Herbert Schier "Velskoen" Handmade Shoes

Herbert Schier “Velskoen” Handmade Shoes

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We’re just gonna come right out and say it – globalization is awesome. Phones from Korea and China, brides from Russia and now shoes from Namibia. Swakopmund, Namibia to be exact. That’s right, Namibia, as in the western coast of Africa. The eight Damara gentlemen that work in the Herbert Schier factory assemble these “Velskoen” handmade shoes using vegetable-dyed Kudu leather. Apparently the Kudu is a large native antelope (even though it sounds like a creature from Star Wars or Harry Potter) culled for population purposes and ultimately to be turned into a sweet pair of boots. The suede upper is combined with a leather foot bed – completely by hand. Hurry boy, they’re waiting at Hickorees for you, but don’t wait too long because they’re gonna sell out fast.

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The coat rack is a necessary part of any entryway, but the functionality can get bogged down in all the coats, hats, scarves and bags that inevitably get stacked on each of the rungs or hooks. You won’t have that problem with The Switchboard coat rack. The 30″ long triangular rack includes 25 triangular wood hooks that rest against the wall until you fold them down to hold each of your daily items you don’t need for the moment. Made from beech wood, Switchboard is as stylish as it is functional.

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