Denim is a timeless fabric. Whether you’re talking jeans, jackets, or workshirts, denim is an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. But, do you know the history of denim? Originally, jeans, or “dungarees,” were designed for coal miners. Their sturdy, protective construction meant they could last the wear and tear of the job. But in the 1950s they became a part of modern style with historic brands like Levi’s, Wrangler, and Lee leading the charge. Today, there are hundreds of denim brands in the world.
A quality pair of denim jeans can last you a lifetime of use. And a jean jacket offers incredible versatility in cooler months. So, if you’re looking for an inside look at how raw denim is made, or if you need to patch your old pair of jeans, you’ve come to the right place.
Welcome to Cool Material’s comprehensive guide to all things denim.
Sure, you're probably familiar with all the chain jean stores. And if you care about how your denim is made, you've likely purchased a pair of Levi's. But, what about the top-tier denim makers? We've rounded up the best stores for your next pair of jeans.Read More
Serious denim heads know that Japan is beloved for its denim. Despite the all-American look of a hardworking pair of jeans, Japan has been producing high-quality denim for years. These are the Japanese brands to know.Read More
Don't toss that old, ripped pair of jeans. Upcycle! Let us help you mend and repair your denim with a quick guide to patching your vintage jeans.Read More