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A Brief History of Dress Shoes: Part II

Picking up where we left off yesterday, we’re looking at the history behind some of the most classic footwear styles. Read on for more footwear origin stories! Chukka Boot Alden Unlined Chukka Boot. Image via: Leffot. The Chukka boot, also [...]

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A Brief History of Dress Shoes: Part I

Upon walking into a shoe store, one can’t help but succumb to the disheartening feeling that there is a seemingly endless array of shoe styles. In spite of the illusion of an overabundance of choices, there are in reality less [...]

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Travelteq x Tenue De Nimes Denim and Leather Bags

Dutch denim purveyors Tenue de Nimes and globetrotting leatherworkers Travelteq come together to make an exclusive pair of laptop bags in a recent collaboration. The collaboration matches fine Florentine Vacchetto leather with Japanese crafted selvedge denim in a bag built for the modern day [...]

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The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Your Boots

The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Your Boots

To readers of Rawr Denim, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that we have a strong commitment to all things leather–especially boots. High-quality leather boots can be a serious investment, costing in the hundreds of dollars for [...]

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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Footwear Lasts

The last is the soul of a shoe. Apart from selecting the leather, there are few elements of the shoemaking process that are more impactful on the end result than the crafting of a last. Originally hand carved by cordwainers, i.e. [...]

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Rawr Denim’s Guide to Leather Wallets

As many raw denim fans can attest, stepping into the world of selvedge tends to open the door to a new perspective on other items of rugged fashion – like belts, boots, and jackets.  But there’s no accessory more symbiotic [...]

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Oak Street Bootmakers Color 8 Trench Boot

Like most of menswear, the trench boot was originally conceived in the armed forces, specifically during World War I for use in trench warfare. Nearly 100 years after the first official trench boots were made in 1917, the boot is [...]

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Alden x Epaulet Innsbruck Chromexcel Longwing – Just Released

Massachusetts shoemaker Alden has been a longtime collaborator with New York boutique Epaulet since the shop’s inception in 2008. They’ve made at least a dozen unique makeups for the shop and this fall they [...]

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Dawson Denim Hickory & Leather Mercantile Apron – Just Released

Fifteen years of family heritage and a specialist workshop in Brighton, East Sussex forms the anatomy of Dawson Denim. Today, we’re taking a look at their Hickory and Leather Mercantile Apron. In the 1930’s red line selvedge denim was used to [...]

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Tanner Goods Deerskin, Utica Leather Driver Gloves

Expanding their collection of leather products, Tanner Goods have just released a line of handsomely simple driving gloves. The new line of gloves are soft and supple, molding to your hand with each wear. They come in a deerskin leather, a standard [...]

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