As a pair of men in well-tailored suits opened the door to welcome me to Timberland’s 40th anniversary party at Villain, I had a moment of panic: Am I underdressed?
Upon entry to the warehouse-style event venue, I was assured that no, in fact, I was not. Servers in trendy black outfits and classic Timberland boots pushed around a wheelbarrow raw bar loaded with oysters, shrimp, and bright under-ice lights.
|Meet my new boyfriend (raw bar on wheels included)|
Guests wore typical Williamsburg apparel, from large flannel shirts to vintage baggy sweaters, like the one I was sporting.
|Mannequins modeled Timberland styles
But of course, this was a party for shoes. When you think NYC and shoes, you probably think Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, or Tory Burch. However, especially depending on the borough, there’s an entirely different market for more rustic styles. NYC is a walking city after all, and you’re not going to survive a day working uptown and a night out in Brooklyn in a pair of four-inch pumps.
|Stylish and comfortable, these Timbs are next on my shopping list.|
Timberland’s 40th Anniversary styles certainly focused on the fashion-forward New Yorker, featuring women’s styles with a slight heel or stylish buckles and laces.
Men’s styles also looked trendy, with complex seams and rugged-looking leather materials.
The event itself was tons of fun! And perhaps the irony of serving Barefoot Wine at a party to celebrate shoes was not lost on me… After stuffing myself with lobster mac and cheese and roasted cauliflower from the wooden mac and cheese bar (best idea ever!), I headed over to the main stage to watch the live performance by Wild Nothing.
|Countless cones of pasta, cheese, and lobster later, I was a happy camper.|
|The live performance was awesome.|
|Until next time, Timberland–photo via Timberland|