How Good are Outsourced Boots and Shoes? Grant Stone Review

I do not like outsourced production of products. Overall, I believe that it has absolutely no place in the Amekaji scene. To me, any product that is outsourced does not deserve to have the word “heritage” ascribed to it. There are some exceptions, of course. Technically, The Rite Stuff is outsourced because it’s a brand… Continue reading How Good are Outsourced Boots and Shoes? Grant Stone Review

How Not to Buy a Leather Jacket: My First Leather Jacket and Why I Sold It

As much as I adore leather jackets, they are quite a rabbit hole to go down. Boots are difficult to size for some people, but once you really understand your Brannock size and the unique eccentricities of your feet, then you are largely good to go. Some will disagree of course, but at least for… Continue reading How Not to Buy a Leather Jacket: My First Leather Jacket and Why I Sold It

What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?

For most people who are into Amekaji-heritage clothing (raw denim, boots, leather jackets, flannels, etc) the quality of the clothing is a major factor in why they get into and stick with this hobby. Wanting something that is made well and made ethically matters to most of us. If we aren’t buying things that are… Continue reading What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?

An Interview with Flame Panda Boots

Upon receiving my monkey boots from Flame Panda, I was quite impressed. I praised the materials, design, craftsmanship, and overall quality in my review already, but I actually have grown to love these boots even more than I did when I wrote that article. In fact, I would say that in terms of overall quality,… Continue reading An Interview with Flame Panda Boots

The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 3: An Interview with John Lofgren

This is our most interesting episode yet! We interview John Lofgren or John Lofgren Bootmaker, the company that is largely responsible for the surge in popularity of the engineer boot and makes some of the best boots in the world. We talk about proper engineer boot design, culture quirks between Japan and the USA, the… Continue reading The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 3: An Interview with John Lofgren

Field Leathers Interview

As repeat readers of this blog will know, I love leather jackets. I have owned an extensive amount of them over the years and I am always looking for new high quality leather jackets. Field Leathers is the newest quality leather jacket maker that I have seen pop up recently and I have to say,… Continue reading Field Leathers Interview

The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 2: Our First Pair of Quality Boots

In episode 2, Kyle and talk about each of our first pair of high quality boots. We talk about the boots, how we got them, what we like about them, how our tastes have changed, and how we would have done things differently if we knew what we know now. Listen here: Apple Podcasts/iTunes Spotify… Continue reading The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 2: Our First Pair of Quality Boots

The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 1: Our Top Ten Favorite Denim Brands

After the Denim and Boots Podcast ended, I wanted to start a new podcast. I am excited to announce a new podcast called the Stitch Perfect Podcast that I am hosting with my friend and fellow reviewer, Kyle AKA Rock Transformed. We are both into details and quality in our products, hence the name of… Continue reading The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 1: Our Top Ten Favorite Denim Brands

My Favorite Boots: Ranking my Entire Boot Collection

For the first time since I started caring about how I dressed, I actually feel fairly content with my current footwear collection. Obviously, I am not naive enough to think that I will never buy another pair of boots. To be honest, there are more boots that I still want. However, I am overall quite… Continue reading My Favorite Boots: Ranking my Entire Boot Collection

Aero Leather Jacket Review: Why I Sold It

Aero is a staple of the leather jacket world. In the eyes of many, they are responsible for kickstarting the repro leather jacket craze. For many leather jacket fans, they are the standard by which all other leather jackets are measured. While there is good reason for that in some ways, we have learned that… Continue reading Aero Leather Jacket Review: Why I Sold It