The Denim & Boots Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2

About four years ago, in the autumn of 2015, I began working on my book, Blue Blooded.

I knew from the beginning I wanted to write about the history of jeans, including the influence that Japan has had on it. But, at that time, little information about this topic was readily available and easily accessible to the public.

That’s until Ametora was published!

In the book, author W. David Marx shows how Japan saved not only blue jeans but American style in general. It’s a true milestone that revealed connections we didn’t previously comprehend here in the West.

I’m very excited that Jake and I were able to have David join us on the podcast to share his knowledge about Japan’s influence on heritage style – and fashion in general, for that matter.

Ametora was also at the top of my 2017-list of must-read denim books that inspired Blue Blooded. You can read that blog post here.

You can follow David on Twitter and Instagram. His website is

And if you don’t have the book yet, buy it here! I can also highly recommend the audiobook version of the book, narrated by Brian Nishii who pronounces all the Japanese names correctly (I assume).

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Thomas founded Denimhunters in 2011 and built it into a voice for the denim industry and community. Today, he helps companies grow and gain market shares using his STORY/SELLING BLUEPRINT.

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