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Blue denim Jeans VS Black denim Jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lcordaro, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. lcordaro

    lcordaro Active Member

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    Hello

    Which color denim jeans is the more popular one. Black or Blue?

    Thanks
     
  2. PG2G

    PG2G Well-Known Member

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    Blue by a signifigant margin
     
  3. jedwards

    jedwards Well-Known Member

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    blue jeans.

    Do you mean which brand is the best to buy for black / blue denim?
     
  4. lcordaro

    lcordaro Active Member

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    I was just referring to color only.

    Thanks
     
  5. boston

    boston Well-Known Member

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    Blue denim.

    I have a pair of black jeans as well, but black ages much less gracefully than blue. My black jeans have become sort of grey and blah over time. If I had to do it over again, i would not buy black jeans.

    -boston
     
  6. jedwards

    jedwards Well-Known Member

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    black denim is very fashionable again.

    if you have loads of pairs of jeans, it cant hurt to buy a black pair
     
  7. Babar

    Babar Well-Known Member

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    Though I prefer blue by a large margin, I have a pair of DGs that is made in dark blue denim with black coating that looks super cool. They're more steel grey than solid black though. Dior has some really cool ones too, but of course way overpriced.
     
  8. gza

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    Most black jeans have traditionally been overdyed, meaning both the warp and weft fibers are black. That is why for most black jeans, the outside and inside appearance of the fabric is identical. For blue jeans, only the warp is dyed, while the weft is left either natural (ecru) or bleached white. The contrast between the two colors accounts for a lot of the characteristically attractive aging of blue denim. Most black denim lacks this potential and will instead age into a lower contrast, washed out appearance. That said, a few producers make black jeans in which only the warp is dyed. I own a pair myself, from Varvatos, but unfortunately they will not age like blue denim either, because the dye itself seems incredibly resistant to bleeding or fading.
     
  9. Get Smart

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    I have the nudie dry black slimjim which only has the warp dyed black. It's a great color and made me re-think black jeans, but only if the warp is dyed.
     
  10. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    i have a pair of levis premium that are blue, but with a black dye applied on the outside of the jeans. its great. the blue starts coming thru, then the larger warp threads are starting to turn white from wear. ill post pics as soon as the start looking really good.
     
  11. mcflip

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    Black dye is much more stable and colorfast than blue, hence it is more difficult to get out of the fabric (ie, fade) Black jeans will never fade the same way as blues. They're pretty much a completely different monster.
     
  12. Train

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    looking at my closet..

    1 pair of Blue Iron Army's
    1 pair of Blue APC
    2 pairs of Blue Nudie jeans
    1 pair of Blue Imperials
    1 pair of blue Ondo's
    1 pair of blue Tsubi's
    1 pair of Black St. Augustine Academy
    1 Pair of black Tsubi's
    1 pair of Black Ondo's
    2 pairs of Grey Iron Army Denim Trousers


    I would have to say... blue wins.. yup, it's official.. blue wins, but Black is a staple if anyone wants to consider themselves style minded... blue doesn't work everytime.
     
  13. v84

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    Most black jeans have traditionally been overdyed, meaning both the warp and weft fibers are black. That is why for most black jeans, the outside and inside appearance of the fabric is identical. For blue jeans, only the warp is dyed, while the weft is left either natural (ecru) or bleached white. The contrast between the two colors accounts for a lot of the characteristically attractive aging of blue denim. Most black denim lacks this potential and will instead age into a lower contrast, washed out appearance. That said, a few producers make black jeans in which only the warp is dyed. I own a pair myself, from Varvatos, but unfortunately they will not age like blue denim either, because the dye itself seems incredibly resistant to bleeding or fading.

    Kinda a few misconceptions here I think.

    Overdyed is when the woven fabric- regardless of what colour the thread are - is dipped in dye..... Just having both warp and weft the same colour does not mean it "overdyed". - PBJ 007 has all indigo threads, its not indigo overdye.

    Loads of brands make a black warp- non black weft jean - its not exactly rare.

    Indigo is very unfixable and doesnt hold onto fibers very well- this is exceptionable- blacks and other colours hold very well and just look naff as they wear as the dye doesnt really wear off but just gets worn and dull...

    More companys should experiment with overdye and also using weird weft hues - like JR.
     
  14. adnanhassonjee

    adnanhassonjee New Member

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    I will consider black jeans over blue because i feel it goes on almost all type of t-shirts and shirts.
     
  15. uninkco

    uninkco Well-Known Member

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    Blue for sure. But I am on the hunt for my first quality, solid black (warp and weft) slims. Eyeing 3Sixteen or Naked x Famous for the introduction.
     
  16. PhotonStrut

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    Anyone have any opinions on a good quality black jean?? Looks like it is between 3sixteens SL-220x and Samurai's S5000BKB
     

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