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Wishful Shoppping – Russell Chukkas

May 17th, 2013

Russell Moccasin is one of the first US brands I rediscovered via Japanese web shops.  In the mid-oughts, I used to wishfully shop for Japan only,  Russell special make ups.  My favorite models were those which paired a Fishing Oxford upper with a sturdy hunting or workwear tread.  By comparison,  I was uninspired by Russell’s domestic print catalog featured school yearbook quality photographs and confusing print lists of of pricing and leather selections.  Here is a pair of Russell Chukkas that caught my eye from the Japanese shop MAPS.  In addition to the Chukkas, I love the detailed product snaps and the sockless model. 




Not available for retail: Red Wing Lifestyle Heritage Series boots (in sizes smaller than 7)

November 30th, 2008

Spotted these classic looking Red Wing “Gentleman Traveler” boots at Baker’s Boots and Clothing in Eugene, Oregon. The boots are part of the Red Wing Heritage Lifestyle Range. As soon as we saw the boots, Tom and I devised a plan to bank loose quarters in a jar to fund a few pairs (figuring that the slo-motion accrual of small change would be fine since this boot style would most likely stay in the Red Wing product range for years to come). As it turns out, the boots do not come in my size ( smaller than size 7), so I’m preempting my savings plan and disavowing my connection to the heritage lifestyle movement.

Today, both Tom and Eric were wearing great old true-use work boots which pretty much negated their need for future work boot purchases.

Eric’s Red Wing work boots (work well for standing on concrete)

Tom’s Gokey Chukkas (garage sale purchase)