Buying Boots Online Is Hard — This App Wants to Make It Easier

I like wearing boots. I like researching boot brands and styles. I like learning about the craft. I love the online community around boots. But I don’t really like buying boots online. After you’ve spent an inordinate amount of time researching the leather, the construction, the sole, the style… you finally figure out which model … Read more

The 6 Best Leather Bags for Men | Messenger, Satchel, Duffle, Camera Bag

I’ve written about a lot about men’s leather bags. Some are great, some not, some even cost up to a thousand dollars, and I’ve used enough to be at a point where I’m pretty comfortable making a comprehensive list. But just to be as thorough as possible, I asked Brock from the men’s style blog … Read more

5 Tips to Stop Getting Blisters From Boots

Blisters suck. They are the worst part of breaking in a new pair of boots. And you never really know if you’re going to have an easy break-in or if it will take weeks of excruciating pain that produce blisters and bloody socks. I was lucky enough to chat with expert cobbler Steve Doudaklian from … Read more

6 Ways to Darken Leather Boots | Mink, Coconut, Pine, and More

Most guys try to avoid darkening their leather boots. But maybe you bought a pair online and the lighting in those marketing pics made the color look lighter than you expected. The good news is, you can darken leather boots very easily. If you wanted, you could with just about any oil in your kitchen, … Read more

How to Shrink Leather Boots – Dos & Don’ts

Wondering how to shrink leather boots? Before you read if you’re planning to shrink your leather boots because they are too big, you might want to think again. There just isn’t anyway to make a pair of boots smaller. You can shrink the leather in some areas of the boot, like the uppers in cowboy … Read more

The 11 Best Red Wing Boots (You Can’t Buy)

While the name “Red Wing Heritage” evokes thoughts of longstanding tradition, the brand actually has a lot of limited edition and discontinued boots in their history. Seasonal offerings, one-off specials, and boots that simply didn’t fare well in the market are common and Red Wing collectors all over the world prize themselves on their abilities … Read more

Saddle Soap vs Mink Oil: What Should You Put On Your Boots?

You’ve got an impressive pair of beloved boots that have seen one too many winters, way too much oil and grease, and tons of miles of wear and tear. How do you get them looking halfway decent again? There are lots of methods and techniques for cleaning and conditioning your boots, saddle soap and mink … Read more

The 5 Best Lightweight Shorts for Men 2021 | Linen, Hemp, Stretch

If you’re wearing shorts, make it count: make them high quality, and if you wait until the last possible second to stop wearing jeans and start wearing shorts you probably want the lightest weight shorts you can get. Many of the shorts I’ve collected below are linen, or hemp, or really lightweight cotton — but … Read more

The Right and Wrong Ways to Stretch Calves of Leather Boots

Have you purchased a pair of tall boots that are uncomfortably tight in calf? The last thing you want to do is buy a new pair of $300 boots! The good news is that you can fix a slightly tight pair of boots by stretching them. The bad news is that this takes time, a … Read more

The 12 Best Insoles For Work Boots

If you wear workbooks regularly and experience foot discomfort, it might be time to invest in some new work boot insoles. Maybe the stock insoles just don’t provide that out-of-box comfort you expect from your work boots. Or maybe your work boots’ cushioning has compressed and you’ll no longer get the level of comfort you … Read more