4 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

How Thursday Boot Company Designs Boots

I’ve been hugely fortunate to visit factories around the world, from London’s last jeans factory to Guatemalan shoe factories, and as much as I love meeting the artisans and experts who pour their hearts and souls into their product, I realized there’s one part of the process I’m still pretty ignorant about: the design phase. … Read more

An Exclusive Look at Filson’s 2022 Outerwear

Recently, I headed to Filson‘s downtown Manhattan showroom — invite only, I’m afraid — to check out some special items they put for their 125th anniversary. They’ve got a lot of really interesting anniversary-themed, one-off, super limited release goods that we’re going to take a look at. If you don’t know about Filson, this stalwart … Read more

How Carmina Makes Their Luxury Chelsea Boots

On a recent trip to Europe, I was fortunate enough to swing by the Spanish island of Mallorca to visit Carmina Shoemaker, makers of what many consider to be the perfect luxury Chelsea boot.  The brand has tremendous stature in the industry of Goodyear welted shoes, and they deserve the hype. Their presence on Mallorca … Read more