Welcome to the Only Jeans Factory In London: Blackhorse Lane Atelier

I was recently in London and after spending some time at denimhead meet ups, there was one place I kept hearing whispers of: Blackhorse Atelier. The biggest and only jeans factory in London, it’s entirely unique in the city’s landscape and a labor of love helmed by Han Ates, who created the company out of … Read more

Red Wing 877 Boot Review – The Legendary 8-Inch Moc Toe

As I continue my noble quest to review every Red Wing heritage boot, I have finally arrived at the perhaps the most iconic American boot: the 8-inch tall 877 boot.  It also just so happens that the biggest boot ever made on planet Earth is a size 638 ½ replica of the 877, which you … Read more

The 10 Best Resoleable Women’s Boots | Lace Up, Chelseas, Cowgirl, Knee Highs

There’s no more essential wardrobe staple than a pair of well made leather boots: that combination of durable and beautiful can’t be found anywhere else. Curiously, though, a lot of women’s boots aren’t really built to last all that long. Flimsy leathers, chintzy hardware, and most importantly: women’s boots usually can’t be resoled. That’s because … Read more

Is the Best Chelsea Boot Indonesian? Unboxing Benzein’s “Seventh” Boot

Could the world’s best Chelsea boot be Indonesian? I finally got my hands on one of the top contenders and filmed an unboxing for you — perhaps you could help me decide. Indonesia is an absolute hotbed of leather goods — even if most people don’t know it. Due in part to the nation’s history … Read more

How to Clean a Waxed Cotton Jacket

If you are modern, stylish, and a lover of the great outdoors, chances are you have one or two of your favorite wax jackets stored somewhere in your wardrobe waiting, itching, to be used in the real world. Waxed jackets have become a style staple through the centuries and they have stood the test of … Read more

VIDEO: How Thursday Boot Company Makes Their Boots

“How are Thursday boots made?” It’s a question we hear a lot, so I decided to fly down to León, Mexico, to find out. This is the same trip where I spent an extended period of time at Lefarc Tannery, the main supplier of Thursday’s leather — click that link if you’d like an inside … Read more

The Best High End Athletic Fit Jeans, From $ to $$$

Historically, most selvedge denim brands come in billowy straight fits and maybe a skinny fit, but neither of those fits are ideal for guys who squat heavy or are simply thicker than average. My genetics happen to only put muscle on my ass and thighs, so getting into the world of high quality jeans has … Read more

How I Got the Only Pair of Pink Red Wing Boots

Red Wing is a formidable institution in the world of rugged American boots, so let’s look at what many would consider the complete opposite of rugged: pink men’s boots. On a recent trip to Red Wing’s Minnesota headquarters I noticed their wall of women’s boots, many of which come in leathers that aren’t available on the … Read more

Are Loopwheel T-Shirts Worth It?

So you’re willing to spend a hundred dollars on a t-shirt. You don’t want to keep wearing clothes that come in a packet of three for ten bucks — you deserve more. You’re a grown up!  Isn’t there some ultra premium version of a t-shirt you can wear under your high quality leather jacket or … Read more