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

NEW BRAND – JOURNAL PROJECTS – CUSTOMIZABLE RAW DENIM FROM SINGAPORE

Journal Projects is a new denim brand that has just launched its first crowd funding campaign. Journal Projects is based out of Singapore, but the jeans are manufactured in Indonesia. This first run includes an offer for a “custom made”… 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

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

LEE COOPER RETURNS TO IT’S WORKWEAR ROOTS

With the The Cooper Collection’s Archie Tapered 15.3 oz, one of the UK’s first denim brands, Lee Cooper, reminds us that denim was born Europe. Featuring a modern take on vintage details, these work wear inspired pants are definitely one of a… 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

MIAMI’S NEW ONE MAN DENIM BRAND – THREADED ANCHOR

Luis Nagaki started Threaded Anchor in 2013. A one man operation out of Miami, Luis has been refining his work and building his workshop up to house an impressive 18 sewing machines, including: Union Specials, Singer, Juki, Brother, Reece. I spoke with… Continue Reading

NEW BRAND!! – NINE LIVES

If you are not yet familiar with Nine Lives, then I am very excited to introduce you to this new Tokyo based hi-end menswear brand by Kotaro Sato and Ian Segal. Nine lives combines traditional Japanese craftsmanship, timeless pieces, top quality materials… 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