If there was ever a match made in heaven, it’d be this one.
In 2005, the Dandy Warhols’ lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor collaborated with surrealist shoemaker John Fluevog on a riding boot. Tall with a stacked heel and adjustable buckles, the Dandy Warhols design fused the twang of the Old West with the rural English countryside.
The kind of boot you could wear dancing all night and then attends a posh show jumping event the following morning. Both Fluevog and Taylor-Taylor are visionaries in their respective fields: Fluevog’s shoes are bold and bright, making his affinity for rock and roll and its for him a natural exchange. Taylor-Taylor, the primary songsmith for the psychedelic alternative four-piece, writes and composes in vivid colour. Plus, he’s got great style. The pairing couldn’t be more perfect.
As Fluevog marked his 50th anniversary this year, the Dandys, too, celebrated a couple milestones of their own: 25 years as a band and the release of their 10th studio album, Why You So Crazy. The Portland-based group is on a short tour of the Pacific Northwest and are set to perform at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on December 4 — just across the street from Fluevog’s shop on Granville.
Earlier in the day, for a special in-store opportunity, Taylor-Taylor will be playing a free intimate and interactive performance at the Fluevog Shoes Gastown location. Admission is subject to capacity so get their early if you want to guarantee a sightline!
Wednesday, Dec. 4 / John Fluevog Shoes Gastown (65 Water Street) // RSVP