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.
Where To Shop for Men’s Jeans
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
8 Small Denim Brands You Should Know
Once you've shopped with the bigger denim brands, try out some independent jean makers like Raleigh Denim Workshop, Kapital, and more.Read More
8 Japanese Denim Brands You Should Know
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
A Guide to Levi’s Numbers
Levi's 501 and 511 are classic men's jeans. Ever wondered what those numbers mean? Wonder no more. We've got a comprehensive breakdown of all of Levi's men's jeans.Read More
How to Patch Your Old Pair of Jeans
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
What Exactly Is Raw Denim?
Raw and selvedge are terms tossed around in the denim world. But what do they mean? And can they be used interchangeably? We put together a guide to the world of raw denim and picked out some of our favorite raw denim producers.Read More
10 Denim Jackets for Every Budget
Once you've purchased your new favorite jeans, complete the Canadian tuxedo look with one of the best denim jackets you can buy. These are the best denim jackets for men.Read More