How Not to Dress Well: Learning From my Past Style Mistakes

As much as I love learning, discussing, writing, and obsessing about the quality and craftsmanship of the clothing that I wear, the whole point is to wear it, right? While many of us Amekaji weirdos do care a lot about the quality of our clothing and how it ages, we also care about how our… Continue reading How Not to Dress Well: Learning From my Past Style Mistakes

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

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?

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

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

What are my Favorite and Most Worn Clothing Items?

While writing my latest review for my Onderhoud boots, I reflected on the fact that the real sign of how much I love an item is how much I wear an item and what events I would wear the item to. Actually, this is something I have mentioned in several boot reviews. It is an… Continue reading What are my Favorite and Most Worn Clothing Items?

Viberg Boot Review

Viberg is a bit of a conundrum for me. Without question, they have a heritage that many boot companies pretend to have and they still manufacture their boots using high quality techniques and materials. At the same time, Their boots are far from perfect in terms of quality and finishing and they are relatively expensive.… Continue reading Viberg Boot Review

How to Correctly Size a Leather Jacket

Fit and sizing matter for every piece of clothing you buy. However, I personally believe that fit is most critical when purchasing a leather jacket. T shirts can stretch and shrink, shirts can be tucked in to hide excess length and shirt and denim jacket sleeves can be cuffed or rolled if they are too… Continue reading How to Correctly Size a Leather Jacket

Freewheelers Sunset Deerskin Leather Jacket Review: My Favorite Leather Jacket

I am going to say this right now so everyone reading knows what to expect when reading this review: this is my favorite leather jacket I have ever owned. In fact, this is my favorite jacket I have ever owned. Along with my White Kloud boots and Flat Head dobby shirt, it is my favorite… Continue reading Freewheelers Sunset Deerskin Leather Jacket Review: My Favorite Leather Jacket

Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?

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?