Bykowski Tailor & Garb Button Boot

$2,300 of $65k goal

Raised by 6 people in 2 months
Wendy Bykowski  AUSTIN, TX

Bykowski Tailor & Garb's 
Merganser Button boot is unique in style, craftsmanship, and quality.  Boots, especially stylish boots are simply not made to this standard often. They're Goodyear welt which means the sole is stitched and not glued, they can be resoled for a lifetime of use. Our leather soles will wear down less than rubber soles and all around Full Grain Italian leather is of the highest natural grade and is not sanded down. The steel shank in the arch supports maximum comfort and improved stability which even only select work boots apply. They're the best boot money can buy. Do you or somebody you know care enough about this to help us make the best stylish button boot in world while raising funds to support veteran's with PTSD via the Veteran's Association?

Let us tell you about ourselves. We're a Combat Veteran and family owned and operated menswear design house and lifestyle brand in Austin, Texas. $10 from each pair sold with be donated to our Veteran comrades experiencing PTSD. All pledges have portions benefitting the VA.  We create gentlemen's garb inspired by times past, though our sustenance is classic/modern menswear. Each piece in our head to toe collections including hats, formal and casual suiting, accessories, leather goods, and boots are designed in-house and handcrafted by our small team of craftsmen locally and around the world.

We formed in 2009 when we, Christopher & Wendy Bykowski were planning our Edwardian inspired nuptials and found stylish and fitted menswear options lacking. Christopher specifically wanted rustic, dandy, yet stylish for today's man menswear in quality fabric at an accessible price. If we were seeking the niche style, others had to be as well. Dandy'sThe Gentleman's Store was born as a pop up tent on a dirt lot on South Congress Avenue in 2011. We recently rebranded  our haberdashery brick & mortar of our dreams in the heart of downtown to Bykowski Tailor & Garb.

Being  a small brand and business in a growing city outgrowing its grassroots, we've exasperated our resources into our head to toe product development to grow and maintain. 

Since getting started in 2009 we were hellbent to produce a well designed and crafted balmoral button boot for ready to wear at an affordable price to complete our head to toe designs. The first generation button boot debuted at SXSW in 2012 and was the first of its kind on the ready to wear market, we then offered a small and completely handcrafted inTexas run in 2013, and a perfect prototype with our English team last year. 

However, every time we're ready for our thrid generation production we attempt to make small run and new problems arise whether it be leather, production, lack of craftsmanship, time, or funds to continue and ensure quality control while maintaining design and production of the rest of our line. It has taken its toll on our livelihood, mind, body, and souls. We've been getting kicked down from every angle and it has been an uphill battle with blood, sweat and tears which is hard to admit in such a cliche.

The stars have finally aligned and we're ready to produce the beautiful, quality, and consistent Merganser Button Boot. If you love the boot, us, our aesthetic and/or operation, small, local, independent, and family owned and operated business- then please support us now in our time of need. As long as we meet our prodcution cost quota with your help, you'll get the handsome reward of our eternal gratitude, accesories, your pair at a generous discount,  a full wardrobe, or actually have the opportunity to purchase them in the future.

We don't give up. We believe in our brand and our dream because it is our lifestyle. We work towards and live this daily. Walking into our brick and mortar is the equivalent of walking into our home and hearts. We're at a crossroads in which we must request your kind assistance in order to make any steps forward, even if it is simply to spread the word.

The Merganser Button Boot 
*Available in Aged Brown & Hand Burnished Black
*Sizes 7-13
*Complete Handcraftmanship
*Full Grain Aged Brown Italian Leather
*Fully Functional Buttons. We do not use a side zipper, which makes them 100% legitimate.  
*Goodyear Welt Construction
*Steel Shank in the Arch support- some of the highest quality footwear on the market don't offer.
*Handspread Cork Sole
*Stacked Leather Heels with Single Rubber Plate for heel wear.
*Full Grain Stacked Leather Sole
*Full Grain Leather Insole
*Calf Leather Lining
*Brushed cotton reusable boot bag with draw string for eco friendliness, not cardboard. 
*6-8 week delivery time once production starts!
*Damn fine boot.

These boots are a high overhead cost and will retail at $599 USD. We are offering them to supporters of our production during our campaign for a a pre-order pair in your size for a one time low price of $450, the Cheers Comrade pledge.

Grand Comrade Pledge $10,000 :
GoFundMe Edition handcrafted in USA pocket square, bow tie, necktie, custom hat, The Merganser in Aged Brown AND Black, and one of a kind custom cloth, designed, and tailored jacket!

Chief Comrade Pledge $50,000 : You’re our ultimate hero and recieve all of the above in addition to the following.

We will design and craft you an entire Bykowski Tailor & Garb head to toe wardrobe designed and tailored to all of the occasions of your lifestyle consisting of 5 custom suits, 5 custom jackets, 7 custom shirts, 2 casual pants, and 2 custom hats as well as a set of custom neckties, bow ties, and pocket squares to go with your new wardrobe.

In addition to Aged Brown AND Black Merganser boots, the next style of boot we produce in the near future using your generous contribution will be named after you. You will recieve a pair of those particlucar boots in your size and one of your lucky comrades.

Thank  you kindly for you time and support,

Christoper & Wendy Bykowski

Facebook: @BykowskiTailorGarb
Twitter: @BykowskiTailor
Snapchat: @BykowskiTailor
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27 days ago
Take gander at muse and model Iba in head to Merganser Button Boot, hot cha cha!
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29 days ago
Proprietor and designer in head to button boot Bykowski Tailor & Garb.
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What will you wear yours with? Take a gander at proprietor and muse in his in our head to toe designs.
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$2,300 of $65k goal

Raised by 6 people in 2 months
Created January 6, 2017
Andy inglis
14 days ago
Devon Ryan
19 days ago
Trent Clifton
22 days ago
Blake Brownshadel
26 days ago
Robert Greaves
1 month ago

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