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

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

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

KOJIMA GENES X SF – EXTRA HEAVY 21OZ KUROKI SELVEDGE “RIKI SHOKKI”

Kojima Genes has been making jeans in Okayama for 20 years, although they are still not very known in the US. They operate in a small factory where everything is done under one roof and have their flagship shop on… 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

BRAVE STAR SELVAGE – The First American Made, All Selvedge Denim Brand.

I came across Brave Star Selvage online about 4 or 5 months ago. It seemed pretty good, but to be honest I was thrown off by the $79 price tag. I’m by no means a denim snob, but I just couldn’t see… Continue Reading

THE BATTLE BEGINS!! THE FIRST ENTRY INTO THE ONI VS SAMURAI BATTLE LOG

This is the first denim fade competition I’ve ever entered. I’ve never been one for denim competitions, I just love denim and how it evolves. But I couldn’t pass up the chance to represent for one of my favorite denim brands… Continue Reading

RPMWEST – 18OZ SOFT HEAVYWEIGHT JAPANESE SELVEDGE

I have a respect for anyone that follows their dreams. Living in San Francisco, Manuel Rappard dreamed of making high quality, selvedge jeans. His vision was to produce minimalistic jeans, with fits that would turn heads. His goal was to take all the… Continue Reading