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Interview: Iggy Pop
No musician ushered in the punk rock movement with as much fervor and chaos as Iggy Pop. He defined the times. He defied expectation. He rocked out, collaborating with and inspiring the best. His live shows would fill arenas and his tracks would...
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Alex Mill x OMNIGOD: Timeless Workshirts in Japanese Denim
If the pinnacle of a craftsperson's work is doing one thing incredibly well, the partnership between Japan's denim experts OMNIGOD and NYC menswear label Alex Mill is a true success. Composed of three shirt styles in four colorways and one shawl...
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Levi's Made & Crafted + Wilder Quarterly
Few brands can hold a candle to Levi's when it comes to legacy. Founded in San Francisco in 1853—just three years after California was granted statehood—the go-to label turned denim from workwear into the essential fabric it is today and has come...
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CH Edition: 3x1 Pop-Over Shirt
Almost exactly one year ago we introduced the CH Edition Pitmaster Apron: our first collaboration with NYC's denim experts at 3x1. While the badass smock continues to take care of all of our needs when holding down the grill, our latest co-designed...
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Darn and Dusted Bespoke Denim Repairs
Few clothes have as much emotional value to their wearer as the perfect pair of jeans, or that denim jacket that fits just right. The fact that denim often has to be broken in means people get really attached to their favorite piece—whether that...
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Epaulet's Kamigata Farmer Jacket
A running joke in menswear for some time now is that Japan does Americana better than the Yanks. And oftentimes it's true. Now flip the concept on its head, add in esteemed boutique Epaulet New York, and the result is the new EPLA Kamigata Jacket...
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Baldwin Denim Women's Collection
When Baldwin Denim opened a new store in their home base of Kansas City last year, the brand quietly soft launched a women's collection which they showcased in-store. Ever since, we've been eagerly waiting to see how their low-key, comfortable yet...
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Black on Black Denim
Though we'll never turn our back on indigo denim, lately we've been thinking more and more about the world of black denim. A lengthy discussion with leading denim authority and Self Edge co-founder Kiya Babzani on the three main modes of making black...
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Raleigh Workshop's Certified Organic Cotton Project
By now one would think all great ideas have already been considered and executed in the world of denim. With this in mind, sometimes the best way to take a step forward in a saturated market is to revisit the most basic question of all. For Raleigh...
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CH Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
This time of year, showering friends, family, colleagues and your favorite bodega owner with thoughtful gifts is a congenial way to show your appreciation. More than simply a token stocking stuffer, the below items culled from the Cool Hunting gift...
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Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion
Advertorial content: When he's not gunning for a world title or re-establishing chess as the game of kings, chess phenom Magnus Carlsen makes time for modeling. The 22-year-old Norwegian first stepped in front of the camera for G-Star RAW in 2010...
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Hiut Denim’s Year Book 2
by Emily Bihl With selvage denim's ever-increasing popularity, the surfeit of new brands popping up seem to do little to differentiate themselves—but Wales-based Hiut Denim proves to be the exception. The brand's remarkable yearly publication The...
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Osloh Jeans
Born from Brooklyn's bike scene in 2008, Osloh Jeans have sought to make the best pants and shorts for the global cycling community. After years of product testing and evolution, designer and founder Shawn Drayton has partnered with The Product Incubator...
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Levi's® Product Icons
Advertorial content: Levi’s® impact is indelible and the identity they've developed represent a universal timelessness. The world-famous brand's three icons—the Western, the Trucker and the 501® jeans—remain fixtures; applicable to any...
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Parke Active Denim
After funding their first selvedge denim jeans with a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2013, NYC-based Parke is at it again with a more innovative idea in mind: A pair of raw denim jeans woven with one percent elastane for enough stretch...
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Baldwin Denim in Kansas City
Baldwin Denim has opened its very first store that showcases both their men's and women's collections. Located in central Kansas City, it's the brand's first physical expansion since their brick-and-mortar flagship selling just men's attire. Baldwin...
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3sixteen + Thomas Hooper, the Decade Collection
In the fast-paced world of fashion, brands come and go with the seasons. NYC-based 3sixteen is one label that continues to stand strong with its commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Specializing in denim, 3sixteen is celebrating its 10-year...
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Levi's Vintage Clothing and Made & Crafted Fall 2013
While we're enjoying the warm weather here in NYC, we've been thinking about fall fashion since seeing the heavily textured FW13 collections for Levi's sub-brands Levi's Made & Crafted and Levi's Vintage Clothing earlier this past spring. And now...
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Levi's 501 Interpretations
No matter your preference for denim—be it raw selvedge or dad jeans—it's impossible to ignore the classics. And nobody knows this better than Levi's. To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the 501 jeans—which made their debut in 1873—Levi's will...
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Menswear in Prague
by Adam Štěch Prague isn't exactly known as a city for menswear enthusiasts. Not long ago, there was a severe lack of high-quality stores to visit, and pieces from interesting international brands were all but nonexistent. But now the situation is...
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Indigofera
Mats Andersson, the co-founder of Indigofera says the Swedish denim label, which is embedded in the very roots of the country's jeans history, approaches denim in a different way. He explains that "the basic idea was not to do what everyone else...
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Hardmill Rugged Apron
We're quickly nearing peak BBQ season here in NYC, and while we're a bit biased towards our own CH Edition 3x1 Denim Pitmaster Apron, we've taken a shining to those from the newly launched brand Hardmill. Founded by brothers Ryan and Michael Barrie...
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