Scuffed by walking, scratched by hiking, even blackened by riding a motorcycle. The evolution of colour in the leather of Red Wing Shoes knows no boundaries. We value these developments and we praise the contrast of colour in a well-worn pair. As with a pair of dry denim the colours, scratches and stains reflect a person his lifestyle and sometimes even profession. What our friend Joey’s profession is is quite clearly visible when taking a glance at his 8113 Hawthorne Muleskinner Iron Rangers. Yes, Joey is a tattoo-artist, the Muleskinner leather is marked and stained by the ink that he works with. This pair of Iron Rangers is worn with the Flat Waxed Laces and beautifully blackened by the ink, that appropriately scars and stains a piece of skin. Perhaps we should call them accidental tattoos, by Joey de Boer.