Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?

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?

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Mark Albert Uptown Boot Review

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

Can One Pair of Boots Actually be Better than Another? (Video)

This is a discussion that I have wanted to have for a long time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnUevuLjZ1k&feature=youtu.be

Urban Shepherd 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

Viberg Horsehide Service Boot Video Review

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Viberg Stitchdown Horsehide Service 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 Stitchdown Horsehide Service Boot Review

Why do People Like Double Denim?

I do not like double denim. I wish I did, though. I wish I loved Canadian tuxedos. It would make my life a lot easier. Being a part of the raw denim/heritage menswear community means that I am constantly surrounded by people wearing indigo suits. It very often feels weird to be such an odd… Continue reading Why do People Like Double Denim?

An Interview with Ken Calder of Aero Leather

Starting Almost Vintage Style has been quite a journey so far. I have met a myriad of awesome people and have learned a lot and hopefully helped some people out along the way. Even though my articles are written for people interested in wearing high quality clothing, I must admit that the most flattering occurrences… Continue reading An Interview with Ken Calder of Aero Leather

Is Horween Chromexcel Overrated?

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?