J.M.WESTON x UNIFORME
For Spring-Summer 2023, J.M. WESTON invited UNIFORME founders Hugues Fauchard and Rémi Bats to revisit a house classic.
First introduced in 1946, J.M WESTON's 180 moccasin — in fine box leather, with a durable and re-soleable Goodyear construction and a distinctive cut-out mouette (or "seagull") band on its upper — became a generational favorite both in France and overseas. (In the US, it became the iconic "penny loafer.")
Drawing on shared values of craftsmanship, sustainable sourcing and waste-free design, UNIFORME gives that timeless style its own military-inspired, utilitarian twist: The versatile 180 "Wanderer" features contrasting white hand-stitching and thick "commando" notched rubber outsoles developed by J.M. WESTON for comfort of wear in either urban settings or the great outdoors. Echoing the UNIFORME ready-to-wear line, a discreet yet distinctive rectangular label appears over the back seam.
“Historically, Weston shoes are made to last and the quality of their construction lets them stand up to almost anything,” said Hugues Fauchard and Rémi Bats.
“In choosing the moccasin, we wanted to take a renowned urban archetype and transpose it to an outdoor context. The Wanderer is an homage to shared values of quality, craftsmanship and utilitarian luxury.”
This new fashion staple comes in two versions: in black with a natural-toned rubber sole, or in a black-soled deep khaki shade sourced from J.M. WESTON existing leather archive.
To optimize resources and minimize waste, cuttings from these styles have been fashioned into lanyard key fobs with a protective cloche, an elegant and practical accessory in black or khaki box leather and in natural, slow-tanned vegetable Bastin leather with contrasting topstitching, designed to be worn around the neck.