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Today in Gear: October 28, 2014

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Elements: Horween Leather Watch Straps

Made with traditional methods (and a few logical modern production upgrades), Horween leather is the material du jour for everything from menswear staples to timeless goods. With both durability and a patina that wears just so, it works particularly well as a strap material for both vintage and new watches.

Style Pick: Makr Leather Glasses Case

Given the amount of time and money you spent painstakingly selecting the perfect pair of frames — protecting (and not losing) your favorite summer accessory should be a top priority. The fine leather craftsmen (some say magicians) at Makr obsess over every detail when it comes to the creation of their leather goods, and their...

Style Pick: Yuketen Maine Guide 5-Eye Boot

$630 | yuketen.com Horween Chromexcel Loden Green Leather Uppers, Sewn on Vibram Christy Sole, Hand Stitched Moccasin Toe, Heavyweight Rawhide Leather Laces, Stainless Steel Eyelets, Comes in Woven Yuketen Shoe Bag, Highly Limited Numbers, Hand Crafted in the USA

From Boat Shoes to Boots

Oak Street Bootmakers: Boots Fall/Winter 2010

We shared our initial infatuation with the Chicago-based Oak Street Bootmakers earlier this fall and managed to spend some more hands on time at this year’s Pop Up Flea, put on by Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg. Besides walking out with a pair of our own, we couldn’t help but shed our fair share of...

Great Boots Get Better

Watch This | Wolverine 1000 Mile 721LTD Project: Horween Part II

Commemorating Wolverine’s 125+ years of history and the original reference number of the 1000 Mile boot, Wolverine has commissioned a series of films by Sean Sullivan to document the process of boot making in advance of the 721LTD Boot release. The resulting work is a beguiling glance at the meaning of true American craftsmanship and,...

The Man Behind Horween Leather's Resurgence

30 Minutes With: Nick Horween of Horween Leather

Horween Leather has been around since 1905 and is located in Chicago, IL. They produce leathers for a myriad of uses and companies. Their offerings run the gamut from all the NFL and NBA game balls, to those Shell Cordovan Allen Edmonds you wish you had (Shell leather accounts for only 10% of Horween’s production)....

Walk 500 Miles, Then Walk 500 More

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots

Wolverine’s new 1000 Mile Boot Collection is a sight to behold. Drawing on 125 years of history, the collection features Horween leathers, stacked leather outsoles, Vibram soles, Goodyear welt construction, and Made in the USA goodness. That’s a roster robust enough to turn even the most dedicated Sneaker Head. The cornerstone of Wolverine’s collection is...