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

NEW BRAND! THE ENCAMPMENT CO.

Whats does train hopping, photography and denim have in common? All were influential life experiences that lead Mike Ranta to form The Encampment CO. The Encampment Company is based in Wyoming and was started in 2015 by Mike Ranta and his… 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

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

LIVID JEANS BRINGS NORWEGIAN STYLE TO JAPANESE SELVEDGE

I’ve been wanting to review Livid Jeans for a couple of years now, and finally the day has come! Although as a little twist, I’m going to review one of their button ups, the Ragnar Japan Grey Selvedge! Livid Jeans… 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

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

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

RAW DENIM FROM THE PHILIPPINES – ARTISANS OF REFIND WORKWEAR

I am very excited today as Artisans of Refined Workwear is the first denim brand from the Philippines to be reviewed on this blog! As you know, the Philippines, along with China, are not exactly the first names that would… 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