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How To Break in a New Pair of Raw Denim

Aside from amazing fades, raw denim also has a well-deserved reputation for the difficulty of its break-in period. As the weight goes up, it only gets tougher and tougher to [...]

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The Rise and Fall of the Amoskeag Denim Mills

These days, when raw denim aficionados see a new pair of jeans advertising American-made selvedge, they assume it comes from the almighty Cone Denim Mills. Cone’s White Oak Plant essentially [...]

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Rogue Territory Supply Jacket

Rogue Territory Supply Jacket Review: Desert Wash 14.5 Nihon Menpu

We’re all probably familiar with Rogue Territory at this point, having profiled them in our One Man Brand’s series and looked at a number of

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Freenote Cloth Denim Feat

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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levi's cinch

History of the Cinch: Holding Up Your Pants Since 1872

Frequent readers of this site are familiar with the modern incarnation of denim. The standard five-pocket jean, while pretty detailed, is missing a whole slew of design features that were ubiquitous in the early 20th century. One fairly familiar detail that [...]

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A.P.C. Veste Jean Work & US Jackets – Just Released

Veste Jean Work (left) and Veste Jean US (right) French brand A.P.C. is likely responsible for many raw denim fans’ first foray into selvedge jeans, but the brand founded by Jean Touitou in 1987 is also [...]

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Iron Heart The Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack 12oz Denim Work Shirt

It feels like “super” black selvedge denim has been on the rise lately, and for good reason. Don’t think that Japanese legends Iron Heart would be left out–they’ve recently come out with the Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack [...]

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Japan Blue x Blue Owl

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz “Deep Indigo Monster” Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

Seattle-based Blue Owl Workshop is a great online source for a variety of denim brands. No stranger to collaborations, the shop has done collaborations with familiar brands ranging from Momotaro to Naked & Famous. [...]

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China’s Red Cloud & Co. To Remove Red Tab Detail From R400 Denim

The last time we featured Red Cloud & Co., it was highlighting raw denim from China – a country that is typically (and perhaps unfairly) only associated with cheap labor and poor quality garments. This time around, [...]

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ARN Organic Shirt

ARN Mercantile “Gauntlet” Raw Denim Shirt

Organic may sometimes just be used as a buzzword, but to the folks over at ARN Mercantile, it’s a hardcore methodology. The brand, which is a collaboration between two designers – one Japanese fabric technician and one English pattern maker [...]

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Naked & Famous 12.5oz White/Black Selvedge Denim

Even though much of North America is experiencing the “polar vortex” deep freeze, it’s helpful to remember that spring is only a couple of months away.  Naked & Famous is definitely hoping you’ll think about the changing [...]

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Nudie Jeans Sonny Organic Dry Clean Selvedge Jacket – Just Released

Denim jacket fans can rejoice because on top of our feature posted last week on Iron Heart‘s latest offering, the ever-popular Swedes at Nudie Jeans have just released a 13.5 Oz. raw selvedge version of [...]

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