The ‘60s are a treasure trove of style. Movies and television shows that take place in the era are never short on inspiration. Vintage wardrobe pieces transport us back in time, while it’s also fun to think about how they could translate into our own modern, everyday style.
With Brad Pitt seen wearing the Two Button Boot on the big screen this year, the demand for the Minnetonka classic has been on the rise. The moccasin boots were first created in the ‘60s, but the good news is that they are now available for men and women! GQ recently covered the Two Button Boot and its trending appeal. See it here to learn more about how Pitt and renown costume designer Arianne Phillips revived them.
With suede and lots of personality, the Minnetonka boot is a natural fit for California casual looks. Take advantage of the limited time reissue of the men’s boots. They have a rich American history while also being a versatile and comfortable go-to shoe. Read on to discover more about this distinctive suede ankle boot.
FROM HERITAGE TO HOLLYWOOD
The moccasin ankle boots are part of our Heritage Collection for women and men, a special group of moccasins and boots originally designed decades ago. Created in 1969, the Two Button Boot came at a time when individual expression was commonly represented in fashion. In the late ‘60s, fringe and suede were ubiquitous, in part by the hippie peace and love movement of the era. Minnetonka released several suede boots, and 50 years later they are still sought after pieces, from across the country to today’s top fashion influencers.
Like our other boots, the Two Button Boot is crafted with quality at the forefront. It’s constructed with genuine suede leather and features a padded insole for a soft step. The two buttons are actually metal conchos, which really make the boot a standout piece. With a moccasin influence, the ankle boot features suede fringe and ties. The men’s reissue Hardsole features a thin rubber sole. Women’s sizes are also available, with the choice of the similar Hardsole as well as a barefoot-like Softsole version.
HOW TO WEAR THE LOOK
The Two Button Boot is a way to integrate a vintage piece into your look. Highly versatile, you can style with classic pieces, or go as far as you want with the retro vibes. Follow Brad Pitt’s lead with a denim trucker jacket. Add jeans and a statement belt to go for the contemporary ranch style denim suit. For another bold look, pair with a layered Hawaiian shirt and large aviator glasses. On both men and women, matching the boots with a simple jeans and T-shirt combo looks as cool in 2019 as it did in 1969.
Don’t miss out on the men’s limited reissue or the women’s popular version. Due to high demand, the Two Button Boot has been flying off the shelves. Snag the star style for yourself while you can enjoy the comfort of a soft suede boot. It captures the spirit of an exciting era, and it’s a great way to integrate an authentic piece of Americana into your wardrobe.