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

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

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

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

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

TANUKI’S NEW DENIM AND CUT BKUT1

I am always very interested in new offerings from Tanuki. Their denim fabrics are very beautiful and well made. The details are minimal and full of character. I’ve been looking for just the right pair of slim black Japanese denim so I… Continue Reading

JEM’S DENIM – SLIM FIT #101 ZIMBABWE COTTON

I am fascinated by the Indonesian denim scene. It is one of the new frontiers of the denim world. A young but quickly developing industry, already producing some examples of world class jeans. I’ve heard stories of marketplaces filled with bootleg versions of… Continue Reading

TANUKI INC’S NEW IDUS1

Fabric: 15oz unsanforized selvedge denim, with an indigo warp and indigo weft. Extra lo-tension weave made of 100% Texas cotton. A rough and slubby denim with an extreme nep that creates a very bumpy texture. Although it’s a ridged and substantial feeling denim,… 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