We are now well into winter and that means that it is jacket weather, my absolute favorite time of the year. What better way to celebrate this than by reviewing a leather jacket? Today, we will be looking at my Caboose jacket in dead leaf brown Shinki vegetable tanned horsehide from Freewheelers. I received this… Continue reading Freewheelers Leather Jacket Review: The Freewheelers Caboose Half Belt Jacket
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
*Updated two year review available HERE* White Kloud boots is a unicorn in the raw denim and heritage clothing world. Very few people are even aware that the brand exists. The unique aesthetics mean that few people are seriously interested in buying a pair, and even fewer people are able to actually obtain a pair.… Continue reading The Best Boots in the World: White Kloud Custom Boots Review
The surprising success of and enthusiasm for the boot battle inspired me to continue doing Instagram poll battles. With the miserable summer weather out in full force, I wanted to discuss winter wear as much as possible so I gave a choice between flannels and leather jackets. After a close fight, leather jackets came out… Continue reading The Leather Jacket Battle: What is the Most Popular Leather Jacket Brand?
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?
Engineer boots caught my eye the moment I first set my gaze on a pair. I have always loved boots and rugged clothing, as my love of Western films influenced my tastes from an early age. Something about the laceless design, the buckles, and the perfect balance between a cowboy boot and a work boot… Continue reading Clinch by Brass Tokyo Engineer Boots Review
I am an extremely opinionated person. If you have read even one article here, you will know that. However, I am aware that there are people with opinions that are not the same as my own. This, coupled with the fact that I am always interested in the dynamics of the raw denim and heritage… Continue reading The Boot Battle: What is the Most Popular Boot Brand?
Unlike many in the raw denim world, I own very few denim jackets. As of right now, I own one, the very jacket that I am reviewing today. Before that, I only owned one previously in my adult life. In fact, it took me four years of wearing raw denim to buy that first raw… Continue reading Conners Sewing Factory WWII Type I Denim Jacket Review
In a community that is all about heritage, tradition, reproductions, and for some people, cosplaying as a 1920’s railroad worker, making headway as a new brand is extremely difficult, sometimes impossible. If I had a dollar for every failed raw denim brand, I’d be able to afford a pair of Gold Label Momotaros. In fact,… Continue reading Nine Lives “Short Circuit” / “DMT” Check Shirt Review
As I sit to write this with my keyboard at the ready, a Calpico soda on the desk next to me, and ‘Sultans of Swing’ by Dire Straits ringing in my ear, I can honestly say I have never been more motivated or excited to write an article as I am to write this one.… Continue reading What Makes a Denim and Work Wear Product Great