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.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from readers and followers is “which jeans should I buy?!” This guide helps you figure out the answer to that question.
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.
You like denim, I assume. Chances are you’ve been advised not to wash your jeans for six months, to put them in the freezer to remove unwanted odour, or to add vinegar to the water when you soak your jeans.
Looking back at two cornerstone posts from the Denimhunters archive, I discuss whether raw denim care myths like these are busted, plausible or confirmed.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about indigo’s history, natural and synthetic indigo, and the two dyeing techniques that are primarily used for denim production.