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 Interview

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

Tanuki ER Jeans Review

Tanuki had quite the interesting launch when they catapulted themselves into the raw denim scene a couple of years ago. On places like Superfuture, many denim enthusiasts were not fans of Tanuki’s marketing and mythos behind their brand and I have to admit that I agreed with this sentiment. Tanuki launched with some impressive looking… Continue reading Tanuki ER Jeans Review

Icons of Style: sasaki_kojiro13

We are continuing the trend of interviewing non-British Europeans for Icons of Style! Last time, Volvo_Sufu from Italy was featured and today, we are interviewing Chris from Belgium who is known as Slab on some forums and sasaki_kojiro13 on instagram. Like Volvo, Chris has a criminally low number of followers given how incredible his style… Continue reading Icons of Style: sasaki_kojiro13

Railcar Fine Goods Flight Trousers Review

Railcar Fine Goods is not that far from where I live, especially by California standards. Even with traffic, I can usually get there in under an hour. I have been there many times for events and hang-outs and I have had many pairs of jeans and trousers hemmed there. My brother owns a pair of… Continue reading Railcar Fine Goods Flight Trousers Review

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

Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?

Last year, I did a series of polls to discover which boot brand was most popular according to my followers. Despite my proclivity for high end, expensive, and often relatively obscure brands, I fully expected brands like Red Wing, Viberg, or even Truman to win. However, to my very pleasant surprise, the winner was John… Continue reading Is John Lofgren Becoming the High End Red Wing?

Icons of Style: @selvedge_suede_wool

This edition of Icons of Style is quite an interesting one. Today, the interviewee is @selvedge_suede_wool, the very first person who was not on my original list to interview for this series.  I came across his account after a conversation with another stylish dude on Instagram. As soon as I found his account, I knew… Continue reading Icons of Style: @selvedge_suede_wool

Urban Shepherd Boot Review

Let’s be honest, if you have a friend who wants a pair of boots under $300, chances are you either tell them to save up or you tell them to buy a pair of Red Wings. Sure, there are other options technically such as Wolverine, Chippewa, Thorogood, and even Allen Edmonds depending on your style.… Continue reading Urban Shepherd Boot Review

Whiskey Leatherworks x Rugged Workwear ‘Rugged Gear’ Roughout Flask Promotional Review

I don’t really drink that much, but I’ve always wanted a flask.  Something about them has always appealed to me and I simply think they look cool. Maybe it's the cowboy aesthetic, or the long lost sophisticated gentleman vibe, but either way, I've always wanted one. Part of the reason is that when I do… Continue reading Whiskey Leatherworks x Rugged Workwear ‘Rugged Gear’ Roughout Flask Promotional Review