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

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

RISING SUN MFG CO. SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON CONE DENIM

This article is long overdue. Found right in my own back yard, Rising Sun Mfg Co. has been one of LA’s distinguished denim brands for the past 10 years and counting. I’ve always respected Rising Sun’s commitment to their vision… 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

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

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