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Matias Sandoval of MATiAS Denim – Exclusive Interview

Many brands these day play up their “heritage” as much as possible, how they revitalized some long forgotten production process or fabric to put the apparel industry back on the right track. Not so for Matias Sandoval of MATiAS Denim. Self described [...]

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Thursday Boot Co. Diplomat – Boot Review

High-end boot manufacturers like Alden, Viberg, and Dayton are well renowned for their history and construction, as well as their slim and classic stylings that straddle the line between serious work [...]

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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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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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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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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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Reno, NV Announces Blue Genes Jam – World’s Largest Denim Event

Last Wednesday, the city of Reno, Nevada announced it would host the Blue Genes Jam–expected to be the world’s largest denim festival–in October of 2015. You may be wondering about the spelling of the word “genes”, Reno would like to remind [...]

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Fade Friday – Hiut Denim Regular (15 months, 5 washes)

It doesn’t make a terrible amount of sense that Southeast Asia has taken to raw denim so passionately. With tropical temperatures and humidity, it seems like wearing heavy cotton pants would equate to masochism. Yet those same factors have led to [...]

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