The fashion cupboard - Viberg boots

In 1914, the seven-year-old Ed Viberg arrived in Canada from his native Sweden. His father owned a farm and Ed went on to make his name as a skilled harness maker before expanding his repertoire to include work boots in the 1930s.

Viberg staked his reputation on craftsmanship and in producing high quality, durable boots that in the 50s and 60s became a staple on the feet of sawmill workers in British Columbia and Alberta.

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The Viberg tradition has now endured for three generations, and while the company has recently started making boots for the fashion market, it is still dedicated to using the finest components and a 218-step production process, from grading the hides to polishing the finished product, that applies to every pair. £325-£350, exclusively at www.superdenim.co.uk

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