3 Major Types Of Denim Jeans : #1, RAW DENIM

Thanks to Men’s Health October issue, we’re going to learn about the 3 major types of denim jeans just in time for Fall. I am going to go through them for you. First is the RAW DENIM.

apc-rawdenim.jpgRAW DENIM : Dark, unprocessed monochromatic denim that looks like it just rolled off the loom.

PROS : According to Jeff Shafer, owner of Agave Denimsmith, Raw Denim is incredibly rugged. Meaning the denim is in it’s purest form

CONS : It has stiff fabric therefore you have to break it in by wearing it many time before you’d feel comfortable in them. Watch out for waistline fluctuation caused by it’s rigidness.

CARE : Washing machine and dryer is not good for Raw Denim. These process will cause for the dye to bleed, hence the fading of the denim. Shafer highly suggests wearing ‘em until they stink and then dry-clean only.

BEST FOR : Lean body type

AVOID IF : Traveling or if you expect your jeans to be comfy right away.

BRANDS : APC, Earnest Sewn, G-Star Raw Denim, Nudie Jeans

*Men’s Health Magazine, October 2007

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    • http://thedailytee.com Mike

      Jesus wore Raw Denim. :-)

    • Keith

      Breaking in a great pair of Louis Vuitton RTW japanese raw denim jeans. These babys have a mind of their own and turned me into a denim-head overnight. Putting them on new felt like stiff paper clothing but they are tuff enough. If/when they need cleaning I think dry cleaning. Haven’t experienced much bleed at all. I have purchased multitudes of “jeans” over the years but now I truly know what’s really ging on!

    • http://www.jeansmuseum.org Ruedi Karrer

      I always wear unwashed raw denim and I never would wash them. Just put them sometimes out in to the fresh air and avoid to wear them on hot days. After a couple of years, they turn out fantastic with all the abrasions, holes and some dirty shining at the right places.


    • suhagmia

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