Grenson X Barbour: Beautifully Crafted Boots and Brogues

Grenson X Barbour A/W 11

The classic specialist British brands, shoemakers Grenson and Barbour, who are renowned for their jackets, have collaborated on a range of brogue shoes and country boots for this Autumn/Winter 2011. The limited edition collection will showcase Barbour interpretations of their latest collection onto Grenson’s footwear. Barbour and Grenson are the British labels are steeped in a rich heritage of traditional design which is evident in the new collaboration, featuring four exclusive styles of country boots and brogues all handcrafted in the Grenson factory.

The limited edition A/W11 collection enables Barbour to translate its farm boy/workwear look onto the qualitative Grenson boots, giving them the both them durability and character. Both manufacturers have been creating and shipping products around the globe since the 1800′s.

Their innovative ideas behind their products have assisted their longevity in the clothing market for this amount of time. Burnished calf skin leather and heavyweight Sylkoil waxed cotton sit atop green; providing unparalleled protection from the British weather based on generations of manufacturing experience. Easterners will recognise these as the names of nearby villages – each pair is made using the finest materials from both brands repertoires including waxed cotton and full grain calf leather. Seemingly designed with North East weather in mind, each shoe sits atop either Dainite or Goodyear welted Commando soles, ruggedly constructed for maximum traction and durability.

Steve Buck, Managing Director of Barbour said “Developing our footwear range is a key part of Barbour’s lifestyle strategy. It was important for us to work with a partner who has a shared belief in quality, innovation and attention to detail. Grenson is renowned for being one of the finest UK producers of luxury footwear and their history, heritage and company philosophy is very similar to Barbour. The footwear we have developed together is of the highest quality, incorporating elements of our signature style into beautifully crafted boots and brogues.

Grenson x Barbour Shoes Grenson X Barbour Marske Tan Calf Shoes

Grenson x Barbour Shoes Grenson X Barbour Acklam Brown Rusti Grain Boot

Grenson x Barbour Shoes Grenson X Barbour  Egton Green Shoe

The shoes are hand crafted in Northampton in a painstaking, time consuming process.  The result is a high quality handmade shoe/boot made from premium leather and finished with exquisite detailing throughout.  Barbour and Grenson aren’t producing this collection to make money.  They are more expensive than a normal pair of Grensons but the manufacturing time and materials used are just covered by the cost.  They are doing it simply to generate a bit of coverage around the globe for the two brands.

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