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  • Thorogood 1892 Boots and Brews Event

    We invite you to stop by and meet the good folks from Thorogood 1892.
     
    Inspired by the legendary designs of Wisconsin master craftsman A.H.Weinbrenner,
    Thorogood's new 1892 Collection captures the dedication to quality of Weinbrenner's original handcrafted American footwear.
     
    To compliment the new styles, Thorogood craftsmen work with only the finest Horween CXL leathers, hand-selecting hides true to the high standards demanded by mens footwear connoisseurs. 
     
    The local Marz Brewery will be serving up their delightful small batch brews.
     
    Enter your name for Filson Travel Bag raffle!
    Thorogood 1892 Boots and Brews
  • Introducing Peregrine Made in England

    Peregrine..

    Peregrine Clothing was established as a brand in 1956 as a separate entity from the manufacturing business. It is still very much a family brand, Tom Glover, current managing director and designer took over the company in 2003 looking to revitalize the brand during what were challenging times for British clothing manufacturers.

  • Thorogood 1892 125 LE Collection

    In celebration of 125 years of footwear manufacturing, Thorogood boots releases 125 LE series. Two styles are available, Portage and Janesville wrapped in Mustard color leather.

    Thorogood Janesville 125 LEThorogood 1892 Portage 125 LE

  • Golden Bear Sportswear for Mildblend Supply Co

    Golden Bear Sportswear began in 1922, crafting dockworker coats for the longshoremen who hauled cargo up and out of San Francisco Bay, their sturdy leather collars upturned against the fog and the cold. By the 1940s, they have added bomber jackets to their line, as customers sought the rugged style of the pilots who roared high above Europe in the cockpits of the Flying Tigers, Hellcats, and Flying Fortresses. Twenty-five years down the line, you could find their fringed jackets on the backs of young adults on Haight Street and sported by icons of the counterculture—the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

    By the 1960s, Golden Bear had moved to Valencia Street, with a stop at 1st Street on the way, producing our timeless classic coats and some new styles, too. They took in worn jackets for repairs and dressed anyone interested in that timeless look of San Francisco. Varsity and motorcycle jackets joined the classic bombers and dockworker coats on the racks in their showroom, which you’d find next to the factory floor, up three flights of stairs from the street below.

  • Irish Setter Limited Series- Irish Setter 9875 and Irish Setter 9866

    In the postwar years of the last century, Red Wing Shoe
    Company introduced a 9-inch lace-up boot for sportsmen—
    bird and deer hunters who spent autumn days in the woods
    and marshes of North America. The boot, called the Style No.
    954, made use of leather tanned with the bark of sequoia trees
    that gave it a distinctive deep reddish-orange color known as
    “Oro Russet”. It was so similar to the coat of a certain breed of
    hunting dog that it was given the name, “Irish Setter” in our
    1950 catalog and it quickly became a popular boot.
    In 1952, the Irish Setter evolved further, taking on a form
    that has come to be synonymous with Red Wing ever since.
    Retaining the distinctive moc toe of the 954, the new 8-inch
    Style No. 877 replaced its predecessor’s heel with a wedge sole
    made from a white crepe rubber that promised to be quiet
    underfoot in the woods. This sole had been used on shoes
    before but the No. 877 Irish Setter was the first to use it on a
    tall hunting boot. In addition to its benefits for the stalking
    hunter, its comfort also found favor on the job site and soon
    the Irish Setter was seen in the factories and on the scaffolds
    of a growing America.
    Since the 1950s, the Irish Setter changed little from its origins.
    A 6-inch version and a few other colors were introduced,
    as well as some subtle new construction techniques but
    otherwise it remained the same boot that was ceremonially
    presented to President Eisenhower in 1960. By the 1990s, the
    original No. 877 became simply known as the “Classic Work
    Boot”, while the Irish Setter name branched off for an entire
    family of hunting boots made by Red Wing.
    A few years ago, we embarked on a project to recreate the
    iconic Irish Setter boot, as close to its original form as
    possible, for our Japanese market, where Red Wing has long
    enjoyed a loyal following. It was an ambitious undertaking.
    We dusted off old machines at our Minnesota factory, called
    in help from retired workers, and experimented with tanning
    methods that could recreate the original Oro Russet color
    but adhere to modern environmental practices. Finally, after
    three years, the boot made its debut. And now we’re bringing
    it back to the American market.
    The new limited series Irish Setter appears as if out of a time
    machine from 1952. In addition to its matched color, which
    we’re now calling “Gold Russet Sequoia”, the boot has all the
    exacting details of its historic forebear. The “Red Wing” name
    is embossed on the inside quarter of the boot, the moc toe is
    finished with a distinctive rectangular bar-tack stitch, and
    the backstay chain-stitch is once again done on our ancient
    Puritan Stitch machine, which has its origins in the 1890s. We
    use the same mahogany and sage thread of the original, the
    top band is double-stitched, and the laces are leather instead
    of Taslan. All of these features are subtle differences from our
    standard No. 877 Classic Work Boot but they add up to an Irish
    Setter that is both unique and true to its name. Finally, to
    finish it off, we’ve added the traditional woven “Irish Setter”
    label inside the tongue and the boots come in a box that
    features the original logo and text from the 1950s.

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