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How Rick Owens Landed At Self Edge

September 12, 2019

How Rick Owens Landed At Self Edge

Kiya Babzani is mostly hushed about who patronizes Self Edge, the small denim empire he co-founded with his wife Demitra…

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What You Can Really Afford: Lee's 101J

September 5, 2019

What You Can Really Afford: Lee’s 101J

No one knows who invented the denim jacket. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake leveled not only most of the city…

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Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration via Documerica

April 19, 2019

Everyday American Style: 1970s Inspiration Via Documerica

Denim jackets, Chucks, and pool cues go together like teenagers and delinquency. Robert Johnson in coal-mining town of Clothier, West…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (part 2)

Yesterday I talked a bit about the different styles of denim jacket that are out there, and what makes a…

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The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

April 12, 2018

The Most Practical Impractical Jacket: The Denim Jacket (Part One)

On balance, denim sort of sucks, especially for outerwear. It’s stiff when new and wears out reliably, ripping at stress…

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How the Fight for Civil Rights Helped Popularize Denim

November 3, 2017

How The Fight For Civil Rights Helped Popularize Denim

Racked had a great article yesterday on how the fight for civil rights helped popularize denim. Most of us think…

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More News About Cone Mills’ Closure

October 19, 2017

More News About Cone Mills’ Closure

We normally don’t publish two posts in quick succession about the same topic, but the closure of Cone Mills –…

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Last Selvedge Denim Mill in the US to Close

October 18, 2017

Last Selvedge Denim Mill In The US To Close

Some surprising news from our friends at Heddels. Cone Mills’ parent company, International Textile Group, announced today that they’ll be…

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Your Moment of Laser Denim Zen

May 6, 2017

Your Moment Of Laser Denim Zen

A reader sent me a video of denim being laser-etched with sick fadez, which sent me down a rabbit hole…

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It’s On Sale: Some Nice Jeans

April 9, 2017

It’s On Sale: Some Nice Jeans

More than ten years after menswear blogs were all about sick fades and selvedge stripes, raw denim jeans are still…

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Can You Buy “Cool”?

July 25, 2016

Can You Buy “Cool”?

Well, you can certainly try to sell it. For Quartz, Marc Bain dissects the neuroscience of “coolness” and how fashion brands…

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There’s a Lee Chore Coat in There Somewhere

May 23, 2016

There’s A Lee Chore Coat In There Somewhere

Sometimes the internet can seem like an echo chamber of “inspiration”–the same images and stories posted and reposted until you’ve…

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Showing Your Age

April 11, 2016

Showing Your Age

Ever since the raw denim revival has blown up in the US, dozens of specialty repair shops have cropped up…

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White Tee + Denim + Leather

March 3, 2016

White Tee + Denim + Leather

White t-shirts and jeans sound like the most boring things in the world, but they can also be the foundation…

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