the new Bare Loafer in black coming this Fall ;)
last weekend, we were able to tour the former home of architect and designer Gerald Luss in Ossining, NY and the current exhibition of works by contemporary artists and designers showing there now. shout out to our friends tantuvi and hello human for the invite. 🌿
prepping for the glue: roughing up the bottom of the upper
the upper design of our new Bare Loafer
waiting for the glue to dry on the uppers and the outsoles
preparing to attach our custom heel
insole that's underneath the padded footbed
machine lasting a boot upper
a few of our new fall/winter styles going through samplemaking stages at the factory in italy. stay tuned -- these will be on preorder soon!
we've added two podcasts to our regular rotation, both of them focusing on Asian-Americans and their stories and both we highly recommend: Self Evident and Rock the Boat. they are thoughtful, thought-provoking and extremely needed in helping to bring unity, understanding, and voices to the forefront. the podcasts are both hosted by Asian-American women whom i've had contact with in the past. i inadvertently came upon the podcasts without realizing who they were by (i had the pleasure of meeting the host of Rock the Boat, Lucia Liu, a few years ago through a friend, and Self Evident's host, Cathy Erway, recommended a hypnotist to me!). we especially enjoyed the Rock the Boat episode with the Fung Bros and Self Evident's episode on hate going viral. subscribe and support!