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The Denim & Boots Podcast
1 minutes | 6 months ago
Thomas just launched the Denimhunters Podcast
We're taking a break with the Denim & Boots Podcast. In the meantime, Thomas has launched his own podcast, which is simply called the Denimhunters Podcast. You can subscribe and listen to it here: Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1515082550 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6yIfJzu9FBa7PhpqQq7cD4 Q: So what's happening to the Denim & Boots Podcast? A: It's not going anywhere. But, for the time being, there won't be new episodes published. Q: So, does that mean the won't be any more episodes from the Denim & Boots Podcast? A: We don’t know. Honestly, the reason we're taking a break comes down to busy schedules and 9 hours between us, which makes recording increasingly challenging. Q: Will Jake continue to run the Denim & Boots Podcast on his own then? A: No, the Denim & Boots Podcast is, and will continue to be, a collaborative project between Jake and Thomas. Since the beginning, it's been produced by Thomas.
78 minutes | 8 months ago
The Denim Starter Kit with Kyle aka Rocktransformed (S03E05)
Jake and Kyle aka @rocktransformed on Instagram discuss the basics that go into a raw denim wardrobe for beginners or anyone looking to go for a minimalist wardrobe without buying too much. If you want more from Kyle, check out his blog: https://rocktransformed.wordpress.com/
61 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Succeed on Instagram with Robin Denim (S03E04)
On this episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Thomas is joined by Robin Meijerink aka Robin Denim. They talk about Robin's story, how he got into denim, and what he's learned from running one of the successful Instagram accounts in the world of raw denim. This podcast is a production of Denimhunters, the platform Thomas started as a denim blog that has become a voice for the denim industry and community. Today, Denimhunters is a consultancy platform, driven by a small team of independent and multidisciplinary pioneers, specialising in business development and communication in the global denim industry. Before the interview with Robin, in the FAQ of the episode, Thomas shares 3 tips to take better photos for Instagram.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Small and One Man Bootmakers with Tichoblancoshoes (S03E03)
In this episode of The Denim and Boots Podcast, Jake is joined by Patrick aka @tichoblancoshoes on Instagram, a boot enthusiast with a large collection who works at Taft in New York City. Together, they discuss the topic of small and one man bootmakers. These are people who take their passion for their craft to the next level, favouring quality and independence over profits.
49 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Spot Vintage Denim with Wouter Munnichs (S03E02)
In this episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Thomas is joined by Wouter Munnichs from Long John to talk about vintage denim. Wouter has been collecting vintage denim for +15 years, but his passion for denim goes all the way back to the early 90s when I got a job in the first Diesel store in Holland. He was 17 then. After his time at Diesel, he started a kids brand called Lvis; helped build a successful streetwear brand; and eventually started consulting for the denim industry. This interview was recorded at the Bluezone trade show in Munich in February 2020.
48 minutes | 8 months ago
Men's File Special: Nick Clements Guides You Around Tokyo
In this special 'bonus' episode, editor-in-chief of Men's File, Nick Clements, takes us on a tour around some of his favourite spots in Tokyo. Nick recorded his montage, which he calls 'the Tokyo Crow,' during the CC Show in October 2019, which coincided with the Typhoon named Hagibis. You'll hear Nick explain what he sees and the people he talks to (in Japanese!) as he walks around the streets of Tokyo.
62 minutes | 9 months ago
How Iron Heart Has Become a Denimhead Favourite (S03E01)
On the first episode of season 3 of the podcast, Thomas interview Alex and Giles Padmore from Iron Heart International. They talk about how the brand got started. How motorcycling has been a key source of inspiration for the brands and how the garments are designed since day one. They talk about heavyweight clothes and the appeal of it, and how Iron Heart do things rather differently online than most other brands. And lastly, they talk about the future of Iron Heart.
8 minutes | 9 months ago
The Denim & Boots Podcast is Back for Season 3!
On March 9, the podcast is coming back! Yay!! In this trailer for the third season, Jake and Thomas talk about why the podcast was on a break, how the show will be different (and better) from now on, and last but not least they share who some of the guests will be. So stay tuned, subscribe, and set your alarms to March 9!
112 minutes | a year ago
Working for a Japanese Jeans Maker with Rocktransformed (S02E06)
This week on the podcast, Jake talks to Kyle Robinson aka Rocktransformed (formerly 'Cold Summer'). Listen to find out what Kyle learned during the year he was working for The Flat Head in Japan.
73 minutes | a year ago
Moving to Japan for Denim with Mike from Wild Frontier Goods (S02E05)
Mike Falkner from Wild Frontier Goods has done something many of us denimheads probably dream about; he's moved to Japan for denim. Listen to the episode to hear about how Mike ended up in Japan, and what it's like to live out there. Show notes: https://www.denimhunters.com/mike-wild-frontier-goods-s02e05/
80 minutes | a year ago
What Flat Head's Closure Means for 'Made in Japan' with Indigoshrimp (S02E04)
In this episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Jake talk to Mike aka Indigoshrimp about some of the changes we're currently in the heritage style industry. Specifically, they talk about the closure of The Flat Head, which was announced not long before the recording. This leads them to discuss how other Japanese brands may shut down when owners retire, due to poor sales, or because there simply aren't enough Japanese craftspeople to make the products.
64 minutes | a year ago
Why Tellason Chose ‘Made in Japan’ After White Oak Closed (S02E03)
In this episode of the podcast, Thomas talks to Pete and Tony from Tellason about choosing 'made in Japan' denim after White Oak closed. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-tellason/ The all-American jeans-focused brand that’s based in San Francisco turned 10 this year. They were Cone Denim White Oak’s 4th biggest client till the very end. Now, their jeans are made from Japanese denim. Pete and Tony talk about what it was like being forced to find another fabric supplier, and why they chose Japan. You can follow Tellason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tellason/ You can buy their jeans (and all their other great stuff) from their website: http://www.tellason.com/
79 minutes | a year ago
How Japan Saved American Style with W. David Marx (S02E02)
In this second episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast season 2, we have the honour of talking to the man who wrote Ametora, the book that shows how Japan has saved American style. In the book, W. David Marx explains how Japan has influenced not only heritage style, but also street style. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-w-david-marx-ametora/
59 minutes | a year ago
The Origins of Heritage Style with Nick Clements of Men's File (S02E01)
In this episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast's season 2, Thomas talks to Nick Clements, the founder of Men's File. Useful links: Men's File's website: https://www.mensfile.com/ Men's File on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mensfilemagazine/ Buy magazines: http://www.lightningclutch.com/clutch-mens-file.html Episode show notes: INSERT LINK Nick has been photographing 'revival style' since the 1970s, and he's studied the subcultures surrounding it since its very beginning. In 2005, he published the book Simulacra, which eventually led him to launch Men's File. Nick has been part of the heritage style scene since its very beginning in the 70s and 80s, long before it infiltrated more mainstream fashion. He's witnessed and documented Japan's role in this scene ever since it slowly started influencing the West in the late 80s. And he's been going to Japan since the early 90s. In this interview, Nick shares his experiences with heritage styles over the past four decades.
1 minutes | a year ago
Season 2 of The Denim & Boots Podcast is Launching Soon! (Teaser)
The theme of season 2 is 'made in Japan.' We have a dozen interviews with influencers, journalists, retailers, and jeans and denim makers lined up for you. If you haven't done so already, please subscribe in iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-denim-boots-podcast/id1458327888?mt=2 And to make sure you're notified when the first episode launches, go to settings in your podcast player and turn on notifications.
50 minutes | a year ago
Making Jeans in Japan with Lennaert from BENZAK (S01E23)
On episode 23 for The Denim & Boots Podcast, we are once again joined by Lennaert Nijgh from Benzak Denim Developers. This time, we dig a little deeper to learn more about what it's like to make jeans in Japan. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-episode-23/ NOTICE: The podcast will be a season-based show after this episode, which will be last of what will effectively become season 1. To prepare for season 2, we will be taking a short break from our weekly publishing. We promise it will be worth the wait! Stay subscribed - or subscribe in iTunes if you haven’t done so already - to make sure you’ll be notified when we launch season 2. itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-denim-boots-podcast/id1458327888?mt=2
59 minutes | a year ago
The Details of Jeans with Lennaert from BENZAK (S01E22)
On episode 22 of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Jake and Thomas are joined by Lennaert Nijgh from Benzak Denim Developers. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-episode-22/ Lennaert shares the story of how he got into denim, and how his passion led to start his own brand. As you'll learn, Lennaert is quite particular about the details on his jeans, which leads us to talk about why details matter.
70 minutes | a year ago
The Responsibility of Influencers with Carl Murawski (S01E21)
Joining us once again is boot reviewer, Carl Murawski. For this second episode in a batch recording (the first was episode #20), we're talking about the state of influencers on the heritage style scene. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-episode-21/
61 minutes | a year ago
7 Benefits of Wearing Boots with Carl Murawski (S01E20)
In the 20th episode of The Denim & Boots Podcast, Jake and Thomas are joined by Carl Murawski to talk about the seven most important benefits of wearing boots. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-episode-20/
66 minutes | a year ago
Denim's Roots and Future with 3x1's Scott Morrison (S01E19)
This week on the podcast, Jake and Thomas are joined by Scott Morrison from 3x1 to talk about the travel documentary series, Common Threads, that he's launching. You'll find the show notes for the episode here: https://www.denimhunters.com/podcast-episode-19/
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