Durability Does Not Equal Quality

*Note - this is an opinion piece. Feel free to disagree of course, but if you are already angered by the title, you probably should just stop reading now. This article is mainly meant for people who are relatively new to the world of denim/boots/heritage clothing and are having this myth spread to them.* In… Continue reading Durability Does Not Equal Quality

The Top Ten Made In USA Boots – Best American Made Boots

The USA has a rich tradition of making awesome, durable boots. In fact, I would say that when most people think of “boots” they think of American boots. A lot of makers from other companies have been catching up and indeed surpassing US brands, but there are still some high quality American-made boot brands still… Continue reading The Top Ten Made In USA Boots – Best American Made Boots

Are Made in China Boots Better than Made in USA Boots?: Iron Boots Review

I know this looks like the most clickbait title of all time, but I promise you, it’s not. Iron Boots is a small boot company out of China that has been selling in Japan for a little while now, but has only more recently branched out into the North American market. “Made in China” has… Continue reading Are Made in China Boots Better than Made in USA Boots?: Iron Boots Review

To Hem or Not To Hem: Cuffing vs. Hemming Your Jeans and Pants

My experiences hemming my jeans, chinos, cuffs, etc Cuffing jeans is pretty much a default for most fans of raw denim and Amekaji-heritage clothing. In fact, this love of cuffing extends to all trousers, not just jeans. I myself cuffed all my trousers by default for the last 6-7 years. For most of this time… Continue reading To Hem or Not To Hem: Cuffing vs. Hemming Your Jeans and Pants

The Top Ten Best Engineer Boots You Can Buy

Engineer boots are by far my favorite type of boot. I currently own 6 pairs of them, have owned a total of eight pairs, and have tried on and handled quite a few more. Having worn engineer boots for 7 years now and with my opinions on them having been pretty set for the past… Continue reading The Top Ten Best Engineer Boots You Can Buy

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

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

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

Trickers Boots Review

Trickers is a maker that I have wanted to own and review for a long time, but being someone who generally favors chunkier boots with woodsman heels or engineer boots with woodsman heels, I was hesitant to pull the trigger. After talking with my friend Dave AKA @ruggedworkwear, he kindly agreed to ship me two… Continue reading Trickers Boots Review