Any costume designer will tell you that a great hat can be an essential part of creating a memorable character. Some of the most iconic characters in movie history have worn a unique headpiece that sets them apart from the rest.
Mongrel is a boot brand that prides themselves on being 100% Australian born and bred. Mongrel manufacturer Victor Footwear is a family company that has made boots or Australian workers since 1930. Passing on the skills of the trade and the attitude for quality workmanship down through five generations, it could be said that they know a thing or two about making tough boots for Australian conditions.
A great middle-of-the-range boot that is actually good quality can be pretty hard to find.
Winter is here and that means its even more important to make sure you have the right workwear to keep you safe and well at work. With every season there comes a new set of weather hazards that Aussie workers must deal with to get the job done, and winter weather can cause cold stress, bringing down your immunity and increasing the likelihood of contracting illnesses that keep you off the job.
In the states the fishermen call it a “Slicker”, in England, the Farmers call it a “Barbour”, and they were invented by a Scottish sailor in New Zealand in 1898, but the Oilskin coat as we know it today has its roots firmly planted in the Australian way of life.
What does it take for a boot to be elevated to the status of national icon? R.M Williams has been producing boots of outstanding handcrafted quality since 1932, and some say the Craftsman is the national boot of Australia. R.M. Williams is dedicated to sourcing the finest leathers in the world and putting them into the hands of Australia’s top craftspeople, ensuring a highly stylish yet durable boot that’s become globally famous.
Recently we came across the You Tube channel of American leather goods craftsman and boot connoisseur Rose Anvil. The reason he caught our attention is he is cutting all our boots in half!