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blm14's raw denimz

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Ok so first some info: I mostly paid under retail for these, I've been buying them for almost a year, and there are two which aren't pictured (brand new KMW 1980 black chinese denim, still at work, and samurai S5000VX - on my butt right now):

Going top to bottom, left to right in each photo:



1) RRVS flame selvage. Worn maybe 10 times. Will eventually really work on these because I love them.

2) Levis eco 501 STF green selvage. Hot soak, worn twice.

3) Nudie RRDS. Washed too early back when I couldn't wear jeans to work that often. They still have potential but I have other nudies even that I like more. Maybe 3-4 months and one wash.

4) TR billy raws. Dont really wear these anymore but I keep them around.



1) KMW 1950 indigo, chinese denim. Love the fit on these and they started getting wear REALLY fast but I'm working on other things.

2) PBH xx-006. Great denim, just OK cut. My first unsanforized jeans. I will eventually wear these for a while, because they can achieve greatness.

3) Earnest Sewn cut&sew full selvage japanese denim. These bleed a TON and are a little too big for me. I got them on ebay and LOVE them and actually totally forgot I had them even! Paid like $80 for them and they were like $350 new I think.

4) Diesel Ranan 83D. Waiting to take these to the tailor for a complete overhaul before I wear. denim is SO nice but cut is just so-so.



1) RRDS (see above)

2) TR (see above)

3) RRVS - these have a fair amount of time put into them and the denim is SOOOOOO pretty and nice but after all the wear I have very little to show for it and they're super tight which kind of isn't my thing at the moment.

4) Sugarcane hawaii. LOVED these after the first soak but they shrunk a TON after first machine wash, so put them aside for now. GREAT GREAT jeans though...



The only NEW jean in this one is the bottom-right which is an APC rescue in size 35. Great jeans, just no time for them yet.



Only new jean here is the bottom right again, sugarcane okinawa one-wash. Another great jean that I dont have time for. Brand new.



Bottom row is new here:

1) Oni Shoai hank-dyed natural indigo 19oz awa jeans. I paid an OBSCENE amount of money for these (but less than US retail!) and the denim is amazing but they're kind of uncomfortable owing to the amount of slub. They also get wear about as fast as a piece of solid diamond in a gentle stream.

2) LVC 646. Paid $50 at barneys. love em, just no time.

3) Ironheart 21oz bootcut non-selvage. The rise on these is SO low but I love the cut. Probably closest to zathan of any raw I've seen.



The only new one here is the RRL which are REALLY nice and REALLY cheap. Put in maybe 2 months on these before I got interested in something else. I have two pairs of these.



The tan ones are samurai S5000CX. LOVE these but they're warp and weft dyed so not much wear and they're also relatively new.

Bottom left is my pair of eternal 811 which has the second-most wear of all my raws to-date. LOVE these but one of the button holes is starting to wear through so waiting until i can bring them to the tailor to fix before I wear some more.

bottom-right is newest purchase from BiG 20% off sale. Oni rope-dyed natural indigo. Maybe 5 wears on these. Love them but yet again not enough time.
post #2 of 36
nice collection! I love the earnest sewns!
post #3 of 36
HOLY SHITZ
post #4 of 36
SHITZ THAT"S HOLY!

I love the Iron Hearts, and I have a pair of Earnest Sewns Fulton/raw half selvedge.


Those Sugarcane okinawa one wash are beautiful as well!
post #5 of 36
Ben, I had been wondering what you have been storing up in that closet of yours! Your RRVS are so incredible. If you ever see a pair of these out there in the NYC you let me know. Deal?
post #6 of 36
I wish my sams had tabs. nice bunch of pants.
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by bottledregrets View Post
Ben, I had been wondering what you have been storing up in that closet of yours! Your RRVS are so incredible. If you ever see a pair of these out there in the NYC you let me know. Deal?
I havent seen any RRVS in YEARS. They're long discontinued... Your best bet is really gonna be ebay but good luck finding a new pair. Sugarcane makes a jean that is _similar_ in terms of the type of denim used.
post #8 of 36
GOOD LORD i've been waiting for this thread!
this is, hands down, the largest collection of raw denim i've ever seen!

i really love all of these!
now we need some modeling shots haha
post #9 of 36
just stopping by to look again
post #10 of 36
holy cow. very nice.

Did you calculate how much time it would take to break all of those in?!
post #11 of 36
well, since there are 19 pairs i'd say at least 10 years. personally i think this is total overkill and i don't really see the point of having this many unless you aren't planning on buying any more jeans for at least 6 or 7 years.
post #12 of 36
nice collection bro!
post #13 of 36
Very cool collection.

Love those hawaii canes.

Best Regards
post #14 of 36
10 years... serious investment.
post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
well, since there are 19 pairs i'd say at least 10 years. personally i think this is total overkill and i don't really see the point of having this many unless you aren't planning on buying any more jeans for at least 6 or 7 years.
You neglect accounting for the fact that I actually prefer them dark and raw. I started being interested in dry denim because I liked the clean, crispy look and the idea that they are a blank canvas. Once they're worn in and have all kinds of wear patterns I'll be bored of them because their ability to express potential is gone...

You may think that makes me nuts but o well... Besides its also a collecting thing. I may not ever wear those RRVS again but you'd better be sure I'm gonna keep them LOL
post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
You neglect accounting for the fact that I actually prefer them dark and raw. I started being interested in dry denim because I liked the clean, crispy look and the idea that they are a blank canvas. Once they're worn in and have all kinds of wear patterns I'll be bored of them because their ability to express potential is gone...

You may think that makes me nuts but o well... Besides its also a collecting thing. I may not ever wear those RRVS again but you'd better be sure I'm gonna keep them LOL
I like them when thay are crispy and new as well.
post #17 of 36
Awesome collection! Now post worn pics of all of them! haha
post #18 of 36
ben.. these are fantastic.. what an excellent collection of dry denim and a nice variety.. I am with begret I love the iron hearts..
post #19 of 36
All that denim with no wear...boooo


I'm envious.
post #20 of 36
nice stuff ben
post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
well, since there are 19 pairs i'd say at least 10 years. personally i think this is total overkill and i don't really see the point of having this many unless you aren't planning on buying any more jeans for at least 6 or 7 years.

well i was going to say maybe it is because he likes to know that he's going to create something with them they're long drawn out art projects... but he kinda already said that...

but I agree it'd kinda stink to only get to wear these a few times each out of the year... i'd almost wanna work on a new pair every year... but that's just because i'd get too anxious to see what they'd look like
post #22 of 36
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nice stuff ben
Coming from you cheap, I am truly very honored.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by blm14 View Post
You neglect accounting for the fact that I actually prefer them dark and raw. I started being interested in dry denim because I liked the clean, crispy look and the idea that they are a blank canvas. Once they're worn in and have all kinds of wear patterns I'll be bored of them because their ability to express potential is gone...

You may think that makes me nuts but o well... Besides its also a collecting thing. I may not ever wear those RRVS again but you'd better be sure I'm gonna keep them LOL
you aren't crazy, I have 4 pairs of RRDS and I haven't worn dry denim for at least 7 months. Different tastes come and go. I will get around to it one day but for now, I enjoy having them greet me when I step into my closet.
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Nova View Post
this is, hands down, the largest collection of raw denim i've ever seen!
Look again. Mr zk's collection. [not to steal your thunder Ben]






WRETCH Photo Album - zk2006's Album
post #25 of 36
^

You rob a sugar can factory??

damm I'm jealous
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