Boots and denim have gone together like peas in a pod since the beginning of blue jeans themselves. It only makes sense that a collaboration between a jean maker and a boot maker would surface. The Livid Jeans x Dundas Footwear collaboration is just that.
The pairing produces a duet that’s rich in texture with plenty underneath the hoods. The jeans use a Nihon Menpu raw selvedge denim that uses hemp for the warp and cotton for the weft. It’s woven loosely resulting in a satisfyingly slubby fabric that’s 58% hemp and 42% cotton. Behind that, you’ll find Dundas tartan lining the yoke, button fly, and rear pockets, an homage to Scottish mills. As for fit, it’s cut to Livid’s Jone fit, a relaxed taper. On top of all that, it’s made by just two artisans in Trondheim, Norway in the country’s last remaining jeans factory.
The boots are serious business, too. Made from a waxy Spinnaker leather by Horween, it’s rugged and full of character out of the box. A full-grain, vegetable re-tanned, pull-up leather, it’s got a ton of variation and will vary widely with wear. You might notice that it’s built with an unusual construction. What you’re seeing is a brass screw technique which uses a brass screw machine (one of two known to exist) to attach the triple leather sole to the inner sole. It’s all attached skillfully to Dainite Logger rubber half soles so you can trot through the soppy countryside without losing your footing.