Viberg for Withered Fig Brown Waxed Flesh Horsebutt Bobcat Boot

Just in time to show off at your next online video hangout, we bring you the latest Viberg for Withered Fig. This Viberg Bobcat make-up was inspired from one of my original Goodyear welted (GYW) boots from way back when, the Red Wing Beckman. Obviously there’s a lot of differences from the leather to soles, the speed-hooks to the pull-tab, but the inspiration is there and we thought it only proper to give the nod …

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Schott for 3sixteen Perfecto and A-2 Flight Jackets (2020)

3sixteen and Schott NYC come together for their fourth year collaboration, featuring the beloved Perfecto Jacket and a new A-2 Flight Jacket, both in a tea-core chromexcel horsehide leather. Despite us being relatively small and having never carried any leather jackets before, we were delighted and honored when 3sixteen reached out to us to ask about our interest in being one of the select retailers offering this release. We will be releasing the Schott for …

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Bedo’s Leatherworks – Installing Lulu Toe Taps with Steve Doudaklian

We spent an hour chatting with Steve Doudaklian of Bedo’s Leatherworks in Falls Church, VA while he effortlessly added Lulu Toe Taps to our Viberg Crust Horsebutt “Franklin” 145 Oxford. Toe taps are one of those things that you never knew you really needed until you see it. Without further delay, read on for the basics of how a metal toe tap is added to your shoe, sprinkled with some random questions and tidbits from Steve throughout.

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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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