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NYC Market Week SS15 Recap Pt. 1 – The Textiles

Like the changing of the leaves and the rotation of the earth, the seasonal apparel cycle continues on. Last week saw an assemblage of representatives from the best brands, boutiques, and manufacturers in New York City as the Spring/Summer 15 [...]

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Fade Friday – 3×1 M3 in XX144 (15 months, 1 Rinse, 1 Wash)

Another Fade Friday is upon us and this time it’s brought to you by Rawr Denim forum user Unnmd and his pair of 3×1 M3 jeans. Since buying his jeans, Unnmd has gone on to work for 3×1 and become an outlet [...]

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Fade Friday: Baldwin Denim The Henley (4 years, 6 soaks, 0 washes)

Over the past three years of Fade Friday, we’ve featured denim that’s been soaked in mud, chopped in half, and worn everyday for almost a year and a half. So it takes a truly destroyed pair of jeans to [...]

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Re-inventing the Five Pocket: The Difficulties of Raw Denim Innovation

Anyone who follows raw denim knows that there a few buzzwords floating through the conversations regarding the current state of our beloved fabric. One of the oft-mentioned terms is “innovation.” I must put it in quotation marks, for the meaning [...]

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New Balance x Cone Mills 1300CD Denim Sneakers

New Balance has gone raw by dropping a limited edition 1300 collaboration with Cone Mills. This collab with America’s last selvedge denim manufacturer has led to an awesome sneaker with a radical new look. This New Balance 1300CD (CD for Cone Denim) is [...]

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Denim by PV Part II: Artistic Mills, YKK, and Cone Mills

Founding editor Nick Coe and I recently attended the international textile tradeshow Denim by Premiere Vision in Barcelona, Spain. The show brought together a hundred different exhibitors from twenty different countries to show everything the world’s denim community. Today we’d like to give you [...]

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Clutch Monkey: Denim Vests With all the Trimmings

Raw denim Kickstarter campaigns are a heavily debated topic, one that polarizes denim heads between the potential of easier access to the fabric they love versus a disdain for a companies that focus on a [...]

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Denim by Premiere Vision: The Theme and the Players

We’re just two weeks away from Denim by Premiere Vision, the largest denim fabric trade show in the world. As we reported a couple weeks ago, the show draws in industry pros from all over the world who make, cut, [...]

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Norman Porter NP02 Classic Fit: Just Released

For years now, the brothers behind the Philadelphia brand Norman Porter have been relentlessly working and taking on all sorts of labor intensive projects. Whether it’s hand-making their jeans and leather goods or taking on industrial level tasks like upholstering 100+ [...]

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Fade Friday – Rogue Territory SK (2 years, 5 soaks, 1 ocean wash)

Rogue Territory, the one-man-denim-brand turned seasonal-menswear-collection-dropper, is a label that stylish gentlemen across the world seemingly can’t get enough of. The brand’s limited edition collaborations and long-awaited restocks of favorite styles have generated a buzz that’s regularly [...]

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3sixteen+ New Women’s Release: 577BSP with Limited Edition Dye Collab

As many of you have noticed, the raw denim world is very male heavy with brands offering mostly only denim for guys. Although we try to bring exposure to brands that are making jeans cut for women, it’s [...]

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Introducing South Carolina’s Billiam Jeans: Raw Denim with a Cause

It seems that these days new denim brands are dime a dozen. As positioned in our past state of the union article, newer brands are really having to differentiate themselves in order to set themselves apart from the rest. I abide by [...]

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