It’s a quick couple of shots, but it’s great to see a pair of boots back in the factory that birthed the leather on the uppers. Returning to the source and whatnot…
These pictures show the RRL Bowery boot in the Horween leather factory. The Bowery was a very limited release last summer that sold only in RRL stores with just a few dozen on offer in total. So basically, you can’t get them now. They also ran $750, so you might not be able to afford ‘em even if they weren’t sold out (I know I couldn’t).
That price tag, hefty as it was, was actually justified, though. Bench-made in the US with Horween leather uppers and vintage deadstock Cats Paw heels, the Bowery is a real artisanal piece. As is the way of the world, the super small production run likely bumped up the price even further.
If you’re now pining for a pair of Bowerys and just plain crushed that you can’t get your hands on them, ponder this: They were in the factory for “color matching and construction reference purposes.” Does that mean there might be more on the way? I’m not an expert with manufacturing terminology, but it seems like there may be a glimmer of hope here for future runs. Of course, I may be completely off the mark, so take this speculation for what it is (and with a hulkingly large grain of salt, for good measure).
Any which way, it’s a great couple of images. Hope you enjoy ‘em.
(Images courtesy of the Horween Blog)