One of the things we are really proud of at HABITUAL is that every pair of jeans is conceived, designed, and handmade in USA. Right in Los Angeles, actually. From cutting and sewing, down to attaching hardware and shipping them to retail, it’s all done here at home. So we have a special affinity for other brands that represent American craftmanship to their core. One brand giving great weight to the “Made in America” tag is Esquivel shoes, which are also handmade here in California. While it’s a safe bet to buy a pair of shoes that say ”Made in Italy” inside the tongue or on the sole, it is hard to challenge the impeccable quality of Esquivel’s footwear.
Most of their designs feature classic shapes, with a touch of whimsy or unconventional bit of color to set them apart. This incredible video from the Esquivel website will give you a better understanding of their attention to detail, and exactly what it means to be handmade in the U.S.A.