Greenwich Vintage Co. debuts footwear line
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In 2011, Tamas “Zen” Pomazi and Max Miller began selling thrifted menswear they repaired and customized at pop-up markets in the Twin Cities under the name Greenwich Vintage Co.
In the process, the pair came up with the idea of retrofitting classic wingtips and work boots with colorful soles to give them a modern, distinctive feel. Geared toward the stylish young professional who grew up wearing sneakers, the brand rapidly built a cult following. Recently, Greenwich debuted its own original line of footwear: a military-inspired boot with classic brogue detailing and a wingtip shoe with a wedge sole (similar to the style found on a Red Wing Heritage work boot), available in six colors. The shoes’ uppers are crafted by a 150-year-old boot factory in New York, while their bright soles are hand-poured by Pomazi, a cobbler and former graffiti artist, in his Waconia studio. • Greenwich Vintage