The French Foreign Legion Advances Into Fashion

Since its formation in 1831, the French Foreign Legion has had boots on the ground in five continents, on terrain ranging from sun-baked deserts, to snowy wastelands, to festering jungle swamps, to densely crowded metropolises.

This month, the military force famously made up of recruits from across the globe enters uncharted territory — the fashion world — with its first ever product collaboration: a men’s boot inspired by footwear worn in combat zones by the force’s legionnaires (who, with the exception of one Englishwoman, have all been men). Read more at The New York Times.