Review: The Merchant Might Be Red Wing’s Best All Rounder

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If you want a casual boot that you can comfortably wear with jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a button down, but if you think most of Red Wing’s offerings are a little too casual (and you’d be right), then you’ll be glad to learn about their Merchant boot. Today, we’re back on the … Read more

Review: Momotaro’s Glossy, Hairy, Hand Made Japanese Jeans

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“Made by hand, without compromise” is the slogan of the Kojima-based denim company Momotaro. Kojima is considered by many as the birthplace of Japanese denim — it’s home to the famous “Jeans Street” that houses many sought after storefronts of Japanese denim institutions. Momotaro is right there among them. The company has a big emphasis … Read more

The Fairfax Combines City Boot and Western Boot (Two24 Ariat Review)

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If you’re from the South, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Ariat. World renowned for their cowboy boots, Ariat — short for Secretariat, the famous racehorse — has been a mainstay in blue collar jobs and anywhere cowboy boots are welcome, but their sister brand Two24 is a little different. It launched in … Read more

The 5 Best Hoodies of 2020: Best Value, Most Durable, Best for Working Out, and More

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I don’t want to alarm you, but a lot of hoodies are crap. It’s the same as t-shirts or jeans: when an item of clothing becomes so overwhelmingly popular, every company wants to make their own version of it and you wind up with countless shoddy imitators. Thin material. Way too much polyester. Stress points … Read more

Review: Is Nisolo’s Andres the Most Ethical Boot?

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If you’ve heard of Nisolo, you might associate the more closely with women’s shoes; the women’s Instagram account has over ten times more followers than the men’s. But despite one curious review from a woman who bought these Andres All Weather Boots, this is indeed a men’s boot. And Nisolo calls it their most anticipated … Read more

The 5 Best Leather Conditioners for Men’s Boots

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I’ve been boring the internet with my highly detailed, lovingly crafted reviews of leather conditioners for months and months — and had a pretty steep decline in YouTube views as a result — but if you’re reading this, then you’re in luck. You don’t have to read the other reviews because this, my friend, this … Read more

Review: John Doe Shoes’ 420 Boot, the Cheapest MTO Boot?

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John Doe Shoes is not a huge company, and they really don’t spend much on marketing. That’s kind of their schtick: they take what they would have spent on marketing to help you save money on boots, and they picked the name John Doe because you should be paying for quality and not a name. And … Read more

Review: Is Common Projects the GOAT White Sneaker?

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The GOAT. The apex. The pinnacle of white sneakerdom. The greatest white sneaker of all time, that’s what people say about the legendary and phenomenally expensive Achilles low sneaker from Common Projects and if you’re reading this, your question is probably this: are they worth the eye watering price of $400+? Well, friend, you’ve come … Read more

Review & Discount: Urban Shepherd’s Old Timey Portuguese Boots

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Urban Shepherd is a company that specializes in traditional Portuguese boots, and it’s a business that really leans heavily into storytelling, so much so that they have this funny tendency to make super artsy films about their bootmaking. (I’ve embedded one a little further down in this review.) A lot of companies use Portugal as … Read more

Review: When You Should and Shouldn’t Use Huberd’s Shoe Grease

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Huberd’s is a small American company based in Bennett, Colorado, and they’ve been in the shoe grease business since 1921. The company produces a variety of products like Shoe Oil, which is for more delicate leather, and Leather Dressing, which is for rugged leather items like saddles and harnesses. Their flagship product is Huberd’s Shoe … Read more