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.”
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.
Classic blue jeans have five pockets. Three on the front, two on the back. This preview of a Denim 101 lesson gives a brief introduction to jeans pockets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
As a graphic designer, Nick Williams has been responsible for recreating on-product visuals for Levi’s Vintage Clothing. His experience and passion for branded visuals led him to publish the book Denim Branded in 2018. Here’s how he got there.
Business of denim
In this in-depth review, I take a close look at why Second Sunrise in Stockholm is one of Scandinavia’s best denim destinations.
At the latest Bluezone show by Munich Fabric Start, I interviewed a handful of experts and influencers about the future of artificial intelligence and Big Data in the denim industry.
Kiya Babzani and his wife Demitra were some of the first to bring Japanese denim to the US. Before the store opened in 2006, Kiya visited a number of Japanese brands and got the exclusive rights on sales in the United States.
“Some were just confused,” he recalls. “They said, ‘But you have Levi’s in America. Why do you want what we make?’”