Green Boots?! Why I Love Parkhurst’s Spruce Kudu Boot

What, you never considered buying green boots before? If you’re a guy whose boot collection is just dark brown, light brown, and maybe russet when you’re feeling really crazy, you might be turned off by the idea. But I adore these boots from Parkhurst, and not just because they’re green — they’re also made in … Read more

11-Year-Old Saddleback: The Ultimate Leather Bag Review

Probably the most talked about men’s leather bag on Earth, this is the legendary, and slightly controversial, Large Classic Leather Briefcase from Saddleback.   And I’m reviewing two of them. One of them is my own Dark Coffee Brown bag that I’ve been carrying around New York City for about 6 months. The other is from … Read more

21.5 OZ JEANS – My Brave Star Selvage Review (100 Wears)

I’ve reviewed a lot of Japanese jeans on my site, but I thought it was time to try some American selvedge — and I went big. About 9 months ago, I bought these unbelievably cheap and unbelievably thick jeans from the Los Angeles-based company Brave Star Selvage. It’s a mythical, bulletproof jean that faded surprisingly … Read more

The Best Trucker Jacket Is Flint and Tinder’s (NOT the Unlined One)

With over a thousand reviews, this is Huckberry’s most popular jacket and one of, if not the most popular American made waxed jackets there is. The company that makes it isn’t the oldest — Flint and Tinder, an inhouse brand of Huckberry, was founded less than ten years ago — but with savvy marketing and … Read more

Chuck 70 vs All Star – Which Is the Best Converse Hi Top?

“The best ever, with tougher canvas and an extra layer of comfort.” That’s how Converse describes their new-but-old Chuck 70, which is both an upgrade to and a reversal from the world famous Chuck Taylor All Star. With one hundred million pairs of All Stars are bought every year, the All Star might be the … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Buffalo Leather

Bison are strong animals that have been hunted for their meat, horns and hides for thousands of years. But despite the origins of this large bovine animal in north America, awareness of bison leather products in the U.S. is still quite small. While cow leather is the most widely used leather in the world, bison … Read more

Why the Best Lightweight Jacket is Taylor Stitch’s Ojai

My favorite lightweight jacket is Taylor Stitch’s Ojai. Here are a few terms I’ve seen used to describe it: “updated version of a French workwear jacket” “looks and feels like a vintage military jacket.” “a great interpretation of a chore coat” “functional work-bench jacket” “an unstructured blazer” I’ve been wearing this jacket for many months, … Read more

Why Hamilton Makes the Best Field Watch on Earth

The category of ‘military inspired’ watches is about as broad and muddy as the trenches and battlefields in which the original issued watches were used. From digital sports models touting tacti-cool designs (like the G-Shock Rangeman) to vintage inspired reissues, there’s a lot to choose from. But what most of these watches lack is a … Read more

Red Wing vs Timberland – Which Is the Better Boot?

These are two seriously iconic boots that are famous for completely different reasons.  They both fall into the category of the All American Work Boot that most guys, let’s be honest, are probably wearing because they look cool, they last forever, and they keep your feet dry. (As opposed to wearing them for patching potholes.) … Read more

Tanner Goods’ Koru Is My Favorite Backpack for Long Trips

I literally just returned from two weeks at the beach (in exotic Delaware) and I brought one bag with me: Tanner Goods’ Koru Rucksack. Every time I’ve fled New York this year — and I’ve understandably had the urge a lot — I’ve brought this bag, and it’s fast become my favorite for longer trips.   … Read more