If these videos don’t make you appreciate Raleigh’s attention to detail and craftsmanship, I don’t know what will. North Carolina natives Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko put together a small team to make jeans in the US, using denim exclusively from the historic Cone White Oak plant in Greensboro. They truly get it down in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Edwin was founded in 1947 by KK Tsunemi, one of the first Japanese denim aficionados. The name “Edwin” is a compound based on the letters D, E, N, I and M. Tsunemi moved the letters around a bit, turned the M upside down and up came “EDWIN”. Here’s a little look inside of the world of Edwin Jeans, a company that has revolutionized the washing practices of denim.
Starting this summer through the fall, Daniel from Denim Bar will be wearing raw denim jeans everyday (that its not triple digits) , and documenting the experience and progression on Tumblr and Instagram. At the end of each week we will have a wrap up of his week in these jeans.
The creases on my hips, knees and lower legs are starting to set in with each wear. They are naturally forming with each movement I make. The honey combs are starting to develop behind my legs and the whiskers on the front are getting more permanent. As the creases get bolder, there is a slight hint of color change. The wallet is starting to form and cause a little fading in my back pocket.
“I haven’t had any problems staying cool wearing these. I have been on a few bike rides and long city walks within the past week. I have resorted to using a few cuffs on the 90 plus days. As it gets hotter, these may not come out until after 6pm but we shall see.” – Daniel