Black and badder then ever.
Late last night a new member was born into my #SelvedgeDenim family - a younger sibling to my trusty #NobleDenim 's. This pair is not of the blue smurf handed indigo stained variety. These are black. Not dark navy.. Not black warp with blue weft. Black.
Black 15oz. denim from #KaiharaMills , Japan, and handcrafted by one of the best in the game: Noble Denim.
Limited edition small batch, 1 of 20, with a custom black leather patch, branded black copper hardware, hickory stripe pocket bags, and a pink selvage line that looks oh so subtly smooth. All made in Tennessee.
Initial fit is tough, but fair. Tough, as anyone who's tried on selvedge is aware, because you'll wonder how this stiff tight fabric will ever be welcome to your body - let alone button up. Fair, because you know it's cut just right and will mold and soften and wear into and around you.. just the way you are and move. You can call it the awkward silence phase of really liking someone and knowing that in a week or two you'll be loose and chill and getting to know each other better. For now though.. yo, the struggle is real. Partial squats and sitting and wearing them in is in order.
One note before I go. I can't speak enough about the attention to detail, the craftsmanship, the packaging, and most importantly - most super absolutely importantly - can't speak highly enough about the customer service and people behind the pair and brand and everything that goes into it. You're truly family, and you truly feel special each and every time you put them on or hit send for an email. Using the spot-on words of , who has a root in the Noble tree, Noble Denim truly does one thing well (although they have branched out further). Definitely one of the most underrated denim craftsmen, makers, designers, companies, and brands out today.
If you're curious, and want to learn more, here's the info from their site: http://shop.nobledenim.com/collections/jeans/products/black-denim-small-batch (link might not be there forever, since it's a limited edition)
"I love that there is an evolution of the garment and how it gets better over time, how it starts out beautiful and perfect, and can evolve and mold to your body as it gets older. Denim becomes part of your story. And it is one of the only things that look better years after you bought it. What people do in their lives affects it. Other than silk, denim is the only material that really embraces inconsistencies."
#RawDenim #SelvedgeDenim #Selvedge #Denim #Fashion #Raleigh #RaleighNC
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Whats with the shoes?
CrossFit @ Guerrilla Fitness.
Church at Hillsong.
C-starting sentences? Yes.
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I'm a Digital Pathfinder.
I specialize in Neuromarketing. Digital Marketing.
"Social Media" Strategy. User Experience.
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