When Tanuki sent me my first pair of jeans to review, I remember telling them that I really wanted them to make their Oni x Tanuki collaboration jeans in the regular fit. The reason was that while I normally prefer more vintage-oriented and reproduction-style jeans right now, I do sometimes find myself tempted by more… Continue reading Oni x Tanuki 21.5oz Secret Denim Jeans Review
Tanuki had quite the interesting launch when they catapulted themselves into the raw denim scene a couple of years ago. On places like Superfuture, many denim enthusiasts were not fans of Tanuki’s marketing and mythos behind their brand and I have to admit that I agreed with this sentiment. Tanuki launched with some impressive looking… Continue reading Tanuki ER Jeans Review
The last time I did a top ten article, I wrote about leather jackets and that list was the finale of a three part series discussing leather jackets. The first article talked about why leather jackets are awesome and what to look for in a good one. With jeans, I feel this is unnecessary. Leather… Continue reading The Top Ten Best Denim Brands
As incredible as denim is, it is far from the only pair of trousers that a guy needs. With chinos being far less common than denim in this subculture, finding a great pair that gets fit, fabric, and details all correct is far more difficult than it is with denim. While I can think of… Continue reading Samurai 15oz Heavy Chino Pants Review
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