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

KOJIMA GENES X SF – RNB1080SF WAKONAI NATURAL INDIGO

Cut: Mid/high rise with roomy thighs and mild taper down the leg. Measurements: Fabric: KUROKI WAKONAI® (Japan Spirit-Indigo). 130z sanforized 100% cotton right hand twill selvedge denim, exclusively developed by Kuroki. A very flat surfaced denim with a slightly rough feel. Natural… Continue Reading

NEW BRAND – JOURNAL PROJECTS – CUSTOMIZABLE RAW DENIM FROM SINGAPORE

Journal Projects is a new denim brand that has just launched its first crowd funding campaign. Journal Projects is based out of Singapore, but the jeans are manufactured in Indonesia. This first run includes an offer for a “custom made”… 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

ON THE HUNT! PT. 3 – JAPAN

Every serious denim connoisseur has, at one time or another, fantasized about a pilgrimage to our holy land, Japan. When fellow denim Instagramer Victor (@selvage1) messaged me, “Just putting it out there, about to pull the trigger on a week in Japan.” I went online… 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

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

THE NEW OKAYAMA DENIM & JAPAN BLUE ODJB006 – SNOW SLUB!

With a limited production of only 92 pairs, I was very happy to get my hands on a pair of the latest collaboration by Okayama Denim and Japan Blue. Fit: A mid to high rise, slim top block, roomy thighs and… 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

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