Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver Review

To say that vintage watches have been in vogue for the past few years would be an understatement to say the least. Indeed, the watch world has been ablaze with interest and desire for vintage watches and vintage styling for the better part of the past decade, those flames fanned further by the record setting … Read more

Beckett Simonon’s Douglas Jodhpur Boot Is Just About Almost Perfect

Beckett Simonon is a curious company. Despite being founded in 2011 the direct to consumer company still flies somewhat under the radar. With classically designed, almost old-fashioned styling across the majority of their shoes and boots, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally gone to Allen Edmonds’ website. But the Bogotá, Colombia based brand brings … Read more

Minnetonka P.W. Driving Moccasin Review: Worth the Price?

Started in 1946, Minnetonka is a family owned footwear company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently operated by CEO, David Miller, the grandson of co-founder Philip W. Miller. The Midwestern shoe company has made the moccasin the cornerstone of their business, with a myriad of styles and variations available, ranging from pieces with traditional … Read more

The Garrison Boot by Warfield & Grand – A Tale of Two Boots

There are plenty of boot and shoe companies out there whose sole concern (get it?) is making a product that looks expensive. But simply because a shoe has the lines of a John Lobb does not mean that it will fit or feel like one. All too often in the direct to consumer world, these … Read more

Is White’s Perry Boot the Best Value Moc Toe?

While perhaps not as widely known as Red Wing, Danner, or Wolverine, White’s Boots is a force to be reckoned with in the heritage boot world and is consistently ranked among the best of the best when it comes to hand made leather boots. But the Spokane, Washington based company is far from a newcomer. … Read more

Vaer’s D7 Arctic Swiss Diver Watch: Knockoff or Knockout?

Let’s be honest. Calling a timepiece an ‘homage watch’ is a very polite way of calling it a knockoff. While imitation may be considered the sincerest form of flattery to some, there is a very fine line between drawing inspiration from vintage designs and turning in someone else’s homework. While the new D7 Arctic Swiss … Read more

Cravar’s C.O. 15 – An Elegant Briefcase with a Forgettable Name

Leather goods are funny things – they can either be the absolute peak of luxury or be so cheap and generic that they feel virtually worthless. There are literally hundreds of companies that make all manner of generic laptop bags and briefcases that you’d see in the airport and forget just as quickly. On the … Read more

New York’s Last Boot Factory: Inside Modern Vice

Nestled on west 38th street in the heart of Manhattan’s Garment District is the last cool boot factory in the city. Modern Vice, founded by guy-who-definitely-looks-like-he-owns-a-glam-rock-boot-store Jordan Adoni, makes unforgettable boots. Their signature is the Bolt Boot, emblazoned with a dramatic lightning bolt down the shaft, but whatever you get from them won’t be overlooked … Read more

The Ship John Wills Jacket – A 3-Year Review

“The mighty Wills Jacket is second to none”. It’s a bold claim, doubled down on by Ship John’s motto: ‘Stuff That Holds Up’. In recent years, the Portland, Oregon based clothing company has been making some serious waves in the world of heritage workwear. While Ship John makes a handful of other products including backpacks, … Read more

What Exactly Is Heritage Fashion?

Ubi Sunt qui ante nos fuerunt – Where are those who were before us? The romance of the word ‘heritage’ is as powerful as it is precarious. A brand’s history is as valuable, and at times more so, than the quality of the products they create and sell. Indeed, many brands spend extraordinary amounts of … Read more