Well, we probably all have denim jeans. Ever since “who knows when,” they’ve become the staple of our wardrobes. And ever since “who knows when,” they’ve gone through several iterations from dark to washed to torn and now all the way back to raw.
I’ve written before about Marc Nelson Denim, a relatively new Knoxville company that opened its doors for tours during the Dogwood Arts Festival. And it was then that I found out just how much I love the fabric of their jeans. Raw denim, it’s called.
It wears well, especially if you follow their (surprising to me) suggestions: Wear them at least three months without washing so they’ll conform to your body. And perhaps don’t even wash them at all. Ever. But if you do wash them, do NOT ever tumble dry. (So much for faded, pre-washed jeans. Directions can be found here.)
But in this sea of blue denim, one fabric caught my attention: whiskey-dyed denim. With a soft hint of amber, these jeans have been tinted with Smooth Amber whiskey– a color and process that may be unique to Marc Nelson Denim.
As you know, however, we live in Big Orange Country, home of the Tennessee Vols. So, I suspect the fabric of choice, at least in the fall around here, would be anything orange or white.
For more information on Marc Nelson Denim, click here.
For more fabric stories and shots, head over to Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack for this week’s Travel theme: Fabric.