More and more American brands are outsourcing their production overseas, and look, that doesn’t necessarily mean their products are becoming lower quality. Good and bad products are made in every country, and the producers’ nationality has a lot less to do with it than their business practices. But that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to … Read more
You can get good boots for under three hundred bucks. It’s a real sweet spot, price wise, and I know because I’ve reviewed dozens of boots and gone through the trouble of making a list of the best boots for under two hundred bucks. I can tell you, it was way easier coming up with … Read more
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
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
I do not necessarily consider myself a well dressed man (yet), however, I do pay attention to the clothes I wear and how I present myself. In a way, I always had. There was always a style that I wanted to capture or an aura that I wanted my clothing to emit. I cannot tell … Read more
At over 125 years old, Thorogood is one of the oldest shoe companies in the United States and they’re one of the few that are employee-owned, two facts that give them a lot of appeal among folks who prefer American-made. What often gets left off of that is the fact that 35 percent of their … Read more
There’s a ton of interest on Reddit, YouTube, and everywhere else in comparing these three stalwart American boot companies and it’s not hard to see why. They all make great work boots, they’re all American owned, and they’re all under $300 a pair. (OK, Red Wing is a little tough to find for less than … Read more
Thorogood’s cap-toed boots are clearly intended to compete with Red Wing’s Iron Rangers and while they may have the advantage of Chromexcel, there are downsides.