Is Horween Chromexcel Overrated?

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?

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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 Boot Battle: What is the Most Popular Boot Brand?

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?

Moto Leather Lace Up Boots Review

In the last review, I took a look at my Red Wing boots, concluding that I liked them despite their many flaws and the fact that they are expensive for what they are. Red Wings are ubiquitous in the denim world and in my opinion, are undeniably overrated by a large swath of denim heads.… Continue reading Moto Leather Lace Up Boots Review

Red Wing Heritage Irish Setter 9875 Moc Toe Boot Review

As of this year, I have been wearing raw denim for over 6 years, have bought far more than 10 pairs of jeans, 5 leather jackets, 3 pairs of sneakers, and 8 pairs of boots as well as countless shirts, non-leather jackets, and other clothing items. In all of that time I have never owned… Continue reading Red Wing Heritage Irish Setter 9875 Moc Toe Boot Review

What Happened to Viberg?

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?