Tenue de Nîmes have released a video today which is
an ode to the Red Wing Shoes Hand-sewn collection. The video shows a crated
selection of Tenue de Nîmes looks that compliment the hand-crafted Red Wing
Spring Summer 2012 collection.
Maine, once America’s footwear capital, has a rich
shoemaking history that dates back to the mid 1800s.The Androscoggin River
supplied power to many of the tanneries and factories of the early 20th
century. It was on the banks of this river that massive brick buildings were
built that formed the backbone of America’s industrial shoe production.
Today, the few workshops that have survived have
done so because they make some of the highest quality and unique footwear in the
world. These remaining companies are proudly carrying on the legacy and
tradition of making shoes one stitch at a time, by hand.
With this video Tenue de Nîmes likes to emphasize
that quality and style go hand-in-hand, and more importantly that quality and
craftsmanship are everlasting.
Red Wing Shoes has been an authority in work wear
shoes since 1905. Their leather boots are universally known for their
indestructible quality. The brand uses its own leather, and both this raw
material and the shoes themselves are still manufactured in the town of Red
Wing, on the shores of the Mississippi river. Red Wing made a cross-over to
lifestyle a few decades ago and has since become a staple in both the European
and Japanese street scenes.
by Tenue de Nîmes, editing by Guest & White.
Mitch de Vries at Red Wing Amsterdam.