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.
In this piece of essential denim knowledge from the archives, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how denim is woven, including the two weaving methods, and the three key innovations that revolutionised weaving.
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.
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 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.
Lukas aka @dry_luke is a super down-to-earth German denimhead with a passion for Benzak jeans and Omega Speedmasters, and an unconventional profession.
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.
In this 4th part of my series about the history of jeans, you’ll learn how the Japanese built a cult around Americana, which evolved into heritage fashion.
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.
DENIM DESTINATIONS and BRAND PROFILES
The White Oak denim plant is the grand ol’ lady of our industry. It’s the company that supplied Levi’s with American-made selvedge denim for the 501 for 70 years. Soon, it will be history!