I do not like outsourced production of products. Overall, I believe that it has absolutely no place in the Amekaji scene. To me, any product that is outsourced does not deserve to have the word “heritage” ascribed to it. There are some exceptions, of course. Technically, The Rite Stuff is outsourced because it’s a brand… Continue reading How Good are Outsourced Boots and Shoes? Grant Stone Review
As much as I adore leather jackets, they are quite a rabbit hole to go down. Boots are difficult to size for some people, but once you really understand your Brannock size and the unique eccentricities of your feet, then you are largely good to go. Some will disagree of course, but at least for… Continue reading How Not to Buy a Leather Jacket: My First Leather Jacket and Why I Sold It
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?
This is our most interesting episode yet! We interview John Lofgren or John Lofgren Bootmaker, the company that is largely responsible for the surge in popularity of the engineer boot and makes some of the best boots in the world. We talk about proper engineer boot design, culture quirks between Japan and the USA, the… Continue reading The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 3: An Interview with John Lofgren
As repeat readers of this blog will know, I love leather jackets. I have owned an extensive amount of them over the years and I am always looking for new high quality leather jackets. Field Leathers is the newest quality leather jacket maker that I have seen pop up recently and I have to say,… Continue reading Field Leathers Interview
‘Made in USA’ carries quite a lot of weight for many people in clothing, especially for boots. There are so many brands that build their entire image and reputation on their boots being made in America and how that makes them inherently better made and more rugged and durable than other boots. Are those claims… Continue reading Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?
Just over two years ago, I wrote a review of my White Kloud boots. I did not hesitate to say that I considered them to be the very best casual/work-style boots that a person can buy in the world. I have now owned the boots for over two full years and have also acquired quite… Continue reading Are White Kloud Boot Still the Best Boots in the World? Two Year Review
For many years, leather jackets were my absolute favorite item of clothing. They were my armour, my not so secret weapons, my standout pieces of clothing that made me feel like I looked cool. I’ve always despised warm weather, but I began to hate it even more when I got into Amekaji-heritage clothing because it… Continue reading Ooe Yofukuten Moleskin Cossack Jacket Review
While writing my latest review for my Onderhoud boots, I reflected on the fact that the real sign of how much I love an item is how much I wear an item and what events I would wear the item to. Actually, this is something I have mentioned in several boot reviews. It is an… Continue reading What are my Favorite and Most Worn Clothing Items?
I talk about leather jackets a lot on here. If you’re into Amekaji-heritage clothing and raw denim, then you probably already own at least one or two denim jackets and know about or own a waxed cotton jacket, peacoat, deck jacket, or leather jacket. One of the appealing aspects of this style of clothing for… Continue reading Willie Watson C&O Railmans Jacket Review