Part of the pleasure of wearing raw denim is the way the jeans conform to one’s body over time, taking on the wearer’s individual imprint like a blank canvas — rips, fades, whiskers, honeycombs and stains. As with anything good however, denim doesn’t last forever, no matter the quality or brand.
The accumulation of dirt, months or years of friction, and rough use is more than enough to result in ripped seams, unwanted tears and unsightly crotch blowout. In this short video, the denim gurus from Nudie Jeans demonstrate the quick process of repairing your own denim, a skill that once mastered will prolong the life of your favourite pair. The brief tutorial demonstrates the relatively simple skills of reinforcing and stitching problem areas, using only tools and materials easily found at one’s local fabric or hardware store.