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 Peaky Blinders 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
Ah, Autumn! The leaves begin to change color, the temperature begins to drop, and summer finally sulks away to bother us all again next year. This is what I would be saying if I lived somewhere that is not Southern California. Unfortunately, it is still quite hot here and the leaves never change color. Still,… Continue reading The Top Ten Boot Brands List
Last year, I did a series of polls to discover which boot brand was most popular according to my followers. Despite my proclivity for high end, expensive, and often relatively obscure brands, I fully expected brands like Red Wing, Viberg, or even Truman to win. However, to my very pleasant surprise, the winner was John… Continue reading Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?
In my last boot review, I discussed Urban Shepherd Boots, a fairly new boot company aiming to take a bite out of the highly sought after sub-$300 boot market. Today, I will discuss another brand aiming to make themselves a king of this category. Mark Albert Boots was started by Mark Albert not long ago.… Continue reading Mark Albert Uptown Boot Review
Let’s be honest, if you have a friend who wants a pair of boots under $300, chances are you either tell them to save up or you tell them to buy a pair of Red Wings. Sure, there are other options technically such as Wolverine, Chippewa, Thorogood, and even Allen Edmonds depending on your style.… Continue reading Urban Shepherd Boot Review
Is it time for me to eat my words? By now, I think most people are aware of my now infamous What Happened to Viberg article which is my most read article on my website by a wider margin than the gap between Pandemic’s beloved Star War: Battlefront II and EA’s disastrous version. While that… Continue reading Viberg Service Boot Review
In the last article, which you can read here, I stated that Chromexcel (also called CXL) is probably the most well known chrome tanned leather in the world. In fact, I misspoke. Chromexcel is likely the most well known and recognizable leather by name in the world regardless of tannage. People often refer to it… Continue reading Is Horween Chromexcel Overrated?
There are quite a lot of boots out there on the market and as such, there are quite a lot of different leathers used for them. In this article, I wanted to go over some of the most common types of leathers used for making our favorite footwear. If you are fairly new to the… Continue reading An Overview of Different Boot Leathers