For this blog, we're going for something different! For as long as you know, all our blogs are about denims, fabrics, cuts, and history. This time, we;re diving into our own community and getting to know every denimheads in the world.

Let's meet Johan Malik!

JOHAN MALIK | DENIMIO PREMIUM JAPANESE DENIM
JOHAN MALIK | DENIMIO PREMIUM JAPANESE DENIM
Johan Malik wearing ONI Denim

A bit about Johan.

Johan Malik is an exec living in Jakarta, working heavily with construction and of course, in his line of work, he requires a lot of heavy duty clothing to keep him out of harm. Currently located in Indonesia with his little family, a father with a deep love for photography, motorbikes, and music.

As most of his followers know, Johan Malik is one of the prominent figures in social media with literally living indigo. What is Johan's indigo DNA?

JOHAN MALIK | DENIMIO PREMIUM JAPANESE DENIM

Aesthetics & History of Denim

Why Japanese denim? You love it because of its fabrics, cuts, and/or quality?

Talking about Japanese denim, we can't ignore the beautiful history of the denim itself. I love the quality of the denim that Japanese makers can come up with where it's made. Japan as a culture has every technological advancements known to man, but  they are still aware of the old ways and the essence of the fabric, of the traditional values and ways to make the best denim aesthetics ever. The brands' histories are also one of my main reasons for getting into Japanese denim.

Jeans & Fades Identity

What's your indigo and jeans identity? Favorite brands?

Brand favorite? I love The Flat Head, Iron Heart, Pure Blue Japan, Studio d'Artisan, Real Mccoy, Tanuki, Momotaro, and last but not least, ONI Denim. Almost all Japanese denim ranks highly with me. For fading: it's a super long term commitment. Honestly, I love ultra dark contrasts to my fades since they really show the character of the wearer and the jeans itself. But the brands that really make the most impact on me is The Flat Head. Because of brands like the ones named above, I got to know so many denimheads all over the world.
As a Japanese denim lover myself, the texture I'm looking for in denim is, of course, the slubby-ness. My favorite jeans fit is slim tapered and slim straight. I tend to not wash my jeans too often because I love watching the jeans' evolution as time goes by. If I have to really wash it, I wash it when I've seen some fades developed, which takes 6 to 8 months.
JOHAN MALIK | DENIMIO PREMIUM JAPANESE DENIM
JOHAN MALIK | DENIMIO PREMIUM JAPANESE DENIM

There you go - Johan Malik! You can find out more about him in Instagram and see how he's taking the denim world to his own definition and style - rugged with a sophisticated simplicity we've never seen anywhere before.