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

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 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

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

Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot

*I received this pair of boots for free to review. I still try to be as critical and objective as I usually am, though I know that this is impossible for any human to do. However, I received no money to write this review and I receive no compensation from Nicks. I do not ever… Continue reading Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot

Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?

‘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?

How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review

Indonesia is currently a hotbed for Amekaji-heritage clothing. Actually, much of Southeast Asia is right now. However, if there is one thing that sets Indonesia apart from other countries in their area, it’s the fact that they’re making a lot of products domestically, especially boots. There are a lot of Indonesian bootmakers that have been… Continue reading How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review

How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review

“Made in China” has a bad reputation in much of the world. It’s not in the cool way that Joan Jett was talking about either. Products made in China aren’t known as bad ass, rebel products that don’t play by the rules. They’re known as poorly made, cheap products made in factories that don’t play… Continue reading How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review