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?
Recently I’ve been sticking to straight up reviews and style interviews. Quite frankly it has been too long since I’ve put a good rant up here so I will remedy this right now. It's time for a boot discussion. If there was one thing that I would change about the heritage menswear/raw denim/workwear/boots community/world/subculture besides… Continue reading Can One Pair of Boots Really be Better than Another?
This is a discussion that I have wanted to have for a long time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnUevuLjZ1k&feature=youtu.be
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 Service Boot 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?
*Keep in mind that this article was originally written several years ago and the information is now outdated in some ways. Specifically, Truman does not seem to be nearly as big of a deal as they used to be and probably aren't doing much to take away sales from Viberg at this point. Some updates… Continue reading What Happened to Viberg?
While many in the raw denim and “workwear” universe tend to shun the ideas and rules put forth by the more traditional and mainstream world of men’s fashion, there is actually quite a lot that we can learn from them and definitely a few things that I agree with them on. Dark brown and black… Continue reading The Clark’s Desert Boot: The Perfect First Pair of Boots