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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
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Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...
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CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection
While Japan may garner more attention than its neighboring countries combined when it comes to fashion design, those in the know have been watching Korea in recent years. Why? Because of brands like LIFUL. The modern menswear brand makes clean...
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Three Blacked-out Boots For Fall
With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter here in NYC, it's the optimal time to invest in versatile all-weather footwear. Opting for the color that truly does go with everything, we sought out boots in all black that could standup...
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Modern Farmer's Vibrant Muck Boot
The Original Muck Boot Company has been making durable, weather-proof boots since 1999, supplying farmers, gardeners and hunters with an effective footing outdoors. It only makes sense then that they would partner with CH favorite Modern Farmer...
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Tretorn + Sid Mashburn Nylite Wool
If the recent resurgence of the adidas Stan Smith has taught us nothing else, it's that there is more to the casual sneaker world than just a crisp pair of Vans Authentics. Just in time to hammer home that reminder is the newly released Nylite wool...
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Dapper Deconstructed: Lawrence Schlossman
Advertorial content: Those with interest in men's fashion will have most probably read (and laughed at) Lawrence Schlossman's words. Serving as Editor in Chief of Four Pins—the most tongue-in-cheek fashion blog around—as well as co-hosting his own...
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Interview: Ricky Hendry on Tech-Led Fashion
Sponsored content: While one of the most evident ways in which technology has seeped into contemporary culture is no doubt wearables; fashion and tech have—and continue—to collide, from DVF collaborating with Google Glass to 3D-printed insoles...
DESIGN
Gore-Tex's Surround Technology
Staying dry inside and out is one of the core challenges designers and materials scientists face when creating apparel and footwear for performance in the elements. Oftentimes, breathability is sacrificed for greater waterproofing or vice versa—except...
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Rare '80s Vans + Peanuts Collection Reissued
California's favorite footwear giant announces yet another a killer collaboration for the coming months. While May 2014 saw the introduction of the coveted Star Wars collection, today it's the impossibly cute Vault by Van + Peanuts collection. The...
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FEIT Shoes
Founded by the Price brothers, FEIT has been admired for some time—not only for their minimal design aesthetic, but also their dedication to "fighting" the retail system and swimming against the current. This battle includes having craftsmen sew...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista
Not long ago, Nike invited us to Barcelona, Spain for the unveiling of their latest shoes, which are yet another step forward in the revolutionizing of football boots. The Magista are the brand's first Flyknit football boots, designed in conjunction...
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The Royale
Greats' sneakers pack an understated style punch and super-luxe materials without breaking the piggy bank. The brainchild of two footwear devotees, the recently developed brand is focused on delivering premium kicks at an accessible price, like The...
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Nike SB Lunar One Shot
While some purists still dispute Nike's presence in skateboarding, there's no denying their contribution to skate shoe design and development. The latest tech to reach the market lies within the Lunar One Shot, a new shoe announced today, 26 November...
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Unmarked
Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is on its way out. And while we'll all miss the casual clothing that goes along with sun-soaked days, the thought of welcoming boots back into rotation is pretty damn nice. It was good timing then that CH recently...
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Theo Hassett of Roberts & Hassett
Kangaroos aren’t usually associated with bespoke footwear. Yet according to Melbourne-based craftsman, Theo Hassett, leather from the iconic jumping marsupial is "one of the strongest around." Originally from New Zealand, Hassett relocated to Melbourne...
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Jasmine Takanikos + Benjo's
Jasmine Takanikos lives a life guided by color. The NYC-based color and branding consultant is known among the creative community for her flawless ability to pair pigments, both in her personal style and for companies like Lululemon, New Balance...
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Colored Shoelaces
Spruce up footwear with a touch of personality and a pop of color with hook + ALBERT's vibrant waxed shoelaces. Each multi-pack from the sartorially-inclined accessories label comes with a clever how-to manual for four stylish ways to lace up.
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YOU Autumn/Winter 2014
We first met with Milan's Your Own Universe (YOU) creators after the launch of their well-recieved Spring/Summer 2013 Nomad collection. We loved their unique use of varied materials, textures and stylistic influences. Their upcoming Autumn/Winter...
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Five Steps to Spring Style from Gilt
Advertorial Content: Spring is finally peeking out from behind the clouds here in NYC and the mercury is slowly rising across the hemisphere. Welcoming warmer weather means more than just shedding layers—your wardrobe can look forward to a lighter...
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Colorful Chukkas from Christian Kimber
It's not exactly breaking news that Melbourne is quickly becoming one of the world's most stylish and exciting cities. Melbourne's growing art and culture scene has been luring people from across the globe to start new ventures in Australia's...
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Cold Weather Loungewear
As winter draws near we're presented with increasing opportunities to stay in and curl up on the couch. Whether you're avoiding productivity over a cold weekend or cooped up for a few extra days of unexpected downtime it's best to be prepared to...
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Converse Chuck Taylor Premium
Placing a twist on an iconic style without messing with its supremely classic appeal, Converse upgrades the Chuck Taylor by wrapping the high tops in ultra-rich leather. The Chuck Taylor Premiums get a subtle but significant boost with the addition...
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Studio Visit: 80%20
Proving that fashion and function can indeed go hand in hand, 80%20 stands out as a chic, everyday answer to the often painful women's heel. What started as a girl's spin on what sneaker-heads and skaters were wearing has grown into a much more...
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