The Tough Boot & Co.


Known for Old-school workwear, including sturdy outerwear and selvage denim, plus American heritage brands like Filson

The vibe Man-cavey, decorated with flannel, tweed, and canvas offerings

Ask for The owner, Luis (see sidebar at left), who can tell you the provenance of that 1960s Pendleton jacket

Good to know The stock is about 30 percent true vintage; the rest is high-end resale and new brands like Acne, A.P.C., and All Saints.

1080 Brady Avenue,

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This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.