Are Expensive Boots Worth It?

  It has been quite some time since I posted a new article on here, but I am back with something quite special! The following article is my first ever guest article, written by my friend David Burchfield AKA @thevintagefuture. Normally I would not want to include guest articles. However, Dave is someone who I… Continue reading Are Expensive Boots Worth It?

My Favorite Indonesian Boots: Sagara Shell Cordovan Cordmaster Boot Review

My first experience with Sagara Bootmaker of Indonesia was not all that positive. Several years ago, my brother bought a pair of Sagara derby shoes in a local Indonesian leather. They were nicely put together, especially for the price, but the upper leather, outsole leather, and rubber heels all cracked and/or deteriorated quite rapidly.  I… Continue reading My Favorite Indonesian Boots: Sagara Shell Cordovan Cordmaster Boot Review

One Outfit for the Rest of Your Life: The Desert Island/Cartoon Character Outfit

In the previous article, I discussed my ultimate capsule wardrobe. This involved choosing a few items in each category that all worked together. Such an exercise was not easy, but was rewarding nonetheless. Additionally, I said that I would also discuss an even smaller capsule wardrobe- one single outfit. With how long that first article… Continue reading One Outfit for the Rest of Your Life: The Desert Island/Cartoon Character Outfit

To Hem or Not To Hem: Cuffing vs. Hemming Your Jeans and Pants

Cuffing jeans is pretty much a default for most fans of raw denim and Amekaji-heritage clothing. In fact, this love of cuffing extends to all trousers, not just jeans. I myself cuffed all my trousers by default for the last 6-7 years. For most of this time period, I haven’t even really thought about it… Continue reading To Hem or Not To Hem: Cuffing vs. Hemming Your Jeans and Pants

The Best Summer Shirts for Men

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

My First In Person Leather Jacket Purchase: Mister Freedom Campus Stallion Jacket

As some of you may know, I have continued to shrink even in the past few months after my big weight loss over a year ago. This means that I had to sell two more Freewheelers jackets recently, including my all time favorite jacket which really hurt. I ordered a brown deerskin Freewheelers Bodie as… Continue reading My First In Person Leather Jacket Purchase: Mister Freedom Campus Stallion Jacket

My Favorite Clothing Color Combo of All Time

In my last article, I talked about the major style mistakes that I have made in the past. Part of the reason that I wrote that article was to humble myself a little bit because I planned on writing more about style on this website and that meant that I would be talking about what… Continue reading My Favorite Clothing Color Combo of All Time

How Not to Dress Well: Learning From my Past Style Mistakes

As much as I love learning, discussing, writing, and obsessing about the quality and craftsmanship of the clothing that I wear, the whole point is to wear it, right? While many of us Amekaji weirdos do care a lot about the quality of our clothing and how it ages, we also care about how our… Continue reading How Not to Dress Well: Learning From my Past Style Mistakes

How Good are Outsourced Boots and Shoes? Grant Stone Review

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

How Not to Buy a Leather Jacket: My First Leather Jacket and Why I Sold It

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