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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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Pure Blue Japan Deep Indigo Jacket – Just Released

Pure Blue Japan has just announced a release for the Deep Indigo denim jacket. We know PBJ for their specialty in indigo dyeing and super

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6 Signs You Should Probably Wash Your Jeans

Let me start by saying there’s really no right time or wrong time to wash your jeans. Raw denim is a personal journey that only you know when the right time is for your favorite pair of pants to [...]

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Himel Brothers: The Art of Vintage Leather Jackets

Leather is perhaps the only thing around here that can compete with our love of denim. The grain, the feel, the smell, and the color combine with an indisputable sturdiness that’s near incomparable. Unfortunately, a lot of cheap leather goods [...]

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Shuttle vs. Projectile Looms – What’s the Difference?

Often when you’re reading about selvedge denim, people will wax on about the famous “vintage shuttle loom” but there isn’t much more information given about what makes these looms different from the more modern machines that are used to make [...]

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Know Your Shoe Leathers: The 9 Most Common Options

Man started making leather shoes over five thousand years ago out of deer and bearskin to combat the snow in the Italian alps, but we’ve come a long ways since then. Even though the medium and purpose hasn’t changed, the way we [...]

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