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A Visual Survey of NYC Coffee Cups

By and large, New York City is not the place where people “stay” for coffee. They drink it in transit, in subway cars and yellow cabs; and even when …

7 Things You Should Know About Your Jeans from a Denim Expert

If you don't know Scott Morrison's name, you know his work. Morrison is the founder of 3x1, one the first 100 percent custom denim shops in the game (he's also responsible for Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn, by the way). Having made some of the world's most sought after pairs of jeans, …

How to Make the Perfect Flat White

The flat white has had a slow and steady come-up in the United States, mostly by way of small, independent coffee shops in New York and San …

Okayama Denim x Japan Blue 16.5 oz Distressed Selvedge Denim

16.5 ounces of pure Japanese traditional denim.<p>Denim retailer Okayama Denim collaborated recently with Japan Blue on a very special pair of distressed jeans. Weighing 16.5 oz, the deep indigo-colored bottom is treated and produced in Kojima, Okayama prefecture, an area synonymous with a long …

An Illustrated Guide to 11 Espresso Drinks

By definition, espresso is relatively simple: 1 ounce of coffee beverage made from 7 grams of ground beans, brewed at 9 bar of pressure (130 psi) at …

Exploring Modern Jean Culture with jeffstaple and Hiroshi Uehara

Both men explore how the brand has informed and influenced an entire generation.<p>Through seasons, trends and generations, jeans are the foundation of any good look. This transcends concentrations and disciplines; oft-imitated, iconic fits – the rocker, the mod, the worker – are all cemented by the …

What Does Denim Weight Mean?

Work the numbers to your advantage<p>Denim has gotten a lot more complicated over the last 10 years. Alongside terms like “selvedge” and “left-hand twill,” you might see fabric weights popping up on denim labels. But how is a pair of 12-ounce jeans different from the 16-ounce ones? We asked Kiya …

How to Distress Your Own Denim — The Easy Way!

Ever owned a pair of high-waisted skinnies or a denim skirt that you knew would look so much better if they had a little distressed element to them? Well, I’m here to show you how.<p><b>Materials</b>:<br>Something denim (I’m using a skirt)<br>A pen<br>A knife (or scissors)<br>A cheese grater (or razor)<br>Oh, and a little music …

Raw and Selvedge Denim for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

While denim jeans have been a clothing staple for men since the 19th century, the jeans you’re probably wearing right now are a lot different from …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

Two years ago, in 2011, <i>90 percent</i> of Lego's consumers were boys. A tough statistic to swallow for those of us who grew up playing with Lego's gender-neutral buckets of bricks. But the statistic came straight from Lego, which was then focused on boys with franchised sets based on properties like <i>Star</i> …