“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 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