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

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

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

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

VOYEJ – An Exploration of Indonesian Style

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Voyej crafts leather goods that apply Indonesian, American and Japanese materials to construct high quality, Indonesian style wallets and leather goods. Over the past 6 years, Voyej has had a huge success exporting their leather goods worldwide. There 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

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

THE ALBATROSS BRAND

The Albatross Brand is a no nonsense leather goods brand. Their team that stretches across the US, and then some. The Albatross Brand products are designed in Cape Cod and have members of their team stationed throughout the Midwest.  They have a combined… 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