amsterdam: red wing shoes x barrett alley

the red wing shoes store in amsterdam has teamed up with barrett alley, a superior craftsman from texas that makes hand-made small leather goods. the two have concocted a limited series of collab bracelets, made from vintage japanese hemp and leather. interestingly, the fabric dates back to the early 1900s and was produced on a narrow loom serve. it initially served as a blanket. such blankets were often used, repaired and also recycled into personal pieces of patchwork. the leather is of a vegetable tanned type and owes its reddish shade to a mulberry dye. mind you, these mulberries are grown in the backyard of mister barrett alley and provide the leather with a distinguishing pale reddish tone. all of the 24 collab bracelets are hand-marked and exclusively available at the red wing shoes store in the dutch capital. living elsewhere? no worries, the item can also be purchased online. store location: reestraat 15 [centrum].

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