The key is pairing your denim with items that are fresh, stylish, and high quality—while still compatible with our daily routines. In this case, to compliment Rogue Territory Stanton 12.5 Oz tinted weft raw denim jeans. We hand-picked 4 of our favorite menswear items on the market right now that will age with as much grace and personality as your denim to produce an ideal spring look.
G-Star Raw presented a utilitarian-chic lineup of men’s and women’s denim for their FW13 showing here in Vegas, following up on an intense FW13 runway show earlier this season. Their new campaign, The Art of Raw, exemplifies the boundless possibilities of a lifestyle carved from raw denim, weaving elements of military style, formal wear, and streetwear into a new kind of “uniform”. The art can be found in clean lines, denim treatments, the pairing of materials (ie: denim and leather)… all through a very fresh and updated lens. We selected our favorite pieces from the line below.
Men’s Selects and women’s selects:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
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We couldn’t help but share this thought-provoking email, received from one of our loyal Denim Therapy customers. Do you agree? Disagree? How do you approach your relationship with your favorite jeans? Tell us on facebook! We want to hear your story.
“Every time I get a pair of brand new jeans, something happens. Like a dog jumps on me at a dinner party and bingo, two weeks in, I’ve more or less failed.
I say failed because part of the appeal of raw denim is its newness, its pristine quality. There’s no other option that looks as gorgeously textured. It’s why the stuff has caught on in style-worlds that favor fresh, crisp looks (hip-hop). In the same way that sneakers are kept as pristine as possible, some folks treat their jeans that way. Also, any attempts to wear jeans as remotely formal are greatly helped by a flawless pair.
At the same time, I hear time and time again that raw denim is supposed to tell a story through its wear. Life is organic and imperfect and these jeans tell the world this in the most explicit way. Is this an either/or proposition? Is there a turning point? A gradual descent? Is it essentially a question of what style-world you fall into–and what look your lifestyle realistically allows for?
Do I wear the jeans or do the jeans wear me?
There’s also the question of the idealized fade–perfect imperfection–versus the ugly realities of what life brings to pants. I read a lot about wallet fades and whiskering. No one seems nearly as into coffee spills or early discoloration.
It’s almost like denim comes into this world as extremely impressionable. If it goes through the right experiences, it ends up wise and battle-tested. If not, it has scars and we’re inclined to say it’s ”fragile” at the start. It’s even more like us than we think!”
Thoughts? Let us know on facebook or tweet at us.
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Parisian brand Maison Kitsuné has been making footprints stateside recently with painfully chic jeans for men who want a perfect fit. They’re also delivering the go-to separates to style their jeans with classic silhouettes in rich wools, flannels and cashmere. Their denim, which appears in every collection, is made of a raw kuroki denim. Having launched their first stateside boutique at The NoMad Hotel this past April, founders Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are excited to present their most recent Fall/Winter collection. Check it out below.
See the FW’12 men’s lookbook below.
Visit Maison Kitsuné for more.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We love Raleigh Denim, that’s no secret. The eco-friendly, community-enriching brand with limited runs of specially crafted denim have set themselves apart in the market. But aside from being sustainable and aware, their jeans are gorgeous. We had an up-close look at the fall/winter 2012 line at their recent NY press preview. We browsed raw selvedge jeans for men and women with contrast stitching made from Cone Mills White Oak Denim, individually numbered and signed, along with a range of other fabrics in rich autumn hues. Check out our favorite picks below.
See men’s and women’s looks below:
Check out the spring 2012 lookbook here, and keep up with Raleigh Denim on facebook. Stay tuned for the Raleigh denim fall 2012 lookbook as well!
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Rawr Denim is running a pretty epic series teaching denim heads like you how to craft your own pair of raw denim jeans, penned by Christopher J. Brown of Brown, Deim. This is no small feat as you can imagine, but what an amazing summer project to attempt! If you want to learn how to make your own raw denim, read on.
Put your feet in the water with this intro, and then be sure to check out the full post.
“To produce your own pair of raw denim is a very exciting experience because it stokes creativity on several fronts. Even within the micro-niche world of fine raw denim it’s great fun to see classic ideas experimented with and new styles develop. In doing so, it allows raw denim to move forward with better design.
Your desire to create your own pair of raw jeans originates with creativity. Specifically, the creativity to produce your very own fresh jeans with either a different fit, design, fabrique, or other qualities.”
Learn how to make your own jeans at Rawr Denim!
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If you’re unfamiliar with raw denim, you might cringe at the thought of going months without washing your go-to pair of jeans, but that’s just what John did with his pair of Raleigh Denim‘s Keats Patchpocket Raw jeans. His fiance Lisa was there to capture that very first wash, coming after four months of everyday wear and bicycling to work, in a series of photographs called “Keats: Rinso Romantico.” This may not sound too exciting–until you realize this first wash involved jumping and swimming in El Salvador’s Coatepeque Lake (um, jealous), followed by a Rinso detergent scrub with a wide bristle brush. Kind of an epic way to wash your jeans for the first time, huh?
Check out the full process and photos below!
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The Denim Therapy team has jeans on the brain 24/7, but is there such a thing as too much denim in your life? Dename, the Netherland’s purveyor of all things denim, says there’s always “room for denim.” Imagine a site that is a cross between a denim boutique and Etsy (except without the bizarre creations and grease stains passed off as “vintage”), and you get Dename. Need raw denim jeans? How about a denim sculpture to top off your home decorating? Looking for that perfect denim armchair? Better yet, the perfect denim computer chair which has built-in pockets? We may chuckle a bit with all the denim overload, but we dare say there are some really cool things made from jeans and denim scraps, thanks to Dename’s huge community of Dutch designers.
Editor’s Note: We have been informed the Nudie Jeans pocket is authentic. Love! To view more denim apparel, denim art & home furnishings, go to
G-Star has been blowing up their facebook with coverage from the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin this year, from key summer styles and new fall pieces on the runway, to behind-the-scenes model prep and after-parties. The spring/summer 2011 key looks included head-to-toe denim for girls and guys with some outerwear & khakis thrown in. Autumn/Winter 2011 saw the inclusion of feather accessories, thick leather belts, sweaters, and other fall layering essentials and sustainable fabrics. The outdoor rec area held pavilions full of product, and G-Star’s 3.135 m2 compound was (obviously) full of raw denim goodness. Check out the images below.
Behind the scenes at Bread & Butter Trade Show Berlin.
Autumn/Winter photos via G-Star, shot by Peter Stigter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Autumn Winter 2011, bread and butter berlin, fall essentials, G-Star Raw, raw denim, raw jeans, Spring Summer 2011, sustainable fabrics, tradeshow
Move over, skinny jean! There’s a new silhouette in town! And no, it’s aint the flare leg. It’s the drop-crotch arc pant. Raw denim superstars G-Star Raw have released this innovative new cut that plays at the denim harem pant, styles for both men and woman are available. Variations in light and dark wash feature denim patches, destroyed spots, and other classic trademarks of the brand. We’d recommend styling this with slim-cut spring and summer tops to let the shape of the denim stand out. See the styles below!
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