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Big John KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket – Just Released

Big John needs no introduction: their presence in the world of textiles extends back over seventy years and they’re recognized as pioneers within the world of denim. With their recent offering, the KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket, the brand [...]

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NYC Market Week Denim Recap – Autumn/Winter 2014

It’s that time of year again: all of our favorite brands have finished tinkering away on their lines, the samples are set, and now it’s time to sell sell sell like their lives depend on it. That’s right, MARKET WEEK! [...]

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Fade Friday – BIG JOHN M106D-000K (10 Months, 2 Washes)

For this Fade Friday our friends from BIG JOHN have presented us with an amazing pair of faded M106D-000K featuring a slim tapered fit and faux-slub fabric. These jeans were worn by Kiyo Kakemizu, the company’s sales manager, for a period [...]

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BIG JOHN x Rockin Jelly Bean Collab #2

BIG JOHN x Rockin’ Jelly Bean Collaboration #2: Coming Soon

We’ve featured Japan’s first major denim brand, BIG JOHN, a number of times before for both their own mainline products and their multiple collaborations with other brands. Building on the momentum formed by 

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BIG JOHN 15 Oz. KIBATA-Like Selvedge Raw Denim – Coming Soon

With the knowledge that BIG JOHN was the first Japanese company to begin producing and selling denim, one knows that heritage runs deep with the brand. For the discerning customers that are looking for a heritage [...]

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Exploring 5 Pairs Of Lighter-Colored Raw Denim Jeans

Fall is nearly here, and Winter isn’t far, but just because your days will be darker doesn’t mean your denim has to be. Following on the heels of the reemerging trend of

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New York Trade Show Recap – Capsule Man and Liberty Fairs

About a month before New York Fashion Week comes Trade Show week, where brands have a chance to show off their latest collection to a host of buyers and press for the upcoming seasonal cycle. Two of the largest of the [...]

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Naked & Famous x BIG JOHN Collaboration Raw Denim

At this point, it’s become quite common to see brands come together and combine their specialities and talents to create collaboration pieces. We’ve covered many of these collaborations here and this time around, Naked & [...]

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Bread & Butter Connect 2013

Bread & Butter Connect Summer 2013 – The Denim Showcase

Following up its successful event earlier this year in January, the highly respected Bread & Butter Tradeshow held it’s second, and final, segment for 2013. In an effort to emphasize the show’s ability to bring together (over 500) brands and thousands [...]

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Fade Friday – BIG JOHN M1 Thin M106C (18 Months, 3 Washes)

This week’s Fade Friday comes to us thanks to the collaboration of Ryu Adachi, designer at BIG JOHN, and his BIG JOHN M1 THIN (M106C). He wore the jeans intensively the first year before scaling back to roughly twice a week for [...]

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Meet Your Maker – Japanese Denim Mills

Meet Your Maker: Japanese Denim Mills Unlike the United States, which has only one remaining manufacturer of raw denim, Cone Mills, Japan is home to many active denim mills that churn out the cream of the world’s premium denim around the [...]

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BIG JOHN – The History of the First Japanese Made Jeans

In January the legendary Japanese denim brand Big John was presenting their wares including Spring/Summer 2013 and their staple line at the Bread & Butter show in Berlin. They brought not only their denims and garments to their boot, [...]

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