When John Rich first began hawking fabric, socks, coverlets and yarn from his mule cart in 1830, he couldn’t have imagined he was paving the path for the legacy now known as Woolrich. For Fall/Winter 2013 the Pennsylvania-based brand, one of the oldest working woolen mills in the United States, has partnered with another golden oldie, Clarks Originals, to bow a style that’s part British icon, part archive Americana. Woolrich’s distinctive plaid, woolen fabric adds a touch of textural interest to a beeswax leather desert boot for men and women.
Clarks marketing and design teams from the U.S.A. and the U.K. came together on Friday, March 15, with kicks purveyor Concepts and Tarek Hassan’s team in Cambridge, MA, for an exclusive preview of Clarks Sportswear.
The limited edition collection fuses the company’s shoemaking heritage with modern sport technologies and unexpected fashion designs and materials to bow fresh takes on iconic styles such as the Desert Boot and the Wallabee.