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Fade Friday – Samurai Naniwa Special (1 year, 10 washes)

Even though Samurai Jeans got their start a few years later than the other Osaka brands, they’ve permanently secured a place in the denim pantheon for their combination of unique ingredients – ranging from wildly-textured loomstate selvedge denim to [...]

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Introducing Lotus Peak Denim: Japanese Influence in NYC

The folks behind Lotus Peak aren’t your typical Kickstarter brand. Founders Alex Mourokh, Tim Chaliy, and Irene Dubin invested their own money in their first batch of jeans, which included a slim tapered fit in a heavy super high slub 18oz. Japanese denim and a mid-rise straight fit in [...]

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A Look Inside Tanner Goods New Downtown LA Storefront

Amazing things are happening at 9th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, and at the top of the list is the opening of the Tanner Goods store. Only their second retail space outside of their hometown of Portland, Oregon, the [...]

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Fade Friday – Unbranded Skinny 121 UB121 (1 year, 10+ washes)

One of the most popular gateway brands into the raw denim world is none other than Naked & Famous sister company Unbranded. Focusing on simplicity and denim quality rather than loud advertising and unnecessary bells and whistles, Unbranded [...]

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Neuw Denim: Raw Jeans from Auckland to Brussels

From humble beginnings on Nieuwlandstraat in Brussels, Neuw Denim has grown to become a player in some of the largest denim markets in the world. The brand, a collaboration between designer Par Lundqvist, Steve Little and Richard Bell (the latter two [...]

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Introducing South Carolina’s Billiam Jeans: Raw Denim with a Cause

It seems that these days new denim brands are dime a dozen. As positioned in our past state of the union article, newer brands are really having to differentiate themselves in order to set themselves apart from the rest. I abide by [...]

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Fade Friday – Lee 101 Rider (15 months, 3 washes)

The spotlight for this week’s Fade Friday in on this classic pair of Lee 101 Riders. This beautiful pair has been worn with dedication for 450 days and has only seen 3 washes. They’ve even seen a few repairs along [...]

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Fade Friday - Imperial Shearer (2.5 Years, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday – Imperial Shearer (2.5 Years, 7 Washes)

The busiest people have the ability to fade some of the most unique jeans. This pair of Imperial Shearer comes from Johnny Bravvo - a DJ, avid wood-worker, and raw denim enthusiast. His jeans for this week’s Fade Friday displays the [...]

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Introducing Freenote Cloth

We in the raw denim world often complain about new brands being a dime a dozen, but it does still occasionally happen that a brand will emerge on the radar that has the potential to surprise and gain traction in [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous 32oz Weird Guy (18 months, 5 washes)

Naked & Famous pretty much ended the denim weight arms race when they released their infamous 32oz Super Heavyweight Weird Guy jean nearly two years ago. The details required to tolerate the denim’s ridiculous weight ranged from a zip fly, belt [...]

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Howies Denim – An Eco-Friendly Initiative

For over a decade, Welsh “active clothing” company Howies has been churning out a product mix that sees their raw, selvedge denim merchandised side-by-side with their in-house line of everything from merino base layers to cycling bibs. An eclectic combination like [...]

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dutil. denim Fade February 2014 Re-Cap + $100 GC Giveaway

Though everyone takes to raw denim for their own reasons, one of the biggest drivers for taking the leap is the goal of obtaining high contrast, drool-worthy fades. dutil. denim‘s Fade February is a competition celebrating this very aspect of dungarees, [...]

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