Denim 101


DENIM 101

“A traditional five-pocket jean is a biography of the person wearing it. The ingido dye washes out depending on what you’ve been doing and carrying in the pockets, and so denim comes to reflect its owner as no other type of clothing can. In the end, that’s one of the things I love most about it: denim always tells a story.”

- Marcus Wainwright
rag & bone Founder and Chief Brand Officer





our process

rag & bone was founded in 2002 on a singular obsession: to craft the ultimate five-pocket jean. Since then, we’ve prioritized quality, expert craftsmanship, and attention to detail to offer everyone their perfect pair. We have invested substantial time and energy into vetting ethically sourced fabrics and factories around the world to find the highest quality materials.

  THE 5-POCKET JEAN

It’s hard to believe, but our classic 5-pocket is still made one at a time, piece by piece, in Los Angeles, California.

It all starts with the fabric, which we source based on desired weight and style. Pattern pieces are carefully laid in stacks ranging from 30-80 layers and precisely cut, bundled, and sent for sewing.

With each person working on a singular process, sometimes for decades within their respective specialty, we strive for perfection with each pair.




We use time-honored techniques to make our jeans. One pair takes up to 38 separate steps and processes, and up to 60 for a denim jacket. Most of the distressing that our denim receives at the wash and treatment facilities is still done the old-fashioned way, by hand.


Our regular 5-pocket jean has 22 individual pattern pieces, each sewn together in 1 of the 4 sewing facilities we contract. Some of the details include:

(5) Belt loop pieces
(2) waistband pieces
(2) pocket facings
(2) front leg pieces
(2) back leg pieces
(2) back yokes pieces
(2) back pockets
(2) pocket linings
(1) coin pocket
(1) fly facing
(1) fly extension

After sewn together, the pair of jeans is washed and finished to get their unique look and feel. This can include acid, over dye, and coloration treatments, plus distressing, abrasion, destruction, and laser techniques.
 

denim care

Rumor has it you can stick your jeans in the freezer for a day or two to kill bacteria and smell but truth be told, the temperature of a standard freezer is not low enough to kill all of the bacteria on your jeans.

Conclusion: eventually you’re going to have to wash your jeans!


  best for:
Rigid and Raw denim

HAND WASH, HANG DRY

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

Hand wash with a cap of mild detergent. We recommend Woolite Extra Dark for black jeans and Mr. Black’s Denim Wash or The Laundress Denim Wash for all other colors.

Leave your denim soaking for 60 minutes, occasionally swirling the water to loosen dirt and oil.

Gently squeeze excess water out and hang dry indoors or in a shaded area outdoors.





Before machine washing, make sure to give your denim a few hours to recover off the body before washing. Machine wash cold on gentle with Woolite Extra Dark for black jeans and Mr. Black’s Denim Wash or The Laundress Denim Wash for all other colors.


best for:
non-Rigid and non-Raw denim

machine wash, HANG DRY

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

If your denim is new and has a deeply saturated color (Black or Indigo), you can add 2 tablespoons of salt to the wash to set and preserve the rich, dark color.

Hang out to dry.




best for:
pre-washed tech stretch denim

Machine wash, machine dry

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

Tumble dry inside out on medium low.
 





When you get a stain or have a spill, gently spot clean with a damp cloth or toothbrush and a dime-size amount of mild detergent. When your jeans begin to develop an unwanted aroma, use an odor neutralizer or anti-bacterial spray specifically made for fabrics.




why rise?

RISE IS WHERE THE PERFECT FIT BEGINS

It all started with one mission in 2002: to make the ultimate five-pocket jean.

17 years later, we continue to obsess over every step of the process. From quality materials and expert craftsmanship to design details and fit.

We also continue to learn. We watched how women shop. We listened to what women said. We did extensive research and received invaluable input. And we found what matters most is the way a jean fits in the waist, the hips… plus, the behind. So, we designed a whole new line that focuses on just that: the rise.

Introducing the New Women’s Denim Collection











fit 1,2,3

Ranging from extra slim to a roomier, classic leg, take your pick across our best-selling colors and washes, made from Japanese fabrics and manufactured in Los Angeles.




DENIM 101

“A traditional five-pocket jean is a biography of the person wearing it. The ingido dye washes out depending on what you’ve been doing and carrying in the pockets, and so denim comes to reflect its owner as no other type of clothing can. In the end, that’s one of the things I love most about it: denim always tells a story.”

- Marcus Wainwright
rag & bone Founder and Chief Brand Officer







our process

rag & bone was founded in 2002 on a singular obsession: to craft the ultimate five-pocket jean. Since then, we’ve prioritized quality, expert craftsmanship, and attention to detail to offer everyone their perfect pair. We have invested substantial time and energy into vetting ethically sourced fabrics and factories around the world to find the highest quality materials.

 
THE 5-POCKET JEAN

It’s hard to believe, but our classic 5-pocket is still made one at a time, piece by piece, in Los Angeles, California.

It all starts with the fabric, which we source based on desired weight and style. Pattern pieces are carefully laid in stacks ranging from 30-80 layers and precisely cut, bundled, and sent for sewing.

With each person working on a singular process, sometimes for decades within their respective specialty, we strive for perfection with each pair.
Our regular 5-pocket jean has 22 individual pattern pieces, each sewn together in 1 of the 4 sewing facilities we contract. Some of the details include:

(5) Belt loop pieces
(2) waistband pieces
(2) pocket facings
(2) front leg pieces
(2) back leg pieces
(2) back yokes pieces
(2) back pockets
(2) pocket linings
(1) coin pocket
(1) fly facing
(1) fly extension

After sewn together, the pair of jeans is washed and finished to get their unique look and feel. This can include acid, over dye, and coloration treatments, plus distressing, abrasion, destruction, and laser techniques.




We use time-honored techniques to make our jeans. One pair takes up to 38 separate steps and processes, and up to 60 for a denim jacket. Most of the distressing that our denim receives at the wash and treatment facilities is still done the old-fashioned way, by hand.



denim care

Rumor has it you can stick your jeans in the freezer for a day or two to kill bacteria and smell but truth be told, the temperature of a standard freezer is not low enough to kill all of the bacteria on your jeans.

Conclusion: eventually you’re going to have to wash your jeans!




best for:
Rigid and Raw denim

HAND WASH, HANG DRY

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

Hand wash with a cap of mild detergent. We recommend Woolite Extra Dark for black jeans and Mr. Black’s Denim Wash or The Laundress Denim Wash for all other colors.

Leave your denim soaking for 60 minutes, occasionally swirling the water to loosen dirt and oil.

Gently squeeze excess water out and hang dry indoors or in a shaded area outdoors.





Before machine washing, make sure to give your denim a few hours to recover off the body before washing. Machine wash cold on gentle with Woolite Extra Dark for black jeans and Mr. Black’s Denim Wash or The Laundress Denim Wash for all other colors.




best for:
non-Rigid and non-Raw denim

machine wash, HANG DRY

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

If your denim is new and has a deeply saturated color (Black or Indigo), you can add 2 tablespoons of salt to the wash to set and preserve the rich, dark color.

Hang out to dry.




best for:
pre-washed tech stretch denim

Machine wash, machine dry

Turn denim inside out to limit abrasion.

Tumble dry inside out on medium low.





When you get a stain or have a spill, gently spot clean with a damp cloth or toothbrush and a dime-size amount of mild detergent. When your jeans begin to develop an unwanted aroma, use an odor neutralizer or anti-bacterial spray specifically made for fabrics.




why rise?

Because the area it covers (your waist to your lower hips…plus your behind) is the one that matters most. Rise is where the perfect fit begins.










fit 1,2,3

Ranging from extra slim to a roomier, classic leg, take your pick across our best-selling colors and washes, made from Japanese fabrics and manufactured in Los Angeles.