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Raw Denim Sales Compendium: October 24

Denim sales come and go, which is exactly why we’ve compiled all that we could find into one, big post — a compendium, if you will. We offer this near exhaustive list every first and third Friday of the month, [...]

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Fade Friday – A.P.C. New Cure (4 years, 5 washes)

A.P.C.s are often considered the “gateway denim”. They’ve been around for so long and have been so widely available that many start their raw denim journey in the Atelier de Production et Creation. Such was the case with Will Edem, whose [...]

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Denim by PV Fall 2014 – Gangs of Denim

Denim by Premiere Vision is preparing for its sophomore outing in Barcelona this November 19-20. Further upstream from brand-based shows like Capsule or Liberty Fairs, Denim by PV assembles all the biggest names in denim textile and accessory production so brands [...]

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Fat Boy Clothing – Heritage Wear Made in France

When it comes to denim, work wear, replica and heritage wear in general, two countries spontaneously come in mind: the United States and Japan. Yet, some European labels stand out, like Netherlands based Denham, [...]

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Red Wing Green Kangatan 8180 Sports Boots – Just Released

The legend began in 1905 when Charles Beckman set out to make “truly good shoes”. Since then, Red Wing persevered as a heritage boot brand. In its former years, Red Wing released a unique [...]

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How To Keep Raw Denim Rigid and Stiff (with Starch)

On the heels of spelling out the different ways that people can break-in their pair of jeans, it’s interesting to acknowledge that some people want the complete opposite for their denim–they want it crisp. The idea of rigid [...]

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Sugar Cane & Co. 2014 Slim Tapered Jean – Recently Released

As you can imagine, one of the more difficult workings to any heritage company (denim or otherwise) is maintaining tradition while pursuing innovation. Typical proponents of all things heritage and repro,

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Companion Denim Black Overdye Jeans – Just Announced

Fresh off the press release is Companion Denim‘s announcement of their latest product finish: Blue-Black Selvedge Denim. The budding one man brand out of Barcelona has been gaining some steady steam [...]

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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-005 (14 months, 2 washes, 1 soak)

Heavy weight often necessitates heavy wear. When you’re wearing jeans with twice as much cotton as a normal pair, it can take twice the activity to make your mark on them. That didn’t seem to be a problem for Michael Smith, [...]

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Straighten the hole and weft yarns before sewing. You can imagine what happens if you sew it together improperly.

What Wave of Denim are We In?

Sociologists often refer to cultural movements in terms of “waves”. A wave is when a new type of discourse on a given subject swells up and becomes a new interpretation of how we think about that subject. Coffee is, for [...]

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