It's not everyday that a manufacturer is happy for a transparent dissection of its products. But in a bid to demonstrate the quality of our shoes, Arterton and Yearn has partnered with Dan Watkins of Tring Shoe Repair to take an in-depth look at the construction, materials, and details of the OXF 719.
The result is an entertaining and informative video -- no doubt due to Dan's natural charm. The video has garned over 50 thousand views in the short time it's been published.
Image 1. Dan examines the leather uppers, which are sourced from the Weinheimer tannery
"Made in China" has almost become bad epiphet and conjures up notions of poor quality. In truth, we submit that whether a particular make produces quality goods is dependent on a set of individualised factors specfic to that workshop, and not the country in which they are located. Some Chinese workshops are bad, and some are better.
Image 2. Dan removes the sole of the OXF719 to take a closer look.
Image 3. Removing and examiming the superior hand-welt.