Review: Truman Boot Company’s Rugged Black Chromexcel Boot

This was my very first pair of Truman boots acquired in June of 2015. I wanted a standard rugged pair of black Chromexcel cap toe boots and these fit the bill perfectly with that beautiful 270-degree double stitchdown construction and lug commando sole. This was one of the original Truman models built when they were … Read more

Review: How to Use Birchees Leather Conditioner

There are countless leather care products on the market, many carrying decades of lore and legend that culminate in their present-day reputation among consumers. Making sense of this maze of leather care products can be complicated and overwhelming, and in most cases requires that you, the consumer, have a firm understanding of the leather you’re … Read more

A Belt Snob Reviews Anson – Invincibelt, Cordovan, and Saddle Tan

I’ve collected my fair share of boots over the years and developed an eye for the finest Goodyear-welted masterpieces available. A hobby (OK, obsession) that has evolved in tandem with my boot obsession is the search for the best leather apparel to complement my shoes. If I’m devoting all this time, energy, and attention to … Read more

Why Truman Boots’ Best Leather Is CF Stead’s Rambler

I’ve been following Truman Boot Company from day one, when they were just getting started in Pennsylvania. Over the course of time, they became known not just for their rugged look but for their unusual leathers, maybe even leathers the boot community wasn’t ready for yet: Ramblers, kudus, moose, Mohawk, beaver fur, and the list … Read more

Why I’m In Love With the Leather Belts From Pigeon Tree Crafting

After collecting my fair share of boots over the years, I began comparing and contrasting these quality wardrobe staples against other elements of my day to day wear. It’s the constant struggle of leveling up in one area, and then seeing room for improvement in other areas that have been neglected. The struggle of finding … Read more

Why I Fell Head Over Heels in Love With Men’s Boots

Editor’s note: This article is an op-ed. The views expressed herein and in the video are the author’s and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Stridewise, LLC. Claims, assertions, opinions, and quotes have been sourced exclusively by the author. When it comes to my boot collecting habit, I can’t help but get philosophical about it. … Read more