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Book review: "Denim style" by Horst Friedrichs


The big denim news at the moment has been the release of the book “Denim style”, by photographer Horst Friedrichs. About 90 pages long (“about” as in “they forgot to number the pages and I’m not about to count them”), it’s a collection of photos of various British denim-fans wearing their denim outfits. Friedrichs is a professional photographer and has previously done…

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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?


Norway is a relatively small country, and when it comes to the clothing industry the two main focus areas are heritage clothing and utilitarian basics for the army. Mostly though, almost all the production equipment has been packed down and shipped off to Eastern Europe, where people will work for less money, and see a future in the garment industry.…

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Trouser Tuesday: SOSO denim, not so so-so


Today’s trousers come from Swedish up and coming denim company SOSO Clothing. I have to admit, given the unfortunate name of the company and a website that aggressively promotes their discounts, I wasn’t expecting their goods to be very good. Which just goes to show how easily preconceptions can be misleading, as I will proceed to show you as I present the…

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Trouser Tuesday: Black Iron Knuckleheads, denim in short supply


There are a huge amount of denim brands available today. I wouldn’t even want to try to start counting them. Maybe half a dozen huge brands, several dozen big brands, and the number of brands seems to grow exponentially the smaller they get. Black Iron Clothing are one of the smallest I’ve come across, being essentially a 2 person venture.…

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Trouser Tuesday: Iron Heart Beatle Busters 21oz jeans


Welcome to the first post in what is intended to be a substantial run of trouser reviews. I intend to cover a variety of trousers, both with regards to style and materials. My aim is to help my readers become more informed and aware of what goes into a pair of trousers (and I don’t mean your legs, though that is obviously…

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The denim guide part 3 – principles of denim care


Welcome to part 3 of my denim guide. Part 1 was about the history of denim, covering what denim actually is, and where it comes from. Part 2 took a look at the all important matter of washes and cuts, or to out it plainly: what it looks like. This part is about how to look after your denim, and what…

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The denim guide part 2 – washes and cuts


Welcome to part 2 of my denim guide. Part 1 was about the history of denim, covering what denim actually is, and where it comes from. This part will take a look at the all important matter of washes and cuts, or to out it plainly: what it looks like. [Disclaimer: Denim is a very serious business, with serious guys…

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The denim guide part 1 – history


If there ever was a type of clothing that never goes out of fashion, it has to be denim. The styles and looks change over time, but the fact is that the popularity of denim, or blue jeans, has been near constant for the better part of 60 years. The basic sturdy blue cotton fabric has shown quite amazing persistence and…

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Denim trends going daddy style?


The New York Times recently published a piece about how “Daddy-style” jeans are supposedly making a comeback. If you’re not sure what this style looks like, we’re talking stonewashed, high-waisted, baggy jeans, some say 90’s retro, though I seem to recall they made an appearance in the 80’s as well. Hell, let’s call it like it is, they’re around all…

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Shop visit: Rivet & Hide, rare denim for purists


Being of the age I am, denim has always been a part of my life, in some form or another. From the stonewashed jeans of the 80’s to the increasingly boringly styled and baggier jeans of middle-age, I’ve never been without a pair or two, even though other types of trousers have come and gone. And while I wouldn’t characterize…

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