The 7 Best Waxed Jackets for Men | Thickest, Coolest, Best Value, and More!

Waxed canvas jackets are tough as nails, last forever, and look great — I’d go as far to say that they rival leather jackets as the most rugged, stylish, and masculine item of clothing a guy can wear.  They might not be quite as versatile as leather jackets, but canvas jackets pair perfectly with denim … Read more

Filson’s Rugged Twill Rucksack Review: It’s Just Okay

I love Filson bags. I own a lot of them. The Journeyman backpack I’ve used for years. Their enormous duffle I take every time I travel. Their thousand dollar briefcase… I don’t use it so much, that one’s just okay. And I just took their rucksack with me to Mexico. The Rugged Twill Rucksack is… … Read more

How to Dry Boots Fast: 7 Quick Steps to Getting It Done

Boots! Needless to say that I am very passionate about them. It took me weeks to buy my first pair of work boots, and that is for a reason: I don’t want to settle for anything but the best. You may check out Thursday Captain Boot review and the Red Wing Iron Ranger review to … Read more

5 Menswear YouTubers Reveal Their Favorite Boots and Shoes

I invited a ton of menswear YouTubers over for drinks and pizza so that I could take the opportunity to drunkenly ask them about their favorite footwear in a little series I’m calling “5 Drinks In.” (Fun fact: I did something similar with the crew at Grown & Sewn for my best Red Wing boots … Read more

5 Ways to Keep Leather Boots From Creasing

I don’t care for leather creases on my boots. I know they’re a sign of well-worn pair of boots, but with a nice pair of calfskin dress boots, I just want a perfectly smooth, uniform boot. How do you stop leather boots from creasing?  I went to Virginia to ask Steve‌ ‌Doudaklian‌, the award-winning cobbler … Read more

Is Lefarc the World’s Most Sustainable Leather Tannery?

Note: This article is kind of sponsored by Lefarc, a tannery that supplies leather to brands like Thursday Boot Company, Timberland, and Saddleback. They didn’t pay us money, but they did pay for plane tickets and accommodation so we could attend one of their workshops and they asked us to make a video about their … Read more

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