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
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
Now that we have talked about why leather jackets are awesome and what to actually look for in a great one, 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 a runway or in a mall,… Continue reading The Top Ten Leather Jacket Brands List
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
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?
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?
As I sit to write this with my keyboard at the ready, a Calpico soda on the desk next to me, and ‘Sultans of Swing’ by Dire Straits ringing in my ear, I can honestly say I have never been more motivated or excited to write an article as I am to write this one.… Continue reading What Makes a Denim and Work Wear Product Great
As of this year, I have been wearing raw denim for over 6 years, have bought far more than 10 pairs of jeans, 5 leather jackets, 3 pairs of sneakers, and 8 pairs of boots as well as countless shirts, non-leather jackets, and other clothing items. In all of that time I have never owned… Continue reading Red Wing Heritage Irish Setter 9875 Moc Toe Boot Review
Over two years ago, I went to Inspiration in Los Angeles for the sole reason of trying on Himel Brothers jackets. At the time, I was most interested in the Kensington café racer and Canuck car coat jackets. Partly as a joke, I tried on his Wolverine grizzly jacket. I expected to feel absolutely ridiculous… Continue reading Himel Brothers Cossack/Campus Leather Jacket Review