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Denim Diaries

Breaking in Denim – N&F Women’s Jeans

Welcome to our second instalment of Denim Diaries. In this series, we explore the break in process of 6 pairs of Naked & Famous Women’s Jeans. In our last article, we met Jen, Zoe and Montana and introduced the three Naked & Famous jeans they started wearing: the Classic, High Skinny and Max. Finally, after 6 weeks of wear, our denim guinea pigs are ready to report on how their opinions of these jeans have changed (if at all) in…

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Outland Denim: A Brand on a Mission

Aussie brand Outland marries quality production with ethical practices. This eco-friendly, ethical denim brand began with an important mission: create jeans that can be a source of good in the world. To accomplish this mission, Outland hires and trains women transitioning out of sex trafficking in Cambodia to produce their jeans. Indeed, founder James Bartle developed a model of sustainable production that allowed him to impart his seamstresses with the ability to change their future and escape the cycle of…

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Naked & Famous Classic Fit – Review

When Brandon Svarc launched Naked & Famous Denim in 2008 he brought raw denim to the forefront of the Canadian clothing market. His focus was to create great, no-B.S. jeans from beautiful Japanese denim without the fanfare of celebrity endorsement. When the Naked & Famous women’s line launched a few years later, the brand’s design team focussed their attention on constructing basic fits: a mid-skinny, a high-skinny, a boyfriend… Nothing but the essentials. In Fall/Winter 2017, they broke the mould…

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Soaked in Indigo: Your Shrink-to-Fit Toolkit (a.k.a.: Unsanforized Denim 101)

To Shrink or not to Shrink – Unsanforized Jeans Originally, we posted about shrinking unsanforized denim last September. With the good weather continuing, we thought it would be an ideal time to recycle these tips so you can take advantage of the sun for this shrinking process! After all, it’s Shrink-to-Fit Season.  Consider your first soak as a denim baptism – once they come out of the water, they’re a completely new, customized garment. Unsanforized Run-Down   Timing is everything…

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Freenote Cloth Wants to Give you a Jacket

Buy any Pair of Freenote Jeans and get this Jacket Free (orig: $295) We love the new Freenote Worker’s Jacket. With custom metal hardware from Kentucky, Japanese dobby indigo fabric and triple needle details this jacket might just be your new autumn go to. And your friends won’t believe it when you tell them you got it for free. Did Someone Say Free? (As in Freenote?) Get yours fast because these jackets will only be available while supplies last. We love their jeans because…

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Raw Season

Sometimes in January it's like we have to remind the weather that it already had it's chance at winter, it should be over by now. But always, the temperatures drop and the rain becomes relentless, but if we're after one glimpse of joy it's that this is the best time of the season to start breaking in a new pair of raw denim.…

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