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Schier Vellies

Schier Shoes has been making velskoen out of Swakopmund, Namibia since 1935. 8 guys make them completely by hand and turn out 20 pairs of vellies a day. of course if you’re a south african you’ll know velskoene well as we all grew up with them – you probably call them vellies or skoens or veldskoene (as i always have). this humble shoe has been enjoying a  fashion revival in the past few years, popping up in all our department stores and being worn by the young & hip. i suppose vellies are to south africans what clogs are to the swedes – people will keep wearing them whether they are cool or not.

Velskoen, pronounced “fell-skoon” and known colloquially as “vellies,” are the ancestor of the modern-day desert boot. Vellies were first made in the 1600s, inspired by the footwear of the Khoikhoi tribe and crafted using raw materials. Later, our vellies were adapted by British travellers, packaged and renamed to be what we now know as desert boots.

Schier recently collaborated with Opening Ceremony to produce some great limited edition vellies that are accompanied by an amazing lookbook shot by photographer Jason Eric Hardwick (can’t wait to see the entire thing!) …they’ve also brought out a neon capped version which is just too cool. you can order vellies in all sorts of different colours & hides from their website.

all images courtesy of Schier & Jason Eric Eardwick

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 27

oooh wee it’s been a long time since i’ve done one of these. though it’s actually a pretty good idea to smash all the lovely interwebs fashion finds into one post because there’s just so much of it. so much of the goodness.

too many wonderful new things at la garconne to count. damn you.

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 16

bumper fashion special #19 – i’m interested to see what direction things are going to go next, feel that the rock / studded look is getting played a lot (even though… i love it)

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marc jacobs

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alix (cherry blossom girl)

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altamira

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