The Complete Raw Denim Patch Collection

The little details that go into a pair of jeans can often be overlooked by the less discerning consumer. Only the most passionate denimheads care about chainstitches, selvedge lines, and tucked waistbands. But there are two design details few can overlook: the back pocket arcuate–which we highlighted recently–and the design of a brand’s patch. These allow for a designer’s artistic spirit to make a statement, one that might convince or deter a consumer from purchasing their creation.

With this in mind, we’ve assembled a near complete raw denim patch collection of the brands we know and love. Over a hundred raw denim-producing brands have been included, spanning one man operations to enormous denim manufacturers. Some reproduce the old guard’s patches to a near infringing level, while others use a completely original design, while some forgo the patch altogether.

We are only displaying one patch per brand due to space constraints, but many brands have numerous patches and some–like Sugar Cane or Kamikaze Attack–have a different patch for each model. We’ve picked the patches that we feel are most representative of the brand. As always, sound off in the comments section below with any favorite brands we may have overlooked.

3sixteen

3sixteen-leather-patch

3sixteen+

3sixteenplus_patch

3×1

(No Patch Typically Used-NPTU)

3x1

45RPM

45rpm

Akai-Me Denim

Akai-me

Allevol

allevol_patch

Ande Whall

indy011a

A.P.C.

(NPTU)

apc

Apolis

apolis

Atelier Ladurance

atelier-ladurance

Baldwin Denim

4

Benny Gold

benny-gold-denim-3

Benzak Denim Developers

9

Big John

big-john-denim-leather-tag-japan-jeans-3

Billiam

Billiam Folded

Brooklyn Denim Co.

SnackFixation-BDC-BDCPatch_zps1ad735be

Buck Mason

buck patch

Burgus Plus

burgusplus_feat

bybeatle

ucse1u7ybaq0uwd1-svz1lnqxh9wxw3rks0svcz4ga8

Carhartt

Patch on Pocket

carhartt_bronco_victorville_uk_2

Cheap Monday

Patch

Cheese Denim

threefitsback_wp

Denham the Jeanmaker

Denham-Jeans-Denim-LONG-JOHN-blog-Vivian-Holla-Amsterdam-Jason-Denham-selvage-cone-denim-white-oak-usa-original-vintage-looms-levis-jeans-Freelance-fashion-footwear-lifestyle-projects-1-e1363857988812

Denim Demon

Denim-Demon-brand-identity-by-Boy-Bastiaens

Denime

denime

Detroit Denim Co.

Detroit-Denim-Co

Dickies 1922

Patch on Pocket

1922_mgl0112

Dior

(NPTU)

after-back

Double Volante

DSCN5780_1

Dry Bones

dp580_4-1024x683

Dyer & Jenkins

dyer and jenkins

Eat Dust

A8

Edwin

edwin_ed39_leather_patch

Elhaus

Leather-Patchthumb

Endrime

endrime

Epaulet

kurabo grey 1 final

Eternal

eternal

Evisu

evisu-homage-to-levis-lee-wrangler-denim-jeans-japan-wouter-munnichs-long-john-blog-selvage-selvedge-red-tab-leather-patch-5-pocket-five-pocket-lazy-s-vintage-shuttle-looms-8

E-Workers

workers_feat

Factotum

factotum

The Flat Head

FH_3012_01_03-1025x682

Flint and Tinder

20131028_2013

Folta & Co.

IMG_8807

Full Count

fullcount

Fundamental Agreement Luxury

(NPTU)

Last-Import-25

G-Star Raw

g-star-raw-denim-jeans-2014-2015-fall-autumn-winter-fashion-mens-selvedge-vest-cargo-coat-bomber-sweats-parka-reversible-quilted-camo-rainwear-patches-01x

Gap

IMG_5133

Gustin

Gustin-Leather-Patch-and-loop

Hiut Denim

work_selv6

Howies

cm_ten_carolina-m-134-indigo-parent_5_1

I Love Ugly

ILU-Denim-Leather-Badge

Imogene + Willie

(NPTU)

image

Imperial

duke_blue_03-1026x683

Indigofera

IMG_3134-640x426

Iron Heart

ironheart

Jack Spade

Denim_2-hardware

Japan Blue

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Jean Shop

b40797e1ee99cd6bd86d040be3f40ff8

Jelado

55_patch_1024x1024

Kamikaze Attack

Kamikaze-Attack-Raw-Denim-5-630x395

Kapital

kapital-cisco-patch

Lee

P1020550

Left Field NYC

leftfield_patch

Levi’s

levis_patch

Mister Freedom

MF_SC_01_04-683x454

Mod9

mod9

Momotaro

momotaro

Naked & Famous

NF-patch

Natural Selection

NS-LEATHER-PATCH6

Noble Denim

leather-featured

Norman Porter

best-of-philly-denim-19

Northern Denim Co.

20130508-001807

Nudie

nudie

Oldblue Co.

oldblue

OMNIGOD

db_file_img_4766_600xauto

Oni

Oni

Ooe Yofukten

ooeyofukten

Orgueil

orgueil OR001 patch

Pace

Pace-Jeans

Paleo

PaleoDenim_Final-9

Paulrose Products

PR_PRJ1947-17_patch

Paul Smith

paul-smith-red-ear-dark-wash-tapered-denim-jeans-jjrj-022m-851-p14773-38933_zoom

Phable

W665-45599_LeatherPatch

PI Hagberg

IMG_3094

Pike Brothers

ML_New Utility_Pike Brothers_Roamer_19

Pointer Brand

(Cloth Patch on Pocket)

Pointer-3

PRPS

43

Pure Blue Japan

pbj-ai-patch

rag & bone

(lower cased initials on pocket only, no patch)

350x233px-LL-10a450a3_rb_04

Railcar Fine Goods

Junichix002

Raleigh Denim

10782-01_1396631994

Real Japan Blues

rjb-real-japan-blues-selvedge-raw-dry-shuttle-loom-2013-2014-fall-autumn-winter-mens-collection-top-picks-tents-project-magic-denim-jeans-01x

Real McCoys

realmccoy

Red Cloud

p7126692

Rising Sun & Co.

PC230061

Rogue Territory

rogueterritory

Roy

ROY_RN04_01_02-1026x683

RPMWEST

RPMWest_Review_Denimhunters-4

RRL

24-12-2013_rrl_slimjeans_1wash_6

Ruell & Ray

LeatherPatch

Samurai

sam 710xx patch

Shockoe Denim

shockoe_feat

Skull Jeans

skull 5507 patch

Somet

somet-008-patch

Steel Feather

6898587950_2ed6d65f86_z

Stevenson Overall Co.

767-RXX_01_04-1026x683

Stone Island

13825336072750H

The Strike Gold

SG-_5105_01_04-1025x682

The Stronghold

stronghold_1

Studio D’Artisan

sda-106-patch

Sugar Cane

xSC_LIGHT_01_03-757x504

Sunrise Japan

Sunrise-MudIndigo-Patch

Tellason

tellason-selvage-5-pocket-jeans-5

Toys McCoy

Toys McCoy

Triple Works

a

Trophy

Trophy-DD-patch_4be633fd-9d93-4bb4-9d7c-9e72bc84450c_1024x1024

UES

ues

Unbranded

the-unbranded-brand-tapered-raw-jean-10045279_209324_1000

Uniqlo

XVA55

United Stock Dry Goods

united-stock-dry-goods-ss13-lookbook-12

The West Is Dead

3811227_1024x1024

Warehouse

warehouse

Williamsburg Garment Co.

(Embossed Logo Instead of Patch)

Williamsburg-Garment-Company-logo-waistband-960x608

WP Lavori

AVPAN0129BETTY_367_5

Wrangler

(Patch on Pocket)

P1020828

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Forrest

Forrest Old is a New Jersey-bred resident of an odd little city called Columbus, Ohio. A journalism graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, he spends his days deconstructing the shelves of Ohio's top bookstore, The Book Loft. At night, you'll most likely find him freelance writing while listening to a new vinyl record.

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  • iBlackDan6

    Great article! I know it would be difficult to include every brand available. However, would like to see brands such as Pherrow’s and Deluxeware mentioned.

    • http://www.promotestatus.com Chris wcrd

      Who?

      • iBlackDan6

        They are popular brands in the Japanese market.

        • Forrest

          Like you said, it’s tricky to include every single brand. The hope is, however, that this list will not be a one off thing and continue to grow.

  • Nachos

    acne studios?

    • Forrest

      Damn, ill own that I missed this one. Great brand

      • Nachos

        no prob.

  • Altoclefchris

    Sage has a pretty fantastic patch.

    • Forrest

      Agreed.

  • Grandier

    personal favorite patch design: Noble’s. the font really make it look like a solid pair of jeans.

    personal favourite leather patch: N&F’s Jade Selvedge. there’s something about American Bison hide that attracts me so much.

  • INeverLikedYou

    Great list! The best patch I have ever seen is the tattooed by hand collab. with Norman Porter Co. X TSY.
    http://selvedgeyard.com/2014/04/09/the-selvedge-yard-x-norman-porter-co-cone-selvedge-denim-collaboration/

  • Roberto Balzani

    What about apc even though I’m not a fan of them at all

    • Philip Che

      A.P.C is on there. but they don’t have a patch

      • Roberto Balzani

        So it is I just completely blanked it for reason

  • Kyle

    My favorites are Ande Whall, the 3Sixteen 30BSP patch (not pictured), the Roy Exploding Horse (not pictured), the standard Eternal patch (not pictured), and the Flat Head 16 oz. series patch.

    • Bellicapelli

      I’d vote for the Iron Heart “Devil’s Fit” patch or the Self Edge/Imperial collaboration (the California bear with the jeans hanging from his mouth).

  • Kevin Walker

    White Horse Ranch Dungarees has an awesome, hair-on-hide patch.

  • Mario

    Burgus Plus would be my all time favortite

  • Althathwe

    Gustin have few patches.

  • Guest

    denim.lab

  • Guest

    denimlab

  • sander

    denim.lab patch from Italy Panama labels.

  • nicolabertone

    Pure Blue Japan has a different brand and patch for their jeans sold outside Japan, Syoaiya.

  • swissjeansfreak

    I love this post with a great overview of many raw denim brands. It would be awesome to update this with more brands like Tulp jeans or Denimasa or others in a second run

    • Forrest

      This is a hope of mine as well. Ultimately I think it be great to have a Brands link up top which could provide a reference such as the dictionary, including arcuate, leather patch, denims commonly used and perhaps an est. date.

  • Cupcaps

    I personally like this movement from Nobrandedon Supply, destroyed twill patch, unique and so beautiful effect

  • Cupcaps

    I personally fall in love with this movement from Nobrandedon Denim Supply, destroyed twill patch, so beautiful and unique