The 2 Monkeys is a new collaboration between JELADO owner Yohei Goto and former Red Wing Japan representative Suzuki Michiya.
With Suzuki’s knowledge of classic work boots and Goto’s eye for vintage details with a fun twist, this collaboration aims to have a fresh take on previously seen work boots. The 2 Monkeys are particularly interested in workwear and boots from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before the European and American styles began to branch off and differentiate. The era in which clothing was made in small scale productions and made by hand in a workshop.
The 2 Monkeys are inspired by a wide range of products with unique styles and stories buried in history.
For this first lineup released in 2022, The 2 Monkeys settled on a pair of “Sportif” moccasin boots, made by hand and inspired by French workwear of the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Alongside the launch of these boots, there is a small collection of clothing inspired by the Belle Epoque era of French history, when french civilization flourished from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century,