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Today in Gear: July 16, 2014

Today in Gear: An SUV for both land and sea, Acme's rocket skates become a reality, Bellroy's new durable wallet and more.

Clean (smelling) jeans

retaW MOOD* Denim Fragrance Liquid

We all know that wearing jeans just once out of the washer isn’t enough, unless you're one of those unfortunate souls looking to revive the acid-washed glory days of the 80s. Two times maybe. Three times...well, that’s when they just start

Good Jeans

3×1 Bespoke Denim

It’s only fitting that the founder of Paper Denim & Cloth, Scott Morrison, is the mind behind 3x1. The jeans demigod created the SoHo-based store/workshop/gallery as a shrine to all things denim that includes over 130 bolts of selvage to

Well Crafted Commuting

Levi’s Commuter: Spring 2012

The classic style of Levi’s products is undeniable. We're even wearing a pair of 501's as we type this. Since patenting the first jean for the Gold Rush miners over a hundred years ago, Levi’s

Revive a town, and your wardrobe

Hiut Denim

The town of Cardigan used to be the largest producer of denim in England, making over 35,000 pairs of jeans a week. Then the textile industry changed, and the factory was shut down. David Hieatt was raised in Cardigan, and

Style Pick: Tellason John Graham Mellor Denim

Made in San Francisco. 100% cotton blue line selvedge White Oak Cone denim. Slim fit, mid rise five pocket jeans with antiqued button fly and hardware, double-thick back pocket lining for durability. Leather label made by Tanner Goods from Portland,

Denim strike

Left Field Nisshinbo Mills Slim-Straight Jeans

Since 1999 (well before any "heritage" movement) Left Field has been domestically churning out tough-as-nails workwear. After wearing some of their goods in the past year, we can attest to the rough and tumble quality of their goods. Their

Because Details Make The Man

MS & Co. Selvedge Denim Sleeve Collection

Image, courtesy of our friend, photographer and fashion blogger William Yan. Be sure to check out his site: If we've learned anything from our investigations of the world of men's style -- it's that the details

Bags Made the Right Way

LAYERxlayer Wayfarer Pack

The Wayfarer Pack ($189) is bag for those who value materials and production sourcing above all else. Made in the U.S.A from 100% US sourced denim, details like denim rivets and a grommet & rope cinch top indicate it's built

"The Chicks Will Love You" (end quote)

Glory Utility 55 Selvage


There's a lot to love about raw selvage denim and provides a lot of benefits (in our opinion) over other denim, higher construction quality, longer life span, better looking, and most importantly you make them your own. There's no artificial wear

Yes, A Jean Jacket that We Endorse

ELC Cody Denim Jacket

codyMade from North Carolina 13 oz raw denim and lined with Portuguese flannel, and sporting a slim motorcycle-inspired cut, the ELC Cody Denim Jacket is a jean jacket that we can get behind. Unlike some of the atrocities you

Like Frankie Said, I Did It My Way

indiDenim | indiTailored

indidenim-jeans-gear-patrol Find the exclusive Gear Patrol Reader discount code at the end of this post. How many times have you picked up a pair of jeans and thought about how much we like them save for the pockets? Or perhaps you've tried on a

When Have Your Jeans Earned You Cash?

Onvis Selvage Blue Virgin Jeans

onvis-selvage-virgin-blue-jeans On a recent quest for new jeans, I came across a very unique Italian jean company called Onvis (not Orvis). The product line at Onvis is refreshingly simple, two pairs of men's jeans. That's it.  Both are standard 5 pocket straight