Tag Archives: Oak Street Bootmakers

Oak Street Bootmakers Navy Suede Red Brick Sole Trail Oxford

When something good happens in Chicago my mind usually immediately jumps to Oak Street Bootmakers for my Midwest Monday post. The brand has established itself as the Chicago clothing company in my mind. Today I’ve got Chicago on my mind because Northwestern finally … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Lakeshore Campus Chukka

Class is in full swing across the country. I found myself running through the Butler campus this past week. I noticed a lot of sneakers and boat shoes, but no chukkas. Yet. As soon as fall hits and the leaves … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Peanut Suede Dainite Sole Campus Chukka

Suede and chukka don’t typically conjure up images of traversing through the snow. Water and suede don’t exactly mesh well together and snow typically calls for a heftier boot. But there’s no reason all three of those can’t get along … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Midwest Monday

The goal of Great Lakes Prep from day one was to provide a Midwestern voice in an area often dominated by the South and the East Coast. That meant that I couldn’t just feature brands from those regions, that I … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Lakeshore Boot

There’s something brewing on the lake shore right now. I had a gut feeling the Bears could be good this year, despite all the evidence to the contrary, and now they’re suddenly resurgent at 4-5, even with half of their … Continue reading

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Human: George Vlagos Boot Maker

The Midwest has a long history of leading the country in shoe manufacturing. Allen Edmonds, Red Wing, Wolverine, Cole Haan. The names could make up a Mt. Rushmore of American shoes. Oak Street Bootmakers upholds that tradition and ensures it … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Plain Toe Blucher

Every season Chicago’s Oak Street Bootmakers keeps the Midwestern shoe-making tradition going strong with a solid collection of new shoes. For spring/summer 2015 the company has released three new styles. Two of them, a hybrid penny loafer/sneaker and a hybrid … Continue reading

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Brand Bracket Conference Tournaments: Western Finals

Voting will close at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 15.  Vote for your favorite brand in each poll (only once per poll please). Winners earn a spot in the Brand Bracket. Two Harbors Fidelis vs. Mitchell Bat Co. Fidelis just … Continue reading

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Brand Bracket Conference Tournaments: Western Semifinals

Voting will close at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 12.  Vote for your favorite brand in each poll (only once per poll please). Winners advance to the championship round of their respective conferences. Two Harbors Lumina vs. Mitchell Bat … Continue reading

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The Field Guide: Give Tired Misconceptions the Boot

The Field Guide is a weekly feature highlighting some of the best reads and news across the internet.  Stop by every Wednesday for a round up of what’s relevant that week.

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