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?
Leather jackets are a strange animal in the world of raw denim, boots, and heritage menswear. They are a niche within a niche, just like engineer boots are. There are groups of people who love leather jackets and care little for other aspects of clothing, which is not usually true of denim heads. While at… Continue reading What Makes Leather Jackets So Special?
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. This is because the boots are… Continue reading The Best Boots in the World: White Kloud Custom Boots Review
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?
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
Ah, the one man brand- is there anything so noble and respectable as a single human being who has such passion for craft that they learn from the feet of a master or else teach themselves to create well made, long lasting products with their own hands? What could be superior to someone so committed… Continue reading The One Man Denim Brand Battle Introduction: The Legend of the One Man Brand
If you asked a group of denim heads a few years ago what were the best boots in the world, the majority of them would have probably chosen Viberg. This Canadian boot brand absolutely dominated the heritage work wear market in the first half of the 2010s. Founded in 1931 and still family owned and… Continue reading What Happened to Viberg?
This past summer I had the opportunity to visit Japan for the very first time with my brother and there was no way that I was going to pass it up. Fortunately, my brother is generally very easy going and allowed me to plan much of the trip. This allowed for it to be a… Continue reading Japan Trip Part 1: Tokyo and Boots!