Haman Alimardani aka Hamansutra is a sewing machinist, a master tailor, and a design director. I met him at Bluezone in January where he was showing a few of his vintage sewing machines and his latest collaborations, including his homage to Levi Strauss.
Blue Blooded Instagrammers
Michael aka @bigdudeindenim is a spokesman for larger blue blooded guys and girls. He uses his feed to show how “big dudes” can wear denim.
We’ve already had a couple Blue Blooded Q&As with some of the denimheads I met at Amsterdam Denim Days. And here’s one with video!
I haven’t featured that many Blue Blooded ladies in denim (yet) in this Q&A series. So here’s the one and only Bryce Pizano aka @heypizano aka the head lady behind Okay Denim Co.
Instagram is full of super awesome and friendly blue blooded guys and girls. Michael Eigen aka @michael.ow.en is certainly no exception. Click to his Q&A.
How Denim Is Made
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.
How Jeans Are Made
We love jeans for their naturally lived-in look. To recreate it, jeans makers use what’s called garment finishing, or pre-washing. In this sponsored blog post, influencers Adriano Goldschmied, Stefano Aldighieri and Giovanni Petrin tell the story of jeans pre-washing.
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.
History of Jeans
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 history of jeans overview part 3, you’ll learn how vintage denim broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.