A Shelby Sharp and a trio of new boots from Briselblack in Bandung? Normally I’d tell you to pinch me/slap me awake, but that’s really what we’ve got this week, as well as some new hatchgrain shell cordovan at Viberg, and more, in the latest: Shoes ‘n’ Boots of the Week.

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Division Road x Viberg - Shelby Sharp - Brown Lucida Horsebutt

Division Road x Viberg Shelby Sharp in Maryam Toscanello Horsebutt: $985

After being resurrected last September, the DR-exclusive Shelby Sharp now returns once more, this time with a 2055 rendition. The leather is a veg-tan Toscanello horsebutt from Maryam that’s rolled with lanolin oil to create some of the darkest, richest Toscanello we’ve seen from the Italian tannery, courtesy of Maryam’s Lucida tannage. All the usual Shelby details are present, from pinking everywhere (toe-cap, quarters, counter-cover, backstay) including the 360˚ pinked storm welt, a fabric pull loop, nine smaller eyelets and a backstay that sits over, rather than under, the counter-cover. All of that sits atop a commando sole.

Viberg Service Boot 2040 BCT in Dark Cognac Hatchgrain Shell: $1,760 (Pre-Order)

Viberg’s hatch grain shell cordovan is always an impressive leather. There’s just something about the interaction of boxboarding and shell rolls that’s hard to beat. Case in point: these Dark Cognac Service Boots with a brogued cap toe, double row stitchdown construction, and a Ridgeway sole. You can get the same pattern on the round 2040…

Viberg - Serivce Boot 2030 BCT - Dark Cagnac Hatchgrain Shell Cordovan

Viberg Service Boot 2030 BCT in Dark Cognac Hatchgrain Shell: $ 1,760 9Preorder)

…or almond-toed 2030 lasts. I’ll candidly endorse the heftier last, but your milage may vary.

Briselblack Keeper ‘Type 2’ in Roughout Horsebutt: $865

Indonesia’s Briselblack—aka the Artist Formerly Known as Benzein—has a new quintuple of ready-to-wear boots out in roughout horsebutt, with 270˚ flat welts and nitrile cork soles. On these Type 2 Keepers, the vamp appears to have been clicked from the shell, creating a very cool two tone look with lots of patterns and striations. You might get a nice shell-style break/roll on these as well.

Briselblack The Seventh in Roughout Horsebutt

Briselblack ‘The Seventh’ in Roughout Horsebutt: $7oo

There’s also a pretty frickin’ unimpeachable Chelsea, long the brand’s signature pattern…

Briselblack The Hawk in Rough Out Horsebutt

Briselblack ‘The Hawk’ in Roughout Horsebutt: $665

…as well as a more straightforward boondocker style pattern. Sizes are highly limited for all patterns.

Nicks x Parkhurst - V3 - Custom Leathers

Nicks x Parkhurst v3 in Work and Heritage Leathers: $619

By their third rendition, you know what to expect from the Nicks x Parkhurst v3. Three runs in, the concept remains sound: take Parkhurst’s 602 last, with its lower volume and sleeker toe profile, and put it on a pair of Nicks built for the end times. You can choose your leather from the full Nicks range, with a wide range of customization options including top style, pull loop preference, and outsole. Spec them out to your heart’s content.

Franklin and Poe x Wesco Mister Lou - Black Horsehide Chromexcel

Franklin and Poe x Wesco Boots Mr. Lou in Horween Black Horsehide: $820

Wesco’s Mister Lou is arguably the most classic American engineer boot. Horsehide Chromexcel, 10″ shaft, Horween horsehide in all black, with Vibram half soles and double row stitchdown construction. We’ll keep saying it but it’s not terribly easy to get a pair of Wescos quickly these days! Especially the Lous. So here’s a shot.

Oak Street Bootmakings - Penny Moc - Black Scotch Grain Chromexcel

Oak Street Lug Penny Moc in Black Scotch Grain Chromexcel: $368

Finally, some chunky penny loafers in the image of OSB’s bit loafers from a few weeks back, the Lug Penny Moc is clicked from Scotch Grain Chromexcel on the the 1757 Middlebury sole with a 360˚ flat welt, available in black…

Oak Street Bootmaker - Lug Penny Moc - Brown Scotch Grain Chromexcel

Oak Street Lug Peny Moc in Brown Scotch Grain Chromexcel: $368

…or brown monochrome colorways, both with matching soles.

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