Essential Reading: Men’s File Magazine

A very exciting issue of Men’s File magazine has just hit the shelves, so get to the shops — quick!

Men’s File is now up to issue 08 and each issue just gets better and better. This time however, our interest was particularly piqued because it is totally devoted to denim. Issue 08 includes a host of inspiring and revealing articles that we’ve begun to expect from the Men’s File team. A naturally strong focus on Japanese denim led the team to Tokyo, but also more impressively Kamakura (home of Hitoshi Uchida of J’antiques) and even Higashiura-cho near Ibara-city, deep in Okayama territory (visiting renowned denim mill Nihonmenpu). They also interviewed Ryo and Hiro from Ooe Yofukuten, and featured brands such as The Real McCoys and The Superior Labor.

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, there are some insightful features on the latest niche denim brands to emerge in recent months such as Blue Blanket, Dawson Denim, Butcher of Blue, Eat Dust and Seven Foot Cowboy. The team clearly has a great eye for new and quality brands.

We particularly love that they featured sign writer and biker fanatic Nicolai Sclater (aka The Ornamantal Conifer) who was pictured sporting the exact denim vest we pestered him to hand-paint for our blog post last February!

The denim issue also includes a couple of great shoots such as The Misfits, styled by none other than Christophe Loiron of Mister Freedom, and Campus, styled by Editor Nick Clements.

Get your copy on Jan. 10 at one of the following stores:

U.K.: Present, Son of a Stag, YMC, plus many more.
U.S.: Double RL, Mister Freedom, all the Self Edge stores and many more.
Japan: The Army Gym, Beams, The Real McCoys, and many more.
For a full list of global stock lists, visit the Men’s File website, or simply buy the issue on the web at Superdenim.

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