Icons of Style: @newenglandmenswear

I have pointed this out several times already, but the word “style” is an integral part of my name and is not simply tacked on to help the name flow. Style is quite important to me and is one of my favorite aspects of the raw denim and heritage menswear clothing world. Buying well made,… Continue reading Icons of Style: @newenglandmenswear

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Flannel Fight! Who Makes the Most Popular Flannel Shirt?

Iron Heart is the most popular flannel according to my Instagram polls. Yeah, I know; I’m supposed to do some sort of vague introduction, but I can’t be bothered because of just how predictable this outcome was. While I had a few people predicting a 3Sixteen win due to their popularity and a few more… Continue reading Flannel Fight! Who Makes the Most Popular Flannel Shirt?

Made in Japan vs. Made In USA: Are Japanese Jeans and Boots Better?

The five pocket jean is said to be classic Americana, perhaps more American than apple pie, baseball, and even obesity. Who then could possibly make a better pair of jeans than the land of muscle cars and blue collars? Japan, apparently. Over the decades, those blue collars have largely been exported to other regions, especially… Continue reading Made in Japan vs. Made In USA: Are Japanese Jeans and Boots Better?

The Denim Hound x Kojima Genes x SF Bridge 1 Jeans Promotional Review

Collaboration jeans are a mixed bag. Quite often, they are nothing more than a special patch and a couple of random details over a standard fabric that is nothing more than a promotional tool for the store that is collaborating with the denim brand. Fortunately, the pair that we will be looking at today does… Continue reading The Denim Hound x Kojima Genes x SF Bridge 1 Jeans Promotional Review

One Man Denim Brand Battle: Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review

The last several reviews have been fun to do and I am glad I did this one man brand series, but anyone who knows me knew which brand was going to be my favorite before the first article was published. Conners Sewing Factory is my favorite denim brand in the world. I love many brands… Continue reading One Man Denim Brand Battle: Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review

What Happened to Viberg?

If you asked a group of denim heads a few years ago what were the best boots in the world, the majority of them would have probably chosen Viberg. This Canadian boot brand absolutely dominated the heritage work wear market in the first half of the 2010s. Founded in 1931 and still family owned and… Continue reading What Happened to Viberg?

The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?

The raw denim community all shed a collective indigo tear last month upon hearing that Cone Mills had announced that it would be shutting down its White Oak plant at the end of 2017. I am sure that that many drank a craft beer, toasted a glass of high end scotch, or sipped a latte… Continue reading The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?

Is Naked and Famous A Raw Denim Brand?

I don’t think too many people will be surprised to hear that I was introduced to the world of raw denim through the well-known Canadian brand Naked and Famous. Quite a few people are introduced through this brand and others like it. There is a myriad of North American denim brands that make their products… Continue reading Is Naked and Famous A Raw Denim Brand?