Thousands of industry insiders converged upon the Las Vegas strip this past week for the handful of men’s trade shows. We made sure to see all the goodies over at Capsule and Liberty Fairs (look forward to those later this week), we were also specifically invited to be a part of The Blogger Project, a collection of bloggers invited to the Project show to cover the event.
Although Project didn’t have nearly as much to see, there were some hidden gems, all of which were in a small section known as The Tents. Here are a few things we saw.
E.N.D. by Edwin
A new sub-brand from Edwin, E.N.D. aims for the entry-level denim price point by producing this line in China–a recurring theme throughout the show. They apparently taught their Chinese factories the same Japanese techniques used by Edwin, although those techniques were mostly washing techniques.
Insane fabrics are part of the Raleigh F/W ’15 lineup like a jean made of indigo herringbone selvedge, a button up using super heavy 10 oz. oxford cloth (it felt more like a jacket than a shirt), and wool sweaters with cotton terry lining.
But the real show-stopper was a pair of jeans made of a very thick twill made of yarns that have been very tightly twisted resisting the amount of indigo it takes in, allowing it to fade very quickly. Made exclusively for Raleigh by Cone Mills’ White Oak Plant, the fabric has so much texture and is practically as thick as a bath towel.
The Stronghold and Taciturnli
We also ran into a few friends who were wearing some exciting new things. Michael Paradise (left) wearing his own brand, The Stronghold, including a super hairy pair of unsanforized selvedge denim. And Caleb Lin (right) from American Rag wearing a young americana brand from China called Taciturnli. Although it’s a washed denim, the fabric comes from White Oak Cone Mills, and is full of interesting details. We’ll be keeping an eye out when it drops sometime in the vague future.
Always a great time, there are exciting new things coming out for Spring/Summer 2015. And once again, we want to say thanks to Marcus Troy of The Blogger Project for including us.