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Dry denim fad..?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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  2. Ludeykrus

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    Well damn. Didn't realize it was a 2005 thread.
     


  3. sayocean

    sayocean Senior member

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    for everyone who said that dry denim is not mainstream, soak it up while it lasts. I live in a suburb of Chicago and just about every person's butt pocket is the infamous 3 swirl lines that indicate that they're wearing Nudies. It's ridiculous! And most people don't buy them because they are dry, but because it's a brand, and yet they go on and on about how they're stylish because they own a pair of dry denim jeans. This happened mostly within the period of last October until now, where about 50 kids (theres about 4000 kids in my highschool) have bought them and have made them extremely mainstream. I've been wanting a pair of Nudies since last April but never collected enough money to get them... sooo now I've been looking for some raw jeans that still relatively cheap (less then 120). Cheap Mondays are pretty sick, and I'm looking at James Jeans as well as Eastern Sewn. Anyone wanna throw me some links? I'm a size 24 and I'm looking for some dark wash skinnies or bootcuts (tight until knees, then a flare at the end)

    which suburb/hs are we talking about??
     


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    This happened mostly within the period of last October until now, where about 50 kids (theres about 4000 kids in my highschool) have bought them and have made them extremely mainstream. I've been wanting a pair of Nudies since last April but never collected enough money to get them... sooo now I've been looking for some raw jeans that still relatively cheap (less then 120).

    first, lmfao @ high school.

    second, find some rrl for women.
     


  5. slappysloopy

    slappysloopy Senior member

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    I already see this in stores like pacsun, american eagle, express and other mall brands. They aren't necessarily advertised as "raw" so i don't know if it fits this thread as much, but i think some people are starting to look for dark, clean denim more.]


    Examples:
    Clean, Selvedge, some fading
    http://www.ruehl.com/ruh/index.html#.../13945/462943/
    Indigo wash, a little fading
    http://www.ruehl.com/ruh/index.html#.../13945/456764/
    29.99 @ American Eagle *vomits*
    http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product...ctId=0117_2539

    I think that although it may be fashionable, the cuts are different and the way they're worn are different. I think that the color is mainstream by now but the work that people put into dry denim is too much for some.
     


  6. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    This girl that I know was wearing a pair of selvedge jeans and I commented on it, she just stared at me like I was insane... they were from American Eagle lol
     


  7. Pangolin

    Pangolin Senior member

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    Even though this refers more to Superfuture, I do wish it were only a fad so that everybody that posts there looking for a pair of Flatheads or Samurais to replace their sneaker addiction would go away in a few months.
     


  8. Bona Drag

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    Damn peasants finally came to their senses.
    + 1

    I'm sure I've posted this manifesto before, but I would be happy to see raw denim embraced as standard issue by most people. I've always been repulsed by predistressed jeans - something about it just seems so artificial, contrived, etc. I don't even care about fades so much anymore, really - I think you should just buy jeans in their natural state, and they should reflect your lifestyle: if you wear them looser or wash them often, then, well, that's you and that's how your jeans look.

    I don't think it'll stick around, though (ironic that this is a three year old thread, though) - 'dark denim' cycles in and out, and a lot of people who think of themselves as fashion conscious probably prefer a variety of shades in their denimz lineup. I'm thinking it will stay an in then out then in again phenomenom, like this thread illustrates. And if you're not concerned about fades, as most people aren't, then stuff like selvage probably doesn't matter that much anyway.
     


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    I don't even care about fades so much anymore, really

    Actually, this isn't true - I want good denim, and wash only when truly necessary, but I'm not as in to the type of fit needed to get a really well defined fade. That's what I'm not as concerned about. But you know what I mean.
     


  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    LOL at peasants finally coming to "their senses."

    You really think they came to that conclusion on their own? I think that would be the only definition of "coming to your senses."
     


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    It's definitely not a fad.

    When dry selvage denim shows up at Neiman Marcus, then you'll know it's a fad.

    Incidentally, I just ordered my first pair of APCs today. New Standards -- with vintage wash.

    I know, I'm a tool. [​IMG]

    But I've got the opportunity to wear jeans maybe two days a week, eight or nine months a year (summer is too hot in DC). By the time I could break in a raw pair, I'd be 40.


    I quoted and just realized that it's from 2005 but whatever....There is raw selvage in Neiman Marcus now!!! 4 years later...
     


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    I think you should just buy jeans in their natural state, and they should reflect your lifestyle: if you wear them looser or wash them often, then, well, that's you and that's how your jeans look.


    Agreed. I'm still a raw denim novice compared to others here, but this is probably one of the best defenses I've heard for raw denim. I think crazy fads all over the jeans look silly, even if it's from actual wear. Still, I like the idea of having a pair of jeans with wear that reflects my own activity while wearing them.
     


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    for everyone who said that dry denim is not mainstream, soak it up while it lasts. I live in a suburb of Chicago and just about every person's butt pocket is the infamous 3 swirl lines that indicate that they're wearing Nudies. It's ridiculous! And most people don't buy them because they are dry, but because it's a brand, and yet they go on and on about how they're stylish because they own a pair of dry denim jeans. This happened mostly within the period of last October until now, where about 50 kids (theres about 4000 kids in my highschool) have bought them and have made them extremely mainstream. I've been wanting a pair of Nudies since last April but never collected enough money to get them... sooo now I've been looking for some raw jeans that still relatively cheap (less then 120). Cheap Mondays are pretty sick, and I'm looking at James Jeans as well as Eastern Sewn. Anyone wanna throw me some links? I'm a size 24 and I'm looking for some dark wash skinnies or bootcuts (tight until knees, then a flare at the end)
    Buy some Sling & Stones Bootcut [​IMG] This picture can't be posted enough
     




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    Muffin top

    Damn, you really ruined it. I didn't see that little guy peeking out
     


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