On this episode, Jake and I are joined by Greg Tamura aka ‘The Denim Hound’ to talk about what he calls “life after Instagram.”
MOST RECENT BLOG POSTS
“I was just kind of a lurker for a while. Then I thought I’d start contributing a bit to the community. From there, it turned into a fun blog of sorts where I could track my own style evolution.”
This week on the podcast, Jake and I are doing a special podcast version of AMA (ask me everything) where we answer listener questions.
Evan aka @greenvinedenim started posting pictures of his Levi’s 511s in 2015. But when he got his first pair of Iron Hearts, he decided to dedicate an Instagram account to his denim obsession.
In this episode, Jake and I talk to Bryan Shettig from The Rife Stuff. You’ll hear how Bryan got into denim, how he ended up living in Taiwan, and how he gets his clothes made in Japan.
While some wear their jeans raw and unwashed, most prefer to buy jeans that’re already soft and have that faded lived-in look. Pre-washing makes that possible. But it has some disadvantages too.
This beginner’s guide provides a complete overview of how denim is made, along with links to in-depth member resources about each of the five production stages.
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.
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 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 fourth episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how denim is woven and why denimheads prefer shuttle-loomed denim.
Like you might have guessed from his username, Michel is a fan of Volvo cars and he’s into Superfuture. He’s also won a TCB Jeans contest, and he plays the hell out of the flute!
Storytelling is a great way to get your customer excited about what you’re selling and to demonstrate your competency. The hard part is not telling the story, it’s how you tie it together with the specific features and benefits of what you’re selling. That’s what this article helps you do.
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.
DENIM DESTINATIONS and BRAND PROFILES
In a new series, I go behind the scenes of denim destinations from around the world and discuss why they are worth travelling to. The series kicks off with a review of stuf|f – fine goods.