The Best Soles in the World - Lactae Hevea

When I made plans to attend Bread and Butter in Berlin I knew that I had to make time to meet some friends and contacts in France. My flight was connecting through Paris, so this was a no-brainer. At the top of my priorities was to visit Reltex in Virieu, a very small mountainside town situated between Lyon and Grenoble. It was a little bit of a challenge to get there: two and a half hour train, met at the station by Patrick Giroud, the President and founder of Reltex, and then a 45 minute drive on winding roads just...

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Introducing American Bison

American Bison is a leather that we've been working with for a couple of years now, however, it is not a traditional type of leather for handsewn shoes so it is still relatively new to us. Each season we appreciate it more and more. There are many reasons that we love Bison leather, but mostly because of the story. The Bison is an animal that is unique to the western United States, and is a symbol of America. Add that to its distinguishing natural grain and the inherent durability and water-resistance and we have a match made in heaven. We're...

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New Color 8 Belts Available in our Online Shop

We are now offering two new belts, color 8 chromexcel and color 8 shell cordovan, both are lined and have nickel plated brass roller buckles. Keep in mind that if you plan to buy the shell cordovan belt, they are made to order and it will take about three weeks. Also, shells are very small so we have to splice them to make the belt, therefore there is a seam in the middle. We can also make belts in black, navy, green, and tan (saddle) shell - you can order the color 8 belt but specify in the notes section...

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