Merz b. Schwanen Interview – Just Old Machines, or Loopwheelers?

Merz b. Schwanen in its current form is not that old. But behind the current brand is a long history dating back to 1911. Starting in 2011, Peter and Gitta Plotnicki introduced the first line of the contemporary Merz b. Schwanen line at the Bread and Butter trade show in Berlin, Germany and have gone through many iterations of their knits to bring to realization the current popular knits – 1950s tees, 206 henleys, 207 short-sleeve henleys – in their current format. Keeping with the original Merz family name, Peter and Gitta have sought to honor the history of the original company in their business approach and clothing designs, while seeking to find their fit in the modern day industry. We love Merz b. Schwanen’s knits, not just because of the loopwheel fabric’s quality and unique hand, but also because of the passion they have for what they do. We had the opportunity in late 2018 to visit Merz b. Schwanen at their office in Berlin, Germany where they shared a little more details about their history, the intricacies of loopwheel manufacturing, and how it is to operate a business as a husband and wife.

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2019 Thanksgiving and Black Friday Capsule

We’re big fans of Thanksgiving here at Withered Fig (who isn’t!?), and we are so grateful for all of our local and online customers from across the US and the world who have supported us – whether that was from day one or just recently. As one of the ways we say thanks, we’re offering our Thanksgiving Promotion at the same time that we drop our Black Friday Capsule + Dehen 1920 FW19, both releasing …

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Viberg for Withered Fig “Franklin” Crust Horsebutt 145 Oxford

Our newest Viberg for Withered Fig has been a long time coming. We started outlining the details with Viberg back in February, and after seven months and many emails back and forth, we have exactly what we were looking for. Although we originally code-named it the “Summer oxford,” it’s obviously dropping now, just in time for the Fall season. This 145 Oxford is a blend of classy and rugged, but with an overall leaning towards …

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[Worn] Viberg for Withered Fig Tobacco Chamois RO Service Boot – Three Month Review

Viberg for Withered Fig Tobacco Chamois RO ‘Marvington II’ Service Boot is available for pre-order now through 1/22/2020 (5pm EST) on our pre-order product page. Viberg Tobacco Chamois Roughout Service Boot is the second iteration of the “Marvington” boot series that we brainstormed in collaboration with @marvaments and @cuffington. The ‘Marvington II’ boot was first introduced just a few months ago in March 2019. As with all Viberg for Withered Fig footwear thus far, you’ve got …

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[Worn] Viberg for Withered Fig Mushroom Chamois RO 145 Oxford – Seven Month Review

Viberg Mushroom Chamois Roughout 145 Oxford is our first shoe we introduced back in October 2018. In line with our first few make-ups, we’ve stuck to the 1035 last to continue servicing the 1035 community, who can’t get enough of that extra space in the toe box. Similarly, we felt like the 145 Oxford has been overlooked in the overall Viberg line-up, and taking inspiration from some folks on Instagram who have the Viberg 145 Oxford …

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