It’s not often I get exclusive personal tip-offs from a national newspaper’s fashion editor so when Deirdre McQuillan (of The Irish Times) let me in on a sartorial secret, I was, naturally, all ears. Established in 1934 by the pioneering Eugène Heschung, shoemakers Heschung is one of those brands that purveys timeless, well-crafted footwear with a website that underlines its colourful past to boot (don’t you just love those scrolling timelines that condense a near century’s worth of history into a webpage? School textbook-authors take note…).
When I proclaimed my love for boots, Ms. McQuillan recommended this artisanal Alsatian brand. But it’s not just the heavy-hitters that makes these artists famous – they proffer a range of dress and casual shoes too. You may recall the collab. with Comme Des Garcons a while back, a marriage of aesthetics which almost had me salivating at the mouth only for the too-thick sole. Yes, Rei, thick soles may scream alternative but, attractive? Oh no…
Anyway, it’s their boots I’m after. For reasons better articulated by the below pictures…
^ Jasione Rouge – €320
^ Hakea Noir – €360
^ Gingko Expresso – €350
^ Douglas Plomb – €350
Find them at La Botte.
Images from La Botte