November 30, 2011

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES: Sebago Collaborations

We're all about a well-booted man here at Penelope's, which is why we're stocking a solid range of Sebago boots this season. But these aren't just any ol' Sebagos, they're collaborations with some of our favorite menswear companies: BILLYKIRK and Filson.

The BILLYKIRK x Sebago collaboration combines the Bray Brothers' clean aesthetic and emphasis on quality leatherwork with a classic Sebago boot design rescued by the brothers from the company's archives. It's called the Fairhaven and it might be the most versatile style in the shop. It's a lean moc toe boot, casual enough to wear on a daily basis. The Bray Brothers have given us three versions: a short tan chukka-style fairhaven, a deep navy-black fairhaven boot with a fresh white sole, and an oiled brown leather fairhaven. Each style features a full-grain leather upper, full leather socklining, corrosive resistant Sebago eyelets, cushioned heel, and Sebago Docksides slip-resistant sole.

Filson brings a certain woodsy-ness to their collaboration, making Sebagos just as appropriate on land as at sea. It's all about the combination of rugged full-grain leather with Filson's famous tan tin cloth. The Kettle boot is the most classic; it's a traditional handsewn, Blucher moccasin with leather rawhide laces, leather socklining, EVA midsole and Vibram rubber sole. The Knight is a shorter version of the Kettle, hitting at the ankle and made with a lighter tan leather. The Osmore boot features a few more stylish bells and whistles, bringing it closer to Sebago's classic boat shoe.

November 3, 2011


Keep the chills at bay with our warm and cozy new arrivals...

pendleton portland collection harding shift dress $248
[wool definitely makes a dress warm. and nobody does it better than pendleton.]

petit bateau navy 3 button sweater $130
[a classic done just right.]

fidelity by gerald and stewart orange duffle cape $218
[just add longsleeves for a chic--and weather appropriate--silhouette.]

something else chunky knit rollneck sweater $148
[the perfect shape for an oversized sweater.]

[super versatile with a removable liner.]

brooklyn tailors dark blue chambray $155
[everything you love about brooklyn tailors but with a little more heft.]

our legacy reverse weave great sweat $125
[our legacy makes some of the best sweatshirts out there.]

gant rugger navy stripe skipper sweater $198
[densely knit and graphic.]

dunderdon kn20 wool knit cardigan $178
[thick. wooly. manly.]

dunderdon j38 husk jacket $248
[we carry the j38 every year for a reason. it's warm, affordable and made in sweden where they're serious about wintry elements.]