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.”
Rivets are a key defining feature of blue jeans. They were introduced in the early 1870s as a simple and durable solution to an urgent need for durability. In this video guide, I explain the origins of rivets.
The world of denim has its own specialised language with technical terms that is expected to be mastered by anyone working in the business.
This denim glossary explains in the simplest way possible 22 of the most commonly used terms.
When you’re selling jeans, you’re selling history! That’s why it’s crucial to know at least the key facts of the history of jeans when you work with denim and jeans. And that’s what this blog post teaches.
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.
When it comes to raw denim care, there’s no shortage of false assumptions and myths. In this member resource, I bust three of the most common ones; freezing your jeans, washing them in the ocean, and waiting six months before you wash.
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 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 fourth episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how denim is woven and why denimheads prefer shuttle-loomed denim.
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.
In this part 2 of my history of jeans overview, you’ll learn how ‘designer jeans’ broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.
Levi’s. Lee and Wrangler invented the modern conception of jeans. Over a span of more than 100 years, each inspired a boom in denim as the definitive clothing of youth, leisure and fashion.
In this second instalment in a new series of interviews with true blue bloods, Benjamin Woodhouse of Clobber Calm answers my questions.
Business of denim
When you don’t know the products you’re designing, marketing or selling, your customers are much less likely to trust you. And that means they’re much less likely to do business with you.
This is why the denim business needs more education from places like Denim City in Amsterdam. I sat down with their head teacher, Maarten Wentholt, to learn more about what they do.
This blog post launches a new series where I profile denimheads’ favourite brands. I’ll look at the brand’s philosophy; what it is that makes it unique; and why customers become loyal fans.
Adriano Goldschmied is nicknamed ‘the Godfather of Denim:’ He pioneered premium denim as well as pre-washing to recreate the naturally worn-in look.
Marketing stunts or advertising campaigns don’t fool consumers; they want the real deal, not a sugar-coated version of a fake. They want authenticity. The big question is how are you authentic? As this blog post discusses, it all starts with the way you communicate.