Seeking Help from Denim Experts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scottsafari, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. scottsafari

    scottsafari New Member

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    Denim experts -- I need your help!!

    For starters, the picture below is exactly the type of jeans I'm looking for. I've tried looking online but most of what's out there these days is either the raw denim look or the artificially mangled and torn up look. Realizing I may not be able to *buy* jeans in this condition, I've also tried researching on how to *bring* jeans to this condition (all I'm getting are random articles on bleaching and sand paper). To me, this is one of the most traditional denim looks there is, but still, I'm feeling stuck on how to achieve it.

    Any advice? If you were going to set out to create this look, what exactly would you do? Which jeans would you buy and what would you do with them?

    Thanks for your time.


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  2. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    Denim experts -- I need your help!!

    For starters, the picture below is exactly the type of jeans I'm looking for. I've tried looking online but most of what's out there these days is either the raw denim look or the artificially mangled and torn up look. Realizing I may not be able to *buy* jeans in this condition, I've also tried researching on how to *bring* jeans to this condition (all I'm getting are random articles on bleaching and sand paper). To me, this is one of the most traditional denim looks there is, but still, I'm feeling stuck on how to achieve it.

    Any advice? If you were going to set out to create this look, what exactly would you do? Which jeans would you buy and what would you do with them?

    Thanks for your time.


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    1. Buy raw denimz
    2. Wear raw denimz for long time
    3. Wash raw denimz
    4. ???
    5. Profit
     
  3. grit

    grit Senior member

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    i think buy a pair of raw and wash them like crazy?
     
  5. scottsafari

    scottsafari New Member

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    Huh... for some reason I never thought of Wrangler. But as I browse around their site, I think you may have nailed it. Thanks!
     
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    raw denim worn for about a year washed every two weeks will look like that
     
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    Robert Senior member

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    Denim experts -- I need your help!!


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    You think you're gonna find experts here?! HAH!
     
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    isn't that a "Gap" look? i remember wearing Gap jeans in that type wash back in the days...
     
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    Acne
    Nudies
    Mr. Olive
    KMW
    Levis

    Look on Tobi, Revolve, BlueOwl, etc
     
  11. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    Denim experts -- I need your help!!

    For starters, the picture below is exactly the type of jeans I'm looking for. I've tried looking online but most of what's out there these days is either the raw denim look or the artificially mangled and torn up look. Realizing I may not be able to *buy* jeans in this condition, I've also tried researching on how to *bring* jeans to this condition (all I'm getting are random articles on bleaching and sand paper). To me, this is one of the most traditional denim looks there is, but still, I'm feeling stuck on how to achieve it.

    Any advice? If you were going to set out to create this look, what exactly would you do? Which jeans would you buy and what would you do with them?

    Thanks for your time.


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    nom de guerre has a wash that is fairly similar (or at least had a wash like this) if that is what your after: http://shop.nomdeguerre.net/products/narrow-fit-jean-2

    you may have to call the ndg ny store to order though (if available). there are not many on-line retailers that carry ndg jeans anymore.
     
  12. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    I have some Margiela denim for sale here that might fit the bill:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=206083

    Rag & Bone also makes a wash like that in a similar, though perhaps slightly roomier, cut. I saw them not too long ago. They look great.
     
  13. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I'm lookin for a pair of jeans like this too. 7" opening, "Levis Stonewash" wash, tapered leg w/generally slim fit.
     
  14. scottsafari

    scottsafari New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your helpful responses -- you've given me a lot of great avenues to explore.
     
  15. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    WTF why does this guy get off the hook?

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