Summer is the worst. Well, I shouldn’t say that. There are good things about summer. Summer weather, however, is awful. Heat makes me miserable, sluggish, sweaty, and irritable. I would gladly be in below freezing weather over being in 90F/32C weather. Part of this is because I enjoy cold weather, but part of it is… Continue reading The Best Summer Shirts for Men
For most people who are into Amekaji-heritage clothing (raw denim, boots, leather jackets, flannels, etc) the quality of the clothing is a major factor in why they get into and stick with this hobby. Wanting something that is made well and made ethically matters to most of us. If we aren’t buying things that are… Continue reading What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?
Railcar Fine Goods is not that far from where I live, especially by California standards. Even with traffic, I can usually get there in under an hour. I have been there many times for events and hang-outs and I have had many pairs of jeans and trousers hemmed there. My brother owns a pair of… Continue reading Railcar Fine Goods Flight Trousers Review
As any denim head who utilizes Instagram knows all too well, the app is both a blessing and a curse. It allows us to share our gear and style with more people than ever before and meet a myriad of new friends who bleed blue. However, there are many issues ranging from the time it… Continue reading Icons of Style: @migigp
I have pointed this out several times already, but the word “style” is an integral part of my name and is not simply tacked on to help the name flow. Style is quite important to me and is one of my favorite aspects of the raw denim and heritage menswear clothing world. Buying well made,… Continue reading Icons of Style: @newenglandmenswear
Iron Heart is the most popular flannel according to my Instagram polls. Yeah, I know; I’m supposed to do some sort of vague introduction, but I can’t be bothered because of just how predictable this outcome was. While I had a few people predicting a 3Sixteen win due to their popularity and a few more… Continue reading Flannel Fight! Who Makes the Most Popular Flannel Shirt?
The five pocket jean is said to be classic Americana, perhaps more American than apple pie, baseball, and even obesity. Who then could possibly make a better pair of jeans than the land of muscle cars and blue collars? Japan, apparently. Over the decades, those blue collars have largely been exported to other regions, especially… Continue reading Made in Japan vs. Made In USA: Are Japanese Jeans and Boots Better?
Collaboration jeans are a mixed bag. Quite often, they are nothing more than a special patch and a couple of random details over a standard fabric that is nothing more than a promotional tool for the store that is collaborating with the denim brand. Fortunately, the pair that we will be looking at today does… Continue reading The Denim Hound x Kojima Genes x SF Bridge 1 Jeans Promotional Review
The last several reviews have been fun to do and I am glad I did this one man brand series, but anyone who knows me knew which brand was going to be my favorite before the first article was published. Conners Sewing Factory is my favorite denim brand in the world. I love many brands… Continue reading Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review
*Keep in mind that this article was originally written several years ago and the information is now outdated in some ways. Specifically, Truman does not seem to be nearly as big of a deal as they used to be and probably aren't doing much to take away sales from Viberg at this point. Some updates… Continue reading What Happened to Viberg?