WELCOME TO THE DARKSIDE PT. 2 – SAMURAI JEANS – S511BTX 17OZ BUSHIDO BLACK X BROWN

Founded in Osaka in 1998 by Tohru Nogami, Samurai Jeans is one of the more well established Japanese denim brands known for their rigid heavyweight denim fabrics and the wealth of details used in their jeans. This is the first… Continue Reading

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

EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES WITH STRETCH DENIM

EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES WITH STRETCH DENIM Like a lot of hardcore denim heads, I’ve been pretty closed off to the idea of stretch denim for a long time. My reasons were: I thought it wouldn’t last as long as 100%… 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

KOJIMA GENES X SF – RNB1080SF WAKONAI NATURAL INDIGO

Cut: Mid/high rise with roomy thighs and mild taper down the leg. Measurements: Fabric: KUROKI WAKONAI® (Japan Spirit-Indigo). 130z sanforized 100% cotton right hand twill selvedge denim, exclusively developed by Kuroki. A very flat surfaced denim with a slightly rough feel. Natural… Continue Reading

SUMMER SLUB!! ONI’S NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW TENSION DENIM

As you probably know by now, Oni is one of my all time favorite Japanese denim brands. I have 12 Oni pieces in my collection and counting, but this new cut and fabric is something I am very excited about.… 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

RAW DENIM FROM THE PHILIPPINES – ARTISANS OF REFIND WORKWEAR

I am very excited today as Artisans of Refined Workwear is the first denim brand from the Philippines to be reviewed on this blog! As you know, the Philippines, along with China, are not exactly the first names that would… 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