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.
In this tenth episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Jake and I interview jeans maker and one-man brand, Ben Viapiana of Viapiana Custom Denim, about how jeans are made.
In the sixth episode of the podcast, Jake and I discuss the five stages of making denim, and how they each affect the fades you can expect.
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.
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.
Douglas Luhanko has dedicated his life to denim. Last year, together with his partner, Kerstin Neumüller, he published a handbook about indigo in Swedish. Now it’s available in English as well. I’ve talked to the couple about why they wrote the book and what they hope to achieve with it.
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.
What is selvedge denim? Why is it more expensive than normal denim? Is it worth it? And is selvedge denim better? This video guide gives you the answers.
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.
In this piece of essential denim knowledge from the archives, you’ll learn how yarn is spun, including the two methods that are used in denim production.