Admittedly, I’m a bit of a hoarder. When I find something I like, I try to get it in every color. Recently, I’ve been doing this with a couple different things: Patagonia Stand Up shorts, as I’m afraid they are about to discontinue them, the Duck Head field pants (in every color), and Russell Moccasin boots. I now have five pairs of Russells, and love each one. I’ll get into the collection in another post, but today I want to talk about these.
My decisions on Russells have been a rather slow burn. I don’t get a bunch of pairs at once, but instead figure out where they would fit in my wardrobe…
I saw this pair at SEWE last year, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them:
They are Cavaliers, but made with Red Maple Boomer Leather, which is a really nice, supple, oily leather that should patina extremely well. I’ve wanted a pair of Russells that I can wear to the office that aren’t too rugged, and these are the winners.
They are everything I love about Russell Moccasins: the fit, the look, the quality, and the style. While I’m not treating these like ‘dress boots’, I am going to wear these in more formal settings than chasing quail around a field. I like to think I’ll wear these in situations that I’d wear my Red Wing 1178s, Chelsea boots, or Bean Boots. That’s the roll these will play in the lineup.
I couldn’t be happier. Be on the lookout for these making an appearance in #WIWT soon….