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
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?
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?
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 Heck is a Grail Item Anyway? The History of the Term and My Quest for the Ultimate Imperishable Wardrobe