Taking pride in their craft, Russell Moccasin Company still produced each of its products one pair at the time. Pairs of boots, shoes, and moccasins are lasted, cut, trimmed, and sewn by hand. Founded in 1898 by Will Russell, the manufacturing site is still in Berlin, Wisconsin – a sleepy town of 5000, in the same vine covered structure on Franklin Street as it was 110 years ago. And just like the company itself, its products have with stood the test of time, transforming them from normal commodities into family heirlooms.
In searching for the authenticity to its urban rustic design theme, Motoki Kawanabe and Shinsuke Kojima, designers of Japanese apparel label Waste(twice), partnered with Russell Moccasin Company in the creation of Voyage WT Oxford. Similar to the Russell South 40 Birdshooter Boots, the Voyage WT Oxford featured the Russell signature triple vamp/double sole design, to keep out the elements. This configuration also act as a “breaker” when step into mud or water. Composed of weather-proof leather of black or deep brown, each pair is triple stitched with contrast white stitching by hand. Available in limited quantity at Waste(twice) JAM flagships in Tokyo and Fukuoka, other dealers across Japan, and Cueve chapter of ZOZOTOWN.
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