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The Big Thigh Selvedge Denim Showdown

This article comes to us courtesy of Brett McKay, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Art of Manliness, one of the largest independent men’s lifestyle sites on the web. He also has giant thighs that has made finding properly fitting [...]

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The Complete Raw Denim Patch Collection

The little details that go into a pair of jeans can often be overlooked by the less discerning consumer. Only the most passionate denimheads care about chainstitches, selvedge lines, and tucked waistbands. But there are two design details few can overlook: [...]

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An Overview Guide to Leather Grades

In the world of heritage/reproduction products with a focus on quality and sustainability, leather is right up there as one of the most commonly seen materials. Brands like Tanner Goods [...]

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The Complete Arcuate Collection

Arcuates–sometimes shortened to arcs–are the decorative stitching found on jeans’ back pockets. The classic Levi’s arcs have spawned countless brands creating their own pocket modification to make their brand stand apart. Problem is, there are so many arcs now it’s hard [...]

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A Brief Guide to Raw Denim Leg Twist

The term “leg twist” may inspire images of Chuck Berry and some short-lived 50s dance craze, but it’s actually the term for when the inseams and out seams on your jeans twist up to 90 degrees from the hips to [...]

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The Complete Guide to Okayama Jeans Street – Part I

Most denim heads understand that Japanese denim comes from Okayama. Maybe not that many know about Kojima, and probably even less are familiar with Jeans Street. We recently met with Tatsushi Tabuchi, General Manager at Rampuya & Co, mother company [...]

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The Backyard Guide to Indigo Dyeing

Indigo is one of the first dyes man ever used to color fabrics and it’ll probably be one of the last. The pigment is made from fermented leaves off of the indigo plant, which has flourished in India, China, Japan, [...]

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Know Your Footwear: Blake vs Goodyear Welts

Leather boots are one of the few items of clothing undeniably synonymous with raw denim. Thoughtful construction, natural materials, a century old aesthetic and the fact that boots are equal parts fashionable and functional pave the way for the average [...]

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Know Your Terminology: Overlock Stitch vs. Flat-Felled Seam

While it’s obvious that stitching is what holds your pair of selvedge jeans together, what’s not so obvious are the differences between all of these stitches. There’s a chain stitch, [...]

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Unsanforized Denim – Is It Worth It?

As more people gain exposure to raw denim from brands all over the world, we’ve been hearing a lot of questions that pertain to not just what unsanforized denim is but what actually is the difference between unsanforized denim and [...]

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