P.F. Flyers and Boston’s Sterlingwear have recently gotten a bit chummy, and when you think of it, it makes sense. Both heritage brands have deep roots in American clothing, American manufacturing, and a history of producing absolute classic pieces. PF is obviously best known for being the sneaker your dad’s dad wished for, while Sterling has been the exclusive producer of the US Navy wool peacoat for over four decades. Your dad’s dad may have worn one of those in his time, too.
To show each other their mutual admiration, they’ve combined the best of both brands. The results are a variant of PF’s iconic Center Hi sneaker, done in the materials and trimmings Sterling is known for. Utilizing domestically grown, heavyweight-gauge wool and a premium satin lining — just as in the standard issue Sterlingwear peacoat — the shoe has been transformed into a weather-ready hi-top that looks a bit more refined. Thanks to that satin lining, it’s easier to slip in and out of than the other cold weather footwear staples in your closet.
It’s a peacoat, but for your foot.
Available for $160 at PF Flyers.