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

How to Buy Raw Denim: Sizing Your Jeans

This is a subject that I never thought I would write an entire article about. I have talked a little bit about sizing in different denim reviews previously, but I don’t think I really dedicated enough focus to the subject in the past. In fact, I must confess that in the early days of this… Continue reading How to Buy Raw Denim: Sizing Your Jeans

The Best Summer Shirts for Men

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

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?

Oni x Tanuki 21.5oz Secret Denim Jeans Review

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

The Best Engineer Boots in the World: Clinch by Brass Tokyo Horsehide Engineer Boot 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

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

The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 1: Our Top Ten Favorite Denim Brands

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

My Favorite Boots: Ranking my Entire Boot Collection

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