Back in the 1960’s, Justin Selke started work as a game ranger at a prestigious private game lodge on the South Eastern border of the Kruger Park. Of course, in those days, life was a much simpler affair.
The nearest town was a good trundle away, which meant that the rangers themselves adapted as competent mechanics, chefs and doctors. Justin found his second job as a tanner. Using surplus game hides, he taught himself the skills of this age-old trade in a crudely converted shed and quickly evolved into a fine craftsman of finished leather.
His handmade shoes, bags and belts were to be worn by the local rangers and outdoorsmen. His goods quickly became sought-after for their practical, comfortable and most importantly, hard-wearing capability and as the bush telegraph spread so too did the demand.
Now, 50 years on, two generations of the Selke family have put their name to a range of apparel they believe is worthy of it.
Rogue is made in Africa for Africa. We don’t go along with the “throw away” culture of the modern world and now that your (unreasonably) paltry incomes must go further, so too must our products. We select and use top-grade materials to ensure that what we produce is the very best.
After all, the products we make, we use and when we use them they must be good and stay true to the authenticity of the African outdoors.