My first experience with Sagara Bootmaker of Indonesia was not all that positive. Several years ago, my brother bought a pair of Sagara derby shoes in a local Indonesian leather. They were nicely put together, especially for the price, but the upper leather, outsole leather, and rubber heels all cracked and/or deteriorated quite rapidly. I… Continue reading My Favorite Indonesian Boots: Sagara Shell Cordovan Cordmaster Boot Review
Indonesian boots are still rising in popularity around the world for amekaji and footwear enthusiasts. This is because several of the brands seem to offer pretty solid construction quality with a fairly low price. My pair of Onderhouds are certainly one of my better made pairs of boots from what I can tell, being hand… Continue reading Atelir Binal Lambskin Leather Jacket Review
Indonesia is currently a hotbed for Amekaji-heritage clothing. Actually, much of Southeast Asia is right now. However, if there is one thing that sets Indonesia apart from other countries in their area, it’s the fact that they’re making a lot of products domestically, especially boots. There are a lot of Indonesian bootmakers that have been… Continue reading How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review
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?
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