[Pictured: SeaVees 02/60 7 Eye Trail boot.]
As we turn the corner on all this crappy weather Sart Inc has very much moved towards breezy California cool. Cuffed shorts, patchwork and Vans are dominating despite the fact that it most likely just snowed by you. In an attempt to keep things sunny and breezy over here while not getting too ahead of myself I think it's finally time I talked about SeaVees.
SeaVees is a brand that "celebrates the casual style of California in the 1960's" and each shoe is named after an influential date in California culture. They call themselves "purveyors of California casual" and I have to agree 100%. My favorite model from SeaVees is their 02/60 7 Eye Trail boot which does a great job of making left coast cool accessible even in these colder months. The boot, itself, is modeled after the ones worn in the VIII Olympic Winter Games that took place in February 1960 at Squaw Valley.
I'm not normally all over moccasin trail boots, but these really do seem to have a next level cool about them. I can easily picture McQueen wearing these with some slim flat front chinos, a white tee and his Persols as things are just warming up. For around $200 I believe these are incredibly reasonable as well. You can purchase the 02/60 7 Eye Trail at both SeaVees' online store and, of course, J. Crew. Also be on the lookout for a dark brown leather version available soon (image below courtesy of Selectism).
Here is SeaVees' description: "Our 02/60 Trail Boot captures the simplistic stylings and functional ideals of the boots worn in the Squaw Valley era. Made of gutsy, full grain leather with a micro-sanded and oiled top surface for durability. Moccasin stitch and 360 degree welt stitch are hand-sewn with a heavy, waxed thread. Laces are oil stuffed rawhide leather. Flat eyelets are brushed silver. Superior comfort footbed is leather lined. Features a sueded leather heel counter to secure fit. Made by our patented SeaVulc Natural Rubber manufacturing process that allows a casual shoe to be as comfortable as a sneaker. Natural Rubber is softer and more elastic resulting in superior cushioning, reduced weight, increased flexibility, and maximum slip resistance."