Gentlemen, direct your attention to the photo above.
To the left: a fresh pair of leather boots.
And to the right: that same pair after eight months of hard wear.
Thing of beauty, ain’t it?
Here’s where to grab yours: Rancourt’s new Horween Essex Collection, available now.
Largely in part because they source their hides from Chicago's own Horween Leather Company.
The leather: a version of Essex with no dye or top finish.
Says co-founder Kyle Rancourt: “It’s meant to absorb oils and moisture from the environment, which creates that beautiful, dark patina over time.”
In other words: Like how raw denim develops its own character over time, so too these beauts.
Our favorite styles:
- Blake Boot: A military-styled stomper
- Read Boat Shoe: A handsome take on the classic boat shoe
- Beefroll Penny Loafer: Your new summer staple
These puppies won’t last long, so best you step to it.