishing, and is Goodyear welted on the Elston last.

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