Bodega x Palladium – “Fisticuffs” Boots
Boston based brand Bodega and heritage boot brand Palladium have joined forces on a version of Palladium’s signature ‘Baggy’ boot. The partnership came about due to both brands having strong Boston connections.
‘Having lived through many Boston winters myself, I knew that the guys at Bodega would be experts in creating a boot for Fall/Winter’ said Palladium’s VP of Marketing Barney Waters. The ‘Fisticuffs’ boot features a herringbone pattern on the upper and rich chocolate leather, harkening back to the formal dress of the Victorian gentleman. ‘Fisticuffs’ is slang from England’s Victorian era when gentlemen settled their differences in hand to hand duels. ‘Back then, people were polite, even when they were about to throw fists at each other’ said Barney Waters of Palladium, himself an Englishman. ‘When things got rough, there was still a formality and etiquette to the occasion. There were rules of conduct. This boot is the same way; it’s ready to get down and dirty, but the materials are of high quality, allowing it to be dressed up’.
Dan from Bodega added ‘Scattered throughout the boot are subtle details relating back to this theme because let’s face it boots are meant to kick ass. As a store we’re always looking to diversify our brands and Palladium was an obvious choice. From a retail stand point it’s a great looking product with that important mix of quality fabrication, well considered materials, heritage, and value.’
The Bodega ‘Fisticuffs’ boot features premium leathers for the vamp and a contrasting herringbone material for the upper. The wool lining, comfort foot bed and gusset tongue make it the essential boot for the fall/winter season. Each pair of boots will be individually numbered, with only 396 pairs being available globally. Available at Bodega on November 6th, 2010.