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A Look At Zimbabwe Cotton with Full Count’s Mikiharu Tsujita

One of the crucial elements that separates the raw denim hobby from ordinary consumer fashion is the careful consideration of the materials used to construct the jeans. If the modern raw denim movement was born from a fascination with selvedge denim and [...]

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Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return

5 Raw Denim Options for Women

Even though Marilyn Monroe killed it in jeans in 1954′s River of No Return, it is no secret that the selvedge and raw denim scene has historically been a boy’s club. With that being said the fairer sex has been voicing [...]

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Unsanforized Denim – Is It Worth It?

As more people gain exposure to raw denim from brands all over the world, we’ve been hearing a lot of questions that pertain to not just what unsanforized denim is but what actually is the difference between unsanforized denim and [...]

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Denim Darwinism: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cheap Raws

It’s not getting any easier to stay in the black in the increasingly saturated market of raw denim. We at Rawr Denim report on a new brand producing raw selvedge jeans or a new store selling them almost every other day, and each one [...]

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Tankfarm & Co. Bridge Straight Relaxed Fit Raw Denim – Review

The Seal Beach, California-based Tankfarm & Co. has been featured on RawrDenim before, roughly 8 months ago with a peek into their beautifully laid-out shop. Their brick-and-mortar and online shops feature an array of brands, as [...]

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How to Look Different While Wearing the Same Jeans Everyday

Despite the extensive list of reasons raw denim is superior to standard distressed denim, one cannot overlook the drawbacks. Breaking in and revealing the nature of one’s denim comes with its struggles, wearing the same jeans every day without looking [...]

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Kr3w Denim No.11 Selvedge Chino - Denim Review

KR3W Denim No.11 Selvedge Chino – Denim Review

During my ventures this past January at Agenda Tradeshow in New York City I was fortunate enough to find myself in the company of Kr3w Denim‘s very own creative director, Brad Alband. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Kr3w is a skateboarding and lifestyle label that [...]

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Jesper Remmerswaal, Tulp Jeans – One Man Brand

Based in the Netherlands, Tulp Jeans is a small operation run by Jesper Remmerswaal from a room at the back of his cozy apartment in the charming town of Delft. His passion for raw denim was instilled originally by his brother who [...]

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Eternal 886 Jacket - Review

Eternal 886 14 Oz. Jacket – Review

In February of last year, Eternal released its 886 jacket. The jacket is built to resemble the famous Levi’s Type II with a boxy frame and two patch pockets. Renowned denim retailer Blue In Green carries both the 886 and 887 (modelled after the Type III) and I got the [...]

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5 Places to Buy and Sell Used Raw Denim

The dream with every new raw denim purchase is that you and your jeans will form a deep personal connection that lasts until one of you dies. But as much as we’d all like to hope that indigo-hued fairy tale [...]

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An Introduction To Loopwheeled Sweatshirts

An Introduction To Loopwheeled Sweatshirts

Of all the clothing associated with raw denim it normally shakes down to boots, chambrays, flannels, and sweatshirts. Many of the most revered brands in the raw denim world like Samurai, Studio D’Artisan, The Real McCoys, and The Strike [...]

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Are one man brands sustainable?

Are One Man Brands Sustainable?

When I first got into selvedge denim I would justify the exorbitant cost of my jeans to friends by talking about craftsmanship, vintage looms and clean edges. Sometimes I would even float the myth that the United States sold [...]

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