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Why Do We Cuff Our Pants?

January 6, 2016

Why Do We Cuff Our Pants?

For trousers, we may want to conform to a perceived code of dress, or to add a little heft at…

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Where Can I Find a Pair of Jeans That’s Like …

December 14, 2015

Where Can I Find A Pair Of Jeans That’s Like …

Every once in a while, a reader will email us and ask if we can recommend a pair of jeans….

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Q & Answer: The Whats and Whys of Unsanforized

December 10, 2015

Q & Answer: The Whats And Whys Of Unsanforized

Jimmy writes to ask: I’ve taken the plunge into raw, selvedge denim (which I really like) and I’m thinking about trying…

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Mining for Blue Gold

September 26, 2015

Mining For Blue Gold

Michael Allen Harris, famed denim expert and author of the book Jeans of the Old West, has a nice story…

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Light Washed Jeans for Summer

July 27, 2015

Light Washed Jeans For Summer

Light washed jeans have been growing in popularity for the last few years. No longer considered just the poor fashion…

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An Exclusive Teaser for <i>Weaving Shibusa</i>

July 8, 2015

An Exclusive Teaser For Weaving Shibusa

Despite the odd fact that denim was originally invented in France, and jeans come from the United States, it’s in…

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British Wabi Sabi

May 18, 2015

British Wabi Sabi

I’ve been really digging the work I’ve seen from Darn & Dusted, a small, one-man custom repair company over in…

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Now, Toni, this will be very informal, don’t put yourself out, you can even wear jeans if you like.’ Jeans!

April 9, 2015

Now, Toni, This Will Be Very Informal, Don’t Put Yourself Out, You Can Even Wear Jeans If You Like.’ Jeans!

[President Obama’s office] said, ‘Now, Toni, this will be very informal, don’t put yourself out, you can even wear jeans…

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The Denim Dress Shirt

March 9, 2015

The Denim Dress Shirt

Dress shirt fabrics are pretty straightforward. Most are plain weaves, twills, and oxfords. Some are end-on-ends. In solid colors and…

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Most Common Types of Denim Damage (and How to Avoid Them)

September 29, 2014

Most Common Types Of Denim Damage (and How To Avoid Them)

Coincidentally, shortly after Jesse’s post last week on patching jeans, I received my 3sixteens back from Denim Therapy – one…

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Q & Answer: Patching Jeans

September 25, 2014

Q & Answer: Patching Jeans

A reader who goes by Slendertroll asks: In your latest post about those gorgeous LVC jeans, you mentioned they had…

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LVC 1947s, Four (Nearly Five) Years In

September 21, 2014

LVC 1947s, Four (Nearly Five) Years In

Since my mom got them for me as a Christmas gift in 2009, these LVCs have been my go-to jeans,…

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Where is Bing Crosby’s Denim Tux?

August 18, 2014

Where Is Bing Crosby’s Denim Tux?

There’s a great tale in the San Francisco Chronicle today about Bing Crosby’s denim tuxedo. The story is as follows:…

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From the New Yorker

August 2, 2014

From The New Yorker

From the New Yorker: It now appears… that jeans savaged by wild animals are a trend in designer sportswear. A…

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Levis’ 501 Documentary

June 26, 2014

Levis’ 501 Documentary

A BBC documentary on one of the most popular, classic, and influential garments of all time: Levis’ 501 jeans. Well…

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