WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE – PT.1

As the days grow darker and colder it is the perfect time to break out the black denim! If you are on the hunt for some black denim you are in luck! This week I’ll be posting several review a… 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

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

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

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

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

FREENOTE CLOTH’S NEW MODEL – RIOS SLIM STRAIGHT RAW

Founded in 2012 by Brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick, Freenote began with denim and expanded from there, while keeping denim the foundation of their brand. One thing I like about Freenote Cloth is that even though they have a full blown… 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