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Literally means “rags” in Japanese, boro features some of the most distinctive indigo colors. And since each is loomed by hand, every single batch is unique. But to further his quest for authenticity, Romanelli sought out vintage boro fabrics, all circa 1970s. And in reference to boro’s special quality, each patchwork on the CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star was handmade, ensuring not one pair would be the same. Including other vintage details like a burlap lined insole, the http://freshnessmag.com/2013/07/19/dr-romanelli-x-converse-1970s-chuck-taylor-boro-preview/” target=”_blank”>DRx Romanelli x CONVERSE First String Chuck Taylor All Star Hi is now available through retailers with CONVERSE First String account, such as http://shop.havenshop.ca/collections/latest-arrivals/products/ctas-as-1970-drx-chuck-hi” target=”_blank”>HAVEN of Canada.
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