My Favorite Summer Shoes: Sabah’s Surprising Leather Slippers

When I need something a little more dressed up than sandals, flip-flops, or even sneakers, my go-to summer shoe is these Turkish leather slippers from Sabah. The brand was founded by American Mickey Ashmore, who spent much of his 20s working in finance in Istanbul and found himself commuting to and from work in traditional … Read more

The 5 Best “Heritage” Style Shorts for Rugged Guys

This is a really niche topic, but since this site is about the kind of apparel that I look for, we’re doing it: the best heritage shorts. What Does Heritage Mean? We’ve published an entire article about what heritage means, but generally speaking, it refers to vintage or vintage-inspired casual American clothing for men, and … Read more

The 5 Best Red Wing Boots For Men (Chosen by Red Wing Employees!)

What happens when four self-proclaimed Red Wing experts drink four whiskeys and try to rank  the five best Red Wing boots for sale in North America? Fighting. Lots and lots of fighting about men’s boots. By the end of debate, we mostly agreed that these are the best Red Wings available. It wasn’t easy, but … Read more

The 5 Best Hybrid Swim Shorts for Men You Can Wear From the Pool to the Bar

When you’re heading out to the beach or to a pool party and you don’t want to bring a change of clothes (or you don’t know what the changing room situation will be like) there’s every reason to pick up a pair of hybrid swim shorts, the latest and greatest invention in menswear. There once … Read more

Thursday’s Captain vs President Boots: 5 Differences You Should Know

At a cursory glance, Thursday’s Captain and President boots seem like the same boot, with only toecap — an extra layer of leather over the end of the boot — to differentiate them. But there are actually multiple differences between these two boots you should know about. I’ve worn in multiple pairs of these boots … Read more

Is Thursday’s Diplomat the World’s Most Versatile Moc Toe?

I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to moc toes, but hiding in plain sight all this time was Thursday Boot Company’s Diplomat. The Diplomat is unlike any other moc toe I’ve ever seen, sleeker than any other I’ve encountered yet just as rugged and durable as its contemporaries. It’s Thursday Boot Company’s … Read more

Is Thursday’s Premier the Best Value White Sneaker?

Do we really need another minimalist white sneaker? If it’s this leather and this construction at this pricepoint, my answer is yes.  Continuing their apparent mission to disrupt the footwear market with high quality and direct-to-consumer prices, Thursday Boot Company has released a line of low profile sneakers that aim to stand toe to toe … Read more

Better Than Filson? Bradley Mountain’s 20-OZ Canvas Backpack Review

I’m a little embarrassed at how badly I wanted this bag. I was salivating over it for months (maybe a year) before finally pulling the trigger, because… it is an investment. But I don’t know if I own a cooler backpack. Do I own more “functional” backpacks? Sure. Do I own more “modern” bags? Certainly. But … Read more

The 10 Best Japanese-Exclusive Red Wings (According to Red Wing Employees)

Red Wing embodies American heritage boots perhaps better than any other company, which is why it has such a dedicated following in… Japan. Part of the Amekaji subculture, there are dedicated niches in Japanese fashion that revere the rugged, well made, patina-ready workwear apparel popular among the American working class during the early- to mid-20th … Read more

The 7 Best Lightweight Jeans for Summer 2021

You might not think jeans can be great summer wear, but if you’re a guy who loves wearing boots or if you go to a lot of outings for which shorts aren’t appropriate, you’ll be glad to know that jeans can be worn in hot weather — if you buy the right weight. Denim thickness … Read more