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Rakuten Demystified – How to Buy from the Japanese Megaretailer

Back in college, I loved to smoke cigarettes. I don’t know if it was to rebel or to get to know a girl I liked, but it wasn’t long before my packs seemed empty on a daily basis. There were two [...]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Hawaiian Shirts

Yeah, I am looking at you! Considering it’s named for an exotic travel destination, it makes perfect sense that the Hawaiian Shirt come packed with plenty of it’s own baggage. Throughout the years it has been regarded as both ridiculous [...]

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Digging into Moleskin – Textile Tales

When talking workwear, the usual images that come to mind are denim, canvas, and heavy [...]

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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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