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Why Vintage Clothing Was Made Better – The Economics of Durability

I’ve always considered the adage, “they used to make things better” to be a logical fallacy. When you look back at the last century in music, movies, books, cars, clothing, etc., yeah, it’s all fantastic. But the products of the [...]

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Mohsin Sajid of Endrime: Denim Innovation Pt. 2

We’re embarking on a series which explores the nature of doing something different in our little corner of the market. A few weeks ago, I gave you my take on [...]

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Kenley Chittick and Dumluck Handcrafted Garments – One Man Brands

As we continue our One Man Brands series we introduce you to Kenley Chittick and Dumluck Handcrafted Garments straight out of the Netherlands. They are a small, growing brand but Kenley shows no signs of slowing down as [...]

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Buck Mason Slim Fit – Denim Review

We introduced Buck Mason and their newly produced jeans a couple of months ago. The brand began with other apparel items, setting denim as a future goal, and now they’re going full steam. I [...]

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Why Does Japan Love Mid-Century America So Much?

It’s impossible to overstate the contribution that Japan has made to the realm of high-end denim. While thousands of words have already been written about the production end–including Japanese shuttle looms, labor, dyeing processes, and attention to detail–far less has [...]

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One Man Brands – Taylor Spong and Domino New York

I recently had the chance to sit down with Taylor Spong of Brooklyn’s very own Domino New York. As you may have noticed in the past, we like to give a bit of spotlight to brands who have a single employee through our continuing 

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Nudie Jeans Steady Eddie – Denim Review

Swedish denim giant Nudie has taken the world by storm and is one of the biggest names in the denim market. Today I am reviewing the Nudie Steady Eddie Tonal Dry, a regular sized jean that features 100% organic cotton. [...]

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Re-inventing the Five Pocket: The Difficulties of Raw Denim Innovation

Anyone who follows raw denim knows that there a few buzzwords floating through the conversations regarding the current state of our beloved fabric. One of the oft-mentioned terms is “innovation.” I must put it in quotation marks, for the meaning [...]

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Companion Denim Hug 01K Skinny Fit – Denim Review

For today’s review we will be taking a look at the Hug 01K jean from Companion Denim. Companion is a one man brand hailing from Barcelona owned and operated by Iu Franquesa. Check out the feature [...]

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The Environmental Benefits of Raw Denim

The environmental benefits of raw denim is a subject that has come up occasionally as a peripheral reason to wear raw denim but it was hardly ever the main reason people gravitated towards it. Recently, Levi’s CEO, Chip Bergh, [...]

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Naked & Famous Natural Selvedge Skinny Guy – Denim Review

Naked & Famous needs little introduction. The Canadian brainchild of Brandon Svarc has been pushing out affordable–and off the wall–selvedge fits since they hit the scene a few years ago. The 10oz. Natural Selvedge Skinny Guy is a perfect [...]

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Naked & Famous Skinny Guy Charcoal Selvedge – Denim Review

Iconic Canadian denim maker Naked and Famous isn’t averse to releasing some weird jeans, but sometimes their best ideas come from their simplest and cleanest styles. And that’s where the Skinny Guy Charcoal Selvedge lies. With it’s clean lines and charcoal warp and white [...]

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