The newest issue by Inventory was released last week and arrived in store later that same the week. Their thickest issue so far, it is packed with great content like the history of waxed jackets, an in-depth look into vintage stores in Tokyo but most notable: a great piece on Red Wing Shoes. The interview with Red Wing Japan director Michiya Suzuki explores the company seen from a Japanese perspective. The Heritage lifestyle division of Red Wing is discussed, along the role of Red Wing Shoes on the Japanese market and the influence of Red Wing Japan on the rest of the world. A fantastic read and now available for sale online and in our store in Amsterdam!
Today Tenue de Nîmes released a special edition of the Nouvelle de Nîmes on the Red Wing 4558 Oro-Russet today, containing all you need to know about the boots and their background. Have a look at the video beneath presenting the issue entitled "The Evolution of a Color" and read the online extended version of the gazette. The Nouvelle de Nîmes "The Evolution of a Color" will be exclusively presented with every pair of Red Wing Shoes ordered online or bought at our Amsterdam store.
Released by Red Wing Shoes in 1949, "The Irish Setter" was designed as an outdoors hunting boot. The leather then used for the boot was named "Russet Red", referring to the American Russet potato, and contained more oil at the time. The leather used on the Red Wing 877 has since always been subject to change and in the 90s Red Wing applied a deeper red colored leather which was soon to be discontinued. Today, twenty years later, Red Wing decided to bring the "2nd Oro Russet" leather back to life. Containing the classic characteristics such as the Cushion Crepe Wedge sole, the leather and cork insole, the moccasin toe for extra room and the tan/gold laces, it has all the quality you search for in an outdoors boot.
The Red Wing 4558 Oro-Russet 8" Moc Toe is now available in our webstore!
This month a new pair is launched in our shop, exclusive to the Red Wing Shoes Stores: the 4558 8" Classic Moc Toe in Oro-Russet Portage leather. A couple of weeks ago we shared this great news with our good friend and customer Sydney. He mentioned that he still had a vintage pair of his "Original Irish Setters" somewhere lying around his closet and he would bring them out to the store as soon as he would find them. They are well worn for several years and the leather is maintained quite good as you can tell. We just had to take some good caps of the shoes, which you can see here.
That said, we will reveal you a little tip of the veil concerning the new "Nouvelle de Nîmes" which will soon be released by Tenue de Nîmes. The entire issue is dedicated to the Original Irish Setter in its original Oro Russet leather. It explores the origin and the timeline of the Oro Russet leather and people their experiences with the 8" boot.
We're really eager for the issue to be released, make sure you don't miss it!
In a few days, and we hope not longer than a week, we will stock the new issue of Men's File. This issue has more pages than ever and feature steam trains, hot rod bikes, bicycles, military re-enactment, artistic women, roller derby, Ivy style, Paris in the 1950s and so much more. We just can't wait! Stay tuned...