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Levi Shiach

Denim Tips

Hemming Jeans… Into Shorts

By now you know that we love jeans. What can we say… they’re the perfect pant. Still, we are willing to concede that jeans are not — I repeat, are not — appropriate for every occasion. Only the strongest willed denim enthusiasts rock their jeans in 30+ degree (celsius) heat. And that’s where shorts come in handy! There are plenty of great shorts on the market (check out some from our online inventory if you’re curious), but sometimes what’s available…

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Art & Culture

Dutil Stories: Abba

This blog post marks the start of a new series of posts we’ll be hosting on our blog — Dutil Stories. Denim is fascinating in its own right. A person could spend hours and hours online familiarizing themselves with manufacturing information, product knowledge and history alone. We believe, however, that denim is most interesting when it intersects with the lives of people. Dutil Stories is our effort to investigate these intersections and give explanation to the phenomena of denim through…

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Denim Tips Reference

Denim 101 – The Ultimate Denim Guide

Trust us — we know how strange ‘Denim 101’ sounds. There’s a compendium for jeans? In fact, there is! Or at least, there should be. There’s a lot to know about denim, after all; whether it be denim history, brand knowledge, maintenance or sizing, this guide should have you well on your way to knowing and loving denim about as much as we do! The following are answers to the questions we get asked most frequently. How do I take…

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Brands Style

Naked & Famous x Dutil Eyewear Collaboration

After ten years of partnership, Dutil has finally collaborated with Naked & Famous on a special piece of (nope, not denim, but) eyewear! The designs are inspired by Japanese selvedge denim and are available in 3 different frame shapes. For those who don’t know, Dutil Denim’s Eric Dickstein got his start in the eyewear industry 20+ years ago, and his passion for eyewear hasn’t faded since. The N&F x Dutil Eyewear frames are handcrafted by artisans in Sabae, Japan. The…

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Brands

Iron Heart 666-21 Review

Iron Heart 666-21 Jean on Model

When Shinichi Haraki started Iron Heart in 2003, he had motorcyclists in mind. That is to say, he knew that he wanted to design pieces that would guarantee longevity and accommodate a rugged lifestyle. Enter: the Iron Heart 666-21 (or, ‘the devil’s fit’). This 21oz slim-straight jean is a staple from the brand, and for good reason. Made in Japan’s denim district of Kojima, Okayama, this jean combines Western inspired designs with Japanese craftsmanship. Keep reading for more detailed thoughts…

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