High Fashion – Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Raw Denim

Burberry Prorsum Raw Denim Jeans

Burberry Prorsum Raw Denim

“To create the most user-friendly and comprehensive resource for men’s raw denim.” – That’s our mandate. While some of our readers might not care much for today’s featured jeans, we think it’s important to acknowledge all facets of raw denim.

It seems European high fashion brands are starting to take notice of all the attention earned by contemporaries such as A.P.C. with their trend-setting New Standard line. A few seasons ago, British fashion giant Burberry quietly released this pair of jeans made from selvedge denim in a “scraped raw wash”.

They have now followed up with a different pair in proper raw denim as part of their Burberry Prorsum line. Sadly, the jeans don’t appear to be selvedge, but specific details are scarce.

Is this occurrence a matter to be celebrated? Is raw denim making proper headway into the mainstream fashion big-leagues along with Dior Homme? Or is Burberry just trying to cash in on the latest trend? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

Details

  • Name: Burberry Prorsum Raw Denim Jean
  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim
  • Denim: 100% Cotton, Sanforized

Photos: (Source: MrPorter.com)

Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Raw Denim Jeans

Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Raw Denim Jeans
Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Raw Denim Jeans
Burberry Prorsum Slim-Fit Raw Denim Jeans

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Sean

An enthusiast for all things denim, vintage and manly; speaker of Japanese; Rawr Denim's Managing Editor. When he's not being a grammar-nazi, he can be found finishing his degree in East-Asian Studies.

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  • Anteezy

    I don’t mind paying more for high end fashion brands as long as the products are high quality. Burberry just doesn’t deliver that and I think it’s a really overrated brand.

  • Anteezy

    I don’t mind paying more for high end fashion brands as long as the products are high quality. Burberry just doesn’t deliver that and I think it’s a really overrated brand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000556194579 Bronson Wistuk

    I think I own those shoes…

    Also, not loving the jeans. Especially not the tag.

    • Sean Slater

      The shoes are Church’s Burwood Wingtip Brogues. Certainly wish I had a pair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000556194579 Bronson Wistuk

    I think I own those shoes…

    Also, not loving the jeans. Especially not the tag.

    • Sean Slater

      The shoes are Church’s Burwood Wingtip Brogues. Certainly wish I had a pair.

  • bob

    there is much history and heritage associated with raw selvage denim. not sure if burberry can deliver (don’t like their goods’ quality). if this pair can survive a war (as other independent small brands do very well in terms of true kick-ass jeans) then it’s worth to consider in my book; if not then what’s the point of being old school? – and 12oz might not work well. looking a bit too flashy.

    • Ant

      I guess my argument to denim purist is that theres Nothing “old school” about spending a car payment on a pair of “work trousers” . Denim brands have gotten out of control with their pricing

      • bob

        #1 Who said anything about paying car payments for ‘old school’ jeans (there are other options)?
        #2 The point of being old school is that one would create a solid product that would last and have quality in the details. Prices today for many brands are out of the roof though there are some below the $150 mark. Burberry will be over $150 (remember it’s ‘high fashion’) and the attention to having a long-term pair of jeans might or might not be there (12oz and the way the yarns were formed). Today if one spends money on an inferior product, it would be wise to spend some more dollars (if possible and or if necessary) for a simply better product all around. Back in the day it was the same. So being ‘old school’ does not mean one is going to spend more for quality in the details as the market has more choices. There must be balance in terms of product and not outrageous prices. 

        #3 Your argument to my comment about old school implying car payments is not relevant

        • Ant the denim banana hammock

          #1. There was no argument, only an observation

          #2. My comment was directed at the outrageous prices of quality denim today and the observation that companies try to use denims history as workwear to market denim to the bourgeoise. It was not intended to attack your use of the term “old school”.

          #3. There comes a certain point when the quality of a product cannot be improved at a rate that justifies the cost. I chose the $150 mark arbitrarily to illustrate that there is probably no difference in a well made pair of jeans at this price point and one that cost $385. At some point you are paying solely for status( like a BMW 3 series. Looks like a Kia inside but you pay double to have that symbol on the hood). 

          4. Your comment about my comment being irrelevant is irrelevant (and incorrect)

          • bob

            #1 The argument that ‘you guess’ to denim purists is
            just that, an argument (even if it’s an observation, the observation is arguing
            the reality you see). Your observation is not relevant to my comment, read it
            again. If Burberry can make a great pair of jeans at a lower price then more
            power to them. Car payment prices or not, where is it stated in my reply that one has to spend car payment costs for old school denim? Denim purists know better to keep in mind who’s who in the market and who’s sucking blood. There’s a brand around that thinking.   

            #2 Your observation is true with brands though is irrelevant
            to my comment for what it stated (what you implied was that my comment implied “old
            school – car payment costs” which was incorrect). Thank you for making the
            effort to point this out and putting your comment on correct grounds in
            contrast to mine.   

            #3 I absolutely agree (but once again, what you
            implied was that my comment implied “old school, car payment costs” which was
            incorrect; this itself is independent from my post and hence I said there are
            other options to keep it kick-ass without paying car payments) and this should
            have had its respective posting for its content is another compared to mine. 
             

            #4 The reason your thought about old school implying
            car payment quantities is irrelevant is because there are ‘old school’ brands
            that fall below the outrageous car payment amount and this is something my
            comment did not even touch. Hence to say ‘theres Nothing “old school” about spending a car payment on a
            pair of “work trousers”’ is
            irrelevant to my posts’ content. My comment about yours is as
            relevant as relevance gets because it was to guide the misplacement of your
            reply.    

  • bob

    there is much history and heritage associated with raw selvage denim. not sure if burberry can deliver (don’t like their goods’ quality). if this pair can survive a war (as other independent small brands do very well in terms of true kick-ass jeans) then it’s worth to consider in my book; if not then what’s the point of being old school? – and 12oz might not work well. looking a bit too flashy.

    • Ant

      I guess my argument to denim purist is that theres Nothing “old school” about spending a car payment on a pair of “work trousers” . Denim brands have gotten out of control with their pricing

      • bob

        #1 Who said anything about paying car payments for ‘old school’ jeans (there are other options)?
        #2 The point of being old school is that one would create a solid product that would last and have quality in the details. Prices today for many brands are out of the roof though there are some below the $150 mark. Burberry will be over $150 (remember it’s ‘high fashion’) and the attention to having a long-term pair of jeans might or might not be there (12oz and the way the yarns were formed). Today if one spends money on an inferior product, it would be wise to spend some more dollars (if possible and or if necessary) for a simply better product all around. Back in the day it was the same. So being ‘old school’ does not mean one is going to spend more for quality in the details as the market has more choices. There must be balance in terms of product and not outrageous prices. 

        #3 Your argument to my comment about old school implying car payments is not relevant

        • Ant the denim banana hammock

          #1. There was no argument, only an observation

          #2. My comment was directed at the outrageous prices of quality denim today and the observation that companies try to use denims history as workwear to market denim to the bourgeoise. It was not intended to attack your use of the term “old school”.

          #3. There comes a certain point when the quality of a product cannot be improved at a rate that justifies the cost. I chose the $150 mark arbitrarily to illustrate that there is probably no difference in a well made pair of jeans at this price point and one that cost $385. At some point you are paying solely for status( like a BMW 3 series. Looks like a Kia inside but you pay double to have that symbol on the hood). 

          4. Your comment about my comment being irrelevant is irrelevant (and incorrect)

          • bob

            #1 The argument that ‘you guess’ to denim purists is
            just that, an argument (even if it’s an observation, the observation is arguing
            the reality you see). Your observation is not relevant to my comment, read it
            again. If Burberry can make a great pair of jeans at a lower price then more
            power to them. Car payment prices or not, where is it stated in my reply that one has to spend car payment costs for old school denim? Denim purists know better to keep in mind who’s who in the market and who’s sucking blood. There’s a brand around that thinking.   

            #2 Your observation is true with brands though is irrelevant
            to my comment for what it stated (what you implied was that my comment implied “old
            school – car payment costs” which was incorrect). Thank you for making the
            effort to point this out and putting your comment on correct grounds in
            contrast to mine.   

            #3 I absolutely agree (but once again, what you
            implied was that my comment implied “old school, car payment costs” which was
            incorrect; this itself is independent from my post and hence I said there are
            other options to keep it kick-ass without paying car payments) and this should
            have had its respective posting for its content is another compared to mine. 
             

            #4 The reason your thought about old school implying
            car payment quantities is irrelevant is because there are ‘old school’ brands
            that fall below the outrageous car payment amount and this is something my
            comment did not even touch. Hence to say ‘theres Nothing “old school” about spending a car payment on a
            pair of “work trousers”’ is
            irrelevant to my posts’ content. My comment about yours is as
            relevant as relevance gets because it was to guide the misplacement of your
            reply.    

  • Kathrynl

    Nooooooooooo! No!

  • Kathrynl

    Nooooooooooo! No!

  • thebrik

    i was going to get their selvedge jeans when they stocked them thinking they would be a decent starter pair but the burberry store didn’t have them so i ended up getting a pair GAP selvedge as that was they only store i could find within like a 150 mile radius that had selvedge jeans and i still wish they had  them in stock. the first go they had actually looked pretty decent, much better patch. Really wonder how the crotch would’ve held up compared these (it’s absolutely decimated). 

  • thebrik

    i was going to get their selvedge jeans when they stocked them thinking they would be a decent starter pair but the burberry store didn’t have them so i ended up getting a pair GAP selvedge as that was they only store i could find within like a 150 mile radius that had selvedge jeans and i still wish they had  them in stock. the first go they had actually looked pretty decent, much better patch. Really wonder how the crotch would’ve held up compared these (it’s absolutely decimated). 

  • Cerpin

    oh god what

  • Cerpin

    oh god what

  • Ant tha og collectah

    with japanese brands charging outrageous prices (anything over $150 imo and your having your pockets picked) high fashion brands could probably offer the mass market an equally attractive product at a competitive price

  • Ant tha og collectah

    with japanese brands charging outrageous prices (anything over $150 imo and your having your pockets picked) high fashion brands could probably offer the mass market an equally attractive product at a competitive price

  • apsidewatch

    one of the thing that i admire about raw denim is how ‘exclusive’ u can be with ur jeans, that its mine and not owned by the whole public. tbh, i really dont like it to be big enough that everyone know about it, even it would mean lower price for their mass production.

    its like fight club, when it got too big, its not that cool anymore.

  • apsidewatch

    one of the thing that i admire about raw denim is how ‘exclusive’ u can be with ur jeans, that its mine and not owned by the whole public. tbh, i really dont like it to be big enough that everyone know about it, even it would mean lower price for their mass production.

    its like fight club, when it got too big, its not that cool anymore.

  • ms

    Ugh. I’d say the Japanese have nothing to worry about. Also, if that’s raw denim for the masses, I’d say those of us fighting to keep our secret raw denim club a secret also have nothing to worry about.

    That said, I also laughed at everyone who kept telling me Kid Rock would be huge someday.

  • ms

    Ugh. I’d say the Japanese have nothing to worry about. Also, if that’s raw denim for the masses, I’d say those of us fighting to keep our secret raw denim club a secret also have nothing to worry about.

    That said, I also laughed at everyone who kept telling me Kid Rock would be huge someday.

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  • Mikes

    the only thing that irks me is people saying Burberry is not quality stuff, but Samurais and Momotaros falling appart because of cotton stiching in less than a year is great quality stuff …

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  • Philip Che

    I like the matte black rivets, but I think Burberry should stick to what it’s best at doing

  • gary from accounting

    burberry has been around for over 100 years thats gotta count for something they even invented the trench coat these aren’t no true religions you can get a pair of burberry raws for 200 last time i checked nudies are 180-190 so 10 bucks more you get a solid brand they haven’t completely sold out like the rest of the high fashion market and they don’t have weird stitching or a weird cut i find them to be very comfortable to each there own i guess