Raw Denim Jeans
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 >
The High School Musical gang Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron did a photoshoot for Elle magazine. Zac is wearing Nudie jeans above and APC jeans below. Ashley Tisdale is also wearing a Rock & Republic leather jacket below. I love these photos - they so classic looking! You can see the full selection at Elle.com
Photos courtesy of Elle.com
The fantastic company Sling & Stones have created a new line of raw denim specifically for Kiya at www.selfedge.com, the new line is just for us lucky ladies! Coming this weekend to Selfedge! They are completely re-designed raw denim, they are made from 95% pima cotton and 5% polyurethane, the cuts are designed just like the Good Society range and the gold button is round this time, not square! That should be less painful on our thumbs! Also there will be no inverted yoke on the back.
Highlighted with unique aesthetic qualities such as 24kt gold plated buttons, stylized yokes, and 24kt gold plated embroidery thread; Sling & Stones offers you true luxury, eco-premium denims. Their ambitions of being socially responsible, all Sling & Stones pocket bags and binding fabric use certified fair trade, organic, hand picked Tanguis cotton from Peru.
I’m so pleased about this new line of raw denim, Sling & Stones hot designer should definitely be proud. I love what S&S stands for, fair trade and helping those who need it, you guys are awesome!
To learn more about raw/dry denim, check out HonestForum’s Dry Denim section.
Ex Supermodel Cindy Crawford was spotted in a sleek pair of J Brand skinnies at the Poppy Store Opening on April 15. I have to say she is looking quite amazing and could sell me a pair of J Brand Jeans any day. If only we could all age this well!
Pictured below with the ever adorable Reese Witherspoon who also attended the opening.