10 March 2016 | Video

Work hard, play hard: The Red Wing Heritage Weekender collection.

Tag: bassano del grappa, boots, casa and bottega, footwear, great outdoors, heritage, made in usa , mario bonamigo , redwing, sear's bassano, shoes, work boots

Red Wing Heritage Weekender Manufacturing from Red Wing Heritage on Vimeo.

Work hard, play hard: The Red Wing Heritage Weekender collection.

Red Wing Shoe Company has such a long history of building work boots that sometimes it’s easy to forget we’ve also made footwear for after the workday ends. As far back as the 1950s, we were making shoes for the weekend, when work boots were left by the door. We’ve called this “off the clock” footwear many things over the years—the Great Outdoors Boot, Dunoon, hikers, chukkas—and now there’s a new name. Introducing the new Weekender collection from Red Wing Heritage. Just because the Weekenders are not work boots doesn’t mean they aren’t built to be rugged companions. They’re hand-made right next to all of our other Heritage boots at Plant 2 in Red Wing, Minnesota. And the durable leather for their uppers is sourced from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company just down the road, where we’ve been getting our leather for over a century. How is a Red Wing Heritage Weekender made? Built for spring mushroom foraging, a spirited round of mini golf or a night on the town, the Weekender lets you play as hard as you work. In other words, perfect for the weekends between now and when the snow flies. It is available in two styles: a familiar chukka boot with ankle height and three rows of lacing (Style no. 3320, 3321, and 3322), and a low-cut oxford (style no. 3301, 3302, 3303). Both are available in three colors—charcoal rough & tough, copper rough & tough and hawthorne muleskinner—and feature our textured polyurethane “Hill” sole for grip and a decidedly casual aesthetic. The oxford and chukka were designed from the ground up to be lightweight, cool for the warmer months ahead, and comfortable right out of the box, with or without socks. To keep the Weekender lightweight and easier to break in, we use a technique called “stitch-down” construction. Also known as “stitch-out”, the outer perimeter of the leather upper is turned out and then cemented and stitched to the larger profile of the midsole before it’s trimmed. By eliminating the sturdy ribbed insole we use in our Goodyear welt boots, the chukka and oxford save weight and are more flexible right out of the box. Unfinished edges, suede lacing and contrast stitching lend a look that’s perfect for a boot called the Weekender. And like all our boots, when your Weekenders start looking tired, you can send them back to Red Wing and our repair department will get them looking new again. The Weekender is the latest in a long lineage of Red Wing footwear designed for after you punch out, and it comes just in time for summer weekends when you want a shoe that can stand up to your adventures while still keeping things dialed down. You might even be tempted to wear them to work on Monday morning.

16 December 2015 | Video

Christmas shopping in Bassano del Grappa

Tag: bassano del grappa, monocle, sear's bassano, xmas shopping

Christmas shopping in Bassano del Grappa from Monocle on Vimeo.

Christmas shopping in Bassano del Grappa

Monocle films indulges in a spot of festive retail in our idyllic Bassano del Grappa. Join us for the best in fashion, books, sweets and more. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to

24 July 2015 | Video

Tellason Denim - San Francisco, CA

Tag: authentic, bassano del grappa, california, cone mills, denim, heritage world, jeans, made in usa , mario bonamigo , pete searson, raw selvage denim, san francisco, sear's bassano, son of stag london, tellason, tenue de nimes amsterdam, tony patella, white oak

Tellason Denim from Tribute | SF on Vimeo.

In our second video, I was inspired by Tellason's straightforward mantra of just doing things the right way. I initially wanted to tell their story through personal narration, however after speaking with them over coffee, I was inspired by the broad implications of their business practices. Not only do they represent San Francisco from a product and quality standpoint, but they represent an ethos of doing something right in the spirit of honesty in quality and passion.
I involved Tenue de Nîmes & Son of a Stag to add a narrative of experience built from years of interaction with multiple brands of denim. Like every individual denim brand, these stores have their own perspective. A perspective which helped to also tell the story of manufacturing denim in the USA.

Music - "Way Out In Abilene" - Lightnin' Hopkins

Tony Patella e Pete Searson, proprietari del brand TELLASON, non solo rappresentano San Francisco da un punto di vista del prodotto e qualità, ma rappresentano un'etica nel fare qualcosa di giusto con uno spirito di onestà e passione. In questo video le testimonianze anche di due tra i più celebri denim stores d'Europa: Tenue de Nimes (Amsterdam) a Son Of Stag (Londra).

Sear's Store - Bassano del Grappa

18 April 2015 | Video


Tag: authentic, bassano del grappa, contemporary design, metal work, modern technology, Overgaard & Dyrman, passion, Sear's Store , traditional, Wire Dining Chair

Con questo breve film ‘The Passion of Making’ i designer danesi Overgaard & Dyrman ci mostrano il processo, la complessità e la passione che stanno dietro alle loro creazioni. Un mix di lavorazioni tradizionali e artigianali combinate alle moderne tecnologie. Enjoy!

With the film ‘The Passion of Making’ Overgaard & Dyrman gives a glimpse of the crafting part of the creation of their Wire Dining Chair, showing the process, complexity and passion behind their debut furniture collection, the Wire Collection. A collection inspired by traditional saddle making techniques and metal work combined with the use of modern technology. Enjoy!

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