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?
As if the raw denim subculture wasn’t niche enough, there are several niches within this niche. The most well-known is the heavyweight denim lovers. These guys love their heavy denim more than the British loved Princess Diana and the obsession seems just as perplexing upon first glance. On the surface, there really is no logical… Continue reading How Heavy is Too Heavy? Kamikaze Attack 24oz ‘Ball Crusher’ Heavyweight Denim Review
Over the first couple of years in my journey into the world of raw denim, I owned several different pairs of jeans that never really got enough wear. I was still in the process of learning simple, but important things such as the difference between sanforized and unsanforized and how to buy jeans that actually… Continue reading My First Denim Love: RJB 103bsp Review
If you are reading this article without someone forcing you to (and what kind of cruel punishment would that be?) then you are likely familiar with the term “grail.” If you don’t know what this term means, then you do not know where it traces its origin from and if you don’t know what the… Continue reading What The Hell is a Grail Item Anyway? The History of the Term and My Quest for the Ultimate Imperishable Wardrobe