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?
The people that have been interviewed so far in this series have been those with senses of style that I have admired or respected for quite a long time. @johnbbrooklyn was my original heritage/denim style icon and I have admired his look well before I got on Instagram. @newenglandmenswear was one of the first people… Continue reading Icons of Style: @illcutz
As any denim head who utilizes Instagram knows all too well, the app is both a blessing and a curse. It allows us to share our gear and style with more people than ever before and meet a myriad of new friends who bleed blue. However, there are many issues ranging from the time it… Continue reading Icons of Style: @migigp
When I hatched the idea of ‘Icons of Style,’ I had a list of people that I wanted to interview right away. However, there was one person that I absolutely had to interview without question. John AKA @johnbbrooklyn is more than just a well-dressed guy who likes denim and boots. He is my denim style… Continue reading Icons of Style : @johnbbrooklyn
This past year I have reviewed quite a few products, gone on several rants, talked about items of clothing that I liked, and posted quite a few pictures on Instagram. After all of that, I figured that it would be appropriate to tell all of you what items of clothing I wore the most and… Continue reading What I Wore Most in 2018
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?
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?
With the last article covering why leather jackets are so great, hopefully you are now interested in purchasing one yourself or maybe a second one if you already have one (you can check out that article here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/14/what-makes-leather-jackets-so-special/ ). Thanks to a very fruitful discussion with my friends Rob AKA @raw.denim.ocd and Noah AKA @leatherandraw… Continue reading What to Look For in a High End Leather Jacket
The five pocket jean is said to be classic Americana, perhaps more American than apple pie, baseball, and even obesity. Who then could possibly make a better pair of jeans than the land of muscle cars and blue collars? Japan, apparently. Over the decades, those blue collars have largely been exported to other regions, especially… Continue reading Made in Japan vs. Made In USA: Are Japanese Jeans and Boots Better?