Images courtesy of Beams

Beams Plus Autumn Winter 2015 Lookbook

There’s no doubt in my mind that Beams has some of the best stylists out there. The Beams Plus AW 2015 line reinforces this fact. As our Managing Editor put it, it’s “If James Dean wore baggy pleats…” That might sound like [...]

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Studio D’Artisan D1672 WWI Model Jeans

When it comes to war reenactment jeans, WWII gets all the attention. Denimheads flirt and fawn over the atypical 1944 Levi’s 501–what with it’s olive drab pocket bags, painted on arcuates, and laurel leaf hardware. It’s a testament to [...]

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Factelier x Japan Blue Factory Direct Made In Japan Jeans

With a factory direct model of retail, Factelier seeks to not only bring awareness to the “Made in Japan” label, but to the Japanese factories themselves. With middlemen vying for the lowest costs in order to satisfy retailers and customers, [...]

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Kiriko Tsubaki and Shibori Selvedge Denim

Dawn Yanagihara began Kiriko some three years ago with the goal of keeping vintage Japanese textiles alive for the next generation. Dedicated readers may remember her from my Northern Grade coverage in 2013. Her first [...]

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Naked & Famous Denim Made In Japan (MIJ) Line

We’re now nearly two months into 2015 and with Spring and Summer just around the corner, we see myriad brands debut new models, collaborations, collections, and in this case, completely new lines. Over the last few years, we’ve come to learn [...]

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Fade Friday – Uniqlo MIJ Slim Fit (11 months, 5 washes)

Once upon a time, there was an international clothing empire and they made some pretty great jeans. The denim was rope indigo dyed and woven in Japan, they had the subtle but practical details like hidden rivets, they were made [...]

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Nudie Jeans 18 oz. Limited Edition Steady Eddie

“Everyone carries their past within them, and eventually parts of your history become part of your legacy.” This is theory behind Nudie Jeans founder, Maria Erixon’s philosophy [...]

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Dawson Denim Hickory & Leather Mercantile Apron – Just Released

Fifteen years of family heritage and a specialist workshop in Brighton, East Sussex forms the anatomy of Dawson Denim. Today, we’re taking a look at their Hickory and Leather Mercantile Apron. In the 1930’s red line selvedge denim was used to [...]

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Fade Friday - Imperial Shearer (2.5 Years, 7 Washes)

Fade Friday – Imperial Shearer (2.5 Years, 7 Washes)

The busiest people have the ability to fade some of the most unique jeans. This pair of Imperial Shearer comes from Johnny Bravvo – a DJ, avid wood-worker, and raw denim enthusiast. His jeans for this week’s Fade Friday displays the [...]

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Big John KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket – Just Released

Big John needs no introduction: their presence in the world of textiles extends back over seventy years and they’re recognized as pioneers within the world of denim. With their recent offering, the KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket, the brand [...]

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