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We believe in designing, sourcing, and producing the best leather shoes and boots we can for the best price.
We believe in designing, sourcing, and producing the best leather shoes and boots we can for the best price.
We believe in designing, sourcing, and producing the best leather shoes and boots we can for the best price.
537 backers pledged $118,445 to help bring this project to life.

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We did it! We've hit our fundraising goal, and any pledge made between now and the close of our campaign is guaranteed. 

Now we're on to our next goal, Vibram Soles if we hit $75,000! These soles will be offered as an option, not in place of the leather soles we already have. You choose! 

Check out the links below for some reviews and opinions on Tawny Goods!

Gear Gent Review - 9.4 out 10 

The Sharp Suit

Fashionista Chicago

An Acute Style

The Made Shop

All of our Goodyear welted boots and shoes are made with 100% full-grain leather, both inside and out, with a leather sole. We use the highest quality construction, with the best materials, on our versions of classic American and European style boots and shoes. 

Our boots and shoes come in whole sizes, from US men's 7-12.

UPDATED  - Due to a number of requests, we have expanded our sizes to include men's size 7.

Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.
Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.

Wingtips were created to serve a very specific purpose in Scottish and Irish bogs. Perforations in the leather allowed water to escape the shoes when wet, helping them dry quickly and evenly. Brogueing, as it is traditionally called, allows for ventilation that keeps feet cool in the summer, yet still warm in the harsh winters of the UK and Ireland.

Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.
Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.

The Toe Cap Boot is an American and British classic that is built to last. Traditional Oxford-style shoes originated in Scotland and Ireland, and they slowly became one of the most popular styles of shoes in the world. When we think of classic workwear, we think of toecaps.

Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.
Pledge $150 to receive a pair, $275 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.

Our Chukkas are classic English to the core. First brought over from India by the British Raj, the shoes get their name from the game of Polo (the one with horses) but were later worn by British Forces during WWII, when they were trudging across the Western Desert. What began as a sporting shoe for men who could afford to use horses for sport, later became the boot of choice for military men who had a job to get done.

Pledge $125 to receive a pair, $225 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.
Pledge $125 to receive a pair, $225 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.

Like our Wingtip Boots, these shoes were originally designed with perforations to allow for much faster drying time after a day spent trudging through the bogs and moors of Scotland. The holes or “brogueing” would drain water caught in the shoe, and they would look great at the local pub where the workers would end their day with a whisky and a beer.

Pledge $125 to receive a pair, $225 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.
Pledge $125 to receive a pair, $225 for two pairs, as well as other deals in the Rewards section.

The modern loafer started life on the dairy farms of Norway, but they didn't begin to catch on in Europe and America until the 1930’s. What began as a casual shoe, the loafer worked its way onto Ivy League campuses, where they first began donning their signature penny, and into more formal settings.

Our shoe bags are hand sewn in Leon, Mexico, using local and traditional fabrics. You can use them to protect your shoes, especially while traveling, and in a pinch, use them to quickly buff your shoes.

"Looking good isn't self importance, it's self-respect" - Charles Hix.

These cards share not only our personal philosophy, but also quick tips on how to wear and care for your Tawny Goods boots and shoes. 

As we get closer to the end of our Kickstarter, we've received a ton of messages regarding sole types, and especially the potential for Vibram. So, we've decided to offer Vibram soles on all of our boots and shoes if we reach $75,000 by the end of our campaign!

Tawny Goods was founded on three basic tenets: quality, style, and affordability. 

Quality: We believe that quality is intrinsically tied to heritage and integrity, and to relationships with the people who make our goods the world over.

Style: We believe that personal style and dressing well is not only a sign of respect to others around you, but a show of self respect as well.

Affordability: We believe that ultimately, quality and style should be affordable, and not exclusionary because of price.

Our shoes and boots are all handmade in Leon, Mexico by men and women who have been making boots for generations. Leon was originally founded by bootmakers and leather tanners, and those traditions are still alive and well. A walk through downtown Leon not only brings you into contact with one of the largest communities of skilled leatherworks in the world, but also the undeniable scent of leather itself.

 Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/TawnyGoods

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always intrinsic risks and challenges, but we feel we have done as much as possible to mitigate those risks.

Our shoemakers have decades upon decades of experience and enough clout to make sure any size of production run gets made in a reasonable amount of time.

If we do run into issues during production, we promise that you will be the first to know.

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    Tawny Goods "How to Care for Your Shoes" informational card and a huge Thank You.

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    A set of 2 Tawny Goods shoe bags. Handmade by sewers in Leon, Mexico.

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    One pair of Tawny Goods shoes, choose from the Wingtip Shoe or the Loafer in any color.

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    One pair of Tawny Goods boots, choose from the Toe Cap Boot, the Wingtip Boot, or the Chukka in any color.

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    2 pairs of Tawny Goods shoes. Choose from the Wingtip Shoe and the Loafer. One of each or two of the same shoes in different colors, it is up to you.

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    Shoe and Boot combo, choose one pair of shoes and one pair of boots. Wingtip Shoe/Loafer and Toe Cap Boot/Wingtip Boot/Chukka. Choose any of our three colors

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    2 pairs of Tawny Goods Boots. Choose from the Wingtip Boot, the Toecap, and the Desert Boot. One of each or two of the same boots in different colors, it is up to you.

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    The Full Monty. One pair of each of our five styles of shoes. Wingtip Shoe, Loafer, Toe Cap Boot, Wingtip Boot, and Chukka. Choose any of our three colors for each shoe.

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    A trip for 2 from LA to Leon, Mexico. We will show you around the city and take you to our shoe factory. You will get to see the beautiful city of Leon as well as the capital of Guanajuato. We will make 6 pairs of shoes for you, you choose any leather and color you want.

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