I love those deep British military grain leathers they look like you could file your nails on them. I have asked the Italian factories for deep grain leathers before but much like their attitude to work in August, the response was thin. However, my man Siliano sourced this aggressive grain from an old British archive. The rest of the boot was a study in a tight little boot on the new Rico last using some traditional styling but in a completely new way. I was already playing with the Ghillie look on the Deacon’s so I added those lace fastenings to the Freud style too. I imagined these boots with thick fisherman or hiking socks scrunched down so that lacing system could really come into its own. Sort of ragamuffin meets light infantry. I met Lucian Freud a few times in his later life and he seemed quite a practical sort of guy. I was actually thinking of him when I designed these. I don’t know if he would have worn them, but I think they would have suited his style.
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