When elegance meets tradition, something extraordinary happens. J.M. Weston, a name synonymous with luxury footwear, has teamed up with esteemed saddler Antarès to create a collection that is nothing short of breathtaking. This collaboration introduces four meticulously crafted pieces: a saddle, a pair of Cambre boots, a helmet and a belt, each reflecting the brands’ dedication to quality and craftsmanship.
With deep roots in the equestrian world, J.M. Weston has long been a beacon of style and sophistication. The brand’s Cambre and Jodhpur boots are iconic representations of movement and elegance, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in the Limoges factory. These boots not only embody the French art de vivre, but also serve the cavalrymen of the Garde Républicaine, a tradition that dates back to 1975.
Known for its quality and technical expertise in saddlery, Antarès has been serving the greatest international riders for more than two decades. In a workshop in Saintes, master saddlers dedicate 18 to 20 hours of precision work to create each custom saddle, a nod to French tradition and craftsmanship with an unwavering focus on innovation and excellence.
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Sharing values of tradition, quality and a deep admiration for the equestrian world, J.M. Weston and Antarès have come together to create something truly special. The Bastin tannery, owned by J.M. Weston, plays an important role in this collaboration. The leathers used are treated through a traditional vegetable tanning process, ensuring durability and resistance.
Tannerie Bastin’s famous vegetable tanned leathers find new applications in this collection. The tanning powders, especially oak bark, have been carefully adjusted and the tanning time has been shortened, resulting in a thicker, more resilient leather. On the saddle, Bastin’s leather shines, adding a touch of elegance to the quarters.
The collaboration promises modernity wrapped in the finest leather. Antarès, known for its custom-made products, will present this unique collection at the Equitalyon International Horse Show from November 1 to 5. The saddle, the helmet, the pair of Cambre boots and the belt all bear the mark of excellence for which both J.M. Weston and Antarès are celebrated.
The saddle is accompanied by a helmet certified for both equestrian and cycling use, with leather details on the chinstrap and top. The collection also includes a reversible leather belt with a signature metal buckle, black on one side and vegetable tanned on the other. The Cambre ankle boots, available in both men’s and women’s styles, are a testament to the collection’s versatility. Waterproof and with a notched rubber sole for better grip, these boots have been rigorously tested and approved by Antarès’ partner riders. The inside of the boots and their pull tabs are decorated with the horse’s neckline, adding an extra layer of nobility to the ensemble.
J.M. Weston and Antarès have seamlessly blended tradition and modernity, craftsmanship and innovation to create a collection that is as functional as it is stylish. For the man who appreciates the finer things in life, this collaboration is a celebration of elegance, a tribute to the equestrian world, and a testament to the enduring power of quality craftsmanship.
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