What We Know About Red Wing’s Cyber Attack

Published December 30, 2020. For a perfect lesson on how not to handle a catastrophe, look at Red Wing. On Halloween, Red Wing suffered a cyberattack. Yes, Halloween. For two whole months that encompassed Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the entire holiday period, nobody has been able to buy any shoes online from Red Wing … Read more

The 8 Best Indonesian Boot Brands You Should Know About

North America, Europe, and Japan offer some of the best boots money can buy, but the most revered brands from these countries can easily cost over $500 for a pair of boots and often, particularly in the case of Japanese boots, over $1,000.  But if you haven’t heard yet, Indonesian boots are making a splash … Read more

Can Leather Ever Be Ethical?

Is leather the by-product of a slaughter, or the cause of it? Examining the impact of the heritage boot industry on cowhide demand. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or carnivore, you may have at one point asked yourself, “is wearing a cow’s skin ethical?” For the average meat-eater, it’s probably an easy “yes,” and we … Read more

Practicality vs Style vs Comfort – A Guide for Picking a Shoe

Shoes are more important than most men realize unfortunately, and there’s more to choosing the right shoe for each occasion than just the brand or type. In fact, if you want to be one of the few impeccably dressed men around, you need to be able to categorize shoes based on their practicality, comfort and … Read more

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 8 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