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Looking like I’ve shamed myself

Vintage American workwear and military uniform are well mined inspirations for many Japanese and Korean brands. While it frequently results in beautiful, inspiring and meticulous clothing (of the kind we examine regularly here) it does present something of a challenge. How to continuously reinvent? How… Read More

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What a bummer

Here’s a perfect example of flip-side-wrongness. Observed from the front, the subject, in this case a pair of denim trousers, appears interesting, charming, positively debonair. You’ve got the shadowy ghosts of pockets past up top. And below we have some, arguably pointless, but nevertheless eye-catching,… Read More

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The CEO of a wind chime start-up

Pre-dishevelled jeans, be they sand-blasted, scribbled on, or God forbid, ripped, are frequently a disaster area. Witness the legions of regional Don Juan’s in calf-clinging abominations; slashed at the knees, throttling at the ankles. That they go sockless in winter, with flimsy ASOS plimsolls or… Read More

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Denizens of the compost aisle

The above image from Chicken Shack’s Instagram makes these Sassafrass jeans look extremely strong. Loose, riddled with contrast top-stitching, plenty of utilitarian pocketery… what’s not to love. They’re clearly a little cropped, but the way the shot works, the length looks about right. Although a… Read More