MADE IN KOREA – THE GRATEFUL CRANE

The Grateful Crane is a Korean denim brand started in 2016 by Hur Jungun, as well as Bespoke Denim, his taylor made denim brand. This is the first time I’ve reviewed denim made in Korea and I’m excited to see what The… Continue Reading

NEW BRAND! THE ENCAMPMENT CO.

Whats does train hopping, photography and denim have in common? All were influential life experiences that lead Mike Ranta to form The Encampment CO. The Encampment Company is based in Wyoming and was started in 2015 by Mike Ranta and his… Continue Reading

BRAVE STAR SELVAGE – SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNFINISHED

Fit: Regular Taper. A roomy top block and thighs with a strong taper down the leg. Measurements (size 32): Waist 35″, rise 10.5″, back rise 15.2″, hip 19″, seat 19.6″, thigh 12″, knee 8.25″, hem 6.7″, inseam 37″. 1.5″ shrinkage on… Continue Reading

GUSTIN – A DENIM LOVERS BUFFET

I’ve been intrigued with Gustin for a couple of years now. They offer tons of denim options at a very affordable price. So for a denim collector like myself, I found this very exciting. The first thought I had is,… Continue Reading

CANTON OVERALLS – THE BIRTH OF JAPANESE DENIM AND THE ART OF IMPERFECTION

It’s interesting to me that a brand that has so much involvement in the birth of the Japanese denim industry, has so little presence in the mind of todays denim enthusiast. Canton’s story can be a little confusing and I never clearly understood it… Continue Reading

CLASSIC DENIM, NEW CUT & GETTING LOOSE WITH JAPAN BLUE

Japan Blue is one of those brands I have a lot of respect for. They really deliver great Japanese denim fabrics for a very good price. Their construction is done by the same people who sew Momotaro’s jeans, so you know… Continue Reading

SOSO CLOTHING

SOSO Clothing, based in Sweden, was launched in September 2010 by Jannis and Johan Blom. By September of 2012 they were fully established as the world most inexpensive custom made jeans. SOSO Clothing allows you to choose your denim, customize your cut,… Continue Reading

ASBURY PARK CLOTHING COMPANY

There are a lot of pictures circulating online of celebrities like Nicholas Cage and well known musicians wearing Asbury Park Clothing Co. denim. When you go to the Asbury Park website you see that each of their cuts have one raw version… Continue Reading

SAY HELLO TO OLÉ DENIM

Based in Canada, Olé Denim was founded in 2013 by Chris Watchorn. In 2009, Chris was an intern at 3sixteen, learning the denim business firsthand. OLÉ Denim spent two years developing their first model, and now the OLÉ 306 is here… Continue Reading

KOJIMA GENES X SF – EXTRA HEAVY 21OZ KUROKI SELVEDGE “RIKI SHOKKI”

Kojima Genes has been making jeans in Okayama for 20 years, although they are still not very known in the US. They operate in a small factory where everything is done under one roof and have their flagship shop on… Continue Reading