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It's the pinnacle expression of the Levi’s brand.
It’s almost always a bad idea to mess with a classic but there are rare exceptions. One example: Levi’s Made & Crafted, which builds on the brand’s rich history of quality and authenticity spanning over 140 years and aspires to create the ...
Hi-spec denim from the boys in brand new blue (and gray, and black, and cream)
You want the best. And heck, you deserve the best. But there's a lot of choices out there, and sometimes the best is hard to find. Fortunately, we know where to find it. Every week, the Esquire editors reveal their favorite brands, from ...
The history behind one of menswear's most enduring essentials.
Has anyone ever looked cooler than Martin Sheen in Badlands? Kit Carruthers, the protagonist of Terrence Malick’s 1973 debut, is as bad, mad, and easy on the eye as they come. He has the hair, James-Deanish and dusty in the South Dakotan haze; ...
A group of local denimheads have taken jean-making into their own hands.
The beauty of raw selvedge denim jeans—and the reason they’ve become the subject of a worldwide clothing cult—is all about the story. Denim enthusiasts look deeper into the details of clothes and the creation narratives behind them. Where most people see the ...
No matter your style, no matter the venue.
The denim jacket may have roots in workwear, but nowadays it's become a different beast entirely. It's not just a classic, it's remarkably versatile—if you know how to style it the right way. That's where we come in. We've pulled together three ...
Except to a black-tie gala.
The rules of denim have relaxed considerably in recent years. While jeans were once meant for weekends or for jobs that require physical labor, nowadays even bankers are rolling into the office clad in denim. But not every type of denim is ...
Because they're coming your way, thanks to Fast Retailing's new Denim Innovation Center.
Fast Retailing, the Japanese group that includes brands like Uniqlo and J Brand, is getting serious about denim. Specifically, denim innovation. The company recently unveiled a plan for a new denim research facility headquartered in Los Angeles called the Denim Innovation Center.The ...
Self Edge's Kiya Babzani sheds some light on what makes it a cut above the rest.
For anyone who knows (and cares) about high-quality denim, Japan is basically the holy land. Nowhere else in the world is denim produced with such fine attention to detail. "It has a massive amount of character," says Kiya Babzani, owner of Self ...
Think of "Weaving Shibusa" as "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" for denim.
No one does denim better than the Japanese.Despite being an American icon and a fabric that traces its lineage back to France, denim was only truly perfected in the land of the rising sun. In the 1970s, American selvedge shuttle looms found ...
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