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

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

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

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

ONECULTURE – Raw Japanese Denim Via San Fransisco

Mark over at oneculture has been making jeans for over 10 years. He has put his blood sweat and tears into passion for denim and it shows. Today, I’m happy to be reviewing the 14.25oz LHT Gam, one of oneculture’s three cuts. Cut:… Continue Reading

PURE BLUE JAPAN’S NEWEST CUT AND DENIM XX-019

  The latest cut and denim fabric by Pure Blue Japan is definitely one of the first really exciting drops of 2017. I didn’t waste anytime getting my hands on this pair. Cut: Relaxed Tapered. High rise, very roomy thigh with… Continue Reading

SHOCKOE ATELIER SLIM DEADSTOCK DUNGAREES

I’m very suprised to say that one of my favorite jeans are non-selvedge. This super limited deadstock fabric from the late 60’s / early 70’s, is a rare find and something I couldn’t pass up. Not to mention that it is… 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