simon wahl tate + yoko

Exclusive Interview – Simon Wahl, Store Manager of Tate + Yoko

Spanning three brands, countless fabrics, and a retail store in Montreal, Naked & Famous has grown to become one of the most prominent names in raw denim today. Tate + Yoko represents not only brick and mortar retail for N&F, [...]

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flat head 3012 feature

The Flat Head Tapered Loomstate 3012 – Just Released

The Flat Head isn’t just one of Japan’s best vintage-style denim brands – they’re also among the most innovative. While many similar companies are content to enjoy steady sales domestically, Flat Head has been carefully pursuing overseas expansion through [...]

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Flathead 3001

Fade Friday – Flathead 3001 (10 Months, 1 Wash, 1 Soak)

This week’s Fade Friday features another well-worn piece from Flat Head & Co. submitted on our forum by Andy. This pair’s highlights including wonderfully evolving honeycombs and equally promising wear on the front and back side. The single [...]

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Fade Friday - Self Edge x Flat Head x Real Japan Blues (21 Months, Washes Unknown)

Fade Friday – Self Edge x Flat Head x Real Japan Blues (21 Months, Washes Unknown)

This might not be the first time we’ve featured the Self Edge x Flat Head x Real Japan Blues collaborative denim for Fade Friday, but this pair’s contrast and fade patterns were so vivid that it was hard not [...]

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Liberty Fairs

Liberty Fairs Las Vegas 2013 (1/2) – 3sixteen, Flat Head, & More

Liberty Fairs Las Vegas 2013 In addition to the Liberty Fairs New York 2013 Tradeshow in July, we were able to join in on the Liberty Fairs Las Vegas 2013 Tradeshow two weeks ago from August 19th – 21st. Though it was the show’s [...]

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A Tour of Kojima, Okayama's Projectile Looms And Vintage Shuttle Looms

A Tour of Kojima, Okayama’s Projectile Looms And Vintage Shuttle Looms

Only slightly more than two months after my first visit to Kojima, Okayama, I had the opportunity to return to the heart of Japanese denim production. This time around, I got to see firsthand how denim is woven, getting a [...]

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LongWalletFeat

Six Long Wallets To Go With Raw Denim

Our appreciation for denim owes a lot to the Japanese American Casual subculture. While some of its elements have been enthusiastically adopted by denimheads outside Japan – like work shirts, engineer boots, and heavyweight leather belts – others, like flashy [...]

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The Flat Head

Fade Friday – Flat Head 1005 (Unknown Length of Wear and Washes)

Fade Friday – The Flat Head 1005 This week’s Fade Friday comes courtesy of Nagano, Japan. Famous for its winter sports, Nagano is also a mecca for denim enthusiasts – a logical step given that it harbours The Flat Head, their [...]

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Raw Denim For Body Builders - The Sequel

Raw Denim For Body Builders – The Sequel

Four More Pairs of Raw Denim for Body Builders As some of your may remember, we recently published a piece recommending some of what we’d gathered to be the best jeans for those with slightly larger than average thighs, a [...]

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NYC Feature

Top Shops In New York City To Buy Raw Denim

Self Edge New York – Top Shops In New York City To Buy Raw Denim Regardless of your denim preferences, when it comes to purchasing top notch raw denim in New York City, there are certainly no shortage of brick [...]

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The Flat Head 2011 - 15th Anniversary Raw Denim

The Flat Head 2011 Model – 20 oz. Raw Denim

The Flat Head 2011 Model – 20 oz. Raw Denim The Flat Head is known for being “particular” about its products, which is once of the reasons they’re so well-known and loved. Their 3XXX denim is a staple in the closets [...]

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3sixteen

Exclusive Interview – Andrew Chen & Johan Lam of 3sixteen

Solely dedicated to crafting timeless and premium products, 3sixteen has grown to become one of America’s most versatile and essential high-end menswear brands. Though the New York City label had its start in graphic tees, it wasn’t until they transitioned [...]

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