Heddels Blowout
Heddels Blowout
26 - Denim History 13; The Story of Japanese Denim
39 minutes Posted Feb 19, 2021 at 9:13 am.
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This is the end, my denim friends, the end. After over 7 hours of denim history, the beginning of Japanese denim will be our last stop on our 13-part denim history series. Learn all about why Japanese people became culturally obsessed with American jeans, early pairs of knockoff 501s, how Okayama became the denim capital of Japan (and arguably the world), and more on this final installment. This is the Heddels stuff that you probably all tuned in to hear in the first place so we hope you enjoy.

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