Even though it’s the middle of summer, we just came off a nice cool weekend and that got me thinking about boots. Good quality, rugged, stylish, American-made boots.
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Over the weekend we got an email from Allen Edmonds that introduced two new boots. The first is called the Stirling. Based on a classic Scottish style, it is named for the famous battle fought by William Wallace. The Stirling features a wingtip oxford design with updated perforation, a goodyear welt and a clear rubber sole.The second boot is the Sullivan Street, a very stylish cap-toe boot that features a mix of smooth calf leather with full grain or suede and a Dainite all-weather sole. The thing that I like about the Allen Edmonds boots is that they are re-craftable, because when you drop some serious money on a pair of shoes you want to make sure you can get them repaired so they can last for years. I also like that both of these boots feature durable rubber bottoms because an everyday life can be tough one one’s sole. (Couldn’t resist.)
For a limited time you can purchase a pair of men’s Lucchese Cannon Roper Boots on sale at Huckberry. The company has been around for 130 years and their old-world boot-making is legendary (as are their prices).
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the link above. Please do!The Cannon is a classic Western boot but with a more standard height heel. The boots are constructed with a premium suede goat leather and a leather sole. The boots are handcrafted in Texas using classic construction methods such as putting lemonwood pegs in the heel instead of nails, because they naturally expand and contract with the leather.I like the round toe – the boot has that Western flair, but it isn’t over the top for a casual New Jersey office, where a high heel and pointed toe can look a little over the top. And they just look great with a pair of jeans.
The boots come in two colors: black and brown and have a great understated style.
I like the online men’s shop Huckberry because of the wide range of products that speak to me and suit my lifestyle. Their Made in USA page has so many things I’d love to own, from clothing and accessories to home goods and travel items. Here are a few of my favorites:Having just walked the dog in 20-something degree weather, I figured I would start off with this North Coast Shirt Jacket 2.0 (top) from Edgevale. Made of polyester, wool and acrylic, it s both wind and water-resistant. Other outerwear options are shown.The 3/4″ steel Fire Pit from Stahl adds a bit of artistry to the act of hanging out with friends and staying warm. And there are other products on the page for the outdoor adventurer.Speaking of the outdoors, this drop point serrated Charter Knife from the James Brand is made from stainless and titanium.Motorcycles and boots, perfect together. These are 6″ Service Boots from Chippewa but you can also find classics from Red Wing and Danner on the site as wellGotta go somewhere? You’ll find a nice selection of bags and duffles, I can easily see throwing the canvas and leather GI Joe duffle from Hudson Sutler on the back of my bike. The Travel Kit above is from General Knot and features a subtle pattern on the water resistant canvas.
Do you need something to claim the space as yours? these bats from Pillbox Bat Co. are too good looking to actually swing at a ball but will look great in your man cave. The Three Strikes-Flamethrower is featured above.Finally, there is a very broad range of leather goods available on the site: The Quad Wallet is from Tanner Goods and is made from English Bridle Leather.
The above is just a sample of what Huckberry has to offer in American made goods. Once you’re on the site, you’ll see that Made-in-USA items have an American flag designating country of origin, so check it out.