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Variations on a Sneaker Theme – Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface is a column by Rob Lim that examines the cultural side of heritage fashions and publishes on the third Sunday of every month. See previous columns here. In fashion apparel and footwear, there are classics and then [...]

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Dad Jeans, Literally – Beneath the Surface

Editor’s Note: As the newest writer to join our team, Robert Lim will be at the helm of the monthly column, “Beneath the Surface“. If you should know one thing about him, it’s that he’s always been interested in culture – his passion since childhood [...]

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The Father’s Day Gift Guide for Denim Dads

It’s official, you’ve got one week until Father’s Day. Even if your dad doesn’t fully understand your indigo obsession, now could be a good time to give him a taste of what this world has to offer. Below we’ve put together a [...]

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In Defense of Cone Mills – Hems and Haws

We’ve often taken editorial stances in the past, whether that’s on Kickstarter, vintage clothing, or the

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The Complete Guide to Dad Jeans

Fashion is inevitably a trend-driven industry. As much as many denimheads like to boast the supposedly timeless style of a trucker jacket, a pair of naturally worn-in raw denim, and a pair of work boots, in the past such a [...]

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How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Hurt Made in USA

We don’t often get into politics here at RD, but like the fabric produced at the Cone Mills White Oak Plant above, the artisanal denim and clothing movement is almost inextricably tied into [...]

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Vintage Sewing Machines – The Complete Guide

The machine that often gets the bulk of the attention in the raw denim world is the Union Special 43200G chainstitch hemmer (see Self Edge’s above). We wanted to take a deeper look at some of the equally important vintage [...]

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Mister Freedom Pulls Patch on S/S 15 “Saigon Cowboy” Collection

Mister Freedom revealed images from their upcoming SS 15 collection known as “Saigon Cowboy” last week. As the name would imply, the line is heavily inspired by US military clothing and culture during the Vietnam War. Mister Freedom went the extra [...]

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The History of the Fishtail Parka

Originally created for the US Army in Korea but brought to the mainstream by mod culture in the 1950s and 60s, the fishtail parka is one piece of outerwear with many uses: of course as a rain jacket, but can [...]

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How Dollar to Yen Exchange Rates Affect Denim Prices

There are a number of fluctuating variables affecting the price of raw denim and other high-end casual clothing that may not be immediately obvious. Many brands and shops use vintage looms and sewing machines, which can break down and slow [...]

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