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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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Know Your Thread Types: Cotton, Polyester, and Polycotton

Thread is not only essential to holding your jeans together, it can also be accented for contrast, an additional detail in a pair of jeans, or a can be used for a companies signature arcs. While there are many types [...]

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How to Repair Pocket Bag Blowouts – The Complete Guide

People who wear their jeans a lot should be very familiar with the classic crotch blowout, but something that gets covered less is the unfortunate pocket bag tear. With all of the tablet-sized smartphones, keys, wallets, loose change, [...]

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How to Gift a Pair of Raw Denim

As hard as it is to believe, holiday season is right around the corner and for many of us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas. We’ve covered leather goods and [...]

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How To Keep Raw Denim Rigid and Stiff (with Starch)

On the heels of spelling out the different ways that people can break-in their pair of jeans, it’s interesting to acknowledge that some people want the complete opposite for their denim–they want it crisp. The idea of rigid [...]

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Shuttle vs. Projectile Looms – What’s the Difference?

Often when you’re reading about selvedge denim, people will wax on about the famous “vintage shuttle loom” but there isn’t much more information given about what makes these looms different from the more modern machines that are used to make [...]

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Know Your Shoe Leathers: The 9 Most Common Options

Man started making leather shoes over five thousand years ago out of deer and bearskin to combat the snow in the Italian alps, but we’ve come a long ways since then. Even though the medium and purpose hasn’t changed, the way we [...]

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Know Your Button Types: Donut vs. Tack

When you put on your favorite pair of selvedge denim in the morning and zip/button them up, it’s likely that you don’t pay much attention to the actual button(s). It’s usually not until they start to get loose or fall [...]

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The Three Tiers of Raw Denim: Entry, Mid, and End Level Jeans

All the available options in the world of raw denim makes for a vibrant and exciting subculture, but if you’re just starting out it can be a bit overwhelming. The fact that Pure Blue Japan and Japan Blue are drastically different companies is [...]

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