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The Journal

Warm Up To Our Zip Front Coat

I’ve only ever had one vintage piece of clothing. It is not only the funky smell of antique apparel that has turned me off, but also the fact that people must’ve been little shavers back in the day, as all vintage clothing seems to be size small or medium.  The one item that was [...]

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Sanforized vs. Unsanforized Denim

What is sanforized denim? Sanforized denim has been stretched, fixed and shrunk in length at the mill. This is done in order to reduce the amount of shrinkage that can happen after your jeans’ first wash. The result of sanforization leads to 1-3% shrinkage, as opposed to 10% shrinkage with unsanforized (shrink to fit) denim.What is [...]

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Our Family of Clampdown Shirts

Our Clampdown work shirt has been a staple in our line since we introduced it three years ago. Originally, it was made in 10.5 raw selvage Cone Mills White Oak denim, but has since been made in cotton/linen selvage from Italy in  khaki and dark moss canvas from Georgia.    The Clampdown’s next steps include a classic Italian-made  chambray, [...]

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5 Ways To Cuff Your Raw Denim

When it comes to raw denim, the way you wear them can say a lot about you and your personality. Denim can be worn as-is for a more traditional look, or you may choose to take a more creative route by cuffing them up. The different ways to cuff your jeans is admittedly a bit confusing [...]

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The Story of John Graham Mellor

It is the winter of 2008. We sat inside Tony’s home with the bright idea of creating a new denim company. Not that the world needed one but we knew what we loved and knew what we were good at and set off to launch a men’s denim company. A brand name was [...]

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4 Signs To Wash Your Raw Denim

Odor The only way to properly remove odor from jeans is to wash them. We recommend turning the jeans inside out and washing in cold water (either by hand or in a front loading machine) and air drying. Juniper Ridge’s Desert Denim Wash is a nice way to mask odor between washings.Blowouts Crotch blowouts occur due to [...]

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Now Featuring: The Tellason Belt

There are certain things that a man must have in his closet. These items have no expiration date. No shelf life. This small selection of goods could be from the 1930’s or they could be put into Carl Sagan’s time capsule, brought back 100 years from now, and still be seen as [...]

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Meet Our One-Of-A-Kind Striped Shirt

When Cone Mills presented a new collection of 100% cotton shirting fabric to us recently, one style jumped out at us – a beautiful  indigo and white vintage stripe pattern. This fabric is made at their iconic 110-year-old White Oak mill in Greensboro, NC. For this shirt, we came up with a new fit – a decidedly basic one-pocket long [...]

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The Secret To Washing Raw Denim

The Internet is full of recommendations and “rules” with regard to how, and if, one should wash their raw denim jeans. Many opinions are put forth by consumers, some by denim makers and others by denim mills. It seems as though everyone has a different “recipe”. The fact is that there is no exact [...]

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The History and Future of our Cramerton Chinos

In the Fall of 1983, without knowing each other, Pete Searson and Tony Patella packed their bags and headed south to San Diego State University. High school was in our review mirror. Our new conquest was to explore the privilege of higher learning and the intellectual pursuit of greatness. That, or, to just get out of our small [...]

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