“We have absolutely nothing to do with Hutchingame,” said shareholder Tom Pedriks at Wohlford and Co., which took over ownership earlier this year.
- The Dayton Boots Co. Ltd. was no longer registered as a company in B.C. corporate registry as of July 3, 2023
- *The Dayton Boots trademark is under dispute and Wohlford allows us to move forward under the founding family’s name and legendary reputation for craftsmanship and quality. *article contains misquote
- We’re going to do is resurrect the company reputation that’s been besmirched and keep the tradition going
- We are working closely with Wohlford’s grandson, Ray Wohlford, on the redesign for the rebranded company.
- The popularity of the hand-crafted boot that lasts in some cases for decades spread from loggers to longshoremen, construction workers and fire and police forces over the years.
- The Black Beauty is a 12-inch boot designed as a horse-riding boot for Charlie Woodward of the department store chain that later became popular with motorcyclists and led to a ban on Daytons in Vancouver bars in the 1960s because bikers were wearing them while stomping on others in bar fights.
- The boots are popular with hipsters and international celebrities and the new company plans to continue producing the handcrafted boots in its Vancouver factory, said Pedriks.
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Vancouver Sun - Sept 1, 2023 - Ex-owner of Dayton Boots sued by Royal Bank for $556,000 in overdue loans
CBC News - May 30, 2023 - Vancouver's celebrated Dayton Boots changing its name to Wohlford & Co. in forced rebranding
CBC News - March 04, 2023 - Grandson of Dayton Boots founder among dozens of workers owed money in gift card wage dispute
CBC News - Nov 26, 2022 - Dayton Boots owes workers nearly $500K for wages paid out in company gift cards, tribunal confirms
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