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The DT Raw Denim Project Week 13


For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on our Tumblr. Every Friday they’ll be blogging about their experience here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). This has been week 13.

Renee: It’s getting hot in NYC. As I sweat in my Jean Shop jeans more, they may finally start to smell (I know, not attractive). But I am surprised at how clean they’ve kept. I’ve been talking about doing a soak for a while now, but they really haven’t needed it. This weekend I’ll be at the American Craft Beer Festival in Boston, and I have yet to decide if I’ll be wearing my jeans–that’s a lot of potential beer spillage. I’ll fill you in on how it goes on our Tumblr!

Gordon: I have never been happier with the thin soft texture of my raw Nudies as it is hot as the hinges of hell in NYC.  I also am really liking the length of my jeans, now.  At first, I thought they were too short unless scrunched on top of boots.  But the slightly below ankle length looks great with my summer shoes.

Gosh, we need to come up with some new poses, beyond hand-on-the-hip. Don’t forget to check out our Tumblr daily to see how we’re wearing our jeans!

Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims

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Posted Jun 03 2011 in Denim Therapy » Raw Denim Project

A Denim Debate: Washing Your Raw Denim


There is a lot of back and forth amongst the raw community over whether or not it’s okay to wash your raw denim. The Nudie website recommends wearing your jeans at least 6 months before washing, but Erick Goldstein from The Jean Shop told us that after they’ve worn in a bit, hand washing with a mild detergent won’t do any harm. Here at Denim Therapy, Renee and Gordon are on their fourth month of wearing raw jeans and have yet to wash them (check out our Tumblr to see more on the project).

We can’t deny that there’s anything wrong with being in the hard-core no-wash club (we love anyone who’s that passionate about their denim). But if you’re smelly, this guide from GiltMANual will let you know exactly how to wash your jeans while still maintaining your raw denim street cred.

Photo by Scott Eiden via GiltMANual

—Renee Sykes

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Posted Jun 02 2011 in Ask the Denim Therapist » Denim Therapy » Raw Denim Project
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