Just a scant few weeks till the next Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome kicks off…have you picked out which pair you’ll be competing in yet?? Who knows, maybe you’ll find it below.
There’s lots of patina-worthy and just-plain-great makeups to check out this week, including some ready-to-wear split-toes from Acme Shoemaker; some fantastic Alden makeups at Brick + Mortar and Halo Shoes; a whole slate of new seasonal pairs from Tricker’s; and much, much more.
Scour through the rest of our weekly roundups here.
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First off, we hope to all hell that you can come meet us at Division Road’s new bucolic Virginia headquaters when we bring White’s Boots out for a Shoenanza extravganza from Sept 30-Oct 1. Meanwhile, DR’s latest with the Spokane maker is all lineman-patched out (which of course we’re in full support of) in Horween’s olive waxed flesh. Great Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome boot!
That lineman’s patch is also present on this shortboi lace-to-toe oxford, which is quickly becoming a DR staple.
Availble exclusively at Brooklyn Clothing Co. in North America, these murdered-out Hikers come with a 360 storm welt and Goodyear commando soles on the 9220 last, and feature Thinsulate lining for cold-condition wear.
Drawing inspiration from the ecospheres of Iceland, C&J’s seasonal collection includes some-old, some-new, all-excellent makeups for casual and formal wear. Check out some of our favorites from the collection here.
C&J isn’t the only Northampton maker to release their seasonal collection this week—Tricker’s has introduced a whole bunch of AW22 models as well!
We’ll highlight just a few makeups here, including these Heath golf derbies, built on the 4497K last. This apron-toed shoe is based on a Tricker’s model from the 1950s, but they’ve swapped out the golf spikes for Ridgeway rubber soles.
Made on the 4497S last, these all-black Daniels emphasize flexibility and lighter weight; they lack the usual leather midsole, and they’re bottomed with Vibram’s Vi-Lite lightweight commando soles. On top of that, they’re made with a calfskin leather produced through olive tanning—an ecologically-friendly method with tanning agents derived from olive leaves.
Rugged yet refined, these plain-toe derbies are 4497S-lasted in a caramel-colored kudu with blind eyelets, a 360 storm welt, and Ridgeway soles.
Tricker’s iconic Stow boot is also well-represented in the collection, here in the form of snuff-colored kudu. This model is also formed on the 4497S last with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Alden’s latest exclusive for J. Crew is another classic silhouette: a Barrie-lasted plain toe boot in snuff suede, featuring a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and crepe rubber soles.
Frank’s latest pattern is their take on the monkey boot—a style that resonates with everyone from roofers to WWII-era Czechoslovakian soldiers. Per usual, it’s completely customizable on the Frank’s site, but the standard option is made in an 8-ounce work leather to a 6-inch height with a lowered arch and their #3 toe, a pair of Vibram 430 mini-lug soles.
Sagara has released a ready-to-wear lineup of their Valiant lace-to-toe boot, done up in some fantastic dark brown oiled horsebutt from Shinki Hikaku. Built on the Morgan last with a 270 Norvegese construction and Dr. Sole cork half soles, just a couple sizes remain in this limited offering.
Unmarked is trying something a lil’ different: for the next ~2 weeks, they’re offering three different models of their DB Hunter boot to pre-order at 25% off their listed price, bringing the total down to $315. This trio of DB Hunters is looking pretty sweet, too—they’ve opted for some durable, low-profile Vibram 700 soles, and it comes in either an olive waxed suede…
…dark brown waxed suede…
…and the Mosto brown waxed suede.
Chinese shoe workshop Acme—who were mentioned in this week’s Shoecast focused on the finer points of fine dress shoes (give it a listen)—recently released a ready-to-wear split-toe model known as the Moritz. Built on the elegantly sharp F75 last, these shoes are hand-welted and feature a 180-degree Norwegian stitch, along with leather soles with beautifully sculpted fiddleback waists. Luxurious.
Brick + Mortar recently restocked a couple of their customers’ favorite makeups. First, this LWB in tobacco reverse chamois is formed on the Barrie last, and features a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and commando soles.
There’s also the return of their exclusive V-tip, distinguished by six blind eyelets. Made with Horween Shell Cordovan, it is also crafted on the Barrie last with a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and commando soles.
There’s a lot of cool stuff to check out again this week over at Meermin’s Made To Order section, but we’ll highlight just a few makeups here, starting with these cap toe jumper boots. All-black except for the hardware, these boots are built on the Rod last in C.F. Stead Waxy Commander leather with a 360 storm welt and Vibram lightweight commando soles.
Similar specs can be seen on these PTBs, built on the Hok last.
Yet another C.F. Stead leather, their Super Buck suede complements Meermin’s Hok-lasted PTB quite well. This makeup is built with a 360 storm welt and studded rubber soles.
Now available at Halo Shoes, these exclusive ranger moccs are formed on the Van last in loden suede, with a 360 flat welt and Alden’s sahara cavity wedge.
Halo has also restocked their blacked-out plain toe boot, made on the 379X last with black shell cordovan. It’s built with a 360 flat welt and Alden commando soles.