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ACL Exclusive | RRL Bowery Boot

Jul 16th, 2009 | Categories: Americana, Footwear, Made in the USA | by Michael Williams

You have to hand it to the folks at RRL, when they do something they do it right. Through my thorough detective work I got my hands on photos of a limited edition pair of bench-made leather boots. As one would expect from RRL, all of the bona fides are present and accounted for. Made in the USA from Horween leather with vintage deadstock Cat Paw heels. The super small quantity (multiple dozens) will be available mid to late August at RRL stores for $750. Rumor is each shop will get a few pairs and that is it, so if you want them you have your work cut out for you. More photos after the jump.






Comments: 14

14 Comments to “ACL Exclusive | RRL Bowery Boot”

  1. Chris
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 8:09 AM

    Real stunners and Cats Paw heels to boot!

  2. Matt
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 8:34 AM

    Those are a truly a thing of beauty! Way out of my price range (barring I win the lottery), but probably well worth it.


  3. Rob B.
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 10:18 AM

    Great boots, but given the Wolverine 1000K boots just hit shelves, I’m not sure these similarly styled RRLs are worth an additional $500. Not denying the beauty though.

  4. BobbyRieg
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 10:20 AM

    That is a great retro look. The toe is just like my Army jump boots. Sometimes the best things in life are from our past.
    Thanks Michael

  5. Matt
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 3:02 PM

    Check out these Derby Boots:

  6. Mr.Ray
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 4:44 PM

    Very Nice…. Thank you for sharing.


  7. CraftLA
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 5:10 PM

    I have had some boots custom made from one of the gentleman involved in the making of this boot…. very impressive work. If my boots are any indication, these will feel as good in the hand and on the foot as they look in pictures.

  8. janet
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 5:25 PM

    Have you ever considered putting women’s wear on your american list. We need one. Thanks.

  9. Michael Williams
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 5:26 PM


    I have honestly never considered it. Leslie from Archival Clothing should be in charge of that, she’s the expert!


  10. janet
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 5:26 PM

    My son just told me there was no chance in this!

  11. tons of land
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 5:44 PM

    any idea who’s manufacturing these boots for RL?

  12. kodou
    on Jul 16th, 2009
    @ 9:52 PM

    I second Archival clothing.
    Your sites would make a good pairing for a his and hers list.

  13. Geoff
    on Dec 20th, 2009
    @ 8:12 PM

    I work for Ralph Lauren as an artist in Manhattan and I have the pleasure of owning a pair of these baby’s and I really must say that they are truly one of a kind art.

    on Feb 6th, 2010
    @ 2:03 AM

    I love these boots .
    Were can I buy them ?