Before he founded HELM, his beloved line of work boots, Austin-based entrepreneur Joshua Bingaman found success in the coffee and shoe businesses. Bingaman’s a founder of Progress Coffee and Owl Tree Roasting, which any Austin hipster or Whole Foods regular will recognize, as well as Subterranean Shoe Room in San Francisco. Launched in 2010, HELM specializes in handmade shoes and boots constructed from exotic leathers (Horween Leather Company’s Chromexcel, anyone?) and raw denim. These boots are global affairs: Designed in Austin, they are made in Istanbul using leather from Holland and Australia and soles from Italy and France. By the time your HELMs reach your feet, they've already taken a world tour.
It’s Sunday night. The weekend is nearly over. But don’t despair — we’ve got a selection of must-haves that'll bring a little joy to your evening. Scoop up a steal now and start the week off right.
We’re all for patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July, but that “These Colors Don’t Run” American-flag shirt that you bought from a street vendor isn’t exactly the height of style. Fix up your red, white, and blue game here with a slew of picks that run the gamut from shoelaces to swim trunks to a three-piece luggage set.
There’s over 50 years of tradition — and the rocky shoreline of Maine — calling to you with these boots and lace up Oxfords from Eastland Shoe Company. Get rugged, even if you’re just getting your morning coffee, with the Caribou boots. Or keep it casual in Brooklyn lace-ups.
There’s something for every discerning style hound in this massive footwear sale. So whether you’re seeking something for that next black-tie event—or just a pair of kicks for the weekend—you’re sure to find it here. And with a slew of top brands on offer, we’ll understand if you can’t pick just one.