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


Liberty Fair’s and Capsule Trade Show, Las Vegas. 8-14-16 My bags were packed: Three shirts, three pairs of shoes, one jacket, and like a true denim head, 6 pairs of jeans for 4 days in Vegas. The denim: Oni 517XX… Continue Reading

SHOCKOE ATELIER – Denim Artisans in VA.

Shockoe Atelier started in 2014 and is quickly becoming one of my favorite American made denim brands. The family owned and operated company located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom, was once the bustling center for tobacco and cotton traders. Each piece is crafted by… Continue Reading

DR COLLECTORS – Endangered Denim

Trading Post LA – 177 S. La Brea. LA, CA 90036 Tucked away at next to General Quarters, across the street from American Rag and Self Edge, is a little shop called Trading Post LA. This is the home of Dr. Collectors, a… Continue Reading


For most of us, Levis was the first brand to represent quality, long lasting denim. Maybe your dad or uncle going on about how “they don’t make em like they used to.” Maybe through films and music. Levis are usually the… Continue Reading

OKAYAMA SPIRIT 2 – The Trial and Error of Unsanforized Denim.

Spending $200 on a pair of jeans is something most denim heads have learned to rationalize. But buying a second pair to get the fit just right? That takes a special obsession. Read full story here. MEASUREMENTS (raw) Size 32, W… Continue Reading

ON THE HUNT – Trading Post LA, General Quarters, Dr. Collectors, Rogue Territory…

4-14-18 – Today I woke up to this DM from @lex043 #lol the #denimpassion is contagious! @lex043 is proof that #thedenimhound is a #badinfluence 😉 post those #506ZR pics when they arrive! #oni #denim #507KHN #546ZR #denimio #thedenimhound #denimlife #denimobsessed… Continue Reading