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

Chrome Tanning Myths: Why Chrome Tanning Can be Better Than Veg

I learned a lot about leather this year; I learned about leather’s quality control standards with a sneaker company; I made my own leather in Mexico; I saw how Thursday Boot Company’s suede is made, I even made my own boots from scratch, and in between I talked to just anyone who would listen about … Read more

The 5 Best Japanese Boot Brands

World renowned for their meticulous attention to detail, Japan makes some of the highest quality boots you’re ever likely to find. And it’s not just clothes — tanning, weaving, coffee, whiskey, watches, even Fender guitars are all known to be of exceptional quality when they come out of Japan, particularly when it comes to recreating, … Read more

Here’s What Kind of Boots Dean Winchester Wears (And 5 Alternatives)

There are 3 great boot options to slay the Dean Winchester-look and his Supernatural style. By the time you’ve finished this article, we’re pretty sure you will want to know them. Don your skinny jeans and leather jacket, and we will find out what boots Dean Winchester prefers to wear. And why. What kind of … 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

How Starting a Boot Business Became a Humanitarian Endeavor (Brought to You By Adelante Shoes)

After bumping into me at a Mexican tannery, Adelante Shoes invited me to Guatemala so I could try my hand at making my own boots. While I was there, I interviewed founders Pete Sacco and Michael Pelzer to better understand how and why they started their brand and the social mission that underpins their operations.  … Read more

What Is Vegan Leather? | Cactus, Mushroom, Pineapple, and Plastic

Vegan leather is just a fancy term used to market plastic, right? Cheap shoes being sold to hippies? Let’s find out.   Veganism is no joke. It’s a lifestyle choice that extends beyond diet and into makeup, habits, and yes, clothing. Does vegan leather live up to the ideals and beliefs inherent in the name? Or … 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

Freddy Gets Faded: A Nightmare On Elm Street x Naked & Famous Denim

Invading the dreams of denim enthusiasts and warping reality is par for the course at Naked & Famous. From the same guys who brought you color changing denim, Matrix themed leather denim, scratch and sniff jeans and more of the world’s weirdest jeans, this is a brand that revels in the weird and wild. So … Read more