TIMBERLAND & SHARP
As we’ve been spending more weekends in the great outdoors, we’ve developed a fresh appreciation for classic workwear like quilted puffer vests and rubber-soled boots. Hence our new focus when it comes to updating our wardrobes for winter: clothes that put a fashion-forward spin on heritage staples. After all, why shouldn’t our downtown adventures embrace all-weather durability too? There’s a comforting, tried-and-true appeal to timeless industrial fashions that feels especially appropriate right now. The only caveat we’ve discovered is that many offerings are only available in a rather restrained and earthy palette of brown, beige, and army green.
No wonder we’re so excited about Timberland’s latest collaboration with Bee Line. Not only do their new 6-inch boots arrive equipped with rubber toe caps and overlays ready to stand up to the worst of the season’s precipitation, but thanks to their vibrant palette, they’re also perfect for elevating our downtown street style. In other words: no need for dorky galoshes to protect your footwear during snowy stomps through the city this winter. Opt for these boots, and stand out from the crowd for the right reasons.
Credit for the capsule collection’s bold approach to colour goes to Bee Line, part of the Billionaire Boys Club clothing empire run by Nigo and Pharrell Williams. Four bold colour options — navy, orange, olive, and yellow — fuse substance with style to let you inject some playful personality into your look. Speckled laces in contrasting hues further accentuate each boot’s pop art impact. The end result: a winning combination of streetwear and workwear.
Beyond their colourful rubber detailing, the boots maintain all the appeal of classic Timberlands. Honouring the brand’s traditional silhouette, the boots are also constructed from the same classic wheat nubuck leather that Timberland is known for — a material that has more than earned its own reputation for standing up to the elements. A TimberDry waterproof membrane adds additional protection against December sleet, while a removable anti-fatigue footbed keeps the shoes as comfortable as they are durable. In another signature Timberland touch, the brand’s tree logo is embossed into the heel. (A commemorative rubber hang tag embossed with Bee Line’s logo reflects the other half of this notable team-up.)
Of course, no design meant for the great outdoors is earning our endorsement unless it’s also doing its part to preserve the beauty of the great outdoors. In this case, Timberland and Bee Line’s capsule collection keeps in line with the sustainability focus of both brands, adopting recycled materials and appropriate environmental practices. A Re-BOTL fabric lining leverages Timberland’s innovative eco-conscious material developed to reduce plastic waste. (To date, the equivalent of 345 million plastic bottles have already found their way into Timberland products.) Meanwhile, each boot’s upper leather is sourced from an LWG Silver-rated tannery — meaning they’re keeping the future in mind by meeting key sustainability benchmarks.
Just act fast! This collaboration follows in the footsteps of past Bee Line x Timberland collaborations, which have included wingtip brogues and a honeycomb print edition that both sold out quickly. And you never know when that first big winter snowstorm will show up in the forecast.