What the heck is “Heritage Menswear” Anyway?

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?

The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 3: An Interview with John Lofgren

This is our most interesting episode yet! We interview John Lofgren or John Lofgren Bootmaker, the company that is largely responsible for the surge in popularity of the engineer boot and makes some of the best boots in the world. We talk about proper engineer boot design, culture quirks between Japan and the USA, the… Continue reading The Stitch Perfect Podcast Episode 3: An Interview with John Lofgren

Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot

*I received this pair of boots for free to review. I still try to be as critical and objective as I usually am, though I know that this is impossible for any human to do. However, I received no money to write this review and I receive no compensation from Nicks. I do not ever… Continue reading Nicks Boot Review: The Nicks Robert Boot

Are Made in USA Boots Better? Does it Matter Where Your Boots are Made?

‘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?

How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review

“Made in China” has a bad reputation in much of the world. It’s not in the cool way that Joan Jett was talking about either. Products made in China aren’t known as bad ass, rebel products that don’t play by the rules. They’re known as poorly made, cheap products made in factories that don’t play… Continue reading How Good can Made in China Boots be? Flame Panda Boot Review

Viberg Boot Review

Viberg is a bit of a conundrum for me. Without question, they have a heritage that many boot companies pretend to have and they still manufacture their boots using high quality techniques and materials. At the same time, Their boots are far from perfect in terms of quality and finishing and they are relatively expensive.… Continue reading Viberg Boot Review

Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?

Being someone whose identity has been inextricably tied to engineer boots by others for years, I get a slew of questions regarding them. Among the most common questions and laments that I get from friends, emailers, and people on Instagram is “Where can I buy affordable engineer boots?” While I answer every question I get… Continue reading Why Are There no Affordable Engineer Boots?

John Lofgren Boot Review: The John Lofgren Engineer Boot

This is a big one. Today, I will be reviewing my first ever pair of engineer boots. These are the ones that started the journey for me and really helped push my style to what it is today. The John Lofgren engineer boot is a modern classic and it along with the Mister Freedom Road… Continue reading John Lofgren Boot Review: The John Lofgren Engineer Boot

Trickers Boots 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

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