Showing posts from December, 2020

Palladium’s New Recycled Collection Is Made From Plastic Bottles

 For its FW20 collection, Palladium introduces a rugged selection of sustainable footwear. Made from 100% waterproof materials, the forward-thinking collection features hardwearing details, alongside sustainable and responsible components. With at least 9.5 recycled plastic bottles in each boot, the collection seamlessly fuses all-day sneaker-style comfort with rugged boot-inspired durability. Palladium makes a bold play for sustainability, mixing rugged styles with recycled plastic bottles, repurposed rubber, and waterproof thermoplastic membranes. Led by a tonal colour scheme, each boot is championed by minimal branding and modern design, with colours such as classic all-black, vibrant orange and yellow Founded on a storied heritage of over 70 years, the classic Palladium Pampa silhouette was originally designed as a resistant yet lightweight canvas boot. Fast forward to the 90s – the style was adopted by underground music culture, gaining popularity amongst grunge and

Carhartt WIP - Winter Jackets, Trousers & Accessories

This week’s Carhartt WIP product edit features a selection of winter-ready staples, including outerwear inspired by classic Carhartt WIP work jackets but executed in a seasonal wool fabric, as well as accompanying accessories such as scarves and gloves, each bearing subtle ‘C’ logo labelling. Alongside this is an assortment of pants, executed in heavier fabrics, such as corduroy and washed denim, making them suitably robust for the months ahead. Shop online now at Fat Buddha Store .

Brand Profile - Kleman

Here at Fat Buddha Store we are thrilled to welcome our latest brand; fine French shoemaker Kleman . In this blog post we will go over the storied history of the brand and how they came to define modern footwear.  A shoemaker and bootmaker by trade, René Cléon joined the front lines during the Second World War. He was taken prisoner in 1940 during the Battle of France and spent 5 years in captivity in a Stalag in Germany, where he continued to model small leather shoes in his spare time. Probably hoping to be back soon to his homeland, the idea of launching his shoe manufacturing workshop is gradually growing. At the end of the war in 1945, in the weeks following his return, he formed a team of apprentices and bought his first stitching and assembly machines. The story begins in the family home in La Romagne, with a specialization on Kneipp sewn mixed models, then the business grows and a factory is built. The sons Jacques and Louis-Marie took up the torch and diversified t

Taion Down for Winter

Tokyo-based TAION is on a mission to create the best down jackets. Specialising in down-filled mid-layers that are both lightweight and utilitarian, each garment has been expertly crafted to ensure both warmth, style and comfort. TAION — which aptly translates to ‘body temperature’ in Japanese — comprises 90% mature waterfowl feather down in each piece, alongside 10% 650 fill feather. On the outside is a fully water-repellent film, thanks to its high-density nylon outer and an all-over protective finish. Arriving in the form of a Crewneck Button Down Jacket and Button Down Vest , each piece arrives in an array of colourways, from navy and green to black and charcoal.   

Solavair Leather Explained

We are often asked the difference between the various types of leather used to manufacture Solovair . Here they have presented a brief summary of their finishes and basic care tips suited for each leather type to help you find your ideal shoe or boot. All Solovair leather footwear is made from bovine leather, specifically cowhide. This is the most abundant leather type that is used by premium leather goods brands. With the exception of Horween Chromexcel leather (which is sourced from the USA), all our leathers are sourced from European tanneries and cattle. Bovine leather offers maximum value for money in terms of durability, elegance and texture. It is also water and abrasion resistant; but is not ‘waterproof’.  The majority of Solovair boots (including our bestselling Black 8 Eye Derby Boots ) are made using smooth corrected leather. Corrected leather is created by splitting full-grain leather, buffing or sanding the grain surface to remove marks or imperfections, an