We have had a great response from our Facebook community from our ‘Finish the Sentence’ posts, so much so that today, we are launching a regular ‘Top 5’ post which will incorporate some of the suggestions you guys have made. We’ll be posting a new one each week and we will credit the best suggestions right here on the blog for the world to see! So without any further ado, here are our Top 5 Denim Brands:
Denim is Levi’s birth right; they created the damn thing so if anyone knows how to produce a good pair of jeans, it’s these guys! As a brand they’ve never rested on their laurels. Levi’s is always looking to push the boundaries of what they can achieve with the fabric and what the idea of denim is. My trip to their San Francisco HQ and meeting all the team has reassured me that the brand is in good hands! Pair these with some Ray Ban sunglasses for a truly timeless look!
Nudie Jeans are a solid denim brand. Accordining to their website: “The philosophy of Nudie Jeans is to become part of your dreams’. Jeans have a natural built-in dream and attitude. That may sound a little extreme but if you’ve ever tried on a pair, you’ll know that these jeans are a labour of love for this brand. Founded by Maria Erixsson, Nudie is a Swedish brand that has gone from strength-to-strength.
Our recent visit to Stockholm (Nudie was founded in Gothenburg, we know) made us realise what a stylish nation it is. Again, you’re in good hands with these guys.
I’ve always said Uniqlo has the best price-quality ratio on the high street and they deliver on the denim front too. They even provide great value Selvedge denim. For anyone who’s on a budget, Uniqlo are pretty hard to beat!
A.P.C. stands for ‘Atelier de Production et de Création’, and if you haven’t guessed already, it’s a French brand. One for the minimalist – they’re known for their quality and quick fading Selvedge denim. APC is a brand that doesn’t focus on branding but more on its slim fit, minimalist designs.
Edwin is a Japanese denim brand that was founded in 1947. “An authentic denim brand priding itself on innovation and craftsmanship, utilising exclusive fabrics and fabrication, unique technology, hand wash processes, and continual progression in design and fit.”
Originally importers of American work wear, they started producing Edwin (the name derives from the word ‘denim’ being re-arranged) jeans in 1963 using original American looms to create their now famous ‘rainbow’ selvage. A quick search online reveals the brand being involved in all respected online boutiques. Edwin jeans are a highly revered brand in the denim game!