Summer is the worst. Well, I shouldn’t say that. There are good things about summer. Summer weather, however, is awful. Heat makes me miserable, sluggish, sweaty, and irritable. I would gladly be in below freezing weather over being in 90F/32C weather. Part of this is because I enjoy cold weather, but part of it is… Continue reading The Best Summer Shirts for Men
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?
When Tanuki sent me my first pair of jeans to review, I remember telling them that I really wanted them to make their Oni x Tanuki collaboration jeans in the regular fit. The reason was that while I normally prefer more vintage-oriented and reproduction-style jeans right now, I do sometimes find myself tempted by more… Continue reading Oni x Tanuki 21.5oz Secret Denim Jeans Review
I have now owned a custom pair of custom made Clinch horsehide engineer boots for three and a half years. In fact, I even went to Brass Tokyo’s shop in Setagaya, Tokyo to pick these and my other custom pair of boots up from them in person and got to meet the founder and owner… Continue reading The Best Engineer Boots in the World: Clinch by Brass Tokyo Horsehide Engineer Boot Review
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
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
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
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
‘Made in USA’ carries quite a lot of weight for many people in clothing, especially for boots. There are so many brands that build their entire image and reputation on their boots being made in America and how that makes them inherently better made and more rugged and durable than other boots. Are those claims… Continue reading Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?
Just over two years ago, I wrote a review of my White Kloud boots. I did not hesitate to say that I considered them to be the very best casual/work-style boots that a person can buy in the world. I have now owned the boots for over two full years and have also acquired quite… Continue reading Are White Kloud Boots Still the Best Boots in the World? Two Year Review