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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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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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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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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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The Momotaro x Massdrop Mixup

One of Massdrop’s potential jean drops If you think vintage label Momotaro for $170.00 sounds too good to be true, you’re right. But that was almost the reality for almost 200 users of the group buy website, Massdrop, before Momotaro shut down the deal. Massdrop is [...]

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Copin Denim

Introducing Copin Denim – Driven By Diligence, Striving For Perfection

Hailing from the denim hub that is San Francisco, CA, Copin Denim launched just a mere 5 months ago in October 2013 by husband and wife duo, Brian Rather and Anne Curtis Rather. While the idea of starting a company with their spouse may [...]

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Dillon Montara

Dillon Montara – The Up And Coming Denim Brand You Need To Know

We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with brands all over the world, hear their stories and find out about upcoming labels that are doing some amazing work. Once in a while, we come across a brand [...]

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A Brief Look At Japan’s Factotum – Clean, Modern, And Distinct

Most of raw denim’s most familiar and beloved brands are recognizably inspired by vintage American clothing from the early-mid twentieth century. Some brands excel at detailed reproductions of vintage garments, while others adapt the materials and construction techniques of vintage [...]

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Oyuki Denim

Introducing Oyuki Denim – Japanese Raw Selvedge Denim For Kids

Selvedge and raw denim have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but they first started to hit the states in the early 2000′s. Chances are, by now, that a healthy segment of the raw denim buying population, whether [...]

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Bridge&Boro: All in the Family

Bridge&Boro: All in the Family The story behind the Bridge&Boro really begins in the 60′s, when Carmelo Bari immigrated to New York City from Sicily. An expert pattern maker and tailor, Bari came to New York—then the center of the [...]

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Samurai Jeans

Samurai Jeans Spotlight – What You Need To Know

For a brand with such a low profile, Samurai Jeans has unexpectedly become one of the most revered companies in the world of raw denim. For over fifteen years, the company has been working to merge quality and rarity into their [...]

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