Oregon-based footwear giants Wesco have long had a reputation for tough and tactile footwear. Since 1918, the firm and family are still based in Scappoose and apply the same hallmarks to each pair of boots which leave the factory.
One of the brand’s key silhouettes and most recognizable forms is the Jobmaster; an all-purpose boot that, “carries the reputation of being a comfortable hardworking boot for hardworking folks.” And it looks good to-boot! The folks at Franklin & Poe clearly thought so too, as this collaborative effort offers the classic silhouette of the Jobmaster with a few unique touches.
With an upper made from brown horsehide Horween Chromexcel, which is surface struck or “teacore”, a process that results in the leather showing different shades of brown as it ages with wear. With stitchdown construction and leather used for the midsole, heel base, and the removable insert, no aspect of quality and comfort has been spared.
Each pair also comes with rawhide and brown laces, as well as a false leather tongue. So work hard or hardly work, they’re up for pre-order until November 30th (with a following 10-12 weeks for completion and delivery).
Available for $695 at Franklin & Poe.