If you’ve watched any of my videos, then you already know that I am a very basic white dude. As such, I watched the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan and pretty quickly, right in the first few minutes of the first episode, I was wondering who made that very nice, casual-but-CIA-office-friendly backpack he was wearing.
It’s a Boot Time
Hi, I’m Nick! I spent weeks researching my first pair of boots, scouring Reddit and message boards and seemingly-paid-for magazine articles. But what I wanted was an authority, a resource where I could read the most in-depth reviews and stories about boots, a place that explored not only the manufacturing and the welting but also the culture and philosophy behind the boot.
What makes one pair different to another? What’s the story behind them? I don’t just want to know what they’re made from, I want to know what made them. Many years and endless new pairs later, I still couldn’t find the kind of content I wanted to read.
That’s why I created Stridewise.
Our guide will teach you everything you should look for when shopping for a pair of boots.
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The Filson Journeyman is still my favorite everyday carry backpack. As a guy who will casually write 2,000 words about a pair of jeans, I didn’t make this conclusion lightly. While researching exactly which bag to buy, and how to justify spending (spoiler) $395 on a backpack, I happened to make a ludicrous spreadsheet of
This is everything you could possibly want to know about the Chelsea boots from Thursday boots: the Cavalier and the Duke. Why would a company have two Chelsea boots? If you’re an impatient man, the answer is that the Cavalier is dressier and suitable for business casual outfits, the Duke is more rugged and casual,
A good friend and mentor of mine once told me that “if you take good care of your tools, then your tools will take good care of you”. This article is about how to get salt stains out of boots, but that happened when I was working as a camp guide, and I know this