This is a pre-order item.
From Victorian era curiosities to early 20th century equestrian and motorcycle wear to rare WW2 era items - Black Sign garments are beautifully constructed, with a shared identity and aesthetic cohesion running through the collection to a degree we rarely see in brands focusing on reproductions & recreations.
For this exclusive collaboration, they've partnered with Clinch Boots. Clinch is made by BRASS, one of the first high-end shoe repair shops to open in Japan, owned and operated by Minoru Matsuura. Starting with simple shoe repairs, they quickly branched out - developing their own custom lasts and rebuilding vintage footwear, before eventually developing their own in-house line.
The meeting of their minds has resulted in the most impressive boots we've ever seen: the Transcontinental Boots. Standing at an average of 16" tall (the height will change slightly relative to the size of the shoe), these pack an impressive 6 eyelets, 9 speed hooks, another 5 eyelets, and two custom brass buckles to keep them securely on your legs. Brown O'Sullivan cork outsoles and heels provide fantastic grip and comfort, while still cutting a clean, low profile.
The leather is black waxed Gustave cowhide, from the Degermann tannery in France. Degermann is France's oldest leather tannery, with a history going back over 300 years. The hides are combination tanned - combination tanned leathers are finished with both natural vegetable tannins and mineral ones, resulting in a leather with the durability of a veg tan and the softness of a chrome tan. After tanning, the leather is coated with a natural wax, which is heat pressed into the hides, giving additional durability and water-resistance.
Pre-order is open until October 29th, 2021. During the open pre-order period, we are able to take orders on all listed sizes on either last. After October 29th, the pre-order will close, we will submit our order to Clinch and we will not be able to take any additional orders.
This collaboration is highly limited, and will not be restocked. Pre-ordering guarantees you a pair in your size, but once the pre-order has concluded, it may be impossible to acquire a pair of these boots.
Upon completion, we will be receiving a small stock run of the Transcontinental Boots built on the CN WIDE last, that will be available Fall 2022. We will NOT be receiving any stock pairs built on the CN-S last.
Available on both the CN WIDE and CN-S Lasts, check the size tab or contact us for help selecting the correct size.
- Pre-order ends Friday, October 29th, 2021
- French Degermann black Gustave cowhide
- Tea core leather with waxed finish
- Hand-sewn welted construction
- 15.75" shaft height
- 1 1/8" heel height
- 6 eyelets, 9 speedhooks, 5 more eyelets, & two brass buckles
- Custom brass hardware from Japan
- Nails from Japan
- Welting from Japan
- O'Sullivan's reproduction outsoles & heels
- CN Wide last
- CN-S last (pre-order only)
- Resoleable and rebuildable
- Exclusive collaboration
- Unstructured toebox
- Hand-made in Tokyo
We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.
Available on both the CN WIDE and CN-S Lasts
If you're unsure about sizing - please contact us before ordering these boots. We're friendly, we promise.
CN WIDE Last:
This last has a roomy forefoot, medium waist, and a snug heel.
Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size.
Choose 0.5 size smaller than your John Lofgren Engineer, Wesco Engineer, or Alden Barrie last size.
Choose the same size as your John Lofgren Combat or Viberg 2030 last size.
This is a narrow, low volume last that fits C or D width feet. If you have a tall instep or E width or wider feet - this last will not fit you.
For a snug fit, choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock size if you have C or D width feet.
If you prefer a roomier fit, choose your Brannock size.
If you have wide feet (true E or wider) or D width feet and a tall instep, this last will not fit you (select the CN WIDE instead).
Our Oakland and Santa Fe stores are open for cubside pickup. View our curbside pickup info.
Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
PPE and Bandannas under $100 - $3 via USPS First Class Mail
Curbside pickup: Free
Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $100 - $8 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $35
Canada Shipping - Orders under $400
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days) - $15
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $30
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $40
Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40
Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50