The Rite Stuff Atlas Salt and Pepper Chambray Work Shirt 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

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How to Buy Affordable Boots

*I have links to store and brand websites in this and many of my other articles, but to maintain my independence, I do not use affiliate links. These links are for the convenience of my readers and do not make me a single cent. Given that I have been reviewing more affordably priced boots lately,… Continue reading How to Buy Affordable Boots

The Top Ten Boot Brands List

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

Viberg Horsehide Service Boot Video Review

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Why do People Like Double Denim?

I do not like double denim. I wish I did, though. I wish I loved Canadian tuxedos. It would make my life a lot easier. Being a part of the raw denim/heritage menswear community means that I am constantly surrounded by people wearing indigo suits. It very often feels weird to be such an odd… Continue reading Why do People Like Double Denim?

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?

Samurai 15oz Heavy Chino Pants Review

As incredible as denim is, it is far from the only pair of trousers that a guy needs. With chinos being far less common than denim in this subculture, finding a great pair that gets fit, fabric, and details all correct is far more difficult than it is with denim. While I can think of… Continue reading Samurai 15oz Heavy Chino Pants Review

Conners Sewing Factory WWII Type I Denim Jacket Review

Unlike many in the raw denim world, I own very few denim jackets. As of right now, I own one, the very jacket that I am reviewing today. Before that, I only owned one previously in my adult life. In fact, it took me four years of wearing raw denim to buy that first raw… Continue reading Conners Sewing Factory WWII Type I Denim Jacket Review

Himel Brothers Cossack/Campus Leather Jacket Review

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

Clobber Calm Supply Co. Modified M-59 Jacket Review

The name of this blog is Almost Vintage Style. The point of stating this stupidly obvious fact is to point out that ‘almost’ is the key word of that phrase in this case. While my style is very vintage inspired, I did not own any actual vintage pieces until I purchased the item that I… Continue reading Clobber Calm Supply Co. Modified M-59 Jacket Review