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Hansel Mieth

DATE: October 23, 2011 by Studio Tags: American heritage, Photography, History

We love browsing the LIFE archives - there is so much to see, and such a rich documentation on the working class of the 20th century.. The other day we found these works by Hansel Mieth (1909–1998), a German-born photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE Magazine. She... Read more +

Enjoy the Autumn

DATE: October 19, 2011 by Studio

At the Red Wing Shoe Store we love the autumn, a hike during a cold morning, a drive through the rainy hills of the south or just the windy canals of Amsterdam on an afternoon downfall. At the shop we celebrated this with a shop window dedicated totraveling. The three different Beckman’s: the Cherry,... Read more +

Tomcats Barbershop Brooklyn

DATE: October 17, 2011 by Studio Tags: Bikes, American heritage

Doing some American style haircuts and driving a real ‘Muscle car on two wheels’; That’s what Tomcats, the Brooklyn based barbershop, is doing. We really love this old style American barbershop, beautifully shot by r-e-l-i-c.com for their Harley-Davidson ‘The Ridebook’.

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Vintage Find #2 - The Canvas Security Bag

DATE: October 10, 2011 by Studio Tags: Vintage Find

When we opened the Red Wing Shoes Store Amsterdam we filled it with vintage items, varying from old tools, miner canary cages, antique flags and signs, all from the United States. While looking for all these things I found an old bank bag and a new collection was born. A mere 1,5 year later the collection of bank related bags has grown to something around 70+ items, all different, from every corner of the world and from the early... Read more +

Red Wing Shoes Product Testing

DATE: October 5, 2011 by Studio Tags: Factory, Red Wing Shoes

And another Red Wing Shoes video. This time from the Red Wing Shoes Product Testing laboratory, the last quality check our products and materials undergo before they are introduced to you. The Product... Read more +

Red Wing Shoes Factory video

DATE: October 4, 2011 by Studio Tags: Red Wing Shoes, Factory Visit

And here’s the video. A compilation of images of the Red Wing Shoes Factory and the S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The video is accompanied by some really nice live played tunes by Tom Kok after the rough... Read more +

Red Wing Shoes factory visit

DATE: October 3, 2011 by Studio Tags: Red Wing Shoes, Travel, Factory Visit

About a year ago Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam was invited to Red Wing, Minnesota to pay a visit to the Red Wing Shoe factory and tannery. Our mission:  to discover first hand the deepest secrets  of the American, old school  production process. The factory is home to a hospitable team of employees, most of whom have worked at the Red Wing factory for nearly 30 years. All the craftsmen and -women ply  their own... Read more +

Vintage Find #1

DATE: October 2, 2011 by Studio Tags: Vintage Find, Oxblood

We love vintage items and it’s always good to see a pair of really nice vintage Red Wing Shoes. This pair of shoes, found by Menno, are quite rare. We’re not sure but they are probably from somewhere before the 50s. They look like the new Ox Blood 214’s, but with an old Avon sole and beautifully faded. Simply amazing!... Read more +

Europeans

DATE: September 26, 2011 by Studio Tags: Classic Moc, 877, Europeans

Our friend Yamandu is crossing Europe to document the the new union, the new borders and our new partners in ’Europeans’, a photographic project that is running for a few years already. Every now and then we receive postcards from another corner of the Union, and every time when he’s back he shares his great stories and images from the road with us. 
We decided to support him with a proper pair of 877’s... Read more +

The 2940

DATE: September 24, 2011 by Studio Tags: Oro Russet, 2940

After its huge success in Japan the amazing 2940 (which was based on the 708, sold for almost 50 years between 1955 and 1999) will come to Europe any time soon. Stay tuned for this 8" Classic Round Toe in Oro Russet Portage.

Just found this pair... Read more +

Tenue de Nimes & Tender Co

DATE: September 21, 2011 by Studio Tags: Tenue de Nimes, Movie, Amsterdam

Tenue de Nîmes teamed up with British denim professor William Krol at Tender Co with whom they created 12 hand-numbered jeans. Rather than using a standard yarn-dyed fabric these jeans were cut from piece-dyed cloth. Piece-dyeing heavy canvas like this  is usually done over rollers in a large vat, using a carefully controlled automated process, but the canvas... Read more +

the Puritan Stitch Machine

DATE: September 20, 2011 by Studio Tags: Red Wing Shoes, Factory

I remembered it well, the Puritan Stitch Machine at the Red Wing Shoes factory, Plant 2, in Red Wing, Minnesota. The machine has been referred to as a "work horse" within the Red Wing Shoe Company. The Puritan creates the iconic triple stitch detail which contributes to the durability and strength of... Read more +

The Swiss Army Bicycle

DATE: September 19, 2011 by Studio Tags: History

Just found this great source of inspiration. Das Schweizer Militärfahrrad (The Swiss Army Bicycle) site/shop. Started in 1905, and manufactured all the way up to 1988, these amazing bicycles where only for the bravest soldiers teamed up in the so called Velotruppe (Velo Force). I’m curious how fast this unit was, since the bikes were more than 22 kg and the Swiss terrain not flat at all… Especially love the bags... Read more +

Rust and Mud

DATE: September 18, 2011 by Studio Tags: Cars,

What happens when it’s raining all summer long in Europe?  Right, we just continue what we’re doing. The Rust ’n Dust Jalopy last july in Germany became something like rust ’n mud, and more... Read more +

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