Boat Shoes, Camp Mocs, and Blucher Mocs – Know the Difference

With spring upon us and summer coming as soon as it can (fingers crossed), it’s likely that you’ll be seeing a lot of boat shoes, camp moccasins and blucher moccasins. Even though they look pretty similar, those three types of [...]

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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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A Brief History of Dress Shoes: Part II

Picking up where we left off yesterday, we’re looking at the history behind some of the most classic footwear styles. Read on for more footwear origin stories! Chukka Boot Alden Unlined Chukka Boot. Image via: Leffot. The Chukka boot, also [...]

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A Brief History of Dress Shoes: Part I

Upon walking into a shoe store, one can’t help but succumb to the disheartening feeling that there is a seemingly endless array of shoe styles. In spite of the illusion of an overabundance of choices, there are in reality less [...]

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Stitches per Inch: What it is and Why it Matters

One of the main reasons why raw denim continues to be so interesting is the amount of details a designer can build into a pair of jeans. Many jeans seem pretty similar to each other on the surface, but when [...]

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Rawr Denim’s Guide to Harajuku Vintage Shops

In the first installment of our guide to vintage shopping in Tokyo, we presented you our favorite shops in Koenji, probably the best area for vintage menswear in Japan with [...]

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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Footwear Lasts

The last is the soul of a shoe. Apart from selecting the leather, there are few elements of the shoemaking process that are more impactful on the end result than the crafting of a last. Originally hand carved by cordwainers, i.e. [...]

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A well-worn Redmoon wallet.

Rawr Denim’s Guide to Leather Wallets

As many raw denim fans can attest, stepping into the world of selvedge tends to open the door to a new perspective on other items of rugged fashion – like belts, boots, and jackets.  But there’s no accessory more symbiotic [...]

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Know Your Soles: The 8 Most Common Options

If you haven’t heard the hacky salesman pitch about buying quality on what separates you from the earth, you’re about to hear it now, “Spend money on what goes between you and the ground: mattresses, shoes, tires, etc.” In footwear, [...]

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7 Ways To Make Your Denim Last Longer

For most, denim is a wardrobe staple. For some, it’s an investment. Regardless of which camp you fall into, your jeans are probably one of the hardest working garments in your closet and as a result, they tend to take a [...]

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