Here’s How to Get Salt Stains Out of Your Boots

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 … Read more

My 6 Favorite Jeans to Wear in Summer Heat

Even though my home state of New York went “on pause” this summer, the season itself spared us no seconds to play catch-up. Within days, the temperatures rose to a brisk 70 degrees, and if my 24 years in NYC has taught me anything, it is that it will only get hotter from here on … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Mink Oil on Boots | Benefits, Alternatives, and More

So what is mink oil? Mink oil is a leather conditioner that is traditionally made from a mink’s abdomen fat. While it is mainly used by shoe enthusiasts and leather workers today, this oily balm has its roots in Native American material culture. Long ago, indigenous populations such as the Chippewa used mink oil as … Read more

4 Fun Ways to Personalize Your Boots

In a recent interview Virgil Abloh, the man who founded Off-White and the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, said “streetwear is dead.” Now, what did he mean by this? Most people would agree that Virgil did not literally foresee the end to streetwear, but rather he realized that shopping habits will evolve as consumers realize … Read more

10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow If You Love Boots or Denim

Starting a separate Instagram account dedicated to my clothes has been a humbling experience. Prior to this, I didn’t think anyone was as obsessed with exquisite jeans and boots as I am. I saw myself as a Froot Loop in a bag of Cheerios. It also did not help that in my daily life, I … Read more

How Getting Interested in Good Boots Made Me a Better Dresser

I do not necessarily consider myself a well dressed man (yet), however, I do pay attention to the clothes I wear and how I present myself. In a way, I always had. There was always a style that I wanted to capture or an aura that I wanted my clothing to emit. I cannot tell … Read more

Op-Ed: Why “Made In China” Boots and Denim Shouldn’t Bother You

If there’s one thing that scares fashion bloggers more than spilling craft beer on their jeans, that thing would be finding a “MADE IN CHINA” label on a shirt that they have been eyeing all week. For many, something being MADE IN CHINA is an automatic dealbreaker. “Made in China,” they feel, implies cheapness, the … Read more

Op-Ed: 3 Reasons the Williston Chelsea Is the Most Versatile Red Wing Boot

When people think Red Wing Boots, they often associate the brand with its Americana aesthetic, sturdy, built to last construction, and its faithful relationship with the working class. Rarely will anyone think of these boots as their go to footwear for the office. After all, nobody wants to be a walking contradiction wearing bulky workboots … Read more

My 5 Favorite Ways to Style Red Wings

Red Wings Shoes started out as a work boot company that catered to miners and blue collar workers in the Midwest. But the brand slowly took the fashion world by storm with their now famous, more fashion-focused Heritage line. With their Heritage boots, Red Wing opened up its doors to new types of consumers. Now, … Read more

The Best Selvedge Jeans That Aren’t Raw

The terms “raw” and “selvedge” are used a lot nowadays to describe high end denim jeans. Although often group together, the two words describe a totally independent world in jean manufacturing. Just because your pair of jeans is made from selvedge denim doesn’t mean it is raw. For example: Raw but not selvedge : Levi’s … Read more