Bryant Park Hotel, NYC
Media Preview images/words Judith Ecochard
|vivid colors-hand stitching-craftsmanship|
Outdoor Retailer has lots of footwear brands---but ARIAT®-an equestrian "lifestyle/athletic" brand of footwear, apparel and accessories has always been on our must see list...easily captivated by the extraordinary workmanship of its western boots...and as we used to giddy-up on horses...a lot-we certainly knew the reverence the label commands in the English riding world.
Background---Two smart management consultants take a business plan's inspiration- and make it their own-combining a love of of all things equestrian-with their savvy vocational skills...launching ARIAT® in 1993...from the Left Coast, no less.
What's inside the durable footwear-counts as much as the good looks of the uppers...with outsoles that grip in all kinds of weather and conditions, uppers that withstand the elements and muck...solid Goodyear Welt construction, a patented Advanced Torque Stability™ (ATS)--- a supportive, cushioning system that promotes good posture, gel insoles that help with shock absorption, and a forked composite shanks that promote stability waaayyy more than steel shanks.
|laser cut uppers in a wing shaped pattern, sharped square shaped D toe|
|shorter boots with style|
Spring 2012 priced from $179.95-$499.95
For Fall 2012...
|Lace-up Brogues-in a Work Boot|
Belts-with solid hardware, turquoise stones...priced typically from $39.95-$169.95
|riding breeches-flattering low rise fit|
|Handsome performance blazer|
|breathable materials---with added stretch at the shoulder|
|princess seams, flat lying zip pockets-zipped basic made special with hardware chain detail at collar|
Denim ready to ride, in curve hugging, flattering cuts (flare/skinny/boot-with mid/low rise) and eye catching back pocket details---lots of stretch and great fits for everyday wear. We LOVE!!!!
|Solid stitching-shape retention|
|Turquoise Beaux Nouveau|
|Onyx Peacock -notch "A" side seam-elongates|
|Fitted fringe suede...wear as a jacket over a tank or as a top on its own|
|Faux fur insulated vest over pretty pace top with bracelet sleeves|
|Diamond chain stitch durable water resistant belted jacket---with nice snap details on pocket yokes|
|split back zips for added comfort when sitting down on a saddle or in a car|
|Monaco Zip Field Boots-fitted through the ankle-sleek profile-premium French calf leather|
|elasticized leather panels for a great fit|
|lace-up waterproof plush pile insulation-nice red pop of color --Paddock boots that can work just as well outside of the riding ring-with IPS system absorbs natural concussions of walking|
|100% waterproof membrane Hydro-Tx membrane-breathable leather upper|
|Mountain Horse Peak Paddock Boot|
|Lace-up perfect fit|
|grippy tread outsole|
|Volant™ XT Paddock Boot-open cell polyurethane footbed reduces heat build-up, reflective piping, Cobalt Quantum™ technology for superior support and stability, premium nubuck with mesh leather upper-NICE|
Chaps and gloves....
|exotic skins...durable Quantum Pro FQ Ostrich $499.95 with Quantum Pro Technology for comfort and stability, Goodyear Leather Welt construction|
|Dual Pro leather sole with injected rubber at key zones for enhanced durability and grip|
|Workhog Boots with a lot of style-non metallic composite safety toes|
|slip resistant Duratread™ Outsole|
|Entry system-easy on/off|