Sebago Crest Collection: Artisanal Craftsmanship

Spring is inching upon us, and so loafer season is coming to a start. The versatile style can be dressed up or dressed down, worn with socks for cooler days or without for the warmer ones. It’s a tried and true style, and this spring and summer season Kixters.com is featuring the Sebago Crest Collection as one of the loafer go-tos. But what makes this collection so special?

The Crest Collection is an ode to artisanal craftsmanship – each style boasts a commitment to quality and comfort, and each pair of shoes is handcrafted from the finest leathers. The defining feature on these is the use of Horween leathers, which is an American tannery that’s been around since 1905. Among their product specialties other than footwear is also athletic equipment – specifically footballs, basketballs, and baseball gloves. The leathers come from native hides, and the no-nonsense manufacturing of these leathers proves an acute attention to quality and detail. Horween processes their hides starting in a raw, cured state all the way through to finished leather.

This year Sebago celebrates its 70th anniversary, and what better way to honor the brand’s enduring expert craftsmanship and quality than with a limited collection? The Crest Collection features Horween bison leather uppers, characterized by a fuller grain texture and a softer finish. The loafers are lined with softest sheepskin to wrap your feet in comfort, and completed with a leather-lined memory foam footbed. Genuine brass eyelets dotting along the outside are rust-resistant. Each pair is crafted by hand from only the finest cut of leather, and in so doing rendering each pair as its own unique manifestation.

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Here at Kixters, we carry three styles from the Crest Collection. Choose the Crest Cayman II for a relaxed loafer look. A soft upper will make these feel as timeless as they look, and the same rings true for the Crest Docksides, although they do feature a more rigid structure. For the most rigid structure – although still retaining the sheepskin lining and memory foam – in the collection is a second version of Crest Docksides in a gorgeous dark brown leather and contrasting egret slip resistant non-marking sole. The leather on these is a smooth finish, without any grain.

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So there you have it folks – the Crest Collection at Kixters. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of loafers for the season, or even if you’re looking for a gift for your partner, dad, or even grandpa, choose the collection that epitomizes trusted quality, effortlessness, and timeless appeal.

See you at our stores soon!

 

by New Haven Staff