Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?

‘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?

What are my Favorite and Most Worn Clothing Items?

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?

How to Correctly Size a Leather Jacket

Fit and sizing matter for every piece of clothing you buy. However, I personally believe that fit is most critical when purchasing a leather jacket. T shirts can stretch and shrink, shirts can be tucked in to hide excess length and shirt and denim jacket sleeves can be cuffed or rolled if they are too… Continue reading How to Correctly Size a Leather Jacket

Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?

Being someone whose identity has been inextricably tied to engineer boots by others for years, I get a slew of questions regarding them. Among the most common questions and laments that I get from friends, emailers, and people on Instagram is “Where can I buy affordable engineer boots?” While I answer every question I get… Continue reading Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?

John Lofgren Interview

If you know Amekaji-heritage clothing and boots, you know the name John Lofgren. His footwear has become a staple of this hobby and his engineers are considered by many to be one of the models that kicked off the current engineer revival we have been experiencing lately. Lofgren engineers were my first pair of Amekaji-heritage… Continue reading John Lofgren Interview

Icons of Style: @volvo_sufu

As some of you may have noticed, every single Icons of Style article that I have written features someone with a connection to Great Britain. Every single interviewee has been either born in the UK or is currently living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the sole exception being someone… Continue reading Icons of Style: @volvo_sufu

Himel Bros. Leather Jacket Review

I have waited years to write a review for this jacket. It was something I always wanted to get around to reviewing, but it always seemed too special for some reason. So many people have called it my signature piece, so how can I review it? Well, I have to review it now, because I… Continue reading Himel Bros. Leather Jacket Review

The Top Ten Boot Brands List

Ah, Autumn! The leaves begin to change color, the temperature  begins to drop, and summer finally sulks away to bother us all again next year. This is what I would be saying if I lived somewhere that is not Southern California. Unfortunately, it is still quite hot here and the leaves never change color. Still,… Continue reading The Top Ten Boot Brands List

Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?

Last year, I did a series of polls to discover which boot brand was most popular according to my followers. Despite my proclivity for high end, expensive, and often relatively obscure brands, I fully expected brands like Red Wing, Viberg, or even Truman to win. However, to my very pleasant surprise, the winner was John… Continue reading Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?

Icons of Style: @illcutz

The people that have been interviewed so far in this series have been those with senses of style that I have admired or respected for quite a long time. @johnbbrooklyn was my original heritage/denim style icon and I have admired his look well before I got on Instagram. @newenglandmenswear was one of the first people… Continue reading Icons of Style: @illcutz