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It’s About Time – The Renaissance of Made in America Denim

If you’re into raw denim, there’s a good chance that you’re also into heritage products; those that harken to an earlier time in history and emulate the strong craftsmanship of days gone by. In fact, many of us have a [...]

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Not This Dad’s Jeans – A Response To The Reemerging Phenomenon

Fashion is cyclical; styles thought to have been completely buried the fashion graveyard are commonly resurrected by the masses. We’ve all seen trends from our childhood years come back with a vengeance but, really, one we’d never expected to see [...]

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As Authentic As What?

As Authentic As What?

Everything is authentic. From sweatshop manufactured sweatpants, to hand-woven Momotaro jeans, to the non-dairy creamer in your coffee, the word authentic is bandied about at will. Yet in menswear, authenticity is an almost universally positive term often uttered in the same breath as ‘quality’ [...]

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The Problem With Kickstarter

The Problem With Kickstarter

Creative types have used the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise money for everything from independent films, art projects, and video games to men’s clothing labels. Anyone with an idea and a webcam can make their case to the internet as [...]

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Elhaus War Bonnet - Single Continuous Stitch Pocket Construction

A Brave New World Of Quality Denim and Apparel

Elhaus War Bonnet – Single Continuous Stitch Pocket Construction There has been a thought rattling around inside the Mega-Dome (my ample sized head) for a while now, that there must be many small, local, artisan brands all over the world, [...]

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4 Years Later – Levis v.s. Japanese Repro Lawsuit Still Fair Game?

Oni Denim (Source: indigoshrimp.wordpress.com) Have you ever wondered why certain raw denim brands have arcuates or arcs (i.e. back-pocket stitching) on their jeans, while others do not? Or that identical pairs of jeans are only differentiated by the design on [...]

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The Eco Index - How Green Are You Jeans?

Raw Denim – The Environmental & Green Choice

The Eco Index – How Green Are You Jeans? Rightfully so, one of the most trending topics over the past x-years is the impact we (as consumers) are having on the environment.  Around this time last year, a group of [...]

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Denim Industry Insight – “How To Make It In America”

Love it or hate it, you gotta give it up to the HBO Series – “How To Make It In America“. Okay, it might not have the most suspenseful plot line or best acting and be slightly dramatized, but [...]

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Sandblasted Denim

Raw Denim – The Respectable and Ethical Choice

Sandblasted Denim Raw denim is awesome for a number of reasons that I’m sure we’re all well aware of and would agree upon – they’re pure and virtually untouched, serve as an extension of you after much dedication, and of [...]

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