Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:52
Founded in 2008, Raleigh Denim is brand that stands apart from the denim crowd. Priding itself on crafting denim with artisanal methods, vintage equipment, and some of the finest denim around courtesy of the renowned Cone Mills White Oak plant. In this video shot by Apartment Number 9, prospector & peddler John Webb takes us through the labor-intensive production process from start to finish. If you like what you see, you can find Raleigh Denim at finer denim stockists including Apartment Number 9. Enjoy.
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:50
Nudie Jeans continues on a path of establishing itself as a major denim player through a new release that pairs organic Pima cotton with traditional Japanese shuttle looms and Italian manufacturing. While environmental footprint wasn’t at the top of the list, the Scandinavian brand looked to create one of its highest quality offering yet. At the heart of the 13.5 oz jean is the organic premium Pima cotton sourced from a small scale farm in New Mexico, USA. The streaky fabric comes courtesy of the long fibers of cotton with a selvage finish. A limited run of 480 pairs are each individually numbered and come in a commemorative box. The jeans will be available exclusively online and at concept stores worldwide.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:33
Just Don takes his luxe python-brimmed caps back to the ’80s, reviving the acid washed denim trend for use with a quartet of NBA teams past and present. The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat receive red logo embroidery and matching brim, while the Brooklyn Nets features white embroidery with a contrast black brim. The collection is rounded out by a throwback Charlotte Hornets style, done up in teal Hornets embroidery with purple brim. All four are constructed with light blue acid washed denim crowns equipped with rear buckle closure at the back. Available in limited quantities, the caps are in stock now at KITH stores and online. [See More]
Thursday, 28 February 2013 01:08
Though the horse has been long beaten for originality in jeans, mastermind JAPAN‘s Spring/Summer 2013 releases bring a refreshing, though unpretentious, take on denim with their new collection. The theme of the collection is “dreaming,” and as such, head designer Masaaki Honma has imaginatively decorated eight fits of mastermind’s line with the brand’s skull logo on each pairs’ left thigh and right ankle. Where a lot of jacquard denim is printed all over, this offering takes to select areas of the pant, giving it a distinct look without overwhelming the garment. Look for mastermind JAPAN’s 2013 spring/summer denim collection on the brand’s website, or at select global retailers.
Sunday, 10 February 2013 19:27
That’s the motto for Levi’s new WasteLess denim. Each pair of jeans is made from 20% post-consumer recycled products and the overall line for the season will reuse 3.5 million recycled bottles. If that doesn’t make you want to recycle then I don’t know what will. Enjoy.
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Monday, 28 January 2013 00:22
Gustin Denim is high quality stuff, but at a low price. This is thanks to their new method of buying jeans–crowdsourcing. By allowing you, the consumer, to fund which styles you want, they make sure the unpopular styles go unfunded and they don’t spend time making something nobody will want. The jeans will be handmade in San Francisco, and will feature the same features you'd expect from a luxury pair, including leather patches, tucked beltloops, selvage side seams and flies, chainstitched waistbands, and custom shaped and finished hardware. They have already raised $251,043 on Kickstarter in the past month, amazing! Checkout our exclusive interview with co-founder Stephen Powell from Gustin after the jump. [See & Read More]
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 20:53
Los Angeles skate and streetwear brand Rustic Dime may be an infant of the denim world, but they’re packing a heavy load of history, authenticity and a completely honest approach to the products. Our favorite, the Skinny Fit 5-Pocket Jeans is available in 11 different colorways and has a 98% cotton, 2% spandex blend that feels and looks great. Nicely priced at ($27-42) purchase your pair today from Karmaloop today. Also look for Rustic Dime in our latest print issue. [See More]
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:04
Known for their finely-crafted slices of denim, Japanese imprint Momotaro unveils a preview of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. One of the many highlights for next season is an updated blue warp, blue weft quality in a slightly lighter weight denim. In addition, strong accenting and expert stitching – all hallmarks of both Momotaro and Japanese denim, are present throughout. Expect to see the latest from Momotaro hitting select stockists in the coming months. [See More]
Friday, 29 June 2012 19:33
In a celebration of two of the most iconic American brands, Nike and its skateboarding imprint have joined forces with Levi’s for a collaborative collection due out this summer. Built specifically for skateboarders, the collection is highlighted by an updated version of the popular Levi’s 511 Skinny. Set to release in two different iterations, they include the Made in the USA 511 Skateboarding Team Edition ($198 USD) and the 511 Skateboarding ($98 USD), each in an array of colors and washes. [Watch & Read More]
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 16:11
Melbourne-based NOIR’s collection of expertly crafted Japanese denim brings a new member to its team with a 17 Ounce pair of Selvedge Denim jeans. Built atop the brand’s loose in the leg, straight cut Jean02 model, these heavy trousers continue with the brand’s reputation for a strong attention to the details. Features include a deep western-styled back pocket, raised vintage belt loops, a waistband patch made from the scales of a shortbill spearfish referred to as a Hebi, a custom folded coin pocket display the selvedge and a chain stitched at the leg opening. [See & Read More]