American Boots + European Boots = Rider’s Dundalk (Review & Discount)

Rider Boot Company! Not a company that makes horse riding boots, a company that makes svelte and snappy boots that’s run by Ron Rider and his family. It’s a pretty small outfit based in Richomnd, Virginia, but the boots are actually made in the Italian region of Giussano, between Milan and Como. The Dundalk is … Read more

Red Wing vs Thorogood: Which Moc Toe Is Best for You?

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If you’ve searched for the best moc toe boot, you’ve probably come across these two iconic, American made boots: Red Wing and Thorogood. The two are locked in an eternal struggle for superiority, and they have a lot of similarities: golden oil tanned leather, white wedge soles, cork midsoles, triple stitching, and a whole lot … Read more

Helm’s Holt Boot Is the Chelsea From the Future (Review & Discount)

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I always thought a Chelsea was a Chelsea was a Chelsea until I came across the Holt, the aesthetic of which I can only describe as a Chelsea from the future.  Founded in 2009 by Josh Binghaman and now a fixture of Austin’s shoe scene, Helm is a company that I’ve always liked for their … Read more

Review: Rhodes Dean Boots Combine Work and Dress Boot

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The Rhodes line of boots is a product of Huckberry, an online men’s store that the founders envisioned as “equal parts store, magazine, and inspiration.” It’s very mensy and very heritage, with a lot of old fashioned outdoorsy stuff like waxed jackets, leather jackets, selvedge jeans, and, of course, boots.  While most of their inventory … Read more

Wool Boot Review: Is YRX the New (Cheaper) Taft?

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YRX. A weird name for a millennial-owned company that makes some delightfully weird boots. On the FAQ section on their site where the frequently asked question is “what does YRX mean?” they snarkily reply with “What does Nike, Google, IKEA or Sony mean?” So, I guess it means nothing, but they call themselves a minimalist … Read more

Sutro Charlton Review: Comfy Boots With Ugly Leather

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Sutro Footwear has been in business for over 35 years and they’re the San Francisco boot company. The company is named after a former mayor of the city and all of their shoes are named after streets and landmarks around town. The company is pretty well known for their low prices, Italian lasts, and the unusual … Read more

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