Vintage Denim Expert

Vintage denim expert Yutaka Fujihara from Tokyo, Japan is known for his must-have books: 501XX – A collection of vintage jeans, and Levi’s Vintage Denim JacketsBoth books are dedicated to the American Levi’s brand and a true inspiration source for everyone with an interest in denim and history in general. Next to his two book publications, Yutaka is already more than 20 years the face of Tokyo’s finest vintage denim store BerBerJin which is located in Harajuku. You can find him mostly in the basement of the store which is loaded with the most unique and rare Levi’s items available in the market.

Yutaka Fujihara’s YouTube Channel

Recently Yutaka started a YouTube channel to share all his denim knowledge that he gained over the years. In his videos he’s talking about how to wash your jeans, all the specific details to keep an eye on as it comes to vintage denim, but also how to glue your jeans to achieve heavy fades, and he’s even answering questions that came in by vintage fans.

All the videos uploaded so far can be seen here below, and don’t worry, they’re all dubbed in English, so you don’t need to have a Japanese class first.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.