*Note - this is an opinion piece. Feel free to disagree of course, but if you are already angered by the title, you probably should just stop reading now. This article is mainly meant for people who are relatively new to the world of denim/boots/heritage clothing and are having this myth spread to them.* In… Continue reading Durability Does Not Equal Quality
The USA has a rich tradition of making awesome, durable boots. In fact, I would say that when most people think of “boots” they think of American boots. A lot of makers from other companies have been catching up and indeed surpassing US brands, but there are still some high quality American-made boot brands still… Continue reading The Top Ten Made In USA Boots – Best American Made Boots
My experiences hemming my jeans, chinos, cuffs, etc Cuffing jeans is pretty much a default for most fans of raw denim and Amekaji-heritage clothing. In fact, this love of cuffing extends to all trousers, not just jeans. I myself cuffed all my trousers by default for the last 6-7 years. For most of this time… Continue reading To Hem or Not To Hem: Cuffing vs. Hemming Your Jeans and Pants
I haven't done a lot of long term reviews on this site yet, but I definitely want to do more of them. The first one I remember the most was my John Lofgrn engineer boot review. It was quite different to review something I had owned for over half a decade rather than reviewing items… Continue reading Wesco Boots Long Term Review- After 3.5 Years
Engineer boots are by far my favorite type of boot. I currently own 6 pairs of them, have owned a total of eight pairs, and have tried on and handled quite a few more. Having worn engineer boots for 7 years now and with my opinions on them having been pretty set for the past… Continue reading The Top Ten Best Engineer Boots You Can Buy
I have now owned a custom pair of custom made Clinch horsehide engineer boots for three and a half years. In fact, I even went to Brass Tokyo’s shop in Setagaya, Tokyo to pick these and my other custom pair of boots up from them in person and got to meet the founder and owner… Continue reading The Best Engineer Boots in the World: Clinch by Brass Tokyo Horsehide Engineer Boot Review
‘Made in USA’ carries quite a lot of weight for many people in clothing, especially for boots. There are so many brands that build their entire image and reputation on their boots being made in America and how that makes them inherently better made and more rugged and durable than other boots. Are those claims… Continue reading Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?
Indonesia is currently a hotbed for Amekaji-heritage clothing. Actually, much of Southeast Asia is right now. However, if there is one thing that sets Indonesia apart from other countries in their area, it’s the fact that they’re making a lot of products domestically, especially boots. There are a lot of Indonesian bootmakers that have been… Continue reading How Good are Indonesian Boots? Onderhoud Handmade Boot Review
Trickers is a maker that I have wanted to own and review for a long time, but being someone who generally favors chunkier boots with woodsman heels or engineer boots with woodsman heels, I was hesitant to pull the trigger. After talking with my friend Dave AKA @ruggedworkwear, he kindly agreed to ship me two… Continue reading Trickers Boots Review
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?