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

BRAVE STAR SELVAGE – SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UNFINISHED

Fit: Regular Taper. A roomy top block and thighs with a strong taper down the leg. Measurements (size 32): Waist 35″, rise 10.5″, back rise 15.2″, hip 19″, seat 19.6″, thigh 12″, knee 8.25″, hem 6.7″, inseam 37″. 1.5″ shrinkage on… Continue Reading

GUSTIN – A DENIM LOVERS BUFFET

I’ve been intrigued with Gustin for a couple of years now. They offer tons of denim options at a very affordable price. So for a denim collector like myself, I found this very exciting. The first thought I had is,… 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

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

NBDN – INDONESIAN DENIM

Nobrandedon aka NBDN, the Indonesian denim brand is celebrating their 5th anniversary this year. They make made to order and small batch, handmade denim (sometimes handwoven denim taking 36 hours to complete 1 pair). Once they are sold out you have to… 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

INTRODUCING TANUKI, A SECRET COALITION OF DENIM MASTERS.

Every once in a while you find yourself in the right place, at the right time, and you find something special. Meet Tanuki, a secret coalition of denim masters. It is my honor to be the first to review Tanuki. With over 30… Continue Reading