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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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Denimio: The Japanese Denim Retailer with Japanese Prices

Those of us who bleed indigo have often sought to purchase Japanese denim right from the source, particularly due to the lower price. This excursion has led many to come across the store Denimio. But few western denimheads have known a great [...]

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Pure Blue Japan XX-020 – Just Released

The indigofera plant, a component of traditional style indigo dyes, is now well-recognized in the denim world as the symbol for Pure Blue Japan. PBJ and its infamous low-tension looms have created pair after pair of wonderfully

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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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The Complete Guide to Okayama Jeans Street – Part II

Click here to check out Part I of our Guide to Okayama Jeans Street. Last week, we discussed the ins and outs of the North Area of Okayama Jeans Street (blue section on the map below). Today, we’re focusing on [...]

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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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Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz “Deep Indigo Monster” Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

Seattle-based Blue Owl Workshop is a great online source for a variety of denim brands. No stranger to collaborations, the shop has done collaborations with familiar brands ranging from Momotaro to Naked & Famous. [...]

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DC4 Berlin Robbed – Needs Help Recovering Stolen Stock

On Saturday, January 18th, Berlin-based denim specialists, DC4, announced their store had been broken into earlier in the week and robbed of all inventory. As many will know, their collection is made up of some of the most respected [...]

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Top 13 Fades of 2013 – Fade Friday

As long-time readers here well know, every Friday we focus our attention on an aged pair of raw denim jeans through our weekly instalment, Fade Friday. Though not every episode is a fan favourite, there are a healthy handful [...]

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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (3 Years, Washes Unknown)

It’s a no-brainer that how raw denim jeans progress and fade over time is the result of many factors. Length of wear, number of washes, and activities done during wear of course have an impact, but the specific denim brand [...]

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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes) Originally featured on Pure Blue Japan’s blog a couple months ago, today’s Fade Friday shines the spotlight on a pair of Pure Blue Japan (PBJ) 24-007. PBJ’s denim is consistently praised for its unique slubby texture [...]

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Danny Hodgson, owner of Rivet And Hide.

Danny Hodgson, Founder and Owner of Rivet And Hide – Exclusive Interview

Danny Hodgson, owner of Rivet And Hide  Even though Britain is one of the world’s largest and most powerful economies, until recently it lacked its own high-end denim store which left domestic denim heads with no choice but to import [...]

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