*A huge thanks to Fedora Lounge members Monitor, navetsea, Marc mndt, and handymike as well as Phil from Ashland Leather for some additional insights that helped with this article.* By far the most common question that I get is “when should I condition my leather jacket?” This really is not all that surprising of a… Continue reading How to Condition and Care for Leather Jackets
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?
I finally have returned to Youtube! If you are interested, check out the video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW3AwS7Yrco
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
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
I have wanted to write an article on my “desert island outfit” for many years now, but I was always saving it until I had more experience. However, I recently read a fantastic article by Ethan from Brycelands about his choice of capsule wardrobe. If you haven’t already read it, check it out immediately. Ethan… Continue reading The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe
In the last article, I discussed some aspects of boots that make them comfortable. Here in this follow up article, I will give examples of boots I own or have owned that I find either particularly comfortable or uncomfortable and why. This is not meant to be an objective list of comfortable and uncomfortable boots… Continue reading What are the Most Comfortable Boots? Part 2: The Most Comfortable and Least Comfortable Boots I’ve Owned
As much as I love to wax lyrical about clean, tight stitching, cleanly cut leathers, and perfectly polished heels, the fact of the matter is that most people who wear boots care more about comfort than any of that. It is by far the most subjective aspect of boots, yet it’s the one that weighs… Continue reading What are the Most Comfortable Boots You Can Buy?
*Note - this is an opinion piece. Feel free to disagree of course, but if you are already angered by the title, you probably should just stop reading now. This article is mainly meant for people who are relatively new to the world of denim/boots/heritage clothing and are having this myth spread to them.* In… Continue reading Durability Does Not Equal Quality
The USA has a rich tradition of making awesome, durable boots. In fact, I would say that when most people think of “boots” they think of American boots. A lot of makers from other companies have been catching up and indeed surpassing US brands, but there are still some high quality American-made boot brands still… Continue reading The Top Ten Made In USA Boots – Best American Made Boots