How to Wear: Barking Rough Out

Barking Rough Out Style Guide

Our premier Rough Lands boot in Barking Rough Out is a special style made with unique leather sourced from England (what’s up brothers?). The gruff appearance of rough-out leather was carefully picked from renown tannery C.F. Stead & Co, so that we’d have just a slightly spiffier style compared to our other three colorways. Barking Rough Out also costs a wee bit more than the other colors, due to the rare nature of the leather.

For that reason, the best pairings for this boot are dressier choices: chinos instead of jeans, button-ups underneath sweaters instead of fail safe t-shirts. That’s not to say these aren’t supposed to be worn with jeans – they can really be worn with whatever your heart desires. We just happen to favor a more polished kind of look with these boots.

Rough-out leather places smooth side facing inward, exposing the rougher, full-grain side and boosting a shoe’s resistance to the elements. Because of it’s gruff appearance, this type of leather is often easily mistaken for suede.

Today, we’ve paired these fancier-pants boot with classic, everyday men’s chinos cuffed carefully at the bottom.  It works best for dressier daytime events that require a dress code just a step above the average jeans. Pair with a dark brown belt, and layer a collared button-up underneath a clean sweater.

This boot was featured on the feet of four members of The Huffington Post team. Each staff member styled the shoes a completely different way, showing just how versatile these babies are.  See it here.

Purchase a pair for yourself for $225 here.

How To Wear: Bison Pull-Up

Bison Pull Up 2

When dressing for the occasional casual occasion, your best bet is to wear a pair of worn in boots that emanate an easy, laid-back vibe. This is exactly why we chose versatile brown leather and a classic cream outsole for our Bison Pull-Up boot. This color combination is an easy match for just about every wash of your favorite denim – from faded to dark.

With the every day grind fully in mind, we built this boot to be a no-brainer style.  And the only way to do them justice is to wear them with an equally laid-back, relaxed outfit. Today we’re blasting the spotlight onto a comfortable and easy everyday look of light wash denim jeans, a grey wool coat and our loosely-laced Bison Pull-Ups.

To further play up the boot’s casual-cool vibe, loosen the laces and tuck your jeans slightly behind an exposed tongue. Fashioned to be thrown on on the way out the door, here’s a boot that will allow you to master your everyday style.

Bison Pull Up 1

Brooklyn Boot on CoEd


Sort of like the game of telephone, CoEd ran a story covering The Huffington Post‘s coverage of us. And now we’re covering it here!

But unlike a game of telephone, the message of the story has not changed: People love our boots! In a piece called Huffington Post Staffers Model Some Manly Fashions,” we’re happy to see the folks at CoEd approve of both HuffPo’s editors, and our boots!

Read it here.

Brooklyn Boot on Huffington Post

HuffPo Image

Just about midway through our campaign, the guys over at Huffington Post ran an awesome story about our boots called, “The One Fall Essential Every Man Should Own.” High praise, right?

Four of the site’s most stylish staffers took on New York City wearing a pair of our Rough Lands boots in Barking Rough Out. We love that although they all wore the same boot, each editor styled it differently to show off its versatility.

Read the full article here.

Brooklyn Boot Company Officially Launches

BBC Kickstarter Screen

Monday, September 15, 2014 was an exciting day for us. It marked the beginning of our Brooklyn Boot Company Kickstarter campaign, where we began taking pre-orders for our debut boot. After figuring out cost of production, materials and labor, we landed on $50,000 as our campaign goal and opted for a 30-day window to raise the funds.

Fast-forward to one month later on Wednesday, October 15, which was decidedly an even more thrilling day for us. That morning at 9:00AM, we finished our Kickstarter campaign with an astounding $117,817 pledged by 857 backers who are actively helping us establish our Made In America brand. We’re beyond grateful to everyone  who has supported us and we’re finally ready to make good on our end of the promise, which is to manufacture and deliver quality boots!

We’ve included a size chart on all of our product pages to help you find your perfect size.  We offer free exchanges for our Kickstarter backers who initially ordered an incorrect size.

Production in our factory is in full swing and we are pushing hard to get our boots out to you next month. We plan to start shipping boots in the middle of November, but there’s a chance production will continue into late November/early December as we have exceeded our expectations for how many boots we’d be making! Either way, we’ll keep everyone updated throughout the process.

Thanks again to everyone that has backed and shared our project on Kickstarter. We are so unbelievably grateful for the support and response we’ve received, and we’re eager to continue making quality USA made goods available at an affordable price. With the end of our Kickstarter campaign, the beginnings of our brand can now push ahead in full force. Stay tuned!