|Artist-our fav stacked wooden heel/rubber outsole booties-equestrian full grain leather details, Woolrich made in the USA wool footbed and upper with shearling wool $220|
|Suffragette collection-Artist booties|
And it wasn't just us all abuzz---we ran into shoe reps at another tradeshow a few weeks later- who were also mightily impressed.
|Explorer collection-Adams-lace-up Oxford. Leather welt construction. Vibram lug outsole-uppers of Woolrich wool or full grain leather-with Woolrich wool inside -$160 women's (men's version too-pictured below)|
Woolrich has been around since 1830 (Woolrich, PA)---and as "The Original Clothing Company" has had several iterations---including apparel collections aimed at the high end (John Rich&Bros.)….and the outdoorsy-travel customers, under the umbrella of the more accessibly priced Woolrich Woolen Mills-PLUS home furnishings, and OF COURSE- made in the USA wool fabric.
|Women's Explorer Collection-Beebe full grain leather and Woolrich made in the USA wool uppers of classic lace-up boot. Leather welted construction. Flexible+packable $180|
|Vibram lug outsole|
|Journalist-open back platform solid wood heel, rubber outsole, Woolrich wool footbed+upper $160|
|Engineer collection-Santa Fe boots-ankle zip ez on/off, full grain leather +Woolrich wool upper-cap toe heel stitched details, $255|
|stacked heel---lugged rubber outsole-durable kicks with a lot of style|
PLUS the 100% woven in the USA wool - the flagship Buffalo check, heritage plaid and tweeds, timeless stripes, and solids…are used in styles that wearers can wear in several environments…casual play time, and dressy work time…and 3 seasons worthy too with stats like water/stain resistant finishes, treaded durable/grippy rubber Vibram outsoles, Talon zippers (founded in 1893), felt flex midsoles for comfort/support, EVA cushioning footbeds with shock absorbing PU in the heels…and odor absorbing, naturally moisture wicking, thermo insulating genuine Woolrich wool linings.
|these would go great with denim as well as our practically all black wardrobe…Woolrich wool+full grain leather upper $350|
|Victorian cap tie heel details- lace ups-- Roadhouse tall zip boots ez on/off|
We were not familiar with licensee PPW----but led by CEO Sean Beers and Creative Director Carl Blakeslee---these seasoned shoe industry veterans (Nike, Sorel, Columbia Sportswear, Korkers) certainly took a très chic fashion forward turn when conjuring up this amazing debut collection…balancing function+comfort= on trend style--- with the brand's legacy, flawlessly.
|women's Selvedge brogues oxfords--- so popular for work with pantsuit wearing professionals. $260|
|full grain leather+Woolrich wool upper-practically year round with this color option|
|lugged rubber outsole-survice pavement pounding|
|Deadeye ankle boot full grain leather upper lined w/ Woolrich wool|
|Fun hiker inspired on stacked leather heel w/rubber lugged outsole-Woolrich side panels-full grain leather, pops of color with bright laces-Rockies $220|
Men's Beebe Leather and Wool-similar to gals' version $180
|Leather welt construction, lugged Vibram outsole, flexible+packable-tailored hiker…esp. wool versions-look for haberdasheries coast to coast pick this style up|
|Adams wool-men's (and women's) $160 Leather welt construction. Vibram lug outsole-uppers of Woolrich wool or full grain leather-with Woolrich wool inside -$160|
|SERVICE COLLECTION: Mechanist cap toe oxford -stacked leather heel, lugged rubber outsole-full grain leather upper $260|
|Woodwright moc toe ankle boot full grain upper w/ solid Woolrich trim and lining, felt-flex midsole, rubber lugged outsole stacked leather heel $280|
|Millwright wingtip ankle boot full grain upper w/ solid Woolrich wool panels and lining, felt-flex midsole, rubber lugged outsole stacked leather heel $300|
|WOOLRICH MADE IN THE USA MEN's COLLECTION|
PLUS: A premium collection of men's shoes---made in the USA constructed---featuring high end domestic Horween leathers (Chicago based), and handcrafted details like Goodyear welt construction (tell by looking at them-and resoleable being a character trait, fyi-nice)… priced $300-$350, which is very reasonable.
|Niner-even the red laces-part of the all made in the USA components/construction-deep rugged outsole=Vibram underfoot-keepers. $325. Black version back left|
|Yankee-stacked leather midsole, Vibram outsole $300|
|Speculator-pebbled leather shaft, Horween leather upper, field style-slip resistant Vibram outsole---white color makes this rather Spring worthy too... $350|
|Yankee----stamped embossed on leather- as are all in this collection----$300|
|Vibram outsole-leather midsole ---see this kind of construction in kicks that go for a lot more money than $300.|
PS: The only bummer for us was that the women's samples were all in a size 6. Maybe our cat wears that…and the PR rep. No worries though, we expect WOOLICH footwear to be picked up by all the usual suspects of retailers …for men thinks where labels like Frye, Walkover, Wolverine 1883, Red Wing are sold.
Men's Service $260-$300, Made in the USA $300-$350
Women's Tomboy $260-$350, Engineer $220-$255, Explorer $160-$180,