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

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

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

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

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

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

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