Obra Footwear : Work / Construction / Work of Art

MANUFACTURING

The OBRA sneakers are manufactured in Brazil in a family-held factory founded in 1948. Over the years the OBRA factory has built a reputation for product excellence and steadfast business practices.

Beyond quality, our manufacturing partners are also committed to their qualified workforce’s well being.

While this means OBRA sneakers cost more to produce, we are proud to be part of and to contribute to this exemplary traditional footwear manufacturing legacy.

Obra : Portuguese : Work

20 YEARS IN THE MAKING.
AVAILABLE TODAY—LABOUR DAY, 2021

OBRA + SIX EIGHT SEVEN SIX

To highlight the importance of workers’ rights worldwide and to celebrate the work of the men and women essential to their business, OBRA and Six Eight Seven Six  launch their collaboration on Labour Day.

With a cult following amongst industry insiders, Six Eight Seven Six delivers immaculately tailored utilitarian apparel since 1995. Their garments seamlessly blend tradition and innovation, influenced by a slightly anarchist mindset.

OBRA, on the other hand, a young brand, is slowly redefining notions of what vulcanized footwear should be. That is: Comfortable, ethically made, environmentally sound, and of the highest quality. In contrast to Six Eight Seven Six rebellious penchants, OBRA brings with it a persona defined by NYC’s Lower East Side of the mid-nineties andW early oughts.

The two brands take great pride in the quality craftsmanship and manufacturing integrity that goes into their product. These traits, values, and a 20-year connection between their founders, made the brands’ collaboration inevitable.

OBRA + SIX EIGHT SEVEN SIX – THE SNEAKERS

Imagined and designed by Kenneth MacKenzie in London.
Manufactured to spec by OBRA in Brazil.

“The sneakers take a cue from the brutal concrete tones of the Brunswick Centre, home of Six Eight Seven Six and the designers’ friend: Pantone, which began in New York City, OBRA’s turf.” — Kenneth MacKenzie

Kenneth  MacKenzie took full advantage of the color blocking opportunities made possible by the sneaker’s multiple layers of rubber. The result is sneakers that reflect Six Eight Seven Six’s honest design sensibility. The designer’s final use of grays and blues complements the OBRA Low Full Cap sneakers with the same casual yet sartorial execution characteristic of Six Eight Seven Six

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Photography : Daniel Jenkins / Purposeful Activity

Film : Kit Lawrence / Body Beat Ritual

 

 

 

Belvoir Raincoat

New style referenced from US Army Vietnam era issue.

Fabric Olmetex Italy 52% Polyester and 48 cm Cotton.

Manufactured in Portugal in limited numbers.

Photography Daniel Jenkins Purposeful Activity

Model Theo Gillard

Sigg Switzerland x 6876

“The derive involves playful and constructive behaviors and an awareness of psychogeographical effects. In a derive the individual, or several individuals, drop their every day tasks and activities and go on with movement and action. They let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and what they find there. They do not have a motif in mind, they are just experiencing the city open to new perceptions.”

Made from featherweight, durable Tritan that’s taste and odor-neutral.
Silicone mouthpiece with the new Active Spout and is free from harmful chemicals, such as estrogen-mimicking substances and phthalates.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Fits in all common bicycle bottle cages – 247mm H x 73mm B
  • The extra-large opening makes filling easier – even ice cubes fit into the bottle
  • Leak-proof drinking cap
  • The high-quality Tritan bottle is extremely lightweight and stable
  • 100% free of harmful substances such as BPA or phthalates
  • Tasteless and odorless
  • Weight: 155g

Obra x 6876

A new collaborative footwear project with Obra.

OBRA is a footwear brand focused on premium utilitarian comfort.

IN BRAZIL OBRA MEANS CONSTRUCTION WORK OR WORK OF ART

Co-founded by longtime friends Dave Cory and Arnaud Delecolle, OBRA is the sum of their extensive experience in the footwear, manufacturing and global fashion industry, coupled with the desire to do better.

OBRA reflects our co-founders’ belief that a footwear company can be profitable and socially responsible without compromising aesthetics.

OBRA is rooted in downtown New York and manufactured in Southern Brazil, in a family-held factory with over 75 years of footwear tradition.

  • PRODUCT : Deliver best-in-class utilitarian comfort vulcanized footwear.

    OBRA Product Features

  • MANUFACTURING ETHICS : Conduct business practices that advance environmental, manufacturing and social progress.

    OBRA Manufacturing Ethics

  • COMMUNITY : Advocate social justice at large and advance equity within local creative industries.

  • Launch June 2021

Admiral Sporting Goods x 6876

Collaboration between two iconic British brands working together for the first time. Admiral has a sporting heritage dating back to the 1900’s having adored the chests of some of the worlds greatest teams. Admiral Sporting goods & 6876 have produced a range of quality jersey and premium outerwear for AW2021 available online and at selected retailers.

Tuskegee T shirt

Tuskegee University is a private, historically black land-grant university in Tuskegee, Alabama. The campus is designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site by the National Park Service. The university was home to scientist George Washington Carver and to World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen.

The university’s campus was designed by architect Robert Robinson Taylor, the first African American to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in conjunction with David Williston, the first professionally trained African-American landscape architect.

 

West Denim Shirt

Modernist all season Shirt produced in the United Kingdom utilising Indigo yarn cloth which will fade / age with washing and wear. The pattern has an insurance measure built in for slight shrinkage.

Two angled chest pockets and “western” style support front yoke panels.

However due the unique weaving & dying the garment will still keep its shape and longevity not ageing like traditional Denim garments as Jeans.

100% cotton,Denim twill,40’s x 40’s Yarn.

Weight 135 Grams so provides all year round wear.

 

Sanders x 6876

After a break of twenty years we are now  very pleased to be working with Sanders  shoes again. We have produced the Military Apron Derby from Archival last and design originally supplied to the Ministry of Defence utilising Brown Oiled Waxed Suede and waxy Black leather.

Photography Arved Colvin-Smith