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What is Your Favourite Denim Finish?

Oh denim, what will we do without you?

Your versatility and timelessness keeps us coming back for more, paying premium for a brand, a trend, or even for raw denim that allow us to create our own personal signatures.

Raw denim before and after

Raw denim before and after, photo via HighSnobiety

But finishing a piece of raw denim is a process that takes months for the daily wearer, and even years to get a nice fade.

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aint nobody got time for raw denim

Seriously, though

Who's got time for that? And us girls, we pride ourselves on wearing something different everyday--jeans included. Finished jeans are just more practical for us, and they already come in so many styles and finishes. Scroll down to identify your favourite washes, and pick up a new pair at the same time.

Featured photo via HuffPost Style

Acid wash

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

Acid-washed denim has an unmistakeable, grunge look to it. You either love it or you don’t.

Sun-bleached

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

That faded, near-white colour is the ultimate casual fixture in our wardrobes. We love it even more when it’s severely distressed.

Sand-blasted

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

Denim are deliberately blasted with abrasives to create a contrast in colour. See the lighter patch on the thigh area to knees? That area was repeatedly blasted with sand to remove colour.

Waxed

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

Waxed jeans are kind of like leather pants--they look similar, and it’s certainly not for everybody. But if you get a nice pair, the wet look can make you look super cool.

Whisker details

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

You know the creases along the upper thigh area? They’re called whiskers. Don’t let salespeople fool you into getting a pair with whiskers because they’re "slimming". The real reason the whiskers exist are to give your jeans a ’worn-in’ look.

Chambray

denim finish, denim washes, whisker denim, sandblast sandwash denim, acid wash denim, what is chambray
S H O P :

What may look like denim, may not actually be denim. We couldn’t help but include chambray. Chambray is lightweight, and thin in nature, which makes wearing it in our climate so bearable.


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