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How To Break in a New Pair of Raw Denim

Aside from amazing fades, raw denim also has a well-deserved reputation for the difficulty of its break-in period. As the weight goes up, it only gets tougher and tougher to [...]

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Soviet Denim Smuggling – The History of Jeans Behind the Iron Curtain

“Why could the Soviets not replicate Levi 501s the way they had replicated the atomic bomb?” – Niall Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest  There is “more power in blue jeans and rock and roll than the entire Red [...]

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The Three Tiers of Raw Denim: Entry, Mid, and End Level Jeans

All the available options in the world of raw denim makes for a vibrant and exciting subculture, but if you’re just starting out it can be a bit overwhelming. The fact that Pure Blue Japan and Japan Blue are drastically different companies is [...]

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Know Your Twills – 3×1, 2×1, and Plain Weave

Here at Rawr Denim we’ve gone over subjects like bar tacks and flat-felled seams, so it’s only natural that we go to the core of denim–the weave. Denim weight is a fairly known commodity; the higher [...]

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Remembering Belarus’s Denim Revolution

Denim means many things to many different people. Although its cultural identity is firmly rooted in the United States, jeans have an appeal that spans the entire globe. Case in point, Belarus’s politically charged Denim Revolution of 2005-06. Russia had [...]

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The Levi’s AMC Denim Gremlin – The Car that Wore the Pants

The recent influx of denim-ed things like sunglasses and running shoes might seem a little extreme, but they’re all more than tame compared to this [...]

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Rawr Denim’s Guide to Tokyo Vintage Shops: Koenji

Japan is great for many things, but vintage shopping certainly comes to the top. Like Mr. Hanzawa explained to us before, the Japanese bought tons of vintage garments [...]

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Five Pairs of Raw Denim with 38-Plus inch Waists

With the raw denim market continually on the rise, quality jeans become increasingly available. That’s good news for everyone, including those of us who are on the larger end of the spectrum. Even so, it may still be a little [...]

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The Rise and Fall of the Amoskeag Denim Mills

These days, when raw denim aficionados see a new pair of jeans advertising American-made selvedge, they assume it comes from the almighty Cone Denim Mills. Cone’s White Oak Plant essentially [...]

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The Big Thigh Selvedge Denim Showdown

This article comes to us courtesy of Brett McKay, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Art of Manliness, one of the largest independent men’s lifestyle sites on the web. He also has giant thighs that has made finding properly fitting [...]

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3sixteen’s Tour of Kuroki Mills: Denim From Start to Finish

New York’s 3sixteen has long had the honor of being one of the only small raw denim companies with their own proprietary fabric. They developed their 14.5oz 100x selvedge denim with Japan’s 

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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: [...]

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