Both selvedge denim and the goodyear welted boots Red Wing Shoes offers have their inspiration rooted in American workwear and are in my opinion are quite unique which helps creating a distinctive diversity. I was a universal soldier type of worker within the company back then. Accounting errands, administrative work, launching and managing the online shop, and of course retail management. From 2013 on, when Kay was personally responsible for the Red Wing Shoe Stores I grew to become something like a general manager. But the both of us were still all about denim and vintage clothing apart from our main denim thing, with the Red Wing Shoe Stores.
His likeness of raw denim and also rugged boots and heavy music resonated well with us from the start and we were amazed to find out that he partnered with Kay to open up a denim-focused store in Boston literally next to Red Wing Heritage shop called Statement Store.
With their second year since opening ongoing, we took time to chat with Josh about his impressions of the city and the numbers on the progress of their sales.
What are some of your favorite local businesses that you like to support?
Off the top of my head there are two places which come into my mind right away, and I am a loyal client of both of them. Firstly, Man vs. Machine, which is THE most popular coffee spot in that Massachusettsian city and is located right around the corner. I know that everyone who loves a good cup of java will also become a fan for it, that’s for sure. Super friendly staff, in-house roastery and best place in town to start the day.