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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, Jake and I talk about denim care and how to wash jeans. We discuss the pros and cons of never or at least very infrequent washing, as well as the different washing methods we recommend.
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 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 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 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.
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 the third and final episode of our collaboration with Long john and Soorty, we see how the jeans go through the laundry processes to recreate our fades.
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.
Before all the ‘denim hangs’ started popping up, three dudes from Sweden got together in what they called the #theswedishcrew. I reached out to Daniel aka @redrawdenim to find out how it all began.
Business of denim
Martin Schaefer is a denim sourcing specialist. He knows how to make “cheap” jeans and in this video interview from Bluezone he explains the process, and why they might not be as low quality as the price suggests.
This is the first lesson in a video course about Benzak Denim Developers. It teaches you the story of the brand, it’s two guiding principles, and how the brand’s built on the passion of founder, Lennaert Nijgh.
Retailers are leaving a lot of money on the table simply because their staff isn’t probably trained.
This free guide lists three common selling mistakes in jeans retail and how you can avoid them with a bit of basic retail sales training.
Brit Eaton is a true denim hunter, exploring mines, salvage yards, and ghost towns on a quest for indigo treasures. If you want to keep up, you will need a keen eye, a head for history, and a silver tongue. A look at what it takes to uncover truly vintage jeans worth thousands of dollars.