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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Jonathan Grinberg aka yonagrinberg when he’s on Instagram is a family man, he owns two cafés and a bar called Denim, he’s a surfer, and a denimhead. Inspired by BDD’s ‘modern-day cowboy’ slogan, he’s bringing the flavour of urban Tel Aviv to the global denim community.
Business of denim
Adriano Goldschmied is nicknamed ‘the Godfather of Denim:’ He pioneered premium denim as well as pre-washing to recreate the naturally worn-in look.
At the Bluezone show in September, Wouter Munnichs and I sat down with Simon Giuliani from Candiani Denim to discuss how consumers can help make denim more sustainable. Watch the video interview to learn what you can do.
I met Ruedi Karrer aka the Swiss Jeans Freak at Selvedge Run in Berlin to talk about his vision for the Jeans Museum and how to bring it to life. You can watch the conversation in this video.
Martin Schaefer is a denim sourcing specialist. He knows how to make “cheap” jeans and in this video interview from Bluezone he explains the process, and why they might not be as low quality as the price suggests.