Ben Viapiana is one of my favorite denim makers. In fact, he is one of my favorite makers period. Not only are his jeans incredibly well made by himself only in Toronto, but he is extremely knowledgeable and willing and able to make almost anything that you can dream up. In fact, while he specializes… Continue reading Raw Denim Interview: Viapiana Custom Denim
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?
Unlike many in the raw denim world, I own very few denim jackets. As of right now, I own one, the very jacket that I am reviewing today. Before that, I only owned one previously in my adult life. In fact, it took me four years of wearing raw denim to buy that first raw… Continue reading Conners Sewing Factory WWII Type I Denim Jacket Review
Something that I have carried along with me throughout my journey through clothing and style is my love of burgundy. Ever since I started caring about the clothes I wear, I have owned at least one pair of dark red or burgundy trousers. While not a totally uncommon color in more mainstream styles of clothing… Continue reading Fit Feature 2: Why You Should Own a Pair of Red (or any uniquely- colored) Jeans
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 Conner’s Sewing Factory WWII San Francisco Jeans Review
The term ‘living legend’ is one that is often overused. In the world of raw denim and heritage work wear, there are many skilled designers and craftsmen that are rightfully revered, but only one who could possibly live up to this title. Roy Slaper is indeed a living legend not simply because he supposedly crafts… Continue reading Roy Big Bro 2 Jeans Review