In this week’s Q&A with a ‘blue blooded’ Instagrammer, you’ll meet Sweden’s @indigovein aka Alexander Ohlson who’s a fan of shopping locally and Japanese cinch back jeans.
Although the internet has made learning easier than ever, we’re still drawn to knowledge on paper. We somehow trust printed knowledge a little more; maybe because it’s harder or maybe because it’s more prestigious?
If you want knowledge about denim on paper, these are some of my favourite denim books that I think every denimhead should read; books that inspired me and helped me write Blue Blooded.
Kiya Babzani and his wife Demitra were some of the first to bring Japanese denim to the US. Before the store opened in 2006, Kiya visited a number of Japanese brands and got the exclusive rights on sales in the United States.
“Some were just confused,” he recalls. “They said, ‘But you have Levi’s in America. Why do you want what we make?’”
Get insights from experienced jeans retail experts about their favourite slim fit jeans and why they’re worth every penny. All the jeans are made from selvedge denim, and there’s something for any budget.
The Osaka Five are the pioneers of Japanese and heritage denim; they laid the foundation for an internationally renowned industry. This is their story.
When we look for new jeans, there’s much more than the colour and fit to take into consideration. In this article, I’ll be looking specifically at the labels that appear on premium denim, and the semiotic and semantic power that such labels carry.
In this 4th part of my series about the history of jeans, you’ll learn how the Japanese built a cult around Americana, which evolved into heritage fashion.
When you’re looking for new jeans suppliers, how do you know where to focus your attention, and what should you be looking for?
With the help of five business insiders, this article helps designers and developers navigate the list of exhibitors at shows like Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone.
Learn why the ‘Made in London’ tag is so important to London-based Blackhorse Lane Ateliers and discover how it forms part of their brand values.
In this history of jeans overview part 3, you’ll learn how vintage denim broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.