4 Sep
Yuki Matsuda adds a new Earthy color palette

The Maine Guide Boot isn’t anything particularly new for the Yuketen line. But what is new is that the moccasin-styled 6-eye boot with the chromexcal leather midsole and Vibram ripple sole will soon be available in a new “loden green” hue. As can be expected from designer Yuki Matsuda’s Yuketen line, the shoe is finished with Native-American-inspired styling […]


22 Aug
Weather-conscious, fashionable buyers will love these boots

Yuketen, well known for the sturdy footwear and luggage they produce with classic Americana touches, has introduced their Maine Guide Quilt Boots. The brown boots feature pristine leather and plaid wool with a herringbone panel upper sewn onto a Vibram Christy outsole. With metal eyelets, leather laces and contrasting yellow gusset, the American made “Quilt” […]


21 Apr
The fresh scent of tobacco... for your face

We covered Portland General Store’s Whiskey Aftershave Splash & Wet Shave Jelly a couple weeks back, and the stuff seemed so great we knew we had to give some shine to their Tobacco Wet Shave Jelly this time. Enriched with aloe vera, organic extracts (Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Sugar Maple, Orange, Lemon, Cranberry), and oils to […]


31 Mar
Smell like Hemingway, except without the suicide

Coming straight from the New England frosts of Portland, Maine, is Portland General Store’s whiskey-inspired shaving products. The Wet Shave Jelly (below) is a whiskey-scented gel that creates a rich lather to shave with. Bentonite clay — “one of the most effective and powerful healing clays… that pulls oils and toxins from the skin” — […]


17 Dec
Nubuck chukkas, coffee, tumbler and ReBinder notebook

One of the best boutiques in America, Seattle’s Blackbird has a nicely packaged gift for the holidays. The “Black Coffee in Bed” Set comes packaged in a bushel-sized wood storage basket whose centerpiece is a pair of limited edition Quoddy boots customized exclusively for Blackbird. Handmade in Maine, these deck chukkas are constructed of a […]


19 Feb
L.L. Bean Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe

Inspired by the design of the original Maine Hunting Boot from 1912, these boots are a limited edition design from L.L. Bean. They are hand-stitched from waxed canvas in Maine and equipped with a flexible rubber sole. Who knew a pair of boots could embody all it means to be an American? They make you […]