My aversion to boots is well-documented in these parts, but even I can’t defame these Sawmill Boots from Red Wing Heritage. I mean I could if I really wanted to, I guess—my depravity knows no bounds, boots certainly aren’t off-limits—but I won’t, mostly because these look dope.
Inspired by the Great Outdoors line from their ’70s catalog—a line, for those wondering (me) that “combined rugged performance with distinctive Red Wing style” (still me)—these were fitted on the No. 23 last, come in both roughout and smooth leather iterations and they feature Goodyear welt construction, gunmetal eyelets, a Vibram lug sole, and an ankle collar because unturned stones.
Otherwise, they were made in the USA and “built to excel in cold conditions,” according to Red Wing, which is good considering weather at large is now a terrifying thing.
Both are available for $340 at Mr. Porter.