Some Photos On the Road in Los Angeles with HELM Boots Tour July 2016

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Broc Wilson | 0 Comments







Photos On the Road with HELM Boots Tour July 2016, Days 1-3: TX, NM, AZ

Posted on July 07, 2015 by HELM Boots | 1 Comment

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MY FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES NO. 32 BY PAUL MARLOW

Posted on June 29, 2015 by HELM Boots | 0 Comments


Who are you?
Paul Marlow, a clothing designer based in New York City. I have a studio that
focuses on made to measure and custom clothing.

What’s you favorite pair of shoes?
An old pair of wing-tips from Louis Vuitton.

Why?
They are basically my flip flops at this point. I wear them everywhere, including
the beach. You’d be surprised how good they look with swim trunks and an open
collared shirt.

Where did you get them?
From Oliver Helden, my friend and design partner in Loden Dager, a clothing
company we had together for many years.

Share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes.
I’m not sure I can separate them from all the good stuff that has happened to me
in the last ten years. I wore them on my first date with my boyfriend. I was wear-
ing them when I met many of my friends. I wore them while driving my best friend
through the desert. Walking the streets of London and Paris with other friends. I
pack them for every trip, and use them much more often than my running shoes.

What sign are you?​
Scorpio. The good kind.

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MY FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES NO. 31 BY TAYLOR WELDEN

Posted on May 05, 2015 by HELM Boots | 1 Comment


Who are you? 

I’m a full-time Industrial Designer, focusing on the design and development of a softgoods and hardgoods gear to be used across various activities and industries. I also am the Senior Editor at Carryology, an officer of the Austin Facial Hair Club, a tinkerer, a rambler, a story-teller, a traveler, and a trouble maker. (Instagram @taylorwelden)

What’s you favorite pair of shoes?

My grandfather's leather boots, brand and model unknown, circa 1945. Purchased from a small department store in the town of Montrose, PA.



Why?

Probably because of the story and sentiment attached to them. My Grandfather purchased these boots shortly after the end of World War II, when he, as a “We won! I'm still alive!” gift to himself. He stopped wearing them a while back, as he now wears shoes suited for leisure and comfort. They have since been gifted to my Dad. (*see below letter from Taylor's dad) 

Where did you get them?

Someday they will eventually be passed down to me (and so on and so on). But for now, they are right where they should be... on display at my parents’ late-1700's brick farmhouse where I grew up in Hershey, PA.

Share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes.

Well, I haven’t ever worn them and I probably never will since they're a bit too small for my feet. I’m certain there are plenty of adventures these boots could tell, from when my Grandfather used them and when my Dad wore them for a couple of decades.


What sign are you?

Libra. Boar if you want to be fancy.

* Hi son—I talked to your Grampa today about the boots. As you may remember his mother (my grandmother Elsie) was the mgr. at the dept. store in Montrose where my dad thinks the boot most likely were bought around/ before ’43. There is no LL Bean logo or any other i.d. I can see on the boots to give us the original manufacture. I found this image and along with it the caption said these boots are WW1 combat boots, probably somebody’s embellishment of facts perhaps . However, except for the straps these are almost identical as you will see when you compare the photos I will be sending to you. If you have a photo now, compare it, the similarity is nearly the same except for the straps. I will send some detail shots of the stitching, construction details, rivets, etc. that may be of interest for Joshua and you as reference. It is a good example of something made well can be made to last for generations. So no confusion on this our boots are not WW1 for sure however maybe this boot/style was being made by the same company since ’14. Just a guess. On the subject of the old Montrose Department Store, when I was a little boy 1st, 2nd- 3rd grade I would do chores there for my grandmother. She bought me all my clothes there as well. My first ‘dungarees’ came from the shelves of that store. Wranglers. Stiff as slabs of wood! Downstairs was the shoe dept. I remember there was this X-Ray machine at the stair landing where one would have their feet ‘measured for correct fit’ in those days. Crazy! Fortunately not in use in the early ‘50’s. I think these were called Fluoroscopes. Fortunately I don’t remember having my feet in that. I will always have the memory of that store and that crazy machine and my jobs I did for my grandmother there. I also did work at the printing plant called the Montrose Independent, empty waste cans, and things like that . Just standing by the huge now primitive letterpress presses with the open flame bars that the web of paper would pass under through its travel through the web of rollers . The flames would heat/dry the fresh ink. I guess that is all I can tell you about the boots until I send you the photos. Love, dad

 

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MY FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES NO. 30 BY TIMOTHY MORALES

Posted on April 21, 2015 by HELM Boots | 0 Comments

Who are you? 
I'm a 26 yr. old human male from Texas. I create music and work in fashion.

What’s you favorite pair of shoes?
My pair of two-tone Justin riding boots.


Why?
They are the perfect boot! Great leather, simple style, fit any occasion....I've had them for about 5 years, 3 re-soles, and they've been with me all over the U.S.

Where did you get them?
I got them at Wasteland in LA


Share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes.
I climbed up a mountain in Big Sur and made sandwiches on the peak with my wonderful girlfriend on our first camping trip. It was a great moment.

What sign are you?​
I'm a Leo-Virgo cusp

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MY FAVORITE SHOES NO. 29 BY BRANDON ZISKIND

Posted on April 09, 2015 by HELM Boots | 0 Comments


Who are you? 

My name is Brandon Ziskind. I am a skateboarder with a healthy obsession for old things & travel. I am married to Michelle Ziskind & work as a CT Technologist at Brackenridge Hospital. 

What’s your favorite pair of shoes?

My favorite pair of shoes are always the ones I'm currently kicking the shit out of.



Why?

I love the way things look when they are really worn down. For the past few years I have been wearing these Timberland Wodehouse Oxfords. They are beer-stained, the right shoe has a creak & I'll continue wearing them untill they fall apart.

Where did you get them?

Nordstrom

Share something that’s happened to you while wearing those shoes?

Aliens

What sign are you?

Taurus

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Behind the Boots with HELM Founder Joshua Bingaman, Pt. 2

Posted on April 07, 2015 by HELM Boots | 0 Comments

Nordstrom's blog has a cool section called the "Men's Shop Daily" and they recently followed up with our founder Joshua about one of our favorite designs, the Pete brown

Click here to check it out! 

 

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