18 East x Padmore & Barnes

It really boggles my mind that motherfuckers used to STYLE on folks just by doing their jobs. Miners and their beat-up, broken-in denim. French artisans and their chore coats. Every single article of clothing that’s ever been supplied to military personnel. Now I’m leaning into that old Aran fisherman lifestyle with 18 East’s collaboration with Irish shoemaker, Padmore & Barnes. The monk-strapped shoe and asymmetrical tie closure boot are crepe-soled masterpieces cut from a single piece of English suede. Dare I say that these $175 beauts are better than many – if not most – Clarks, which Padmore & Barnes are the original manufacturer of. Now that THAT purchase is out of the way, let’s talk about fishing; what is it.

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