Looking back at another great year! ?
In less than two weeks, another year will be over.
I’m dedicating this last blog post of 2019 here on Denimhunter to look back on five of my most important highlights of the year.
Highlight #1: Second Time Daddy!
2019 was the year where three became four for the Stege Bojer family.
During Christmas last year, all of a sudden, my wife couldn’t stand coffee anymore. The day before New Year’s Eve, a scan revealed a little extra heartbeat was the reason.
On August 25, Jens Christian was born ??
Highlight #2: Podcasting
It’s been the year where I got to realise something I’d wanted to do for a long time; start a podcast.
Together with Jake from Almost Vintage Style, I’ve put out 29 episodes of The Denim & Boots Podcast, something I’m very proud of. Above is a collage with some of the amazing guests we’ve had on the show.
After almost nine years of creating content, podcasting has been (by far) the most fun and the most engaging medium I’ve worked with.
Here’s a list of the three most played episodes at the time of publication:
- Top-Shelf and Budget-Friendly Jeans in 5 Categories (S01E11)
- What We Look For in a Pair of Jeans (S01E02)
- How to Wash Raw Denim and Why You Should (S01E15)
My own favourite episode is the interview we did with W. David Marx about how Japan saved American style. That one you’ll find here.
You can listen to all the episodes of The Denim & Boots Podcast right here.
Highlight #3: Documenting the ‘Ruedi’ Jeans
In the spring of 2019, Candiani asked me to help them document the creation of a very special pair of jeans to celebrate Ruedi Karrer aka the Swiss Jeans Freak’s 60th birthday.
Watch or rewatch the documentary above.
Highlight #4: Sportswear International Article
At the beginning of 2019, I made a goal for myself to get my writing published outside of Denimhunters.
In October, issue #289 of Sportswear International came out with a 10-page article about my favourite denim retailers.
You can read the entire article online here. And if you haven’t done so already, check out the Q&As with Brund, Rivet & Hide, Tenue de Nîmes and Self Edge.
Highlight #5: Indigo Invitational Guest Posts
This autumn, I started collaborating with Bryan Szabo from the Indigo Invitational competition, who’s published five blog posts so far here on the blog.
You’ll find all Bryan’s blog posts here.
Top 5 Most Read Blog Post in 2019
Here’s a list of the five most popular blog posts on Denimhunters in 2019:
- Beginner’s Guide to Buying Raw Denim Jeans
- Attention on Deck: Fashion’s Adoption of the N1 Deck Jacket
- How Brit Eaton Become a World-Famous Vintage Denim Dealer
- How Denim Is Dyed With Indigo [Video Guide]
- What Makes Selvedge Denim So Special? [Video Guide]
… that third place probably had something to do with Netflix getting the show Ghost Town Gold, starring Brit Eaton. If you haven’t binged it yet, you can do so here.
Best 9 from my Instagram
No year review without a list of the best 9 from my Instagram:
… See you in 2020! ?
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