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
What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?
For most people who are into Amekaji-heritage clothing (raw denim, boots, leather jackets, flannels, etc) the quality of the clothing is a major factor in why they get into and stick with this hobby. Wanting something that is made well and made ethically matters to most of us. If we aren’t buying things that are… Continue reading What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?
Thursday Boot Review: From the Perspective of a High End Boot Enthusiast
*These boots were sent to me by a friend who wore them lightly before giving them to me. They were from late 2017-early 2018. I was also contacted by Conner from Thursday a few days after the review was released. I am happy to give a right to reply and I have included his comments… Continue reading Thursday Boot Review: From the Perspective of a High End Boot Enthusiast
Made in Japan vs. Made In USA: Are Japanese Jeans and Boots Better?
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?
The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?
The raw denim community all shed a collective indigo tear last month upon hearing that Cone Mills had announced that it would be shutting down its White Oak plant at the end of 2017. I am sure that that many drank a craft beer, toasted a glass of high end scotch, or sipped a latte… Continue reading The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?