Friday, May 17, 2013

Wishful Shoppping - Russell Chukkas

Russell Moccasin is one of the first US brands I rediscovered via Japanese web shops.  In the mid-oughts, I used to wishfully shop for Japan only,  Russell special make ups.  My favorite models were those which paired a Fishing Oxford upper with a sturdy hunting or workwear tread.  By comparison,  I was uninspired by Russell's domestic print catalog featured school yearbook quality photographs and confusing print lists of of pricing and leather selections.  Here is a pair of Russell Chukkas that caught my eye from the Japanese shop MAPS.  In addition to the Chukkas, I love the detailed product snaps and the sockless model.