PTC X Santalum Collab No. 3.5 - The Horween Brown Chromexcel Boot
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When Collab 3 arrived, I stated that they were the most beautiful boots I've ever handled. These Collab 3.5s are no different in that respect! They exceeded every expectation I had and are matched in beauty only by the black Collab 3.
The pre-order period will last for two weeks until May 4th, after which the price will increase.
• Handmade in Indonesia by Santalum (EST 2010) • Horween Brown Chromexcel Upper • Horween Black Chromexcel Contrasting Tongue • Hand-Stitched Veldtschoen (Stitch-down) Construction with two-tone black & cream colored thread. The inner cream thread extends around the toe, and the black outer thread extends 360° around the entire boot. • The top of the midsole is painted black so that the outer black sole stitching has a stealth appearance and a slimming effect on the silhouette of the boots. • Natural Leather Midsole with Vibram 705 Half Sole • Natural Leather Stacked Slight Woodsman Heel and Vibram 705 Half Sole Heel • Brogued and Structured Cap Toe. • 8 Solid Brass Eyelets with an extra inch added to the boot's height. Height excluding the sole: 6.25" Total height from base of heel to top of boot: 8" • Low Profile Pull-Tab • Gusseted Tongue • Includes Pigeon Tree Hand-Cut "Black & Tan" Full Grain Bridle Laces. • Each boot's insole is branded with "Made for ________" and your own name, for a truly bespoke touch. • Bottom of sole is stamped with the Pigeon Tree logo on the left boot and the Santalum leaf on the right. • Co-branded shoe box with two dust covers (one for each boot), individually branded with the Pigeon Tree and Santalum logos.
My goal with this collaboration was to create my dream boot. I have always loved blurring the lines between black and brown, there are ways to merge the two in a very tasteful way. The black Collab 3 pair accomplished this marriage perfectly, and I believe this pair has done it as well. The black contrasting tongue adds a nice stylistic touch.
The woodsman heel has always been appealing to me, but I wanted it to be subtle, and with a mirror finished edge. Santalum has absolutely nailed the execution on this heel. It's perfect.
Past collabs have used the Danite Studded Sole, and while I love that sole, I wanted something with a bit more presence, and it had to be a half sole. Having that woodsman heel be stacked with pure leather, uninterrupted by the rubber of a full outsole is a thing to behold. The half sole has also given us the perk of additional branding details on the outsole, by burning our logos into the leather section between the half sole and the heel!
My favorite detail of these boots is the pristine Veldtschoen sole stitching, that utilizes both cream and black thread. By using the cream thread on the inside and the black thread on the outside, a slimming effect is achieved to the silhouette, and by having the black thread extend around the entire boot, hiding stealthily in the black painted midsole surface, it gives the boot a very polished look.
Finally, I wanted this boot to have an additional inch of height over the previous collabs. I think the benefit of your jeans staying above the top of the boot while wearing a higher cuff is an excellent perk, especially when dealing with a pulltab, which cuffs tend to get caught on.
Many of the details from the Collab 3 boots apply to these as well, for an in-depth look into why I chose certain details, see my blog post here.
Also be sure to watch the teaser video at the bottom of this listing!
Matching Belt (Black belt shown as example of how the belt will pair perfectly with the boots) -
One of my favorite things is pairing belts and boots together. I am very excited to be carrying Horween leather for the first time in my career, and what better way to launch it than with a brand new belt exclusively available with these boots!
9-10oz Horween Brown Chromexcel, hand stitched together with the signature black & cream thread that makes these boots so special. Completed with a Patent Pending Brass Double Prong Quick Release Buckle and Solid Brass Keeper. My buckle hardware is of the very highest quality and made in England.
Because this belt will be exclusively available with purchase of these boots, it will be discounted by $20 off the standard belt price.
Please measure one of your old belts according to my sizing system: Measure from the END of the belt buckle to the hole that fits you best.
Input your measurement along with your boot measurements in the measurements section.
Ordering and Sizing Details-
These boots are custom sized per order. I've attached a sizing diagram to the images above. The key point here is to make sure that your foot is fully expanded when tracing the outline, because of this, it's most helpful to have someone trace your foot for you. If you were to kneel and trace your own foot, the pressure wouldn't be evenly distributed on your foot and it wouldn't be able to expand fully. If in doubt, size up slightly. Please provide the measurements in CM for our friends in Indonesia.
In addition to your foot's measurement, include as many brands of boot/sneaker as you can and what size you wear in each. The more reference the better.
Your measurements should be input into the "Measurements Length / Width" section above - if you want to get your order in, but supply me with your measurements later on, you can e-mail me after your order has been placed and I will update your order notes with the measurement details.
Chromexcel is inherently prone to scuffing. It's as much of a detriment as it is a perk, you must come to terms with and love every scuff to fully appreciate how wonderful CXL is. I recommend Smith's Leather Balm wholeheartedly for this leather. It will not remove scuffs entirely, but it will do a beautiful job of minimizing them. I don't recommend over conditioning, for most situations a thorough brushing with a horsehide brush will be enough.
Past collabs have had a 2-4 month turnaround. While Santalum has made strides in improving their turnaround time, I put massive emphasis on not rushing a good thing. I would rather them take a little bit of extra time and ensure a perfect boot, than rush them out the door with possible issues. Every boot will be inspected by myself and paired with my Black & Tan Bridle laces before being shipped out to you. I will be providing updates along the way as soon as they become available!
I will be sending the order details to Santalum as they come in so production can begin immediately.
*Please note that there is a +$30 upcharge for measurements above 29cm
Return Policies and Disclaimers-
• Because the boots (and belt) are custom sized, they will both be final sale. If there's been an error in sizing with either the boots or belt, then we will work to correct the problem as quickly as possible. Please double and triple check all of your measurements so there will be no errors from your side of things. • Horween Chromexcel is a very soft leather, and as such some machine marks will be visible along some of the stitching seams. This is normal and will even out with wear.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch and myself or Santalum will be able to offer the info you need.