Most denim jeans you can buy these days have been pre-washed, pre-distressed and even pre-destroyed to alleviate the fabric material softer, further by reducing shrinkage and ideally to prevent the indigo dye from rubbing off. Raw denim or sometimes called ‘dry denim’ jeans are purely jeans made from denim that has not gone through the a pre-wash process.
The Balmain Blue Raw Stretch Biker Denim Jeans is not new in the biker game, made for Balmain Fall Winter 2014 menswear collection and much like it’s closely related sibling – the Balmain Blue Dirty Stretch Biker Denim Jeans, has returned to the shelves after it’s first initiation in Balmain Spring Summer 2014 menswear collection. This particular biker denim jeans fragments the same skinny-stretch silhouette at 16cm with iconic double front side pocket zippers, key distinction of ribbed-panelled knee caps and zipless open rear pockets. Market as the mid-tier segment Balmain biker denim jeans for men and much like the earlier Balmain Blue Dirty Stretch Biker Denim Jeans from Spring Summer 2013 has been transformed as part of a transitional season classic collection. Learn more about the Balmain Blue Dirty Stretch Biker Denim Jeans from Spring Summer 2013.
Because the fabric has not been pre-washed, the Balmain Blue Raw Stretch Biker Denim Jeans has a lot of loose indigo dye, it’s fabric is comparatively stiffer when wore the first few times in correlation with soften fabrics featured in it’s other brothers such as the predominant Balmain Black Washed Distressed Stretch Biker Denim Jeans and the more prominent Balmain Black Waxed Stretch Biker Denim Jeans. It takes a few regular wear to break-in and loosen up a pair, the deep blue indigo dye on the fabric is highly prone to colour transfers, it is easily rub off against anything that comes in contact, which means it will not be too kind on white leather shoes or even light coloured leather accessories pairing should be avoided.
Despite this, the raw blue indigo has a rich deep natural flavour that plays well against it’s sleek golden-orange high contrast stitching which makes the Balmain Blue Raw Stretch Biker Denim Jeans a real head turner. It’s casually aggressive rigorous material has been remodel with Balmain Homme’s ultimate signature biker outlook invented by the former pioneer Christophe Decarnin, executing an iconic casual elegant streetwear denim enhanced with a distinct stylish contouring. The Balmain Blue Raw Stretch Biker Denim poised a strong character and likeable desirability that is fitted for most Balmaniac who is looking to grow their personal collection, like me!
Sizing can be a bit of a trick, this is based on my personal experience as the French brand uses vanity sizing on their Japanese made jeans, unlike the Italian manufacturers that Balmain used once upon a time. It fits fairly large to size, which means while you may have a 32” waist, the sizing label on the denim jeans will state a size 30” just to make you feel better about yourself. This has not been a manufacturing defect or made by mistake as the irregular sizing has been known since the start of Balmain Fall Winter 2012, where the production of biker jeans has swiftly taken place in Japan.Take two sizes smaller for a close fit, or one size if you like to tuck in dense cotton shirts. Guide yourself with the Balmain Biker Jeans and Trousers Sizing for Spring Summer 2014, will update the latest Fall Winter 2014 size guide in a few weeks time or checkout my Balmain Fall Winter 2014 Collection Wishlist from Luisa Via Roma.
PLACES TO BUY BALMAIN RAW BIKER DENIM JEANS
Luisa Via Roma – Balmain 16.5cm Blue Raw Stretch Biker Cotton Denim Jeans. Concealed hook and zip closure. Stitched biker details. Five pockets. Two front zip pockets. Hem: 16.5cm. Made in Japan. Sample size: 30. Material: 98% Cotton, 2%Polyurethane.
BALMAIN 16.5CM BLUE RAW STRETCH BIKER COTTON DENIM JEANS
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Balmain – Balmain Raw Stretch Slim Biker Jeans. This Biker Jeans, embellished with ribbed panels, is one of Balmain most popular styles. With its concealed hook and zip-fastening, four pockets on front and two pockets on back, and a straight-leg cut, just team it with a leather jacket and High-Top Sneakers. Concealed hook and zip closure. Two zipped front pocket. Five pockets. Stitched biker details. Hem: 17 cm. Made in Japan. 98% Cotton, 2% Polyurethane.
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