Showing 1 of 31 conversations about:
Julian
125
Mar 2, 2014
bookmark_border
why buy raw denim? What is the attraction to the high price for them? Some filling in would be much appreciated
Mar 2, 2014
markr04
22
Mar 14, 2014
bookmark_border
Raw denim is mostly worn as often as possible and washed as rarely as possible in order to develop fading that is unique to the wearer. The higher price is attributed to a few things, mostly the country of manufacture and small production runs. It costs more to pay fair wages to skilled workers in countries such as USA and Japan, and as small production runs... well, you get the idea. Additionally, the (usually) selvedge denim itself, which is made on old shuttle looms, costs more to manufacture as its not as efficient to make as denim made on projectile looms.
What is the attraction? For me, it's having something different. The country of origin is important to me also, as in workers' rights, safe conditions, fair wages, etc. I can't reasonably choose where my TV or microwave is made, but it's pretty easy to choose where my jeans are made.
I could buy technically raw denim inexpensively, but it wouldn't meet the other conditions I have for my jeans and I just couldn't be as smug about it ;-)
Mar 14, 2014
View Full Discussion
Related Polls
DustMite
Playing Cards
431
VOTES
Monarch Playing Cards - Theory11
Cherry Casino V3 Playing Cards
DKNG Playing Cards - Art of Play
+4 More Options
Black Lions - David Blaine
Dec 11, 2019
Poll
A community member
Leather Jackets
3.9K
VOTES
Classic Schott Perfecto Motorcycle Leather Jacket
Schott Perfecto Motorcycle Leather Jacket
Schott Perfecto 613
+49 More Options
Schott Perfecto 613
Dec 11, 2019
Poll
A community member
[Best of] Men's Luxury Eyeglasses
124
VOTES
Ermenegildo Zegna EZ5070 Eyeglasses
Mont Blanc MB0638 Eyeglasses
DG1302 Dolce & Gabbana Black Rectangle Eyeglasses
+1 More Options
VE3211: Versace Black Rectangle Eyeglasses
Dec 11, 2019
Poll
A community member
DE Razors
1.1K
VOTES
Rockwell Model T - Rockwell Razors
Merkur Futur Safety Razor Matte Chrome | Adjustable
Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor | Best Seller
+22 More Options
Parker 22R Double Edge Safety Razor
Dec 11, 2019
Poll
mayorblurps
NEW COMMUNITY for WOMEN'S apparel/accessories?!?
138
VOTES
Women's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories | NordstromArtboard
Women's Watches | Nixon Watches and Premium Accessories
DoubleHood Hoodie
Dec 11, 2019
Poll
aidanj
Best telescopic umbrellas!
79
VOTES
Davek Solo Umbrella | High Quality Umbrella | Wind Resistant Umbrella - au.davek
Compact Metro umbrella | Blunt Umbrellas
Fox Umbrellas TEL2
+2 More Options
Tumi Auto Close Umbrella
Dec 11, 2019
Poll