Best products from r/rawdenim

We found 63 comments on r/rawdenim discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 495 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

1Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit (Mini)Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit (...3
2Red Kap MenRed Kap Men's Classic Rigid J...3
3RDS92_32 Mens 12oz raw Denim Pants Classic Straight Rigid Jeans Black Indigo 32RDS92_32 Mens 12oz raw Denim ...3
4Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, MetallicBonavita 1.0L Variable Temper...3
5Hario MSS-1B Ceramic Coffee Mill-Original, BlackHario MSS-1B Ceramic Coffee M...3
6FRYE MenFRYE Men's Arkansas Mid Lace ...2
7Unbranded The Brand MenUnbranded The Brand Men's Ub6...2
8Indigo Dye Kit- Natural Indigo Clothing Dye MethodIndigo Dye Kit- Natural Indig...2
9Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ea...2
10Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with BinBaratza Encore Conical Burr C...2
11Patternmaking for MenswearPatternmaking for Menswear2
12Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X Audiophile Open-Air HeadphonesAudio-Technica ATH-AD700X Aud...2
13Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill - "Skerton"Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill - "...2
14LeviLevi's Men's The Trucker Jack...2
15Unbranded The Brand MenUnbranded The Brand Men's Ub2...2
16Dritz 638 Deluxe Seam RipperDritz 638 Deluxe Seam Ripper2
17Chippewa Apache Lace-Up BootChippewa Apache Lace-Up Boot2
18Naked & Famous Denim MenNaked & Famous Denim Men's We...2
19Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog), SilverAudio-Technica AT-LP120-USB D...2
20LeviLevi's Mens The Trucker Jacke...2

Top comments mentioning products on r/rawdenim:

u/2capp · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I only deal with open headphones so here's what I'd recommend. You can skip an amp with any of these and be fine.

Audio-Technica ath-ad900x - I have these with the exact setup you want. The modmic was a little annoying to get to attach right but it hasn't fallen off. They sound great but not a ton of low end. The head suspension thing is comfy but kinda fiddly. Steal a worn out hair tie from your girl and put it between the arms and then forget it's there. Recommended without hesitation.

Sennheiser HD598 - warm sound, comfy. Not much to say, they're easy to listen to, easy to drive, and they're reasonably priced. Also recommend without hesitation.

I'd advise against the DT-990s unless you can return them if you don't like them. The v-shape sound is very polarizing and you'll either like it or you won't. I found the highs to be like an ice pick to the brain with most things I listened to. Some well produced stuff sounded great but they're fatiguing to listen to. They are also the most uncomfortable headphones I've ever put on my head, ymmv. I returned them.

If you feel like hitting the top of your budget I LOVE my Philips Fidelio X2. These actually replaced my Audio-Technicas as my daily driver. Great bass, good mid range, little grainy on the highs but it isn't harsh and how much depends on the recording. They're really comfortable but also a little on the heavy side. Again, recommend you buy from somewhere you can return just in case.

Any other questions let me know.

u/Ramachandrann · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I have a Hario Mini Mill which I like and it gets the job done, but I'm really looking for something electric. If you're doing french press, it doesnt take much time to grind beans but if you're doing anything finer than that it probably takes me 5 minutes to grind 45-50g of beans which just isn't what I wanna do right after I wake up. I've heard good things about the Hario Skerton as well.

For electric grinders, I've heard that the Baratza Encore is the best bang for your buck. Also, I would get an adjustable temperature kettle (people perfer goosenecks but I just have a regular one) and a kitchen scale! The scale is super useful for cooking in general and I think they're good to have, especially for coffee.

Also, I have a Chemex and love it. I don't think I could live without it.

u/RawWasher · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

All of the recommendations here are good ones. But I'm very surprised no one mentioned Gustin since many of their jeans are below $100, and many people around here really like them.

It took me a while but I finally found some lower-priced jeans in your size that are actually in stock. They are very close to being raw and they are stretch if you like that, the Levi's 511 in Dark Hollow color..

For more details, here is a list of the lower-priced jeans I've come across that come in raw denim.

For selvedge, there is:

u/Teamster · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Oh, a dedicated pouring kettle is crucial for any pourover brewing methods. The gooseneck design allows for far more granularity and precision in the flow rate and position of water flow. The faster the extraction rate, like a V60 pourover, the more important the control over those variables becomes.

I have this Bonavita. It's probably the single best purchase I've made for my coffee brewing adventures for a few reasons. First, it's got that gooseneck spout I mentioned. Second, it has a variable temperature sensor and control, which removes the guesswork from water temperature. The hold function is great, too, since I can put water in and set it to 200, hop in the shower, and it will hold the temperature at 200 until I pour it. Super useful. Lastly, it heats water faster than any other method I have. Faster than stovetop, faster than microwaving. It's great. Massdrop has been doing runs on them occasionally for ~$78, so you could keep your eye on that.

u/paintedxblack · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Dude, thank you so much! For a sec, I was afraid I might not be able to pull those felled seams on the sleeves off, but fuck if I was going to give up. It must have been a hilarious spectacle if anyone was there to witness though.

I'll check out that book you recommended. I've seen this one mentioned a lot, so that's on my radar as well.

The Singer does have variable speed, thank god. She's a little touchy and usually needs a gentle hand-crank with the pedal down to get going, otherwise you end up putting the pedal down too far and she stitches at lightspeed. I think that's down to belt slippage. But I kind of love quirks like that. They're what make things special :)

u/a6stringronin · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

A good entry level audiophile turntable is the AT-120 for $228. If you have a bigger budget, like $300-$400, your options really open up!

Also, you can find some great vintage used stuff on craigslist. /r/vinyl has a good community that can be helpful with beginners.

If you have any questions later down the line, feel free to ask me anything! I'll be happy to help.

u/d4mini0n · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I have the grinder one step up, the Virtuoso, and I still agree that the Encore is a better "bang for your buck." I absolutely love mine and don't regret it at all though. When I do eventually get into home espresso (in a few years) there's a good chance I'll go with Baratza again since they're releasing a dedicated home espresso grinder this year.

A gooseneck is super useful for pourovers but honestly kind of a pain for anything else because of what makes it so useful, the slow pour rate. It's absolutely necessary for a v60, for example.

I have the variable temp bonavita gooseneck that's useful for tea, but I'm definitely eyeing a Stagg kettle, and I'm probably going to buy my sister a non-variable temp model soon now that I've gotten her and her husband into pour-overs.

u/brucenasty · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I've used this dye from Amazon before. Works really well!

It's pretty simple. My advice would be to make sure you follow the instructions, and do your dying outside or in a very well ventilated area. Also try doing variations of dyes, like duration of time in the vat and number of dips (dying it, then taking the item out to oxidize, then dying it again). You'll get a different product from different dying methods so just try things out to see what you like!

u/IngoVier · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Here is the dye I used:

And if you are interested this is a great walkthrough I used as inspiration:

Here is one more walkthrough that does a good job of showing you how different shibori techniques will turn out:

Good luck!

u/Ross5512 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Go for Unbranded. Great place to start. On Amazon for about $82 IIRC. They have several different cuts, I personally have the 221s (you probably don't want those as they're quite thick) but I believe the 201 or whatever they call it will be what you're looking for, it's a slim relaxed fit.

EDIT: Link -

EDIT2: Plus they fade very quickly so you'll very quickly see the benefits in terms of look that having a pair of raw denim gives you.

u/Robocob0 · 8 pointsr/rawdenim

Can i be a hater for a second. You're better off asking for an independent grinder like this baratza and this drip machine if you're set on a top quality drip

the SCAA has a list of approved drip machines theyre going to be the best of the best for what you need. The biggest issues with most drip machines is evenness of the brew and temperature variability. Unfortunately im not aware of any good all in one solutions but i can whole hardheartedly recommend the baratza and the brewer can be open season

u/tokie__wan_kenobi · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Prices include shipping. PM for any questions, pics, etc. measurements like Blue Owl:

  • PBJ xx-18-013 size 34 $200 - Worn one day, too big. These have been hot soaked with agitation and pretty much fully shrunk. Waist: 17.5, thigh: 11.7, knee: 8, leg opening: 7.85, inseam: 32.5. darker colors are the true color

  • 3sixteen SL 100xk size 32 $135 - initial soak, worn a couple days. Waist: 16.5, thigh: 11.75, knee: 8.3, leg opening: 7.6, inseam: 32. pics:

  • APC New Standard size 30 $50 - Quite a bit of fading but in great condition. Will post pics and measurements if interested.

  • 3sixteen+ 11BSP size 33 $75 - waist: 17.4, thigh: 12, knee: 9, leg opening: 8, inseam: 30. about a month of wear on them. Will post pics and measurements later. pics:

  • N&F SG Grey Stretch size 32 $40 - tried on once. folded up in my closet for a while and just not wearing. waist: 16.6, thigh: 10.75, knee: 8, leg opening: 7.5, inseam: 30. pics

  • Frye Arkansas Mid Lace size 8.5 Black $150 - brand new, only tried on once and didn't like the fit. I meant to return them but was too late so I'm stuck with them. retailing for $348 on amazon
u/Callusing · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Oliberte. I've got a pair of Domos and they feel great and are definitely tough. And a bunch of them happen to be on sale right now on Gilt and Jackthreads. The styling might be an acquired taste, but I love mine.

And they're similar to the Mali in that they're pretty minimally lined and structured, as opposed to something like an Apache with a more defined shape.

u/cnbll1895 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

It doesn't take much. You can get an Aeropress, a small hand-powered ceramic burr grinder, and some fresh whole beans. You'll make an excellent cup with this setup.

Or just go to a nice coffee shop and try a proper cup (Aeropress, Chemex, pourover or something) to see if you like it.

u/Illannoyin1 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

For starters, I used this dye kit because it was cheap and easy. Once the vat's set up, I soaked the shoes in warm water, dipped them in the vat for 30 seconds making sure the whole surface was covered, then (very quickly) rinsed them off in a tub of clean water. Let them oxidize and repeat about ten times, or until you're satisfied.

u/MyCatsNameIsBernie · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

This is good advice. Amazon has 20% off on many [N&F] ( and Unbranded, with free shipping and free returns. Sale ends tonight at 11:59PM.

u/Buckhum · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Chippewa Apache has very good sole for snow walking (they are not magic spikes but they are miles better than cork soles or gasp leather soles. -

Thorogood's are also viable options although I don't have personal experience with wedge soles but I have read online that they are good enough in terms of traction.

u/tyguy5679 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

In my experience black always turns out kinda purply dark almost but not quite black.

They sell these packs for pretty cheap. you can just buy a few and try it out if youre really into this idea.

Experiment. have some fun with it. Post your results

u/Genghis__Kant · 1 pointr/rawdenim

$5 seam ripper + 5 minutes of your time = star removed

Seam ripper:

Or, a tailor would likely do it for you for $5

Or, you could be super cheap & use a razor blade (utility knife blade) or super small/sharp knife

My Gustin 1968 are boring compared to my Bravestar (Cone Mills, 14.5oz - I believe)
I'd recommend Bravestar over the 1968 Gustin

u/HurricaneEli · 1 pointr/rawdenim

got these N&F a few weeks ago. They are stupid lightweight at 5oz, but the fabric seems to be quality and they feel great. Will be interesting to see if/how they fade.

u/luky7evens · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Im looking to buy a denim jacket, I was wondering what color I should go with.

I were dark colored jeans and will be getting my first pair of raw my next pay day. Here are the jackets I am looking at (i know they are not raw but I figured this would be the best place to ask.)

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u/zenossuspension · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I wouldn't say that one is more complicated than the other, it's indigo, and then a couple mix-ins to start the reaction.

Everything in theory, right?

That said, I'd say that the one that /u/tab338 suggested should be fine, and is pretty commonly used. You can even pick it up on amazon if you've got credits there to burn.

u/Salsa_Z5 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I'm not exaggerating when I say you need a grinder. Doesn't matter what method you use to make coffee if you don't start with freshly ground beans.

This one is good and pretty cheap.

u/hugomndza · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Hey guys! I've been wondering if anyone has arrived Unbranded jeans from Amazon? I'm only asking because it could arrive so much quicker, because they're offering prime. Although, I wouldn't mind waiting if ordering the jeans from Amazon is a scam. Any feedback will help. Thank you!

P.S. The jeans I'm looking at:

u/Dcs87 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Get a seam ripper if you want to remove stitching. They are only a few dollars.

Much safer than a knife!

u/captainpurple · 1 pointr/rawdenim

A lot of people also use this. It worked well for me and wasn't too hard to mix up.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Non-mobile: this one.

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u/Billthebutchr · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Tbh it's quite simple. Just purchase this and follow the steps.