Review: Schott’s Café Racer Is the Best Leather Jacket

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If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably suspecting it and I’m here to confirm: Schott makes the American leather jacket Irving Schott and his brother Jack, sons of Russian immigrants, started the company on New York City’s Lower East Side in 1913. The company swears that Irving was the first man to ever put … Read more

Red Wing Weekender Chelsea Review: Leisure Boots With Workwear Pedigree

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If you’re thinking about getting any pair of boots, there’s a good chance Red Wing is one of the first names that came to mind. So, when I decided I needed more Chelsea boots, I had to pick up the most popular Chelsea from Red Wing. Red Wing is one of the most iconic brands … Read more

Mark Albert Review: Made to Order, in America, Under $300?!

Founded in 2016, this is relatively new boot company was started by Mark Albert Barbera after he spent some time selling his own Chelsea boots on an extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaign. That led to the launch of Mark Albert Boots, where Barbera sells made in America boots directly to consumer at a pretty low price … Read more

The 7 Best Men’s Boots for Under $200

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Full disclosure: I’m actually a massive cheapskate. I spent all of my 20s — it’s true, I’m not in my 20s anymore — as a student, intern, volunteer, or broke journalist, and at this point, penny pinching is just in my DNA. I own some expensive boots now, sure. But for a long time I … Read more

Review: The Merchant Might Be Red Wing’s Best All Rounder

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If you want a casual boot that you can comfortably wear with jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a button down, but if you think most of Red Wing’s offerings are a little too casual (and you’d be right), then you’ll be glad to learn about their Merchant boot. Today, we’re back on the … Read more

The Fairfax Combines City Boot and Western Boot (Two24 Ariat Review)

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If you’re from the South, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Ariat. World renowned for their cowboy boots, Ariat — short for Secretariat, the famous racehorse — has been a mainstay in blue collar jobs and anywhere cowboy boots are welcome, but their sister brand Two24 is a little different. It launched in … Read more

The 5 Best Hoodies of 2020: Best Value, Most Durable, Best for Working Out, and More

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I don’t want to alarm you, but a lot of hoodies are crap. It’s the same as t-shirts or jeans: when an item of clothing becomes so overwhelmingly popular, every company wants to make their own version of it and you wind up with countless shoddy imitators. Thin material. Way too much polyester. Stress points … Read more

Review: Is Nisolo’s Andres the Most Ethical Boot?

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If you’ve heard of Nisolo, you might associate the more closely with women’s shoes; the women’s Instagram account has over ten times more followers than the men’s. But despite one curious review from a woman who bought these Andres All Weather Boots, this is indeed a men’s boot. And Nisolo calls it their most anticipated … Read more

The 5 Best Leather Conditioners for Men’s Boots

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I’ve been boring the internet with my highly detailed, lovingly crafted reviews of leather conditioners for months and months — and had a pretty steep decline in YouTube views as a result — but if you’re reading this, then you’re in luck. You don’t have to read the other reviews because this, my friend, this … Read more

Review: John Doe Shoes’ 420 Boot, the Cheapest MTO Boot?

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John Doe Shoes is not a huge company, and they really don’t spend much on marketing. That’s kind of their schtick: they take what they would have spent on marketing to help you save money on boots, and they picked the name John Doe because you should be paying for quality and not a name. And … Read more