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Old 11-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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what do you guys thing about "raw denim" from brands like guess, calvin klein...

has anyone tried any of this stuff? is it actually raw or is it just with no predistressing
i know its obviously not on par with flathead/ sugarcane/etc.

here are some pics...

Skinny Magnesium Jean - Skinny - Calvin Klein

Men's Denim: Shop skinny, straight leg, relaxed fit and more | GUESS : Lincoln Slim Straight Jeans - Raw Denim - Strength Wash

UrbanOutfitters.com > Cheap Monday Staff Dry Jean

just curious
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:51 AM
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I didn't even know any of those brands had raw denim.

I think if you are just looking for a nice pair of simple, very dark and inexpensive denim, and aren't worried about fading capabilities then all three of those look fine. Especially the CK's. Although, the Guess jeans are expensive enough where you could probably get a better brand on sale or lightly used on Ebay for about the same price so I would probably skip those.

If your ultimate goal is to get a pair of faded, worn out jeans like you see in pictures, then you should stick with the brands that you know will ultimately reach the look you're going for.

I'm sure the denim purists won't agree with that answer, but that's my 2 cents.

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Never heard of Ck and guess but cheap money jeans are pretty decent tbh its a good starting pair if you dont want to get into the premium stuff. Have you checked your local urban outfitters lately, they currently have a pair of unbranded raw denim on sale for 30$ from their regular price of 80$. I bought one and I must say I'm loving it!
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:19 PM
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Everyone is riding the raw denim bandwagon....H&M and even Old Navy to name a few more....(even Diesel came out with their first raw denim, the Tepphar cut in turbo raw denim, which fades a lot faster for people like me who don't have the patience )

I think if your gunna spend more then $40 (which is what I used to consider top dollar for jeans) you might as well get a premium brand. Even if that means to save up a bit for a pair costing like $200 and up, its worth it!
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garbage in, garbage out. Better off getting Nudies or something ..

Diesel has came out with multiple raw pairs. They had a sevaral pairs from the DDG line. They also had some raw selvedge pairs back in the 90's.

Plus raw denim is not really a bandwagon. It has been around for 100+ years more than washed denim has been around.
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for the lower price range why not get levis stf, apc or nudies like treasurehoard recommended. you will prob get better product for your money if you buy a brand that focus' on raw denim.
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Diesel has done raw jeans in Japan many years ago, before the raw-revival arrived in the West :P
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I realize that raw denim came before, but that has nothing to do with the fact that they are trendy now...if OLD NAVY is starting to do raw denim then yes it is a bandwagon, meaning it IS trendy, and everyone will jump on because they want to make money.

All I was saying is that its worth it to invest in a premium denim brand instead of going with the "garbage".

Didn't know that about Diesel. The guy at the Diesel store (who proclaims to be a Diesel nut) told me that this was Diesels first pair of raw denim...guess he was really trying to sell me.
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