When I hatched the idea of ‘Icons of Style,’ I had a list of people that I wanted to interview right away. However, there was one person that I absolutely had to interview without question. John AKA @johnbbrooklyn is more than just a well-dressed guy who likes denim and boots. He is my denim style… Continue reading Icons of Style : @johnbbrooklyn
Is it time for me to eat my words? By now, I think most people are aware of my now infamous What Happened to Viberg article which is my most read article on my website by a wider margin than the gap between Pandemic’s beloved Star War: Battlefront II and EA’s disastrous version. While that… Continue reading Viberg Stitchdown Horsehide Service Boot Review
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?
Now that we have talked about why leather jackets are awesome here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/14/what-makes-leather-jackets-so-special/ and what to actually look for in a great one here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/21/what-to-look-for-in-a-high-end-leather-jacket/ , it’s time to talk about what brands you should be looking at when buying a leather jacket. If you’re expecting any designer labels, or anything you would see on… Continue reading The Top Ten Leather Jacket Brands List
Leather jackets are a strange animal in the world of raw denim, boots, and heritage menswear. They are a niche within a niche, just like engineer boots are. There are groups of people who love leather jackets and care little for other aspects of clothing, which is not usually true of denim heads. While at… Continue reading What Makes Leather Jackets So Special?
Iron Heart is the most popular flannel according to my Instagram polls. Yeah, I know; I’m supposed to do some sort of vague introduction, but I can’t be bothered because of just how predictable this outcome was. While I had a few people predicting a 3Sixteen win due to their popularity and a few more… Continue reading Flannel Fight! Who Makes the Most Popular Flannel Shirt?
The surprising success of and enthusiasm for the boot battle inspired me to continue doing Instagram poll battles. With the miserable summer weather out in full force, I wanted to discuss winter wear as much as possible so I gave a choice between flannels and leather jackets. After a close fight, leather jackets came out… Continue reading The Leather Jacket Battle: What is the Most Popular Leather Jacket Brand?
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?
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