5lightweights

5 Lightweight Raw Denim Jeans for Summer

Lightweight jeans have begun to catch the attention of denim heads throughout the northern hemisphere. As the temperature and humidity levels continue to climb, it is just too hot for most people to power through with heavy jeans. Sure, readers of Rawr [...]

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Fade Friday – Heavyweight Denim Competition 2 Halfway Highlights

The second ever Heavyweight Denim Competition (HWDC2) recently passed its halfway point and the results so far have been quite impressive. A record 287 individuals have put their legs to the test for the two year competition, and a [...]

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Fade Friday – Naked & Famous Rainbow Core (15 months, 1 soak)

Without question, Naked & Famous is the Willy Wonka of the denim world. Beyond their affordable selvedge standards, the company has experimented with a whole manner of different ideas, be it their Red Core denim, cashmere denim, mixed twill, [...]

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Folta and Co

Folta & Co. – Nearly 5 Years of Indonesian Raw Denim

As far as passionate denim countries go, Indonesia ranks up there with best of them; so much so that even Iron Heart and Self Edge felt it appropriate to pay tribute to the region. Folta & Co. is based in [...]

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Strike Gold New Denim Releases: 5105 and 5109

In the few years Strike Gold has been around, they’ve quickly garnered a reputation for creating clothes that are full of well thought out details, made with fabrics with a ton of character and every release has been met [...]

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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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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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Fade Friday – Unbranded 21 Oz. 221 (6 Months, 1 Soak, 1 Seawash)

The combination of simplicity and quality of Unbranded jeans are quickly turning them into a fan favorite for denim projects. This week’s Fade Friday comes from our forum member, Schweizerth, who compiled a monthly progression of his [...]

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levi's cinch

History of the Cinch: Holding Up Your Pants Since 1872

Frequent readers of this site are familiar with the modern incarnation of denim. The standard five-pocket jean, while pretty detailed, is missing a whole slew of design features that were ubiquitous in the early 20th century. One fairly familiar detail that [...]

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A.P.C. Veste Jean Work & US Jackets – Just Released

Veste Jean Work (left) and Veste Jean US (right) French brand A.P.C. is likely responsible for many raw denim fans’ first foray into selvedge jeans, but the brand founded by Jean Touitou in 1987 is also [...]

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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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Iron Heart The Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack 12oz Denim Work Shirt

It feels like “super” black selvedge denim has been on the rise lately, and for good reason. Don’t think that Japanese legends Iron Heart would be left out–they’ve recently come out with the Johnny Cash Works Too Superblack [...]

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