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A Look Inside Tanner Goods New Downtown LA Storefront

Amazing things are happening at 9th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, and at the top of the list is the opening of the Tanner Goods store. Only their second retail space outside of their hometown of Portland, Oregon, the [...]

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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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Introducing South Carolina’s Billiam Jeans: Raw Denim with a Cause

It seems that these days new denim brands are dime a dozen. As positioned in our past state of the union article, newer brands are really having to differentiate themselves in order to set themselves apart from the rest. I abide by [...]

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Introducing Freenote Cloth

We in the raw denim world often complain about new brands being a dime a dozen, but it does still occasionally happen that a brand will emerge on the radar that has the potential to surprise and gain traction in [...]

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Eternal 886 Jacket - Review

Eternal 886 14 Oz. Jacket – Review

In February of last year, Eternal released its 886 jacket. The jacket is built to resemble the famous Levi’s Type II with a boxy frame and two patch pockets. Renowned denim retailer Blue In Green carries both the 886 and 887 (modelled after the Type III) and I got the [...]

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Osaka 5

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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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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Rogue Territory SS14

Rogue Territory Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

When it comes to many brands that we cover, Spring/Summer collections tends to bring forth less raw denim options and instead offers up clothes that feature lighter, softer, and even washed fabrics. For the last couple of years, Rogue [...]

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Samurai S634VX-15th Musashi Model Zero Anniversary Denim

Samurai S634VX 17 Oz. “Musashi Model Zero” 15th Anniversary Denim

If there ever was a brand that loves to do limited edition releases, it’d be Samurai. Whether it’s to celebrate an anniversary or just because they want to, it seems like they are consistently releasing jeans that feature a [...]

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Self Edge x Iron Heart 20 Oz. Left Hand Twill Denim

Self Edge x Iron Heart 20 Oz. Left Hand Twill Denim

Self Edge and Iron Heart have a close working relationship that has resulted in exclusive denim and more than just a handful of collaboration pieces over the last half decade. In fact they’ve released 21 collaborations and for [...]

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ARN Organic Shirt

ARN Mercantile “Gauntlet” Raw Denim Shirt

Organic may sometimes just be used as a buzzword, but to the folks over at ARN Mercantile, it’s a hardcore methodology. The brand, which is a collaboration between two designers – one Japanese fabric technician and one English pattern maker [...]

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