Learning Style from my Mom, The Frye Company

Learning Style from my Mom, The Frye Company

Growing up, we learn a lot of things from our parents. I mean if you think about it, your parents serve as your first teachers, bosses, coaches, etc. And, for a lot of us, our parents are our first stylists. I write that last part with my Mom in mind. I remember a durable pair of boots she owned when I was a kid and the advice she gave me once she saw me admiring them. She said, “honey, you should always own a good pair of boots.” The boots in question were from The Frye Company. A few years later while in college I bought my first pair. Almost 10 years after that, the boots are still going strong. I recently got to shop a number of Frye boots and accessories on a much larger scale during a recent trip to The Frye Company store in SoHo. To me, the large space resembles a rustic, chic lodge in Aspen—complete with plush leather club chairs, Navajo-patterned rugs and a number of interesting metal elements, including the pièce de résistance, an installation of approximately 6,000 harness rings, which hangs from the ceiling of the main shopping area. The installation is a shout out to the Harness boot, the venerable company’s signature style. Right now, The Frye Company—the oldest operating shoe company in the country—is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the store currently features the Anniversary Collection—a mix of styles for men and women that pay tribute to American heritage. The collection uses American hides, stonewash styles and vintage American flag-based themes. For more on The Frye Company, click here. 

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