Brooklyn x Wesco Custom Hendrik British Tan Domane Roughout
Wesco's MP95 last runs slightly large, we recommend sizing down one half size from your properly measured Brannock size, or standard US sneaker size. If you have a wide foot, consider going true to size. Each boot also includes a leather footbed, which can be removed to provide more volume or to accomodate a different insole.
The long wait is over, and our newest selection of custom Wesco x Brooklyn Clothing boot makeups are now available in-store and online - featuring some absurdly rugged roughout leather uppers, long lasting Vibram outsoles, and Wesco's traditional overbuilt Pacific Northwest heritage construction. And of course, those production techniques are combined with Brooklyn's own design preferences to create a duo of seriously versatile boot styles that will happily hold up to harsh climates and only improve with wear. Our custom Brooklyn x Wesco makeups share that same Wesco DNA as their heavy duty workboots, overbuilt to similar heritage specifications with some of America's top quality roughout leathers used for the uppers, double, triple, and quadruple sitched seams, thick full-grain leather midsoles, hardy rubber outsoles, steel shanks, and of course, traditional and resoleable stitchdown construction to attach the boot to the sole.
West Coat Shoe Company (Wesco) was founded by John H. Shoemaker over a century ago, in 1918, in order to provide the PNW with footwear that would hold up to the harsher, wetter climates present along the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains, while providing the timber camps and forest firefighters with hardy leather resoleable boots to continually fill the roles required of them over many seasons, and preventing fatigue to allow the wearers to complete their long shifts and essential work. Wesco, still family-owned, has remained in Scapoose, Oregon since their inception, and are now just as well known for crafting truly unique custom footwear as they are for their PNW workboots.
This makeup is our take on Wesco's Hendrik Boot, built on the usual MP95 last with Wesco's regular toe shape for a classic silhouette that pairs perfectly with a natural wedge sole for casual and chore wear. This Hendrik is built with British Tan Domane Roughout leather and a smooth British Tan tongue for contrast. Details include a straight toe cap, brass eyelets, tonal brown upper stitching, and a Vibram #4014 Christy wedge soles paired with brown leather midsoles, contrasting very well with the upper and outsole.
The British Tan Domane Roughout upper is about as durable as upper leathers come - make no mistake, this is no delicate suede. Roughout (the reversed backside of a smooth leather) is incredibly hardy, retaining its' full-grain nature, and has been the first choice for abrasion resistant leather boots for as long as modern bootmaking has been around. The soft "suede-like" texture is super durable and prevents scuffs, scrapes and scars from being highlighted, more than suede or smooth leathers do, and will simply get better looking with age and wear. This is a leather you can wear hard without concern.
“A shoe is no better than the leather it is made of—and all the leather on the market is not worth a ‘whoop’ where there is no shoemaking skill.” - John H. Shoemaker, Founder, West Coast Shoe Company
- Brooklyn x Wesco Hendrik
- British Tan Domane Roughout Leather
- Custom for Brooklyn Clothing Co.
- MP95 last
- Regular toe
- Straight toe caps
- 7" height
- Brown leather midsoles
- Vibram #4014 Christy wedge soles
- Nordic Brass eyelets
- Tonal upper stitching, white sole stitching
- Resoleable stitchdown construction
- Handmade in Scapoose, OR, USA
- Two additional British Tan leather "kiltie" false tongues
- Two removeable leather footbeds