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How To Keep Raw Denim Rigid and Stiff (with Starch)

On the heels of spelling out the different ways that people can break-in their pair of jeans, it’s interesting to acknowledge that some people want the complete opposite for their denim–they want it crisp. The idea of rigid [...]

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Shuttle vs. Projectile Looms – What’s the Difference?

Often when you’re reading about selvedge denim, people will wax on about the famous “vintage shuttle loom” but there isn’t much more information given about what makes these looms different from the more modern machines that are used to make [...]

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Know Your Shoe Leathers: The 9 Most Common Options

Man started making leather shoes over five thousand years ago out of deer and bearskin to combat the snow in the Italian alps, but we’ve come a long ways since then. Even though the medium and purpose hasn’t changed, the way we [...]

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Know Your Button Types: Donut vs. Tack

When you put on your favorite pair of selvedge denim in the morning and zip/button them up, it’s likely that you don’t pay much attention to the actual button(s). It’s usually not until they start to get loose or fall [...]

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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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The Best Entry Level Raw Denim Jeans

After sifting through dozens and dozens of options and considering a variety of fits, fabrics, and manufacturers, we’re pleased to report that if you’re looking for a first pair to try raw selvedge denim you should get the Unbranded 201. [...]

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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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The History and Inspiration Behind Red Wing Shoes

Red Wing Shoes has long since been a brand of choice for those looking for a sturdy shoe that will age well and last alongside their denim. It’s a reputation well [...]

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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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