You might remember Mike and Chie from Wild Frontier Goods in Tokyo who have been featured on the blog a couple of times last year, and who also crafted this blog's most recent collaboration project - the Australian Aomushi bracelet. I've kept up with Mike pretty consistently via Instagram over the past year, and it's … Continue reading Wild Frontier Goods – bespoke indigo bifold wallet
Another pair of Oni Denim? To be honest, I wasn't looking to review another pair so soon... yet, as a big Oni fan, I feel very much compelled to collect their head-line denims. It can sometimes be years between the release of premier Oni fabrics, so I wasn't going to sleep on the latest Aizumi … Continue reading Oni Denim – 622-AIZUMI jeans review
Fans of Americana might know about Mr. Peanut collectibles. Mr. Peanut, of course, is the well known mascot of the Planters Peanut Company. Created in the late 1910's, by the 1930's My. Peanut was well known enough to be featured at the World's Fair. Davy at Lieutenant & Co. is a pretty big Mr. Peanut … Continue reading Peanuts & Co.
Until the recent couple of years, work-style leathers have largely been dominated by Japanese makers at the high-end of the market. Indeed, apart from the use of better materials and expert handcraft by experienced and professional craftsman, the Japanese also have a knack of making complex yet useful designs that are very clean in appearance. … Continue reading Mill Handmade – Japanese Wallet ver. 2 review
It was an awesome night at the First Arrow's event held by Corlection in Melbourne last month, attended by First Arrow's founder Kazuya Ito. Who would have thought that an exhibition of this sort would happen in Melbourne - crazy! It was interesting to note that Corlection is now probably the largest First Arrow's stockist … Continue reading First Arrow’s event at Corlection
A very warm welcome to beautiful_FrEaK, who brings us a comprehensive introduction to a seldom mentioned but very interesting Japanese brand: UES. If you’ve been in the denim hobby for a while or frequent any of the denim forums, you’ll likely be familiar with beautiful_FrEaK and his detailed knowledge regarding Japanese denim jeans. So, here is another … Continue reading UES – 400ST jeans review
Another very exciting guest post by Rocky Taniran of mill handmade. All writing & photography by Rocky, formatted by Indigoshrimp. See Niwa Leathers' website here. When Niwa finished his degree in finance he knew that his path was destined elsewhere. After constantly seeing passionate people coming in and out of the small craft shop where … Continue reading Niwa Leathers