Footwear and clothing manufacturer R.M. Williams hails from Australia, as does designer Marc Newson. Recently the two collaborated, with Newson designing a new boot inspired by R.M.W.'s classic elastic-ankled Gardener Boot.
The result is the Yard Boot 365:
"The boot design embodies a sleek, streamlined aesthetic that has a unique understanding of contemporary culture - whilst always elevating the boot's heritage.
"Bench-made in South Australia and designed for year-round use, the boot is handcrafted using one single piece of leather with one back seam - true to the iconic R.M.Williams design.
"The Yard Boot 365 is is a fully lined boot with engineered elastic side gussets. The elastic gussets have an interwoven reinforced tug carefully engineered to be incorporated into the single piece of leather, assisting with foot entry. Under-foot comfort is enhanced by the addition of Poron padding under a full-leather sock lining. Finished with a rubber outsole."
"As an Australian, I was thrilled to have been asked to design a boot for R.M. Williams, a brand that I have grown up with and have great appreciation for ever since I got my first pair of boots in my early teens," Newson told GQ Australia. "I have had the most fulfilling experience collaborating with this company and especially designing a product that I have always loved."
In the U.S., the boots retail for $345.00.