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?
For many years, leather jackets were my absolute favorite item of clothing. They were my armour, my not so secret weapons, my standout pieces of clothing that made me feel like I looked cool. I’ve always despised warm weather, but I began to hate it even more when I got into Amekaji-heritage clothing because it… Continue reading Ooe Yofukuten Moleskin Cossack Jacket Review
I talk about leather jackets a lot on here. If you’re into Amekaji-heritage clothing and raw denim, then you probably already own at least one or two denim jackets and know about or own a waxed cotton jacket, peacoat, deck jacket, or leather jacket. One of the appealing aspects of this style of clothing for… Continue reading Willie Watson C&O Railmans Jacket 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
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
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?
If you know Amekaji-heritage clothing and boots, you know the name John Lofgren. His footwear has become a staple of this hobby and his engineers are considered by many to be one of the models that kicked off the current engineer revival we have been experiencing lately. Lofgren engineers were my first pair of Amekaji-heritage… Continue reading John Lofgren Interview