On this episode, Jake and I are joined by Lennaert from Benzak Denim Developers to talk about his denim passion and why the details of jeans matter.
Joining us once again is boot reviewer, Carl Murawski. For this second episode in a batch recording (the first was episode #20), we’re talking about the state of influencers on the heritage style scene.
In the 20th episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Jake and Thomas are joined by Carl Murawski to talk about seven important benefits of wearing boots.
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.
On this episode, Jake and I are joined by Greg Tamura aka ‘The Denim Hound’ to talk about what he calls “life after Instagram.”
Have you noticed how the colour of your jeans changes as you wear and wash them? It’s called ‘fading’—and it’s because of how denim is dyed that it happens.
This quick guide outlines the process of making jeans with key points about design, cutting and sewing, and pre-washing, plus links to in-depth resources.
If you’re selling jeans for a living, you can use this knowledge in your sales pitch to point out the physical features that make one pair different from another.
When you wear raw denim for months without washing it, you often wear out the denim much quicker than what you might expect.
After a lot of trial and error, I discovered that I could make my raw denim last longer AND get great fades with this super simple denim care trick.
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.
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 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.
This final episode of my “how denim is made” series discusses how the two kinds of fabric finishes impact the way denim looks and behaves. The trick is to use this knowledge to your advance a make it part of the story you tell.
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.
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 fourth episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how denim is woven and why denimheads prefer shuttle-loomed denim.
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.
In this history of jeans overview part 3, you’ll learn how vintage denim broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.
I haven’t featured that many Blue Blooded ladies in denim (yet) in this Q&A series. So here’s the one and only Bryce Pizano aka @heypizano aka the head lady behind Okay Denim Co.
Business of denim
Selling perfect jeans is a form of art. I talk to Peter and Christopher from Meadow about how they (very successfully) help their customers find jeans they’ll be happy with.
This sponsored blog post revisits the ‘Infinite’ theme of Munich Fabric Start’s latest Bluezone show to discuss how denim in the future must be seasonless.
Learn how stores like Rivet and Hide are using their online and physical shopfronts to create seamless, omni-channel customer experiences.