If any quote is going to feature a lot on TVG I suspect it will be ‘Shoes maketh the man’, so without further ado let me present Oak Street Bootmakers, designed in Chicago and hand made in Maine.
As the website loads in front of you, first impressions indicate Oak Street Bootmakers is a cut above. The footwear that scrolls on the landing page looks phenomenal, perfectly photographed on a simple background emphasising the deep colours of the leather.
Clicking through the selection of boots, loafers, trail and boat shoes there isn’t much on the site I wouldn’t want on my feet. The designs are simple and timeless with priority clearly placed on quality raw materials and construction methods.
2nd Generation bootmaker George Vlagos “seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes”. This he does by ensuring all the leather undergoes a month long preparation process and by using replaceable outsoles to ensure a lifetime of wear, confident that his construction’s can stand the test of time.
Check out Oak Street Bootmakers here.