*A huge thanks to Fedora Lounge members Monitor, navetsea, Marc mndt, and handymike as well as Phil from Ashland Leather for some additional insights that helped with this article.* By far the most common question that I get is “when should I condition my leather jacket?” This really is not all that surprising of a… Continue reading How to Condition and Care for Leather Jackets
In the previous article, I discussed my ultimate capsule wardrobe. This involved choosing a few items in each category that all worked together. Such an exercise was not easy, but was rewarding nonetheless. Additionally, I said that I would also discuss an even smaller capsule wardrobe- one single outfit. With how long that first article… Continue reading One Outfit for the Rest of Your Life: The Desert Island/Cartoon Character Outfit
As much as I love to wax lyrical about clean, tight stitching, cleanly cut leathers, and perfectly polished heels, the fact of the matter is that most people who wear boots care more about comfort than any of that. It is by far the most subjective aspect of boots, yet it’s the one that weighs… Continue reading What are the Most Comfortable Boots You Can Buy?
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?
Just over two years ago, I wrote a review of my White Kloud boots. I did not hesitate to say that I considered them to be the very best casual/work-style boots that a person can buy in the world. I have now owned the boots for over two full years and have also acquired quite… Continue reading Are White Kloud Boots Still the Best Boots in the World? Two Year Review
I am going to say this right now so everyone reading knows what to expect when reading this review: this is my favorite leather jacket I have ever owned. In fact, this is my favorite jacket I have ever owned. Along with my White Kloud boots and Flat Head dobby shirt, it is my favorite… Continue reading Freewheelers Sunset Deerskin Leather Jacket Review: My Favorite Leather Jacket
We are continuing the trend of interviewing non-British Europeans for Icons of Style! Last time, Volvo_Sufu from Italy was featured and today, we are interviewing Chris from Belgium who is known as Slab on some forums and sasaki_kojiro13 on instagram. Like Volvo, Chris has a criminally low number of followers given how incredible his style… Continue reading Icons of Style: sasaki_kojiro13
I have waited years to write a review for this jacket. It was something I always wanted to get around to reviewing, but it always seemed too special for some reason. So many people have called it my signature piece, so how can I review it? Well, I have to review it now, because I… Continue reading Himel Bros. Leather Jacket Review
One of my original grail items was a sage/mint green chambray work shirt. I remembered seeing a picture of one from John Lofgren early on in my denim journey and I was immediately smitten with the beautiful and unique color. There were a few more examples that I saw over time from brands such as… Continue reading The Rite Stuff Atlas Salt and Pepper Chambray Work Shirt Review
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