*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
I know this looks like the most clickbait title of all time, but I promise you, it’s not. Iron Boots is a small boot company out of China that has been selling in Japan for a little while now, but has only more recently branched out into the North American market. “Made in China” has… Continue reading Are Made in China Boots Better than Made in USA Boots?: Iron Boots Review
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
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?
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
*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
‘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?
“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 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