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journal BY Winn Collier
Sons
It was August 22nd, the first day of school. Both our sons were up and at ‘em, tossing their gear...
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Best Travel Wallets: What to Look For
The best travel wallets are the ones that get the job done. They carry some really important stuf...
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Toiletry Bags for Travel: How to Choose
Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or a summer abroad, one thing is certain: you need a re...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
A Gift for Every Mom
There’s nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and her child.  Whether it’s your actual mom, a friend who’s...
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Choosing the Best Bag for Travel: Top 3 Choices
First things first: no single travel bag will be the best bag for all types of travel or for ever...
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What is the Best Purse for Travel?
There are several factors to consider when choosing the best purse for travel. Where are you goin...
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journal BY Winn Collier
Love's Courage
In only a few weeks, our oldest son turns sixteen. This means, among other things, that we’re careening toward that...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
5 Graduation Gift Ideas
It’s that time of year again: graduation season, and that means finding the perfect gift for your graduate. Whether your...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
How to Find the Right Camera Bag
Let’s be honest, finding the right camera bag is often easier said than done. To start, there are thousands of styles...
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Types of Travel Bags: Sizes and Styles
The quality of your travel experience can be greatly affected by the quality of your travel bag. ...
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What is a Tote Bag?
A tote is simply a large bag suitable for carrying (or toting) lots of stuff. (They’re also somet...
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journal BY Winn Collier
The Wonders Right Before Us
For a couple years, my wife Miska has encouraged me to read Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ The Guernsey...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
How To Clean a Baseball Hat (The Right Way)
So, your favorite baseball hat has taken a turn for the worse. Whether it fell in the mud, took a...
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The History of Windsor Knots
There are more than 100 ways to tie a necktie. Over 100 techniques, and yet one style in particul...
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journal BY Eric Osterhus
Faster Alone, Further Together
A familiar African Proverb reads, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go...
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How to Shine Leather Shoes in 4 Easy Steps
Any time of year is a great time to wear leather shoes. But this time of year, they’re likely get...
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How to Pack Ties: 3 Simple Methods
When you’re traveling and need to pack ties, it’s important to pack them properly so they don’t a...
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journal BY Winn Collier
A White Christmas in Texas
When I was a boy, every Christmas Eve we’d load up our car with boxes filled with gifts we had for...
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How to Tie a Windsor Knot
Whether you dig the classic formality of sporting a tie or you feel like neckties slowly strangle...
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How to Tie a Half Windsor Knot
Every man should know how to tie a necktie. There are countless ways to tie a tie, but we have a ...
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How to Tie a Four in Hand Knot
Every man should own a necktie -- and know how to tie a "Four in Hand" knot. This knot is simple,...
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How to Roll Your Shirt Sleeves (the right way)
Back in the day, a man would roll up his shirt sleeves to kick back after a long day... or to do ...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
Chris Guffey from Ground 40
Meet the man whose mission is to provide practical and spiritual needs to men and women transitioning in and out of...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
Give the Gift of Adventure
The holidays are right around the corner and as much as we love holiday shopping, no gift is better than...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
Your Guide to the Perfect Gift
On the hunt for the perfect gift for the holidays? Looking for a holiday wish list to pass along? No...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
5 Fun Facts About President Roosevelt And Public Lands
“There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
When and How To Tuck In A Shirt
Whether you’re heading out to climb a mountain or the corporate ladder, it’s nice to know you’ve ...
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journal BY Buffalo Jackson
Behind the Bag: Our Packaging
We love reading customer comments. As designers and creators (with way too many ideas sometimes) we gladly welcome feedback about...
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journal BY Winn Collier
The Good Smells of the Good Earth
On grey, chilly afternoons, as the sun tips its hat and the day winds toward evening, I strike a match...
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journal BY Samuel Martin
Meet A Treasure Hunter Q&A
My name is Brandon Neice. Others might know me as “Dr. Tones” from my YouTube series Dirt Fishin America, a...
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insight BY Alex Via
Driving Shoe vs. Loafer
When considering casual shoes for men, the driving shoe vs. loafer question is often raised. What...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
Plaid vs. Gingham
Plaid vs. Gingham. Are they patterns or fabrics? And what’s the difference between them, anyway? ...
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journal BY Xan Hood
The History Of T-Shirts
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Money Clip or Wallet: Which Is Best?
When choosing between a money clip or wallet, there are two priorities to keep in mind. Whichever...
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journal BY Xan Hood
The History Of Leather
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journal BY Alex Via
Men's Guide to Shorts: When and How to Wear Them
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journal BY Alex Via
The History Of Cowboy Boots
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
What Are Messenger Bags?
Also known as courier bags, messenger bags are a type of satchel originally used by all types of ...
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Trucker Hat vs. Baseball Cap
Let’s talk hats. Specifically, the trucker hat vs. baseball cap situation. Is there a difference?...
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journal BY Xan Hood
A Father, Football, and the Barber's Chair
It’s August, which means that in our neck of the Southern woods, we’re enduring stifling heat that’s thick as molasses...
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journal BY John Blase
Groomsman Gifts
When June 30th rolls around, my wife and I will have been married for twenty-seven years. That’s a decent number...
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journal BY John Blase
Summer Lessons
Men make “summer money” in different ways in their youth. Me? I mowed grass. Make that a lot of grass....
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journal BY Winn Collier
Circle Of Friendship
If you were to ask me what I longed for in this world, the list would be short. I want...
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journal BY Sam Jolman
Surrogate Fathers
"There are a lot of people around who can’t wait to tell you what you’ve done wrong, but there aren’t...
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journal BY Samuel Martin
Why is it called a Dopp Kit? | History of the Men's Toiletry Bag
We love stories here at Buffalo Jackson, the threads that string back into our past and intertwine into our collective...
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What is a Fishing Shirt?
Maybe you’ve wondered what in the world a fishing shirt features that your lucky t-shirt couldn’t...
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journal BY Xan Hood
The History of Wallets
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journal BY Alex Via
History Of The Neck Tie
History of the Necktie Oh, the necktie. Why do we wear them? What are they even for? You can think...
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journal BY John Blase
Can You Honor The Past With A Husqvarna?
On occasion, we men mistake “honoring the past” with “living in the past.” It’s easy to do, I fall into...
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journal BY Cory Smith
FTSO
“Cory you are such a jerk, in fact, I have written down in my journal how many times you’ve been...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
What Are Ripstop Shorts?
If you’re asking, “What are ripstop shorts?” you’ve maybe also wondered, “What are ripstop pants?...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
Padfolio vs. Portfolio
If you’re comparing padfolio vs. portfolio, congratulations: you’re already ahead of the curve. M...
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journal BY John Blase
I See You
I wrote a blog post around Mother’s Day where I encouraged us to, if nothing else, simply tell our moms...
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journal BY Sam Jolman
Honor Your Father
Dad, you seemed kind of angry at me when you told me to get in the car,” said Brandt, my...
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journal BY Xan Hood
History of the Bow Tie
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journal BY Cory Smith
How Do We Really Change
This is a question we think a lot about because we really do have a conviction to offer significant, long-term...
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journal BY Winn Collier
Cairns Towards Home
In Montana’s Glacier region last October, I hiked through old growth (Hemlocks, Larches, Ponderosa Pines). I followed the sound of...
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Why Is It Called a Duffel Bag?
Duffel bags (also called duffle bags) are named after the town where their thick cloth was origin...
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What Is A Leather Driving Shoe?
The leather driving shoe is a simple slip-on shoe with rubber-grommet soles. Essentially a descen...
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What Is A Flight Bag?
Today, a flight bag (also called a pilot bag) can refer to any bag carried on an airplane. Origin...
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How to Tie a Bowtie
Donning a bow tie easily elevates your ho-hum style from average and boring to confident and inte...
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Bifold vs. Trifold Wallet - Which One To Choose?
When it comes to men’s wallets, the list of types, options, and materials is a country mile long....
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journal BY John Blase
Mother's Day
Maybe your calendar is old school, hanging on a wall. Maybe yours resides on your smart-phone. Wherever or whatever yours...
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journal BY Xan Hood
The History of Flannel
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journal BY John Blase
Attempt Them
“Because I am afraid of things, of being hurt, and death, I have to attempt them.” ~ T.H. White, England...
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insight BY Alex Via
Apparel
Apparel What Is Chambray? What Is An Oxford Shirt? Flannel vs. Oxford Are Flannel and Plaid the S...
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What is Chambray?
Chambray is a soft, lightweight fabric often mistaken for denim. Although chambray can be similar...
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insight BY Alex Via
What is an Oxford Shirt?
An Oxford shirt is defined by the unique weave of its fabric as well as the history of the shirt ...
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Flannel vs. Oxford
Flannel shirts and Oxford shirts are two very popular yet distinctive variations of shirts. But w...
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DIY Leather Conditioner in 5 Steps
You’ve invested in a great leather bag or a pair of boots, and you want to be sure they last. App...
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Are Flannel and Plaid the Same?
Nope. Flannel and plaid are not the same. Although flannel and plaid often go together, flannel ...
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journal BY John Blase
Take Another Swing
Mention the word “poetry” and most men squirm or roll their eyes or a combination of both. That’s fair. Most...
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journal BY Samuel Martin
Meet A Traveler Q&A
Chris Amato is an outdoor enthusiast and traveler with a passion for marketing. He is a self-taught photographer and videographer...
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journal BY John Blase
Here's To You
Most men I know get very little affirmation in their lives. The same could no doubt be said for women....
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journal BY Cory Smith
Why We All Need Heroes
I just watched this small clip of kids getting a chance to interact with some of their favorite sports personalities....
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journal BY John Blase
Congruence
I’ve got a friend who lives up on Flathead Lake, just outside of Lakeside, Montana. He’s got a place right...
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journal BY John Blase
The Hygge Phenomenon
There’s a phenomenon taking our culture by storm right now. Hygge (pronounced hoogah) – is the Danish word for “cozy.”...
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journal BY Cory Smith
The Stories of Our Fathers
Per one of our Training Ground alumni, I just finished watching an episode of “Master of None” on Netflix. Aziz...
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video BY Michael Haun
Wit & Wisdom: Cast Iron
I hope you are beginning to see the purpose in hanging onto, and even collecting some historical items from the...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
How To Tell The Difference Between Real & Bonded Leather
First things first: no, bonded leather is not real leather. Okay, yes, it has real leather in it ...
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journal BY Winn Collier
A Nose for the Light
Burly iron radiators warm our 1937 Cape Cod. When we first moved in, I wondered if come December, icy drafts...
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journal BY Winn Collier
A Place Called Longdream
Last May, our family of four moved into our little cottage on Warren Lane. Built in 1937, the house needs...
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What Is The Difference Between Bison & Buffalo Leather?
Although in the US we typically use the names Bison and Buffalo interchangeably, they are indeed ...
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4-Ingredient DIY Leather Bag Polish
When you invest in a quality leather product, it’s worth your time to keep it looking - and feeli...
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How to Repair Leather After Being Left In The Rain
The skies opened and your prized leather bag drank a bucketload of rain. Now what? Well, it’s not...
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How to Soften Waxed Canvas
How to soften waxed canvas depends on why it’s stiff. If it’s stiff because it’s old and dried ou...
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How to Stretch Leather Shoes
You invested time and money to land the perfect leather shoes or boots, only to realize after the...
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Which Is More Durable: Leather or Waxed Canvas?
Both waxed canvas and high quality leather far outlast their counterparts in long term endurance....
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insight BY Alex Via
What To Do When Leather Gets Wet (In 3 Steps)
You forgot your umbrella - again. (Or the damn weatherman got it wrong - again.) Either way, your...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
Which Countries Produce The Most Leather?
Leather production is one of the most important industries in the world, so it’s interesting to c...
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Which State Produces The Most Leather? | Buffalo Jackson
This is a tough question to answer because the journey from raw hide to finished leather crosses ...
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journal BY David Johnson
Building A Fire In Burma
David is a former English teacher who left the classroom in 2006 to start Silent Images. He is a graduate...
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journal BY Alex Via
What is your great cause?
And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some...
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DIY: How To Wax Canvas Fabric
Centuries ago, sailors noticed their sails caught better wind when wet - but wet sails are heavy ...
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Is Waxed Canvas Waterproof?
Waxed canvas is known and loved for being waterproof. The wax coating repels water, making this a...
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How To Waterproof Leather in 4 Steps
Keep in mind, real leather is a natural material, incredibly porous, and will never be completely...
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How To Restore Faded Leather in 4 Steps
Leather develops a fine character and patina over time, but if it’s been left in the sun or endur...
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insight BY Alex Via
How To Repair Leather Tears In 5 Steps
If you’ve invested in a quality leather bag or coat, a tear doesn’t have to mean the end of its l...
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insight BY Buffalo Jackson
How To Repair Leather Scratches In 3 Steps
At some point, you’re probably going to find a scratch on your leather bag. Whether it’s from a r...
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journal BY Winn Collier
The Axe and the Ash
One of my favorite things about our old house is the many trees surrounding us: the Japanese Maples, the Persimmons,...
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journal BY John Blase
A Good Man
His name was Carl A. Elder. He lived in Fort Worth, Texas. And just a few short weeks ago, on...
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video BY Michael Haun
Don't Buy It, Build It
“Here’s a simple christmas challenge...   Build a gift with the Family!   Make a Handmade toy this year, Don’t...
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video BY Michael Haun
Wit & Wisdom: Pick up a tool
When I walk about Buffalo Jackson I smell leather.  When I smell leather it takes me back to a small...
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video BY Michael Haun
Wit & Wisdom: Grand Dads Knife
This was was my Granddad’s Boker pocket knife. He would ask me if I wanted a bite of an apple....
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video BY Michael Haun
Wit & Wisdom: Write Something
People don’t write much anymore. I don’t mean type, email or text    I mean pick up a good pen,...
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video BY Michael Haun
Wit & Wisdom: It Was Called a Filling Station
There is a gas station on the corner.  Used to be called a filling station. They filled things up. While...
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