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

TANUKI’S NEW DENIM AND CUT – REDCAST MIYAKO SLIM TRADITION

This past year Tanuki has released some of the most beautiful and meticulously crafted denim I’ve ever seen. Their ID x ID and Natural Indigo denim is really something special and would be really difficult to top …but with their… Continue Reading

ON THE HUNT! PT. 3 – JAPAN

Every serious denim connoisseur has, at one time or another, fantasized about a pilgrimage to our holy land, Japan. When fellow denim Instagramer Victor (@selvage1) messaged me, “Just putting it out there, about to pull the trigger on a week in Japan.” I went online… Continue Reading

JWJ BRAND – RAW DENIM FROM SPAIN

JWJ is a small denim brand based on the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Founded in 2014 by José Luis Vives  and his uncle José (“Pepin”) Vivesin, JWJ Brand was born from the blending of their two sets of initials… Continue Reading

THE NEW OKAYAMA DENIM & JAPAN BLUE ODJB006 – SNOW SLUB!

With a limited production of only 92 pairs, I was very happy to get my hands on a pair of the latest collaboration by Okayama Denim and Japan Blue. Fit: A mid to high rise, slim top block, roomy thighs and… Continue Reading

BRAVE STAR SELVAGE GOING ULTRA HEAVYWEIGHT

One of my favorite USA made denim brands, Brave Star Selvage recently released their heaviest denim to date, the 21.5oz Slim Straight. I couldn’t wait get my hands on this hefty Japanese selvedge and test it out. Cut: A medium rise with… 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

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

JAPAN BLUE – TOP SHELF “ENTRY LEVEL” DENIM

For an American lover of Japanese denim, Japan Blue feels like it was made just for me. The fact is, it kinda was. Well, me and the rest of the western world. If you are familiar with Momotaro, then you… Continue Reading

ON THE HUNT – LAS VEGAS

Liberty Fair’s and Capsule Trade Show, Las Vegas. 8-14-16 My bags were packed: Three shirts, three pairs of shoes, one jacket, and like a true denim head, 6 pairs of jeans for 4 days in Vegas. The denim: Oni 517XX… Continue Reading