What Boots Did Indiana Jones Wear?

In retrospect, Indiana Jones’s actions and reputation as an archeologist do not age well when you consider all the artifacts and ancient tombs he’s destroyed, but the one aspect of the character that did age well is his style. From his 3-piece Brooks Brother suit to his signature Herbert Johnson fedora, many people look up … Read more

Inside NYC’s Best Shoe Stores: Leffot

Situated in the West Village between Christopher St. and Gay St. is Leffot. Founded by Steven Taffel in 2008, for over a decade now Steven and his team offer an intimate shopping experience for customers seeking the highest quality footwear you can find. Upon entering the dimly lit store, you are immediately drawn to the … Read more

5 Reasons It’s Fine to Cuff Your Jeans, Actually

When you run a YouTube channel about boots and jeans, you open yourself up to a lot of unsolicited opinions about how you dress. And while it’s usually insecure macho men demanding that nobody wear boots unless they work in manual trades, there’s one curious comment that crops up time and time again: stop cuffing … Read more

How to Wear Chukka Boots | 8 Styles For Every Guy

Chukka boots are strange beasts. With their unstructured toes, low-cut uppers, and thin soles, at first glance they are more like a high-top sneaker than a burly boot. Many brands describe them as half boot, half shoe. And to many customers, that makes them the ultimate piece of footwear. When it comes to styling chukkas, … Read more

Why Hemp Is Better Than Cotton for Clothes

Despite its granola crunching image, hemp fabric is found in all sorts of clothes and textiles, and has been for centuries. Recently, while looking for a durable and casual jacket, I even stumbled upon an $860 hemp cotton-blend blazer from Drake’s. Yes, hemp is even used in high-end tailored menswear, which led me down a … Read more

Video: How I Resoled (My) Red Wing Boots, A Step-By-Step Guide

A funny consequence of owning an unreasonably high number of leather boots is that, shockingly, I’ve never had a pair resoled.  They don’t get enough wear. Until now!  An enormous benefit of a Goodyear welted boot is the ability to resole them, vastly extending their lifespan, and even though the soles of my Red Wing … Read more

The 5 Best Japanese Leather Jacket Brands

A good leather jacket can make any outfit — hell, any person  — look cool. Even paired with dirty jogging shoes and a coffee-stained tee, if you’ve got a cool leather jacket then your outfit will work. For those who like to wear the best possible version of something, chances are they admire apparel coming … Read more

How I Learned Bootmaking In 5 Days (In Guatemala)

After months of preparation, filming, and editing, it’s finally ready: How I Learned Bootmaking. In five days. In Guatemala. It all started when I visited the world famous Lefarc Tannery in León, Mexico, to learn how to make leather at a workshop. That’s where I met Mike Pelzer, the COO of Adelante Shoes, who had … Read more