The Raw Denim Bar

There’s a new boutique in town, well across the pond actually, called the Raw Denim Bar run by a group of self-confessed denim junkies, bringing the denim culture of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles to the UK.

Each season, The Raw Denim Bar scours the latest denim lines and explicitly elect the best styles and brands, based on celebrity stylist recommendations. These brands are boutique, celebrity darlings; focused on designing the best denim in the market.

InStyle magazine have labelled it ‘the Space NK for jeans,’ it is totally genius!

Customers can choose from an array of styles, cuts and washes across a variety of these brands. The Raw Denim Bar aims to rejuvenate online shopping for jeans, by working with every customer to find the right jean to suit their needs. They have a jean for all situations; from casual wear to evening wear.

Available Brands

1020 by Nicole, Chan Luu, Charley 5.0, Denim of Virtue, DL 1961, Resin, Vintage Revolution and many more…

Denim Conceirge

This is an interesting program they have in place. The Raw Denim Bar has together with Fit Experts and Fashion Stylists, developed a set of questions aimed at finding your unique denim personality, your ideal size, cut and wash preferences. With these they are able to select 5 pair of jeans that will work for you! Read more about it here.

So if you’re in the UK and fancy a personalized approach to your jean shopping check out The Raw Denim Bar.

How Many Jean Styles Are There?


How many styles of jeans do you think there are? I’ve owned many varieties over the years, usually sticking with the tried and tested “straight leg” fit. I’ve also worn flare, bootcut and skinny. Never too much a fan of the cropped styles though.

Some of you may like to stick to one particular style because it fits your body type well. Which is fine, but with the immense variety of denim companies out there each one has a different take on their type of “Flare”, or a different pattern for a “Wide-Leg”.

So go ahead, experiment a bit, and try out different brands till you find one that has the right pattern for your body type.

Here’s a list of the styles of jeans you can expect to find in today’s premium denim selection.

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Top 10 Destroyed Premium Jeans


If you are looking for destroyed jeans you have come to the right page. Below you will find some of the most heavily destroyed denim found anywhere. Some of these look so roughed up I have no idea how anyone can put their legs through with getting tangled up!

I like my denim a little bit worn out, but some of these styles just take it to the extreme. I wouldn’t mind having a few pairs myself. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family!

10. William Rast Jerri Hi Rise Skinny Jeans – Shop This

Just right for a sexy tomboy, these bleached skinny jeans feature 5-pocket styling and a single-button closure. Stitching at back pockets. Shredded holes at front and worn spots at edges. 12″ leg opening.

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9. True Religion Joey Flare Jean – Shop This

Denim pant with 5-pocket styling and single-button closure. Button-flap coin and back pockets. Whiskering at front. Heavy distressing, worn spots, and holes throughout. Twisted seam at flare leg. Continue reading “Top 10 Destroyed Premium Jeans”

75 Years Ago: First Womens Jeans From Levi’s

Levi Strauss & Co. is celebrating the 75th anniversary of women’s jeans and they have launched a special website to mark it, Womens Jeans 75.

The company that invented blue jeans for working men created the world’s first women’s jeans in 1934 for bold women of the American West. Since then jeans have spread across the entire world and can be found virtually everywhere.

Jeans were originally created by Levi Strauss & Co. for working men in 1873, but the category has since seen a dramatic shift with the advent of the first jeans for women. Today, new fits, fabrics and finish innovations are typically first developed to meet women’s needs and tastes and are driven by the demands of the women’s market. In fact, sales of women’s jeans surpassed men’s in 2000, making women the leading consumers of denim in the United States.

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I’ve owned a few Levi’s in my time, though I wear mostly European brands as I live here now, but the levi’s I did have lasted me a very long time. Do your remember your first pair of Levi’s?

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Gap Premium Denim

Gap officially launched its all-new 1969 Premium Jeans starting at $59.50. With 40 years of denim experience under its belt, Gap is confident its fresh, new collection with reinvented fits and styles can stand up to more expensive premium brands, but at a price point consumers can afford.

Bottom line – Gap’s new denim was born to fit. In the same thread, Gap is encouraging fans to reach back to their roots and declare what they were born to do.

True Religion Fit Guide

Instantly recognizable by their signature top stitching and hand-sanded, vintage washes, True Religions have become an integral part of our denim wardrobe. What’s your new favorite True Religion style?

Watch as Style Director Morgan takes you on a tour of all things True Religion in service of helping you select your new signature pair. You can shop for the latest True Religion styles at shopbop.com
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