Raw Denim 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?!?!
From Style.com: Candy Pratt’s denim must haves for the season.
My best friend Kate is huge Dry Denim enthusiast. “Why would I want to buy jeans that are made to look like I already wore them? I just don’t get it,” she says, “What I do, is buy raw denim and, at first, they may be awful, but then I sit in my bathtub wearing them, and soak in them…and then I wear them til they’re practically dry on me…Oh my gosh! It is toruture! But totally worth it…” she squeals… “Then, I wear them constantly, do crazy things like lunges in them, jump around in them, maybe even work out in them, dance around the house in them, and of course, I never wash them…Then they behave. Then it’s not as if it looks like I broke them in…because, I actually did! The best part is when they get all of the creases in them…around the backs of my knees and on my legs…and they are my creases. Man, I wish they were more of a girl thing though…it’s so hard to find great women’s dry jeans. Love my Levi’s though!”
I can remember one week last year when Kate came to visit me. She had the most amazing pair of Levi’s on. When I say amazing, I mean really amazing. They were the kind of jeans that look like you had to lay down to get them on, but really, she didn’t have to do that at all. She just glided right into them. They were straight leg and just slightly high waisted…but nothing too trendy. And as she had mentioned in her previous dissertation on broken in dry denim, they were faded everywhere, just right to her body. What was the secret? They were dry denim of course.
So What is Dry Denim?
So, maybe many of you already know about Dry Denim, or, as it is sometimes called, “Raw” Denim. Dry Denim is, in fact, developing a cult following these days with huge fan forum’s and websites out there. Like my best friend, there are many people who agree, that a natural fit and fade to one’s own body, is preferable to a fade that is made to order. There are companies out there that are specifically devoted to Dry Denim and guys and girls alike who refuse to buy anything else. Finding Dry denim for women, however, I do have to agree is typically more challenging, and much of the women’s dry denim is…well…watered down a bit…but…let’s get down to basics first… Read More >