When you've already built the perfect blucher like Quoddy has, it could be daunting to know what to design next. The company's moccasins have been around for about a century, and in menswear, which so often looks better the simpler it is, it's usually best not to mess with a good thing. In its collaborations with Los Angeles store South Willard, the Maine-based cobblers continue to make practical, smart expansions to the line, like this classic boot-version of the suede blucher.
If you were worried that suede moccasins are a bit delicate for unpredictable weather, they've rendered another style in sturdy leather, keeping most of the look of the suede version but with a tougher exterior. We got a chance to speak with Quoddy President John Andreliunas on camera at the Capsule Tradeshow a couple of days ago and he was filled with practical, utilitarian descriptions of their designs. That pragmatism, coupled with these simple South Willard additions, shows that sticking to the quality basics is the trick to Quoddy's century-long legacy.