When the apparel artisans at Taylor Stitch made their first foray into footwear we, like all men of style, rejoiced. Now the S.F.-based design gurus are upping the ante with a boot that's bound to become one of fall's biggest stars.
The Ranch Boot in rich saddle tan leather is a cross between a chukka and a Chelsea boot, with all the best features of both. Supremely comfortable and easy to get on and off thanks to elastic inserts, they are re-soleable for a lifetime of wear.
Taylor Stitch searches high and low for the best possible hides to construct all of its leather products, and their partner tannery for the Ranch Boot holds a Gold Rating from the Leather Working Group for its safe labor and environmentally-sound manufacturing practices.
Which just makes the sensation all that more appealing when you slip into the buttery sheepskin lining and foam insole which gives them slipper-like comfort right out of the box.
The boots are handmade in León, México the shoemaking capital of the world, and they don't require an arduous break-in period. It's also worth noting that all of Taylor Stitch's shoes are made on the same last to ensure consistency of fit.
i.e., no guessing, no stressing, and plenty of well-dressing.