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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Five Ways to Get Rid of Vintage Smell

Everyone knows the smell. Whether it’s referred to as musty, dank, or plain funky, the scent of vintage clothing shops is pervasive. Thankfully, these stores provide some of the greatest finds in the hunt for menswear. The unfortunate side of this [...]

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5 Repair Shops You Can Send Your Jeans To

It is inevitable that if you wear your raw denim long enough they will need some repairs. Whether it is a crotch blow out, a knee rip or any other damage that comes from wearing one pair of pants [...]

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Levi’s 501 Shrink-To-Fit (STF) Denim – The Ultimate Guide

If I can summarize Shrink-To-Fit (STF) in one word it would be “personalization” – how can 501 STF be personal? Aside from the unique historical aspect of the Levis 501, the step-by-step process of getting your pair to fit specifically to [...]

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retaW – Denim Fragrance

Lets face it, we all want to look good – that’s why we spend massive amounts of money to get ourselves in pairs of denim we find attractive. Anything from Naked & Famous to Flat Head is going to set [...]

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Denim Wash and Denim Refresh

Mr. Black Garment Essentials – Keeping Your Denim Clean and Fresh

One of the oldest debates among denim heads has always been the concept and technique of the wash. Or more specifically, when, how and if at all you should wash [...]

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Denim Crotch Blowouts – Why They Happen And How to Avoid Them

Crotch blowouts are inevitable as pretty much any well worn pair of denim will be beset at some point. Though for many this is just a part of the process that can be dealt with by the owner him or [...]

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Denim Stains And Indigo Bleeding – How To Avoid And Clean

Indigo Staining can happen anywhere One of the risks of starting to break in a new pair of raw denim is the great amount of indigo dying that will occur on furniture, your hands, your boots, and anything you put [...]

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Darn-It! – Self Edge SF’s New Repair Studio

Decorations in Darn-It! Part of the massive appeal of raw denim is that the longer you wear it, the more personality gets put into the jeans. As many of us put that idea into practice, it’s inevitable that we reach [...]

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How To – A Simple Guide to DIY Denim Repairs

Many people have asked how my jeans have lasted so long. The following was one of my secrets. It’s an issue we all encounter during our denim journey; the mere sight of it makes even the most grown man and woman [...]

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Three Ways To Wash Or Soak Your Raw Denim Without A Bathtub

When it comes to the classic approach of washing or soaking your raw denim, the process is pretty clearcut. Just mix dark care laundry detergent (or a speciality raw denim cleaning agent – such as the Sugar Cane Soap, 

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Nudie Jeans Repair Kit (VIDEO)

Thanks to the helpful folks at Nudie, you’ll soon be able to eschew your tailor and fix the fraying spots on your favorite jeans yourself. In this instructional video, Nudie demonstrates how to prolong the life of your current project [...]

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