Raw Denim Jeans
Cult of Individuality say it’s time to get “Raw”. Beginning October 1st, the brand will be hosting its first ever Future Vintage Project. A raw denim challenge with a twist! All you have to do is commit to wearing a pair of raw denim from Cult as often as possible until April 30th, without hand or machine washing.
Each passing use and abuse will help to create a unique and natural fade, wear and “whiskering” effect, reflecting your own individual style. To keep things interesting, Cult is throwing in monthly challenges that will be sure to impact the overall finish of the jeans too. Sounds like fun right?
Throughout the process of breaking in your raw denim, you will be asked to document the progress with photos and videos via Facebook, blog posts, Twitter and Instagram – and tag it with #CultFutureVintage. The Future Vintage Project’s conclusion on May 1st 2015 will allow the participants to finally wash their jeans, revealing the finished product. They will post images of the final product, along with its name for Cult’s fans to vote on. The winner’s wash will earn a limited time place in Cult’s product line, and earn the wearer a $1000 cultofindividuality.com credit. You can sign up and check out more details here. I love this idea and I can’t wait to see some of your jeans!
So since the market for Raw denim is growing right now I thought I would take this opportunity to show the progress of some of our Honestforum members Raw denim. I love to see how the jeans look even after a few wears, you can see them really forming to your body shape. The honey combs start to appear along with the lap creases, after a while they begin slightly fading and when you wash them the contrast against the fades to the rest of the denim looks great. The more you wear them, the more they change and so on. For me, they are like a project I like to work on, and its an easy one! If you would like to know more about Raw Denim please check out our guide and the Dry Denim section of Honestforum.
Here are my Good Societys (Lorna17) from New to 10 wears. (click to enlarge images)
My Sling & Stones Rachels (lorna17) from new to 40 ish wears, 1 soak and 1 wash.
Anthonys Nudie Slim Jim (pocket stitching removed) from almost new to 1 year old, 1 wash 1 dry clean.
Anthonys Dior at 1 year and 1 wash, 1 dry clean and plenty of soaks.
The denim brand Good Society is releasing a new range on pre-order of colored denim. There is a pinky red color, lilac and light gray in a skinny cut. I love Good Society because their denim is all organic! The fit on them is great and they look really cute. I myself own a pair of Dry/Raw denim Good Societys and they are fantastic. I recommend this brand if you havent already tried them, they are not too expensive either. Most denim these days contains a lot of chemicals from the cotton growing process, so its nice that these are organic! Want to give Good Society a try? Check out Tobi for a great selection of the brand for men and women.
Good Society is a loosely connected organic movement driving global change. The core value of this movement is the belief that in all things we must love, will, and do good. The Good Society label takes fashion beyond useless, and often-destructive pretense by presenting an affordably priced, forward thinking collection that is fully sustainable – both ecologically and socially. The label centers around its collection of fairly traded 100% organic denim with clean styling and a fit that ensures it will be the pair you wear to look good and feel great.
That little jingle that used to play on the cotton commercials , “Cotton, the fabric of our lives”, could totally be changed to, “Denim, the fabric of our lives”! Now I realize that denim is made from cotton. I also realize you can get denim shoes and occasionally denim furniture, but I didn’t realize that you can get Denim Plates!!! Goodness! Denim PLATES?!?!
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