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Old 11-19-2010, 09:29 PM
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Esquire Black Book on Dry Denim

Guy from J.Brand says to wear your denim for a while and then take sandpaper to it I was a little surprised that there were a few mentions about dry denim but nothing of the top Japanese brands
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:56 AM
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:29 AM
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They really should ask advice from people who know what they're on about...it's not that hard, just PM a few people on SuFu or something.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:56 PM
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Anyone know how long J.Brand has been on the dry denim scene?
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Why is sanding, or any self-treatment to raw denim, specifically a taboo?

Yah all the denimheads might be doubting how "authentic" the fades are, but if you think about it, how did some of the most coveted washes in Dior (just for example) like Dust and Jakes come to be?

Nothing wrong with "touching up" your jeans to make it better looking (which in itself is subjective, but those with born aesthetics do it better regardless what tools you give them - otherwise who'd have thought of coating denim in the first place?). Problem is that most people fuck up and then it looks like jizz.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:46 PM
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Why is sanding, or any self-treatment to raw denim, specifically a taboo?

Yah all the denimheads might be doubting how "authentic" the fades are, but if you think about it, how did some of the most coveted washes in Dior (just for example) like Dust and Jakes come to be?
Well, denimheads don't consider Dior jeans or their washes to be very good.
If you want to see some mastery of pre-distressed jeans, check out brands like Eternal or Sugar Cane.

The point of raw denim, at least for the guys who brought it back to life in the 80s and 90s, was to have the fabric evolve with your lifestyle and everyday journey, an indigo 'trip' if you like.

It's that intimate connection between man and fabric that makes the denimheads nerd about it so much - not necessarily all about aesthetics, not necessarily the most fashionable cut at any one time, it transcends that...up to a point where the denimhead no longer dresses for the eyes of others, but purely for the denim and himself/herself.

Sanding, and to a certain extent excessive starching, not washing for long periods, etc are kinda considered a short-cut.
Certainly without the right tools, years of experience and a study into vintage denim, all pre-distressed work done by the layman will look 'off', no matter how much natural talent for design his genes and education has bestowed upon him.
Even 'professional' work done by many companies look so-so.

I know this because I used to do lots of denim and leather distress work and experiments.

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I think I have found a new standard with which to judge pretense.
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I think I have found a new standard with which to judge pretense.
Hey, I'm a serious hobbyist when it comes to denim - take it or leave it mate.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:07 PM
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If you want to take sand paper to your denim and artificially fade them go buy pre wash. It kind of ruins the whole point behind buying dry denim. IMO
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