We are again joined by Lennaert from Benzak Denim Developers. This time, we dig a little deeper to learn more about what it’s like to make jeans in Japan.
In this brand profile, I take a closer look at Indigofera Jeans to find out what it’s all about. I interview the founder, one of its retailers, and a handful of its loyal customers.
In this fourth and final lesson of the course about Benzak Denim Developers, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the core denims that BDD offers.
The Q&As with Blue Blooded Instagrammers are a great way to really get to know some of the people I’ve come to know through Instagram. Now, I’m expanding my focus with another Instagram series of curated and categorised lists of feeds that I think you should follow. We start with the ladies in denim.
Collaboration jeans are a key part of the raw denim community. But they’re usually between brands and retailers. Collaborations between bloggers and brands are less common. So, how did Greg Tamura aka The Denim Hound get his own collab jean?
In this week’s Q&A with a ‘blue blooded’ Instagrammer, you’ll meet Sweden’s @indigovein aka Alexander Ohlson who’s a fan of shopping locally and Japanese cinch back jeans.
Although the internet has made learning easier than ever, we’re still drawn to knowledge on paper. We somehow trust printed knowledge a little more; maybe because it’s harder or maybe because it’s more prestigious?
If you want knowledge about denim on paper, these are some of my favourite denim books that I think every denimhead should read; books that inspired me and helped me write Blue Blooded.
Kiya Babzani and his wife Demitra were some of the first to bring Japanese denim to the US. Before the store opened in 2006, Kiya visited a number of Japanese brands and got the exclusive rights on sales in the United States.
“Some were just confused,” he recalls. “They said, ‘But you have Levi’s in America. Why do you want what we make?’”
Get insights from experienced jeans retail experts about their favourite slim fit jeans and why they’re worth every penny. All the jeans are made from selvedge denim, and there’s something for any budget.
The Osaka Five are the pioneers of Japanese and heritage denim; they laid the foundation for an internationally renowned industry. This is their story.