Thursday Vanguard vs Captain | Is One Boot Better for Your Needs?

For the longest time, newcomers to boots defaulted to the Red Wing Iron Ranger for their first boot. But since the arrival of Thursday Boot Company, there’s a new standard. Their direct-to-consumer strategy helps keep quality high and prices low, which is alluring to any customer. But the design and comfort have also disrupted the … Read more

Inside NYC’s Best Shoe Stores: J. Fitzpatrick and His Patina Artistry

With so many newer brands in the scene offering not much more than their own version of classic American boot patterns, there are few bootmakers that stand out from the crowd. One brand that does is J. Fitzpatrick. Situated on Thompson St in Soho, this boutique footwear shop specializes in blending Victorian-era silhouettes with modern … Read more

The 5 Best Men’s Leather Gloves For Winter | Toughest, Touchscreen, and More

When the temperature drops, blood flows out of your extremities and back to your core. This is why you feel your fingers and toes getting cold before the rest of your body, and a pair of well-fitting gloves can remedy this issue by encasing your hands with your body’s own heat. This isn’t new knowledge … Read more

What Boots Did Indiana Jones Wear?

In retrospect, Indiana Jones’s actions and reputation as an archeologist do not age well when you consider all the artifacts and ancient tombs he’s destroyed, but the one aspect of the character that did age well is his style. From his 3-piece Brooks Brother suit to his signature Herbert Johnson fedora, many people look up … Read more

The Luxury Red Wing Moc Toe Alternative — From Indonesia

If you take the classic Red Wing 875 and elevated every aspect of the boot, then you will get the Jakkrabbits Moc Toe Boot. Both models share a lot of superficial similarities but once examined under close inspection, they are very different: different leather for the uppers, different construction methods, and different internal components. Spoiler … Read more

The Best 5 Alden Boots (From a Guy With 30 Pairs)

Famed Alden collector JD Sasso joined us for this journey through the best Alden boots on the market. New England was once home to numerous shoe manufacturers but today, there’s just one still standing: Alden. Being one of the last bastions of traditional American shoemaking, this company has a special and deservedly vaulted place in … Read more

Comparing All of Huckberry’s Waxed Jackets

Huckberry is an online retailer that lives and breathes the heritage lifestyle. Founded by friends Andy Forch and Richard Greiner in 2010, the company has evolved from selling popular brands you all may know such as Red Wings, Danners, and Baracuta, to more niche ones such as Rocky Mountain Featherbed, to now selling their own … Read more

How To Make Cheap Boots Look Expensive

In a world dominated by sneakers in an ever-growing casual workplace, many people, including yourself might not find the need to buy expensive leather boots or shoes. Quality, well-made footwear isn’t always easy on the wallet and it can be hard to justify the price tag for something that only sees a few wears a … Read more

Cheap vs Expensive Boots | 5 Areas to Consider When Buying

People looking for their first pair of boots often likens the process to an odyssey. They are consumed by their goal of finding their dream pair, and hours — days! — of their time are consumed with research, forums, and store visits. The most mind-boggling questions that first-time buyers have are: “Are expensive boots worth it” … Read more

How To Size Red Wing Boots | A Guide to Every Boot from Red Wing Themselves

Most people’s introduction to well-made footwear is usually going to be a pair of boots from Red Wing’s Heritage label. There isn’t really a mystery as to why: Red Wing just makes reliable boots that look good no matter what style you’re into. If you like a rugged look, you might buy a pair of … Read more