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Wolverine 744 LTD

Resurrecting a 1920s design in burgundy cordovan leather

by James Thorne in Style on 20 September 2012

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Heritage brand Wolverine is launching today the 744 LTD, a work boot based on a design originally introduced in the 1920s. The company gave us an exclusive first look at the cordovan leather beauties, which have been hyped in menswear circles for the last few months. Wolverine partnered with Chicago-based tannery Horween to produce a short run of 1,000 pairs—a clever nod to their "1000 Mile" line. The rich burgundy leather is classified by Horween as "Cordovan No. 449," and has been cut into a perforated cap toe. Stitching on the ankles lends an aggressive look, and the leather-soled boots are branded with Wolverine's iconic "1000 Mile" signature.

Four boutique menswear stores across the US are launching the boots this evening on 20 September. New York's Leffot, The Stronghold in Venice, CA, Haberdash in Chicago and San Francisco's Wingtip are hosting events to celebrate the drop, and will be giving out wallets made from Horween's "Essex" leather with the purchase of a pair.

Fans who aren't able to make the event can still tweet @Wolverine1K with hashtag #744LTD for a chance to win a wallet.

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