Is Horween Chromexcel Overrated?

In the last article, which you can read here, I stated that Chromexcel (also called CXL) is probably the most well known chrome tanned leather in the world. In fact, I misspoke. Chromexcel is likely the most well known and recognizable leather by name in the world regardless of tannage. People often refer to it… Continue reading Is Horween Chromexcel Overrated?

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What to Look For in a High End Leather Jacket

With the last article covering why leather jackets are so great, hopefully you are now interested in purchasing one yourself or maybe a second one if you already have one (you can check out that article here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/14/what-makes-leather-jackets-so-special/ ). Thanks to a very fruitful discussion with my friends Rob AKA @raw.denim.ocd and Noah AKA @leatherandraw… Continue reading What to Look For in a High End Leather Jacket

What Happened to Viberg?

If you asked a group of denim heads a few years ago what were the best boots in the world, the majority of them would have probably chosen Viberg. This Canadian boot brand absolutely dominated the heritage work wear market in the first half of the 2010s. Founded in 1931 and still family owned and… Continue reading What Happened to Viberg?

Japan Trip Part 3: Conners Sewing Factory and Castles

Welcome to the third and final part of my epic trip through Japan. Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that the first two thirds of this series took place over less than half of the duration of the trip. This is largely because I was not travelling alone. My brother was extremely accommodating and fortunately enjoyed… Continue reading Japan Trip Part 3: Conners Sewing Factory and Castles

Japan Trip Part 1: Tokyo and Boots!

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit Japan for the very first time with my brother and there was no way that I was going to pass it up. Fortunately, my brother is generally very easy going and allowed me to plan much of the trip. This allowed for it to be a… Continue reading Japan Trip Part 1: Tokyo and Boots!

An Overview of the Online Denim Communities and Why They Are Important

In a previous article, I claimed that the raw denim and heritage workwear trend was in fact not a trend and would last for many years to come largely thanks to the internet having allowed us to connect and keep our passion for denim alive. The internet communities are responsible for making raw denim blow… Continue reading An Overview of the Online Denim Communities and Why They Are Important

Why Raw Denim and Heritage Work Wear is Not Going Anywhere

If you are a fan of raw denim, rugged boots, and heritage workwear in general (and if you are reading this article, you probably are) then you have doubtless heard countless people say that the fat lady is warming up for her performance on our beloved clothing. For people new to the scene, this might… Continue reading Why Raw Denim and Heritage Work Wear is Not Going Anywhere

Fit Feature Introduction: Why This Series is Necessary

I've decided to try something new here on the blog and considering that I spend more time on Instagram than I do on here, I figured it would be a good idea to integrate some of my posts there onto this platform. This new series is what I call 'Fit Features' because A) My parents… Continue reading Fit Feature Introduction: Why This Series is Necessary

The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?

The raw denim community all shed a collective indigo tear last month upon hearing that Cone Mills had announced that it would be shutting down its White Oak plant at the end of 2017. I am sure that that many drank a craft beer, toasted a glass of high end scotch, or sipped a latte… Continue reading The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?

Is Naked and Famous A Raw Denim Brand?

I don’t think too many people will be surprised to hear that I was introduced to the world of raw denim through the well-known Canadian brand Naked and Famous. Quite a few people are introduced through this brand and others like it. There is a myriad of North American denim brands that make their products… Continue reading Is Naked and Famous A Raw Denim Brand?