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Nap, Inc. – Entrepreneurship Crafted in Okayama

There are many reasons why we love denim: the fades, the history, and the craftsmanship are the first few that spring to mind. While interviewing many brands, you realize that there’s another underestimated element that actually plays [...]

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Mohsin Sajid of Endrime: Denim Innovation Pt. 2

We’re embarking on a series which explores the nature of doing something different in our little corner of the market. A few weeks ago, I gave you my take on [...]

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Pure Blue Japan Black Coated BKCT-013 – Just Released

Masters of slub, Pure Blue Japan, have just released a new model in the same fit as their slim tapered XX-013. The jean features a black paint-like coating layered on top of the indigo denim, giving it an initial waxy [...]

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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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Selected Shots From Big John’s S/S 14 Lookbook

It seems like not too long ago since we last saw Japan’s first denim brand BIG JOHN at NYC Market Week, where they previewed their Autumn/Winter 2014 wares. Well, they’re back, and this time with their Spring/Summer 2014 [...]

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Japan Blue Coming Soon: 14.8oz JB02-S-01 and JB04-S-01

Japan Blue begs no introduction, but its two upcoming releases do. The Japanese denim brand is prolific, putting out a wide variety of releases and fits that are tracked by a slightly difficult-to-remember naming system. One of the [...]

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The History Of The Osaka 5

To a visitor’s perspective, modern Japan and America look rather similar, language and demographic differences aside. Both nations enjoy (at least on the surface) a similar standard of living and technology. The extent to which the latter influenced the former [...]

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Iron Heart Indigo Dipped Long Sleeved Thermal Henley

Indigo knitwear has surged in popularity recently, with far-reaching brands like J.Crew and Club Monaco putting out indigo tees and sweaters of all sorts this season. While those options are attractive, it’s brands like Iron Heart that are [...]

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A.P.C. Veste Jean Work & US Jackets – Just Released

Veste Jean Work (left) and Veste Jean US (right) French brand A.P.C. is likely responsible for many raw denim fans’ first foray into selvedge jeans, but the brand founded by Jean Touitou in 1987 is also [...]

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Iron Heart The Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack 12oz Denim Work Shirt

It feels like “super” black selvedge denim has been on the rise lately, and for good reason. Don’t think that Japanese legends Iron Heart would be left out–they’ve recently come out with the Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack [...]

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