Ben Viapiana is one of my favorite denim makers. In fact, he is one of my favorite makers period. Not only are his jeans incredibly well made by himself only in Toronto, but he is extremely knowledgeable and willing and able to make almost anything that you can dream up. In fact, while he specializes… Continue reading Raw Denim Interview: Viapiana Custom Denim
We are now well into winter and that means that it is jacket weather, my absolute favorite time of the year. What better way to celebrate this than by reviewing a leather jacket? Today, we will be looking at my Caboose jacket in dead leaf brown Shinki vegetable tanned horsehide from Freewheelers. I received this… Continue reading Freewheelers Caboose Half Belt Leather Jacket Review
White Kloud boots is a unicorn in the raw denim and heritage clothing world. Very few people are even aware that the brand exists. The unique aesthetics mean that few people are seriously interested in buying a pair, and even fewer people are able to actually obtain a pair. This is because the boots are… Continue reading The Best Boots in the World: White Kloud Custom Boots Review
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?
Engineer boots caught my eye the moment I first set my gaze on a pair. I have always loved boots and rugged clothing, as my love of Western films influenced my tastes from an early age. Something about the laceless design, the buckles, and the perfect balance between a cowboy boot and a work boot… Continue reading Clinch by Brass Tokyo Engineer Boots Review
I am an extremely opinionated person. If you have read even one article here, you will know that. However, I am aware that there are people with opinions that are not the same as my own. This, coupled with the fact that I am always interested in the dynamics of the raw denim and heritage… Continue reading The Boot Battle: What is the Most Popular Boot Brand?
Unlike many in the raw denim world, I own very few denim jackets. As of right now, I own one, the very jacket that I am reviewing today. Before that, I only owned one previously in my adult life. In fact, it took me four years of wearing raw denim to buy that first raw… Continue reading Conners Sewing Factory WWII Type I Denim Jacket 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 One Man Denim Brand Battle: Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review
The term ‘living legend’ is one that is often overused. In the world of raw denim and heritage work wear, there are many skilled designers and craftsmen that are rightfully revered, but only one who could possibly live up to this title. Roy Slaper is indeed a living legend not simply because he supposedly crafts… Continue reading One Man Denim Brand Battle: Roy Big Bro 2 Jeans Review
Ah, the one man brand- is there anything so noble and respectable as a single human being who has such passion for craft that they learn from the feet of a master or else teach themselves to create well made, long lasting products with their own hands? What could be superior to someone so committed… Continue reading The One Man Denim Brand Battle Introduction: The Legend of the One Man Brand