After weeks of waiting and preparing, the highly advertised Red Wing event in Brund went down last Thursday. With perfect winter weather, 10 kilos of grilled gourmet Épicé merguez sausages, plenty of cold Budweisers, and over 50 attending registred guests all wearing Red Wings, it’s an understatement to call it a success. To those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a recap of the night.
The Red Wing exhibition in Brund was launched last Monday and so far 3 pairs have been handed in, and more are on their way. Visit the shop to have a closer look at the 6″ Round Toe Clapton Classic in Oro-iginal or the 899 from the early 90s (below) in the 2nd Oro-Russet leather that only existed for a few years before the Oro-iginal was introduced in 1996. You can read more the red leather in the Nouvelle de Nîmes Nº 2.
With the Red Wing Shoes store in Amsterdam sponsoring Denimhunters this month it’s only natural to dedicate a little extra columnage to our favourite boot brand. At Brund in Copenhagen (where I work) we’re doing the same thing. To demonstrate the durability and beauty of worn in Red Wing boots we are asking customers to lend us their Red Wings for an exhibition that will last until the 15th of December. And there’s a prize involved too, one lucky owner of the exhibited boots will win a brand new pair – free of choice from our selection in the shop. At the time of publication 3 pairs have been brought in, a pair of 875s, a pair of Clapton Classics from 2001 and a pair of 899 from the 80s. The boots in the picture are from our own collections. You can get updates about the exhibition from Brund’s Facebook page or website, or if you live in Copenhagen you can visit the shop.
By Thomas Bojer
Now in selected stores: the long-awaited Munson Boot. Created as an exclusive collaboration between Red Wing Shoes and Nigel Cabourn, the Munson is a reproduction of an original military boot dating from World War I that Sir Nigel had acquired and wanted to reproduce. Let’s take you through the details that makes this boot so unique.
This fine gentleman is a regular customer with Brund in Copenhagen. He lives a bit north of our city, but he travels to Østerbro just to shop in Brund – and from what he’s wearing it seams Brund is one of the few places he shops. Last Saturday he came to buy a new pair of his favourite ED47 Rainbow selvage jeans, and he ended up taking home a pair of ED55′s as well. It’ll probably be a long time before he needs new jeans again.
R.M.Williams is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most recognisable, distinguished and reputable brands. The company is very passionate about Australian bush heritage, and was established upon the principles of quality, authenticity and durability, beliefs which still resonate in everything they do today. R.M.Williams remains at the forefront of Australian style and is world renowned for Australian handcrafted boots.
Here at Denimhunters we always try to look at the bright side of things, but the denim business can be tough and unforgiving sometimes and unfortunately this spring is last time we’ll be seeing Blue Bell – at least for now. But instead of crying over spilled milk let’s enjoy these highlights of the spring/summer 2012 collection. Actually, in Sweden the collection is marketed as 2012-collection rather than “just” spring/summer. Also, I recently had a nice chat with one of the jeans designers from the European Wrangler headquarters in Belgium and he sounded very confident that with the hiatus of Blue Bell the profile of Wrangler will be strengthened.
This report has been on it’s way for quite some time now. Actually, I first thought about doing it when I was in Berlin in January and didn’t meet my friends from Lee there. Well, if the mountain won’t go to the Muhammed, then Muhammed must come to the mountain, as the saying goes. So I went to visit the Scandinavian Lee headquarters to have a look at the fall/winter collection for 2012.
Spring is here and all the shops out there are filled with new goods. Just the other day, Brund sent out a newsletter, and even though some of the products have already been featured earlier this spring I also wanted to give Henrik himself the opportunity to tell you a bit about it. So here it is, translated more or less directly from the original Danish texts.