Samurai 15oz Heavy Chino Pants Review

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

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Nine Lives “Short Circuit” / “DMT” Check Shirt Review

In a community that is all about heritage, tradition, reproductions, and for some people, cosplaying as a 1920’s railroad worker, making headway as a new brand is extremely difficult, sometimes impossible. If I had a dollar for every failed raw denim brand, I’d be able to afford a pair of Gold Label Momotaros. In fact,… Continue reading Nine Lives “Short Circuit” / “DMT” Check Shirt 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

One Man Denim Brand Battle: Viapiana Custom Denim Review

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 One Man Denim Brand Battle: Viapiana Custom Denim Review

My 2017 Denim Year in Review and Plans for 2018

2017 has been by far the most exciting year of denim and work wear for me so I thought it would be fun to write a small reflection on my year in denim while also discussing my plans for 2018. In terms of the larger denim world, the biggest news was the announcement of the… Continue reading My 2017 Denim Year in Review and Plans for 2018

How Heavy is Too Heavy? Kamikaze Attack 24oz ‘Ball Crusher’ Heavyweight Denim Review

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

My First Denim Love: RJB 103bsp 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