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 Caboose Half Belt Leather Jacket Review
Now that we have talked about why leather jackets are awesome here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/14/what-makes-leather-jackets-so-special/ and what to actually look for in a great one here: https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/09/21/what-to-look-for-in-a-high-end-leather-jacket/ , it’s time to talk about what brands you should be looking at when buying a leather jacket. If you’re expecting any designer labels, or anything you would see on… Continue reading The Top Ten Leather Jacket Brands List
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
Iron Heart is the most popular flannel according to my Instagram polls. Yeah, I know; I’m supposed to do some sort of vague introduction, but I can’t be bothered because of just how predictable this outcome was. While I had a few people predicting a 3Sixteen win due to their popularity and a few more… Continue reading Flannel Fight! Who Makes the Most Popular Flannel Shirt?
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?
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
Over two years ago, I went to Inspiration in Los Angeles for the sole reason of trying on Himel Brothers jackets. At the time, I was most interested in the Kensington café racer and Canuck car coat jackets. Partly as a joke, I tried on his Wolverine grizzly jacket. I expected to feel absolutely ridiculous… Continue reading Himel Brothers Cossack/Campus Leather Jacket Review
The last several reviews have been fun to do and I am glad I did this one man brand series, but anyone who knows me knew which brand was going to be my favorite before the first article was published. Conners Sewing Factory is my favorite denim brand in the world. I love many brands… Continue reading One Man Denim Brand Battle: Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review