From railroad workers at the turn of the Century to sheep farmers on the hills of Yorkshire, the humble, rugged work boot has straddled utilitarian, heritage
wear and high street fashion for decades.
But as the momentum gathers for garments ‘made to last,’ you don’t need to look further than a handmade Portuguese leather boot to epitomise this revolution.
The Drover boot design was showcased in our first collection and allowed us to offer an entire outfit for the modern Pioneer – to dress them from ‘Cap to Boot’ as the saying went.
This boot style was initially made to provide local quarrying and lead mining industries in north England with rugged footwear that would survive some of the most severe conditions. We have retained the traditional aesthetics of this famous footwear and worked closely with our makers to produce a hardwearing boot weighing in at just 750g.