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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One Man Denim Brand Battle: Roy Big Bro 2 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 One Man Denim Brand Battle: Roy Big Bro 2 Jeans Review

One Man Denim Brand Battle: Ooe Yofukuten x Standard and Strange x 1966 Time Wash Denim Review

First up on our list of one man denim brands is Ooe Yofukuten and before you say anything, allow me to cut you off by admitting that I am well aware of the fact that this brand is run by two people and not one. However, I believe that they absolutely deserve to be considered… Continue reading One Man Denim Brand Battle: Ooe Yofukuten x Standard and Strange x 1966 Time Wash Denim Review

The One Man Denim Brand Battle Introduction: The Legend of the One Man Brand

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

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

An Overview of the Online Denim Communities and Why They Are Important

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 Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?

The raw denim community all shed a collective indigo tear last month upon hearing that Cone Mills had announced that it would be shutting down its White Oak plant at the end of 2017. I am sure that that many drank a craft beer, toasted a glass of high end scotch, or sipped a latte… Continue reading The Death of Cone Mills White Oak – Tragedy or Opportunity?