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

Grant Stone’s Chelseas: Alden Quality for Under $300?

If anyone ever tells you that something’s bad quality because it’s made in China, you should direct them to Grant Stone. This truly unique company was founded by an American motocross athlete in 2016, and while their boots come to your door from their distribution center in Michigan (where the CEO, Wyatt Gilmore, now lives) … Read more

Taylor Stitch’s Ranch Boot Review: Sleek But Solid

I actually quite like Taylor Stitch. I’m not sure if that’s a controversial opinion or not but while I haven’t written about them before, I can’t think of any other digital brand that does such a good job of making and marketing apparel that is both heritage and modern. Not a lot of brands pull … Read more

A Week In Carmina, the Ultimate Dress Chelsea Boot (Review)

Carmina is one of those boot companies with a cult-like following, but not among the average Goodyear welt, Red Wingy, casual-beater-boot crowd. Carmina is, for many people, the dress boot brand. Ever since I started this site, I’ve wanted to try their world famous Chelsea boots, even trying my luck at their New York store … Read more

Reviewing Thursday’s Chelsea Boots (Duke vs Cavalier)

This is everything you could possibly want to know about the Chelsea boots from Thursday boots: the Cavalier and the Duke. Why would a company have two Chelsea boots? If you’re an impatient man, the answer is that the Cavalier is dressier and suitable for business casual outfits, the Duke is more rugged and casual, … Read more

Review: Oliver Cabell’s SB1 Is a Solid, Inexpensive City Boot

Oliver Cabell launched in 2018 with the goal of making shoes that are more honest than the bigger brands. Their schtick is that most brands don’t tell you how much their markups are, but these guys painstakingly list the cost of every item in their production process: packaging, cutting, manufacturing, duties, the lot. (All of … Read more

American Boots + European Boots = Rider’s Dundalk (Review & Discount)

Rider Boot Company! Not a company that makes horse riding boots, a company that makes svelte and snappy boots that’s run by Ron Rider and his family. It’s a pretty small outfit based in Richomnd, Virginia, but the boots are actually made in the Italian region of Giussano, between Milan and Como. The Dundalk is … Read more

Red Wing vs Thorogood: Which Moc Toe Is Best for You?

If you’ve searched for the best moc toe boot, you’ve probably come across these two iconic, American made boots: Red Wing and Thorogood. The two are locked in an eternal struggle for superiority, and they have a lot of similarities: golden oil tanned leather, white wedge soles, cork midsoles, triple stitching, and a whole lot … Read more

Helm’s Holt Boot Is the Chelsea From the Future (Review & Discount)

I always thought a Chelsea was a Chelsea was a Chelsea until I came across the Holt, the aesthetic of which I can only describe as a Chelsea from the future.  Founded in 2009 by Josh Binghaman and now a fixture of Austin’s shoe scene, Helm is a company that I’ve always liked for their … Read more

Review: Rhodes Dean Boots Combine Work and Dress Boot

The Rhodes line of boots is a product of Huckberry, an online men’s store that the founders envisioned as “equal parts store, magazine, and inspiration.” It’s very mensy and very heritage, with a lot of old fashioned outdoorsy stuff like waxed jackets, leather jackets, selvedge jeans, and, of course, boots.  While most of their inventory … Read more