DQM/Vans ‘HBT Authentic’
DQM will be releasing it’s Holiday 14 footwear collection in collaboration with Vans on Friday, November 15th. Made exclusively for DQM, the ‘HBT Authentic’ collection is inspired by the Herringbone Twill (HBT) uniform introduced in World War II. Made of 8.2-ounce heavy cotton herringbone twill cloth, the uniform consisted of an OD shirt, trousers, and a circular-billed cotton utility hat. It was initially meant to be worn over the basic wool uniform to provide protection, but soon proved to be a much better material as the primary uniform for hot weather and tropical climates.
Produced in a limited edition, the shoes will be available exclusively at The Vans DQM General in SoHo, New York, and The Vans DQM General on Newbury St in Boston, MA, and in the DQM online store www.dqmnewyork.com.
Photographed by Gerhard Stochl in The Rockaways, New York. Worn by Brendan Carroll and Vrn Powell.