The Complete Guide to Deck Jackets | History, Variations, and Why It’s the Best Winter Jacket

This article has been in the making for well over a year, ever since a chance encounter at a London menswear store introduced this writer to a mighty beast of a winter jacket. A casual jacket that’s so warm and so unusual, so understated yet so eye-catching, that several were purchased throughout the following year … Read more

American Giant Hoodie Review: Really the World’s Greatest?

American Giant’s Classic Full Zip Hoodie is one of those low-key purchases that keep bringing joy. If you want quality and longevity, something made in the United States, all-natural materials, and simply something that brings both comfort and a great fit, you get this hoodie.  It’s pricier than several polyester hoodies from Old Navy, sure. … Read more

How to Wear Chukka Boots | 8 Styles For Every Guy

Chukka boots are strange beasts. With their unstructured toes, low-cut uppers, and thin soles, at first glance they are more like a high-top sneaker than a burly boot. Many brands describe them as half boot, half shoe. And to many customers, that makes them the ultimate piece of footwear. When it comes to styling chukkas, … Read more

Why Hemp Is Better Than Cotton for Clothes

Despite its granola crunching image, hemp fabric is found in all sorts of clothes and textiles, and has been for centuries. Recently, while looking for a durable and casual jacket, I even stumbled upon an $860 hemp cotton-blend blazer from Drake’s. Yes, hemp is even used in high-end tailored menswear, which led me down a … Read more

The 5 Best Chelsea Boots for Work | Yes, You Can Work In Chelseas

Depending on your background, Chelsea boots might be stylish urban boots, rugged riding boots, or footwear for manual labor.  Variants of the Chelsea boot have gone from the feet of royalty — they were originally designed as Queen Victoria’s walking boots —  to the feet of Australian stockmen to the Beatles themselves, who popularized the … Read more

Can You Use Coconut Oil As a Leather Conditioner?

Nah. You’ll find just as many people who say that you can condition leather with coconut oil as say that you can’t. While some of the best leather conditioners contain small amounts of coconut oil, should you put coconut oil on leather? We don’t recommend using pure coconut oil to condition leather because it’s easy … Read more

The 9 Best Leather Backpacks for Men | Casual, Work, Best Value, Luxury, and More

If you think you’re too old for a backpack I strongly urge you to consider a leather backpack. We love leather backpacks and leather bags, but at such high prices, you have to be careful to pick a fantastic product and not, an overpriced, ho-hum book bag.  We’ve reviewed a wide range of leather bags, … Read more

Do Boots Run Big or Small? Your Guide to the Perfect Fit

Well, do boots run big or small? It’s not a terrible question, especially if you mostly wear sneakers, because most boots run about a half to a whole size bigger than your average sneakers. Most companies recommend sizing down about a half size, but it can be more complicated than the “size down a half … Read more

Grant Stone Ottawa Boot Review | The Best Value Split Toe

As an Australian living in New York City, my home country has never been more relevant than it is for this review: kangaroo leather boots.  But the Grant Stone Ottawa boots I’m reviewing come in a variety of leathers, so I’ll try to make this review useful for you if you love the style and … Read more