12/31/2014

New 3sixteen 17oz Shadow Selvedge, Waxed Stadium Jacket


Two new pieces from 3sixteen have just landed here at Blue Owl! The first is a waxed canvas baseball style jacket, dubbed the Stadium Jacket. The coat has a quilted lining in the body and hand pockets, making a great warm piece. Secondly, we've got the heavyweight version of their Shadow Selvedge fabric in both Slim Tapered and Slim Straight fits. This 17oz version of the indigo/black denim uses the same fabric as their 130x line, with the same dye as their 120x line.

3sixteen Waxed Stadium Jacket in Black. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes S-XL. $330. For more information, click here.







3sixteen Slim Tapered 17oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim in Indigo/Black - Model ST-121x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-36. $265. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 17oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim in Indigo/Black - Model SL-121x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-38. $265. For more information, click here.






New Women's Railcar Viper X021 14.25oz Japanese Kuroki Selvedge


We've added another of Railcar's denim to our women's collection. This version of the Viper is sewn with a sturdy 14.25oz Japanese selvedge from Kuroki Mills. We're excited to be able to offer their amazing construction in a Japanese fabric option. We love Railcar's women's denim because they put every detail of the men's, and more, into its construction.

Railcar Fine Goods "Viper" X021 14.25 Kuroki Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 24-30. $228. For more information, click here.





12/30/2014

Naked & Famous Spring Shirting: Micro Flowers Print and Slub Double Gauze


The first shipments of Spring collection have begun to arrive at Blue Owl! The first items on our plate are three new button downs from Naked & Famous.  They've made an amazing micro floral print, available in both red and black. The pattern is one the best we've seen from them in a long while. The third shirt is a slub version of their double gauze, a super soft and breathable lightweight cotton. Check out all the details below!

Naked & Famous "Regular Shirt" Micro Flowers Print in Red. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $155. For more information, click here.



Naked & Famous "Regular Shirt" Micro Flowers Print in Black. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $155. For more information, click here.






Naked & Famous "Regular Shirt" Slub Double Gauze in White. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes S-L. $120. For more information, click here.



12/26/2014

Wolverine "1000 Mile" Boot Restock, New Sizes 7 and 7.5


Full restock of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot in both colors just landed. Also, we now carry sizes 7 and 7.5 in Cordovan No 8 and the measurements have been updated.

The Wolverine 1000 Mile boots have been a long-time favorite here in our office for many of the same reasons we love raw denim; impeccable quality and construction in classic styles.

The Wolverine "1000 Mile" is a classic style boot designed as an homage to the original models of the Wolverine heritage brand. These boots are made from Horween Chromexcel leather and feature a classic plain toe design.

The Wolverine "1000 Mile" Boot in Cordovan No. 8. Genuine Horween Chromexcel leather. Made in Rockford, MI. USA. Sizes 8-12. $350. For more information, click here.

The Wolverine "1000 Mile" Boot in Black. Genuine Horween Chromexcel leather. Made in Rockford, MI. USA. Sizes 8-12. $350. For more information, click here.

12/23/2014

Naked & Famous Mystery Grab Bag


Blue Owl Workshop is excited to announce the Naked & Famous Mystery Grab Bag, a unique combination 2-pack featuring all Naked & Famous denim in the shop. Select your preferred fit and size, and the team here at Blue Owl Workshop will randomly select two Naked & Famous denim from our current inventory, all for $195. Nothing is off limits. All 41 fabrics in our current inventory have the potential to be shipped, making the Naked & Famous Mystery Grab Bag guaranteed value for your dollar. Here are the details:

What you'll get:
  • 2 randomly selected Naked & Famous denims in your preferred fit and size.
  • Repeat customers are guaranteed to receive items not previously purchased.
  • No two denim combinations retail below $280, with the potential to be as high as $520.
  • 41 different Naked & Famous fabrics to potentially receive.
The fine print:
  • BOW points cannot be applied for this promotion, however they will be earned.
  • No hemming prior to shipment. Can be sent back for complimentary hemming service.
  • Online only.
  • No returns/exchanges. No exceptions.
  • Begins December 23rd, ends December 31st 5PM PST


12/19/2014

Japan Blue Denim Restocks: Standards and Monster, Skinny and Tapered


Restocks from Japan Blue just landed!  We are now fully stocked on a ton of our standard Japan Blue line up including tag 38s on the tapered fits. Check out the full list of restocks below!

Japan Blue 14oz "Zimbabwe + Memphis" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0406. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0406, click here.

Japan Blue 16.5oz "Monster" Tapered Sanforized Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0412. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $220. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0412, click here.

Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0404. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $200. For more information, click here.

Japan Blue 14.8oz tapered vintage raw selvedge denim. Model JB0401. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0401, click here.

Japan Blue 14oz "Zimbabwe + Memphis" Skinny Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0206. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0206, click here.

Japan Blue 16.5oz "Monster" Skinny Sanforized Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0212. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $220. For more information, click here.

12/18/2014

Blue Owl Holiday Hours


The Blue Owl Showroom will have modified hours during the holiday season

  • Dec 20th (Sat) closed at 5pm.
  • Dec 24th (Wed) closed at 4pm.
  • Dec 25th (Thurs) closed.
  • Dec 26th (Fri) closed.
  • Jan 1st (Thurs) closed.
Email communication may be slightly delayed during these two weeks. The online shop is always open and taking orders.

12/17/2014

Denim Fades: BOM001 - 2 years of daily wear with 6 washes

Today we are featuring a faded pair of BOM001, which was our very first collaboration with the Japanese label Momotaro. In fact, this was the original sample pair, worn by Kevin here at Blue Owl Workshop. The fabric on the BOM001 is the same as the Momotaro Vintage label 0701 and 0201 models, the only difference for this collaboration being that we tweaked the fit, gave it black stitching and black battle stripes.

These have had approximately 2 years of daily wear and 6 washes and saw a pretty active lifestyle through a lot of hiking, camping, skating and loads of walking. There have been a couple of crotch repairs done via home remedies and our friends at Railcar Fine Goods, and are on their way back for a second round of repairs.

As you can see, the indigo Momotaro uses for their Vintage label series starts off extremely dark. The Zimbabwe cotton retains the dye very well, taking a little longer to show fading than other denim, but adds more character as it brings out a lot of different hues of indigo as the denim wears down.





Here you can see some rusting and aging on the Buttons.

The Copper rivet has oxidized and stained the pocket bag a blue-green color after the years of wear.

Here you can see the "train tracks" faded outline of the selvedge outseam, as well as the front side of the honeycombs.

Fades made by the denim stacking over time.


The black leather patch wrinkled and softened considerably.



Roping produced by the chain stitch used.

Crotch blowout repairs from Railcar Fine Goods and home repairs.

Before and after shots of the rivets and how they have aged.

Compared to the BOM002 which is the same fabric and fit but different stitching and no battle stripes.

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