Made in Japan: Doek Shoe Industries

Manufactured in Kurume, Japan, Doek creates high quality canvas sneakers from locally crafted canvas produced in the same manner as kasuri fabrics, often used for kimonos. The parent company of Doek is a specialized producer of these beautiful materials, so it was natural for them to use these methods in creating their footwear. The fabrics are still produced to this day using highly skilled and labor intensive processes including traditional indigo dying processes – giving the fabric a magnificent depth of color that will patina beautifully with age.

Doek chose to keep all aspects of their manufacturing local, producing their shoes at a factory in Kurume specializing in vulcanized rubber footwear. Vulcanized rubber creates a very durable sole by chemically bonding the sole using heat and sulfur rather than adhesives. The longevity and comfort of the shoes are also enhanced by the use of a natural cork insole. Cork provides many advantages over the more widely used foam insole including moisture absorption and durability.

Keeping their styles simple and classic, Doek has built two easy to wear staple sneakers. The Court finds its inspiration in early tennis shoes, while the Oxford model is styled after the quintessential canvas deck shoe. Both models are available with either a natural or indigo dyed canvas upper. See all of the styles online now.

November 12, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Doek Indigo Dyed Yarns

The navy color of the Doek Court and Doek Oxford is achieved by indigo dying large skeins of cotton yarn by hand. Over time, the color will begin to fade beautifully, like your favorite pair of denim. Check out the video below to see this highly skilled and labor intensive process in action.



November 05, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

GQ How To: How to Maintain Your Footwear

Tomorrow we are hosting our second event for GQ How To Month in partnership with Alden and JD's Shoe Repair. Swing by 209 SW 9th from 6-8pm for a rundown on how to maintain your footwear and bring in a pair for of shoes or boots for a complimentary shine. We will also be releasing two new Alden make ups and giving away a couple of shoe care kits to benefit our neighbors at New Avenues for Youth.

October 22, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

October Event Calendar: GQ How To Month


October 9th from 6-8pm: In partnership with GQ How-to Month, Multnomah Whiskey Library and Winn Perry come together for a night of fine Whiskey tasting.  “Acquiring the Taste: How To Select Your Whiskey” will walk you through the finer points of selecting which whiskey is right for your needs. If you have been to the Whiskey Library, you know they do an amazing job. We’ve also partnered with our friends and local craftsman at Wood & Faulk to make a custom coaster set just for the first 40 people at the event. Last, but now least, will be 10% off shopping the evening of the event. RSVP at This event is 21+.


October 12th at 4pm: Zach Joseph, a fantastic gentleman and musician from Nashville will be stopping in to play a few tunes in the shop. With a voice and style that will stop you in your tracks, Zach has been compared to Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison. He is on his west coast tour with Ira Wolf and will be performing later that evening at The Secret Society. Listen to one of his great tunes here


October 23rd from 6-8pm: In partnership with GQ How-to Month, Winn Perry presents “How To Maintain Your Footwear” with Alden Shoe Co. and JD's Shoe Repair:  An evening all about fine footwear including the launch of our latest Alden x Winn Perry exclusive make up. Nate Humble from Alden will be on hand teaching you how to properly fit and maintain your Alden shoes and boots. We’re also proud to partner with JD's Shoe Repair. JD and her staff will be on hand to teach you all about about the proper maintenance for your shoe collection. Bring by your well worn shoes for JD to go over your maintenance needs and a complimentary shoe shine on us. We will be offering 10% off shopping the night of the event and giving away complete Alden Shoe Care Kits to some lucky guests.

October 02, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Alden 97873C Natural Chromexcel Longwing Pre-order


A throwback from 2010 the Alden x Winn Perry 97873C, Natural Chromexcel Longwing, is now available for pre-order with an early 2015 anticipated delivery. Alden's classic Longwing pattern pairs beautifully with natural chromexcel leather. We add Alden's signature double leather and commando soles for a touch of sensible style. Finishing details include matching agatine metal eyelets and a light antique finished reverse welt. To place your pre-order email with your desired size. We will send an invoice to your email to complete your order with a $150 non-refundable deposit. All deposits are transferred to your purchase at the time of delivery. Pre-orders for all custom sizes will be taken through 11:59PM PST on Thursday 8/7.

-Built on Alden's Barrie last
-Natural Horween Chromexcel leather uppers
-Double leather and commando soles
-Reverse welt with light antique finish
-Matching agatine metal eyelets
-Goodyear welted for lasting durability
-Made in Middleborough, MA USA

Fit tip: The Barrie last fits one half size large, compared to standard US sizing. Take your measured foot size and go down one half size. Please email if you have any questions about the fit or styling of this model.

August 02, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Alden Pre-orders: 97786, 40023, and 45193H

We are currently taking pre-orders for three of our most popular Alden make ups through Thursday June 19th. If you would like to place a pre-order for any of these models, please indicating your preferred model and size. We will send a Paypal invoice to your email to confirm your pre-order with a $150 non-refundable deposit. Your deposit will be transferred to your purchase at the time of delivery. Free ground shipping within the continental US is included with your pre-order.

Alden for Winn Perry No. 97786 (Double Waterlock Longwing)
Price: $550
Anticipated delivery: January 2015

An American classic, from an American icon. Crafted simply from Walnut Brown Calf, this shoe is made Portland friendly through the use of Alden's double waterlock oiled leather sole. The oiled double leather sole does not allow water to penetrate into its pores, a cause for premature aging of leather soles. The addition of the double waterlock makes this American classic that much more versatile in the Pacific NW.

Fit tip: The Barrie last fits one half size large, compared to standard US sizing. Take your measured foot size and go down one half size. For fit questions, please contact

Alden for Winn Perry No. 40023 (Workman Oxford)
Price: $535
Anticipated delivery: January 2015

This ruggedly styled mocc toe from Alden is based on the #40 pattern, or low cut Indy. Featuring a more supportive 6 eyelet blucher lacing pattern, this pattern locks your heel back inside the counter, providing a great amount of comfort. Made from Horween Chromexcel leather uppers, this shoe has a distinctive look of hand made imperfection, that will develop a rich patina over time. The addition of Alden's signature double waterlock sole provides the handsome looks of a leather sole and makes this model friendlier for the soggy Portland streets. 

Fit tip: The Trubalance last fits one half size large, compared to standard US sizing. Take your measured foot size and go down one half size. For fit questions, please contact

Alden for Winn Perry No. 45193H (Little Tanks)
Price: $550
Anticipated delivery: January 2015

The Reverse Chamois Boots, or Little Tanks, are Winn Perry's all weather boot. The Horween oiled chamois leather is turned to its roughout side for ease of care and wear tolerance. As soon as you beat up these boots, clean them out, oil them, and brush them – they will be no worse for wear. The addition of Alden's natural plantation crepe sole increases the Little Tanks' comfort and weatherproofing. The crepe sole is waterproof, not to mention, extremely durable and comfortable for those standing or walking long distances during their day.

Fit Tip: The Barrie last fits one half size large, compared to standard US sizing. Take your measured foot size and go down one half size. For fit questions, please contact

June 16, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Rancourt x Winn Perry Exclusive Natural Chromexcel Wingtip

Our first exclusive special make up with Rancourt & Co. brings our Pacific NW spin to Rancourt's handsome wingtip model. The Winn Perry exclusive Natural Chromexcel Wingtip blends traditional details with rugged materials and creates a style that is both casual and elegant. Being from Portland, we wanted to build a casual wing that is ideal for wear no matter the weather conditions.

Crafted from Horween's natural Chromexcel leather, this model will patina beautifully with age as the pull up leather weathers, bends, and creases. A handmade Lactae Hevea 'Cricket' lug sole allows for year round comfort, traction, and style, while adding a waterproof layer of protection under foot.

-Horween natural finish Chromexcel leather upper
-Handmade Lactae Hevea 'Cricket' lug sole
-Beaded welt w/ natural finish
-Blake rapid construction
-Antique brass eyelets
-Made in Lewiston, ME USA

Please email if you have any questions about the fit or styling of our new Winn Perry exclusive Rancourt Natural Chromexcel Wingtip.

June 12, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

First Thursday: June 5th 6-8PM

Join us this Thursday June 5th for another First Thursday celebration with Eastside Distilling. Turning the focus to summer, Eastside will be featuring a new recipe made with their very own Eastside Labs Gin called, "The Bee's Knees". Swing by 209 SW 9th from 6-8PM on Thursday to give it a try on us or if you can't be there, try it yourself at home with the recipe below.

Eastside Distilling Bee's Knees
• 2 oz. Eastside Labs Gin
• 3/4 oz. honey simple syrup
• 1/2 oz. lemon juice
June 03, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Celebrating the Authentic with New England Shirt Co.

Just like the values we hold dear here at Winn Perry, the values of New England Shirt Co. are simple; create beautiful, long-wearing clothing with a strong thread of integrity running right through it. We admire New England Shirt Co.'s shirts because they are not complicated or fussy. They are simply genuine, honest, and well made. Clothing like that is what we associate with the soul and character of New England... Tailored, but easy, with a deep appreciation for its history and consummate beauty.

An Appreciation For History

Fall River, Massachusetts was once the largest cotton textile center in the United States. The first Fall River spinning mill opened in 1811 and hundreds of others followed, taking advantage of the abundant waterpower provided by the Quequechan River.

For nearly two centuries, the Fall River textile industry flourished, until late in the 20th century foreign competition began to steadily wear away at the US apparel industry. Since then, most of the factories that once clothed America have been shuttered and abandoned. One of the last remaining apparel factories in the area is the New England Shirt Co. For more than 75 years, the New England Shirt Company factory on Alden Street has remained in continuous operation.

It is companies like New England Shirt Co. that all of us at Winn Perry believe deserve our appreciation and patronage. To see our Winn Perry collection of New England Shirt Co. shirts stop by the store at 209 SW 9th Ave. Portland, OR or visit

May 09, 2014 by Jordan Sayler

Taste of Portland: Thurs. April 3rd, 6-8PM

At Winn Perry & Co.
209 SW 9th Ave.
Thursday April 3rd, 6-8PM

Join us this Thursday April 3rd from 6-8PM at 209 SW 9th Ave. for the first in a series of productions hosted by Winn Perry showcasing the tastes of Portland. In the first installment, Eastside Distilling's in-house mixologist Benjamin Balzer will be enlightening us with a few of the finer points of whiskey history and sharing his recipe for a confident, refreshing Spring cocktail using Eastside's locally crafted Burnside Bourbon. It's a cocktail he calls the Walking Gentleman and in Ben's words, it's "a throwback without being a naugahyde brute about it."


April 01, 2014 by Jordan Sayler