Acid wash, distressed, frayed—the sheer number of denim styles available today boggles the mind. For those looking for a simpler look to their blue jeans, raw denim may be the perfect solution. Denim in its raw state is gaining popularity among men looking for a simple, clean look for their jeans. From simple, straight-legged jeans to those with a bit more flair, raw jeans are a rugged and durable look for men.
Choose raw denim jeans by Levi's, Marc Ecko and others for a simple, masculine look. The monochromatic denim material is fresh off the roll and isn't processed like many of today's popular jean finishes. The solid color denim is stiffer than treated denim and provides a more durable material for men in need of sturdy work pants. Even better, manufacturers suggest washing them as little as possible to prevent loss of color, making them perfect for those who just need to be able to pull on their jeans. Paired with a work shirt and sturdy boots, even the most daunting task is easy. The stiffness of the material will fade over time providing a more traditional jean feel.
Take blue jeans to a new level by adding in a button-down dress shirt, blazer and tuxedo shoes. The look is appropriate for a variety of business and casual settings. When paired with a leather messenger bag, overnight travel is a breeze. Simple, sturdy, and easily dressed up or down, raw blue jeans are the ideal pants for the man on the go.
Raw denim is also ideal for women who like a stiffer, darker jean. Look for raw jean skirts to pair with a tank top or peasant blouse and simple sandals for a casual look. Dress up boot-cut jeans for women with a white blouse and blazer.
For a different look in blue jeans, turn to raw denim, available at Macy's.