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
I do not like double denim. I wish I did, though. I wish I loved Canadian tuxedos. It would make my life a lot easier. Being a part of the raw denim/heritage menswear community means that I am constantly surrounded by people wearing indigo suits. It very often feels weird to be such an odd… Continue reading Why do People Like Double Denim?
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?
The surprising success of and enthusiasm for the boot battle inspired me to continue doing Instagram poll battles. With the miserable summer weather out in full force, I wanted to discuss winter wear as much as possible so I gave a choice between flannels and leather jackets. After a close fight, leather jackets came out… Continue reading The Leather Jacket Battle: What is the Most Popular Leather Jacket Brand?
It may surprise you to see a custom denim maker so high on my list after reading that I thought Ooe Yofukuten made the right decision by discontinuing their custom denim. To be honest, I am slightly surprised myself. The custom vs. non-custom battle is an interesting topic and it certainly is an important factor… Continue reading Viapiana Custom Denim Review
Ah, the one man brand- is there anything so noble and respectable as a single human being who has such passion for craft that they learn from the feet of a master or else teach themselves to create well made, long lasting products with their own hands? What could be superior to someone so committed… Continue reading The One Man Denim Brand Battle Introduction: The Legend of the One Man Brand
In a previous article, I claimed that the raw denim and heritage workwear trend was in fact not a trend and would last for many years to come largely thanks to the internet having allowed us to connect and keep our passion for denim alive. The internet communities are responsible for making raw denim blow… Continue reading An Overview of the Online Denim Communities and Why They Are Important
The weather here in Southern California would imply that it is still summertime, but in the real world, winter is now in full swing. For those lucky people that do get weather below 75 degrees F, it is now time to break out the flannel shirts. These have been a staple of the raw denim… Continue reading The Flat Head Glory Park Red Plaid Flannel Review
If you are a fan of raw denim, rugged boots, and heritage workwear in general (and if you are reading this article, you probably are) then you have doubtless heard countless people say that the fat lady is warming up for her performance on our beloved clothing. For people new to the scene, this might… Continue reading Why Raw Denim and Heritage Work Wear is Not Going Anywhere
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