When you know how the defining features have evolved, you can build better narratives about the jeans you’re selling by putting them into a bigger picture.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from readers and followers is “which jeans should I buy?!” This guide helps you figure out the answer to that question.
What is selvedge denim? Why is it more expensive than normal denim? Is it worth it? And is selvedge denim better? This video guide gives you the answers.
How a pair of jeans fit is essential for how good you feel wearing them. In this video, you’ll learn about the four elements of the anatomy of the fit, which determine how jeans sit on your body.
This article is the last in the series about buying jeans. Learn how you can extend the time you can enjoy your jeans, save money, and lower your environmental footprint. All by repairing your jeans!
This week on the podcast, Jake talks to Kyle Robinson aka Rocktransformed (formerly ‘Cold Summer’).
Kyle shares what learned during the year he was working for The Flat Head in Japan.
This week on the podcast, Jake and I talk to Mike Falkner from Wild Frontier Goods about what it’s like moving to Japan for denim.
In this episode of the podcast, Jake talk to Mike from Indigoshrimp about the changes we’re currently seeing in the heritage style industry, specifically in Japan.
In this episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Thomas talk to Pete and Tony from Tellason about choosing ‘made in Japan’ denim after White Oak closed.
This is the first of five episodes in the series about of how denim is made. You’ll discover what cotton is and how you can use this knowledge to tell better stories when you’re selling jeans.
This last episode in the series about how jeans are made discusses pre-washing; how it started, how it’s done, and what it will look like in the future.
This second episode in the series about how jeans are made teaches the cutting and sewing steps of making jeans, and discusses the 3 most debated aspects of sewing jeans.
In this third episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn about natural and synthetic indigo, and the differences between rope dyeing and slasher dyeing.
In this second episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how yarn is made in the spinning process of denim production. I also discuss the pros and cons of ring spinning vs. open-end spinning and why denimheads prefer ring-spun denim.
This article explores what it takes to design a pair of jeans, and the three stages denim designers go through to do so.
You’ll learn how the design influences all aspects of the garment; how it looks, how it feels on the body, how it wears and fades. The design also differentiates one maker’s from another’s.
In this 4th part of my series about the history of jeans, you’ll learn how the Japanese built a cult around Americana, which evolved into heritage fashion.
This week on the podcast, Jake and I are joined by Scott Morrison from 3×1 to talk about the travel documentary series, Common Threads, that he’s launching.
King-Yu Yiu or simply @kingyuyiu is known throughout the denim world on Instagram for his extremely faded Lee jeans. Here’s the story of the guy behind the fades.
Business of denim
During Selvedge Run in Berlin earlier this summer, I sat down with Ben Woodhouse, the guy behind the Clobber Calm universe, to talk about his idea for offering better customer service when you’re shopping for raws online with the Clobber Call.
Adriano Goldschmied is nicknamed ‘the Godfather of Denim:’ He pioneered premium denim as well as pre-washing to recreate the naturally worn-in look.
When it comes to how jeans, there are two fit trends that’re dominating the market right now. At Bluezone in January, I talked to a handful of experts about these two trends. Watch the video to find out what they are.