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 >
It was a few years ago that I happened to stumble across a website based on designer denim and authenticating designer clothing. I was a complete newcomer to the designer jeans world and was eager to learn what the hype was about.
I joined and lurked for a while, expecting to be torn to utter pieces when I asked a question that would have seemed stupid to the pros on the site. But a funny thing happened, I got my questions answered, and I was given a welcome.
That was years ago and I am still here.
I moved on from being a member to a mod, and then to admin. So let me tell you a bit about myself and what I have planned for the site.
My HonestForum screenname is CUTUP, but many know me as Chris. I am a health and fitness nut who is completely and utterly addicted to designer clothing. I work in the field of contracting and architecture, which allows me to use some of my creative talents as well as doing some physical labor (which I love).
My goals for the site are as follows:
#1 To expand the member base of the site.
#2 To open up more broad ranged areas for discussion of all manner of clothing, especially a high end section for more upscale brands.
#3 Freedom of speech and open conversation will be balanced by respect for other members and tolerence for those who may be too new to know the ins and the outs of an online fashion forum.
#4 To have our mods and myself be completely transparent and accountable to our members.
You guys and gals are the reason the site exists in the first place. So if there are any problems of any kind, or ideas you may have to make the site a better place, please drop me a Private Message on the forum.
I am certain that once you join this place, you would be hard pressed to leave. That’s about it for me, its been a pleasure to be a part of this place, and I hope to be for more years to come!”
Welcome Cutup! Chat with you on the forum soon!
I have recently become a big fan of AG jeans – I think I am up to 4 pairs now! I most recently got a pair of the AG Gamin jeans at the recent Gilt Groupe AG sale and they fit great! I love the flare of that style.
The ever-stylish Charlize Theron was spotted at Sunset Plaze in Los Angeles wearing a pair of J Brand skinny jeans recently. Love her look!
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