While the Timberland brand is synonymous with their timeless boot; the truth is, Timberland has a lot to offer the modern man and are pioneers in fashion, technology, and yes, even environmental health. Timberland is constantly developing new and innovative ways to manufacture and consume products that change how we look, think, and feel. From their new Bee Line, created with Pharell Williams for Billionaires Boys Club, highlights the importance of saving the bee community, to sourcing 100% recycled PET fabrics, Timberland make it easy to take fashion to the next level.
To find out more, we picked out three items we loved to see what Timberland is up to, and how the manufacturing and design process is helping everyday essentials set a new Male Standard. Check it out.
Groveton Plain Toe Chukka Leather Shoe
If you love the timeless look of Timberland and want a modern, eco-friendly twist, the new Earthkeepers® Groveton Plain Toe Chukka Leather Shoe is for you! Featuring 100% recycled PET laces, 100% recycled PET mesh lining and footbed cover made from recycled plastic bottles, this shoe is dismissing the myth that fashion and the environment can’t get along. The upper is made from nubuck and Cordura® nylon for rugged durability and features a unique L7 lug design that has stylish multi-directional leading edges.
We love the thoughtful addition of the OrthoLite® comfort foam insoles that provide moisture transport, antimicrobial function and long-term cushioning for your feet. The ultra-breathable material won’t break down or lose cushioning, which means your footwear will remain comfortable and supportive. This is often overlooked, but a vital role in footwear.
The Mount Davis Timeless Waxed Canvas Jacket
Timberland is fighting off wet weather and wind with their new The Mount Davis Timeless Waxed Canvas Jacket. This classic bomber was an unassuming garment until we tried it on; we fell in love. Exclusive Dryvent™ technology offers breathable waterproof protection and repelling wetness on the outside and sealing the garment on the inside. The side-entry pockets are there to protect your hands while a chest pocket keeps your valuables close. The design features rubber trim closures that ensure no water can sneak inside while you’re busy exploring the great outdoors.
Adkins Leather Duffle Bag
Possibly the best looking item of our Timberland haul, the Adkins Leather Duffle Bag is a real head turner. We get compliments on it everywhere we go thanks to its gorgeous hand-dyed tumbled leather. This is a silver rated tannery leather, which means one or more of the major components use at least 50% leather tanned in a facility rated Silver or higher by a third-party environmental audit. The Leather Working Group judges and classifies tanneries based on energy use, waste production, and water treatment.
The size is elegantly between a compact and a mid-size and is perfect for those long weekends away. The leather is soft but durable, and the choice of handheld or belted holdall is helpful. If you are looking for a solid investment piece, we highly recommend checking out the Adkins Leather Duffle Bag. It easily jumped to our favorites list.
The Male Standard Verdict
It’s no surprise that Timberland is on the forefront of men’s fashion, but what we love is how practical their products are; the duffel bag is the perfect size for a weekend or a more. It held up between airports and looked amazing compared to other luggage. It was also small enough that I could carry it in the car or to a friends house without feeling weighed down. The shoes were incredibly comfortable, which is an obvious but often missed the mark in men’s shoes. Plus, the color is on point.
For me, the Grass Mountain Bomber in Dark Sapphire stole the show; I thought I would love the shoes the most, but the jacket is a real underdog that deserves a moment in the spotlight. Timberland has gone all out and didn’t spare any detail. The fabrics are lightweight and premium. They wear fantastically and are extremely resilient. It’s a practical yet stylish jacket that reminds me of California – wear it in the city or head out to the mountains, the choice is yours.
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