British brands Grenson and Heritage Research have teamed up again for for a smart set of shoes and boots. An exclusive peek, they tell us “developed around the ’US Naval Yard’ AW12 concept, the shoes and boots are drawn from original period USN issue footwear.” Two key styles feature, the first, above is the US Navy Officers Heavy Brogue and comes in two amazing colourways, burgundy/black alongside black/navy with your choice of a crepe or double Goodyear welted leather sole. Also on offer, the Seabee Boot “a hybrid of the classic US military M-41 boot and the USN Seabee’s Engineer boot” available with either a lightweight microsole or Goodyear welted leather sole. A brilliant range as you’d expect from a Grenson, Heritage Research effort.
Heritage Research has teamed up with Grenson to create some beautiful shoes as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 offering. Taking inspiration from British photojournalist Larry Burrows & 60′s counter-culture, these maintain an overall vintage aesthetic while still managing to come off as contemporary. Our personal favorite is the cordovan leather bowling shoe pictured above, but the classic loafer pictured below also has us eager for warmer weather. Check out more at Heritage Research.
Two brands packed with history, Grenson and Heritage Research have collaborated together to provide their customers with more distinct footwear. A variation of the traditional longwing brogue has been modeled with a modern slimmer construction when compared to its classic original shape. Featuring premium calf skin leather that only looks better as it ages with time.
Comes in two colourways, Navy Cordovan and Tan Leather. Available online at End Clothing. Retailing for £339.00 ($453 USD).
Heritage Research is dealing with a warm summer, by planning for a bleak and cold fall, as this fall 2010 collection proves. Rough and tumble boots by the British brand are here to keep you warm, with fine leather, Thinsulate-padded uppers, and thick sturdy soles. But if you need to turn on the class, a pair of suede brogues can do the trick, with beautiful fancy broguing in pale grey suede.
When it comes to the production process of shoes now a days the first thing that usually comes to mind is an over cramped and stuffy room with an assembly line of overworked adolescent children somewhere in the far east. Quoddy, however, has managed to continue to produce its shoes traditionally, that is hand made, in the north eastern United States. This time it produces a pair of its popular Grizzly Boot for England’s Heritage Research. The overall silhouette of the shoe remains the same with revisions made to the sole and stitching of the boot. Materials used include Russet Bison leather. Out April.