W'MENSWEAR X YUKETEN 'PONYTAIL DESERT BOOT'
Made specially for W’menswear for Spring Summer 19, the unlined ‘Ponytail’ shoe is made from flesh-out leather tanned in the U.S.A. Yuketen’s 'flesh-out' leather is not suede. They retain the grain side of the leather, providing a thickness, strength, and longevity which is not found with the latter material. The Yuketen signature baseball stitch overcast and elegant silhouette contributes a touch of modernism to this moccasin silhouette.
Each shoe is hand-stitched in Yuketen’s Maine factory using a three-dimensional pattern. To closely mirror the incongruence of the human foot and deliver a molded fit, seven asymmetrical pieces of leather are hand-punched and hand-sewn with awl, needle, and thread on Yuketen’s proprietary last. The result is that the 'blucher' pieces (separate leather pieces sewn to the vamp for lacing) are asymmetrical, and contour more accurately to the wearer's foot during lacing. The base of the vamp has been cinched to further ensure an integumentary fit.
Full-leather insoles, leather tucks, and steel shank reinforcements increase fitting in the arch and heel as well as lessen foot fatigue by forming a stable bridge between the heel and ball of the owner's foot. The Yuketen signature tucks are made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer.
The sole is Vibram’s soft composition outsole designed for maximum impact absorption on concrete or asphalt surfaces. Complementary to the sole detail, an exemplary sturdy and comfortable nine layers of highest quality materials: 100% veg-tan leather midsole, composition rubber midsole, and full leather overlay, are sandwiched between the lucky owner’s foot and the ground.
Domestic Shipping Within Australia
Shipping costs are based on the size and/or weight of the item purchased. All orders over $300 AUD are shipped express for free Australia-wide.
All orders shipped within Australia are sent using Startrack Express or Australia Post Express. A signature will be required for delivery, which is usually the next business day after shipping.
All orders received before 2pm will be shipped the same day wherever possible. However, we cannot guarantee next day delivery due to courier collection and occasional delays. If your order will be significantly delayed we will always do our best to keep you informed of progress.
To maximise efficient delivery, please specify an address and/or preferred delivery time when someone will be around to receive the parcel. If no-one is home the parcel will be taken to your nearest post office for collection, which can incur a re-delivery fee on our part.
International Shipping - Rest of World
Shipping costs are based on the size and/or weight of the item purchased. All orders over $600 AUD are shipped free of charge.
All orders are sent using a door to door international courier service. A signature will be required for delivery. Each country has their own system for imports with individual duty and charges based on the origin and value of the item(s). The buyer is responsible for all customs charges and/or fees.
All orders received before 2pm will be shipped the same day wherever possible. However, delays can sometimes happen due to courier collection. If significant delay is expected prior to shipping your order, we will do our best to keep you informed.
W’menswear was established in 2015 by Ponytail Journal’s Lauren Yates. The label is focused on designing garments for hard-hitting women who find peace in nature, joy with challenge and grace in femininity.
Designed at Lauren’s home in the French countryside, and produced in her country of origin Thailand, W’menswear praises the history of western workwear and it’s long lasting construction, whilst using slow mode textiles from the east and promoting mindfulness to maintain the small weaving industries that make W’menswear garments so unique.