cavanaa asked: I have my own (2nd) raw denim project since april now, but i still don't know if it's a good idea to wear them while it's raining. How do you feel about that? Just wear them every day or just when you're sure that i'll be a sunny day that day?
I wouldn’t hide your denim and wait for a sunny day to wear them again. Nothing will happen to your jeans either if they get soaking wet because of the rain. Just forget that they are raws, take an umbrella and go where you need to go.
As a matter of facts, my Railcars got soaking wet while I was on my bicycle. I mean they were really soaked! took em 2 days to dry up again and now they are back in the game!
I think I need to add that the camera settings where a bit …. off. They look a bit lighter than they are.
Also: After wash pics coming soon. Still need to make them
I gave my Railcar X009’s a second wash. Will update a.s.a.p.
Anonymous asked: Don't you think the fades on nudie selvedge raw look better than fades on N&F?
As both brands have different denim fabrics that lead to different fades, the question is hard to answer. What I can say is: If worn hard and washed often, both can have sick fades!
So if we’re talking about results… It’s all up to you. I have seen very nice fades on both brands.
Anonymous asked: Newbie here, need some advice. Want to buy my first pair, looking to start with something lightweight with decent price. After scouring the internet I'm torn between APCs and Japan Blue JB101. Any advice in choosing? Thanks.
Japan Blue is a product of the ‘Momotaro’ company and they use the same high end denim fabric as Momotaro does. The special thing here is that this company creates their own denim fabric on old shuttle-looms!
I know that APC does not create their own denim. They just source it from (, to me unknown,) other denim looms.
So without looking at which denim fades better, I find the JB story more interesting. What do you think?
Anonymous asked: Hey there, I recently stumbled across your blog and am loving it so far. I wanted to get your opinion. I'm looking to get a pair of raw jeans (currently have a pair of Uniqlo MIJ's). My only concern is that I don't like tapered legs - I'd like to keep the leg opening 7.75 - 8." The rest of the jean though I'd like to keep pretty slim (I'm a 31 waist in most jeans). I've been looking at N&F Slim Guy. Are there any others that you would recommend?
Hi there, thank you for the kind words! :)
Other possible options are:
- Railcar Fine Goods - Spike fit (X009, X002, X005, etc.)
- Momotaro’s slim straight fit
- 3Sixteen SL fit (Slim Leg)
If you need more, just ask again!
Anonymous asked: Have a question....got some 501 stf rigids. Soaked them then wore them outside. Turned out great but only thing I noticed was that the right leg outer seam is slightly twisted tomthemfront and not running straight down. Any way to correct this...?
That is a good question! The ‘phenomenon’ you speak about is called ‘leg-twist’. And in my opinion, a little bit of leg twist is something you should embrace :).
This article here explains leg-twist perfectly: http://loomstate.blogspot.nl/2013/01/the-twisted-truth-leg-twist.html
essamlakha asked: this might sound like a stupid question for most denim head but im not interested in fades and love the look of normal dark indigo dry denim and have just bought a pair of naked & famous skinny guy jeans. i was wondering if you could tell me the best way to keep them looking as they do right now thanks so much and your website is really cool
Hi essamlakha thank you for the kind words,
Lets start by explaining a bit about the threads of a pair of raws. White cotton threads are dipped in a indigo bath and then they are taken out before the indigo reaches the core of the white threads. They are made this way so they will fade nicely!
That means that your N&F are actually designed to fade. What you could do to slow it down is give them a cold wash every 4 weeks or so (this is what I think, not a written theory or something!). The whole jeans will get a bit lighter every time, but you will prevent deep creases this way.
Next to that, the best option you actually have is, not wearing them! Sorry haha :P