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…

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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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Top Ten Premium Denim Brands


10. Citizens of Humanity

Founded by Jerome Dahan, Citizens of Humanity designs and globally distributes seasonal denim and fashion collections for women and men, including a women’s knit collection.

Dahan was previously head of design for Lucky Brand, and one of the co-founders of 7 For All Mankind. In 2003, Dahan launched Citizens of Humanity.

Citizens of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity

9. Diesel

Diesel has long been a leading pioneer in denim and casual fashion, known for moving outside and ahead of trends in its industry. While retaining always its DNA, in recent years Diesel has evolved into the world of premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market.

Diesel Denim
Diesel Denim

8. J Brand

J Brand was co-founded by denim manufacturer Jeff Rudes and former stylist Susie Crippen. The two set out to create classic and sophisticated jeans with the emphasis on fit — and one mandate: create timeless products. Paying careful attention to details and clean, dark finishes, together they have created a combination of sexiness, style and comfort in women’s jeans.

It’s all about a woman looking beautiful in her jeans, not the jeans drawing attention to her

– Susie

J Brand Denim
J Brand Denim

7. William Rast

William Rast is a Los Angeles, California based clothing company founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala most known for their premium jeans.

On October 17, 2006 Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala put on their first fashion show to launch their new William Rast clothing line. The label also produces other clothing items such as jackets and tops.

William Rast Jeans
William Rast Jeans

6. AG Adriano Goldschmied

Inspired by vintage jeans, AG Adriano Goldschmied studies denim from vintage shops and flea markets around the world to insure they produce the best details and denim washes for their AG Adriano Goldschmeid denim collections.

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AG Adriano Goldschmied

5. Joe’s Jeans

Joe’s Jeans combines fabrics for an ultimate feminine effect: sleeveless, cap sleeve, tubular, ribbed and camisole style tees. Denim dusters and waist length jackets are dyed to match the classic skirts and jeans with unique stretch denim.

All Joe’s Jeans accentuate the curves in the right places representing the ultimate slimming pant.

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Joe's Jeans

4. True Religion Jeans

True Religion, a Los Angeles based premium denim company, uses intense attention to the details, from the fashion-forward seams, to the amazing embroidery and the unique hand-sanded vintage washes that distinguish True Religion as a leader in the designer jean market.

True Religion Jeans
True Religion Jeans

3. Rock and Republic

Rock & Republic has transcended the premium denim world to become a international lifestyle brand. Its luxe yet edgy approach to fashion is personified by CEO and Creative Director Michael Ball.

In 2006, Rock & Republic expanded to include a phenomenally successful line of accessories consisting of footwear, handbags and eyewear.

Rock & Republic Jeans
Rock & Republic Jeans

2. 7 for All Mankind

7 For All Mankind’s premium jeans literally exploded onto the scene, quickly earning critical acclaim and an immediate following for its innovative use of fits, fabrics, and finishes in denim. The focus of the product was on women’s denim bottoms.

Seven Jeans continue to rank as a preferred jean among Hollywood’s leading ladies such as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Liv Tyler.

7 for All Mankind Jeans
7 for All Mankind Jeans

1. Paige Premium Denim

Paige Premium Denim, was founded in 2004 by fit model Paige Adams-Geller on the principle that you don’t have to be a size zero to look great and feel great in a pair of designer jeans.

One of the top favorite denim brands all over.

Penelope Cruz in Paige Premium Denim
Penelope Cruz in Paige Premium Denim

Does Your Denim Need Therapy?

denimtherapylogoRemember those pair of jeans that you just can’t let go off? Yeah, I have a few myself. They’re ripped in all the right places, have the perfect worn look and feel just right on you no matter the time of day or night.

Well, if you have watched them deteriorate over the years and want to see them back in their original shape again then Denim Therapy is the answer for you them.

They say this about their service –

Our unique repair technique is a genuine reconstruction of the original denim material. It is new cotton thread and stitch applied to the damaged area.

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The average cost is around $7 an inch, so if that knee slash is getting a way to big and you want to close it up so you can start all over again {yay!} then try their service out. Their customers seem to be a happy lot, so it can only be good! Right?

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If you fix anything up be sure and let us know 🙂