Just another wayward son from Kansas!
In the words of John Fogerty, “I ain’t no senator’s son. I ain’t no fortunate one.” As far as I can recall, my childhood was pretty average. I spent my days listening to music, playing baseball, and running errands with my father.
My old man worked as a roofing contractor. He also used to do a lot of welding in our backyard. Having spent a lot of time with my dad, I grew up quite the handyman, helping others with minor repairs and renovations.
Throughout my adolescence, my passion for manual labor and skilled trade jobs remained very much intact, which led me to work as a construction laborer. I also worked as a part-time trucker at the time.
A few years later, I landed a pretty sweet gig as an equipment operator, and that’s when I started to delve deep into the world of workwear, particularly the work boots market.
Having learned a lot about workwear, I decided to create Workwear Digest to share my knowledge and experience with fellow blue-collar workers who enjoy making an honest living with their hands.