Boots and jeans are about as all-American as you can get–they go together like baseball and hot dogs, or apple pie and ice cream. A perfect pairing. Which is why it makes sense that 112-year-old Chippewa has teamed up with New York’s Jean Shop to bow a limited-edition engineer boot as part of the brand’s new American-made Chippewa Reserve Collection. The 8-inch moc toe, made from oiled Horween leather sitting atop a Vibram outsole, will retail for $495 this holiday season at Jean Shop and select retailers.
Justin Brands, makers of Justin, Tony Lama, Chippewa and Nocona, is expanding its global reach and setting up shop in Europe by implementing a sales and distribution infrastructure to match interest and demand. With a focus on reaching both traditional western and fashion-conscious consumers, Justin Brands has welcomed a sales force of 14-plus reps, each with extensive footwear sales experience, who will provide service across 18 countries.