Why Truman Boots’ Best Leather Is CF Stead’s Rambler

I’ve been following Truman Boot Company from day one, when they were just getting started in Pennsylvania. Over the course of time, they became known not just for their rugged look but for their unusual leathers, maybe even leathers the boot community wasn’t ready for yet: Ramblers, kudus, moose, Mohawk, beaver fur, and the list … Read more

The 7 Best Stylish White Boots for Men

For many, finding a pair of boots that work with their style is an easy task. A majority of guys just want a black or brown boot that can carry them though a rainy day. But for those of us who are tired of the classics, finding that perfect boot can be a bit of … Read more

The 7 Best Shell Cordovan Boots You Can Buy

Shell Cordovan. A classic and timeless menswear staple. Coveted for its beautiful sheen and durability, this horse-based material — it’s usually considered leather, but we’ll discuss why some folks don’t put it in that category — has a massive cult following and commands a high price tag. Though it is often associated with formality, Shell … 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

What Exactly Is Heritage Fashion?

Ubi Sunt qui ante nos fuerunt – Where are those who were before us? The romance of the word ‘heritage’ is as powerful as it is precarious. A brand’s history is as valuable, and at times more so, than the quality of the products they create and sell. Indeed, many brands spend extraordinary amounts of … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Vintage Florsheim

They say: “Things were made better back in the day.”And that’s true, especially for Florsheim shoes! Although the Florsheim Shoe Company still exists today, it is now a shadow of what it once was. Prior to exporting manufacturing outside of the United States in the late 2000s, vintage Florsheim produced a beautiful product which rivaled … Read more

How Schott Became the Most Iconic Leather Jacket Brand Ever

A lot of what are considered to be “wardrobe staples” today are items popularized by yesterday’s rule breakers. Hollywood rebels like James Dean and Marlon Brando portrayed an exaggerated life on the fast lane. They became every girl’s daydream and every parent’s nightmare. The adventurous, carefree lifestyle that they both lived on- and off-screen greatly … Read more

Here’s Where You Can Buy Perfect LL Bean Replacement Laces

Back in the good ole days, you could get LL Bean replacement laces for your iconic 8’’ duck boots by invoking the magic of their lifetime guarantee. Alas, gone are the days of one of outdoor apparel’s most generous return policies: LL Bean’s stuff no longer comes with that warranty, and loyal customers are left … Read more

6 Under-the-Radar Japanese Denim Brands You Should Know About

If you’ve been into denim for any amount of time you will most certainly have dabbled in (or at least be aware of) the deep, dark world that is Japanese selvedge denim.  Known for producing most of the finest selvedge denim and jeans in the world, Japan is home to many denim brands that pride … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Camel Leather Apparel

Depending on where you’re from, camel leather may seem like an unusual, exotic choice of material. But, there are a few reasons why you should consider this fine leather for your next purchase, be it a camelhide bag, boots, or belt. There are also a few potential reasons not to — like the occasional “funky” … Read more