Over the years, my mindset towards consumption has changed.
This is particularly true with clothing. I don't view clothing as disposable. Before making a purchase, I think about the longevity, practicality, and the economics.
I want to buy goods that will hold up over time and can be restored when needed.
I'd rather buy it once and buy it for life. I also like the stories of the people behind the products and learning about their dedication to their craft.
Which leads me to Østmo Boots. Lars, the maker behind Østmo Boots, is a true craftsman. Every pair is made by hand using traditional Norwegian swithdown techniques.
He makes one pair at a time and Østmo Boots are constructed to last a lifetime.
When talented bootmakers like Lars recommend Blackrock to care for the boots they have made, I cannot think of a better endorsement. I am grateful he trusts Blackrock to be used on the boots he has spent hours making by hand.
I encourage you to head over to @ostmoboots and learn more about his quality boots. There is also an in depth interview by @stitchdown that I highly recommend!
*Disclaimer; nothing said above applies to merch at a show. I'm a sucker for a good band t-shirt (my excuse why I own 4 Tyler Childers shirts.) But hey, support the arts, right?