The story of rag & bone jeans could very well have been the main source of inspiration for Ian Edelman. Established in New York in 2002 by Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, as a brand rag & bone distinguishes itself by combining British heritage, modern design melding classic tailoring with understated New York aesthetic.
To get a deeper understanding of the products and fabrics, Cass Daubenspeck of the online lifestyle store, Kaufmann Mercantile, met Katrina Klein, denim designer for rag & bone jeans to talk about denim and how to care for your rag & bone jeans.
After 7 years the denim industry, Katrina obviously knows denim and all the facets of the fabric. She belongs to the never-wash-your-jeans school, but if she had to wash this is how she would do it. Generally, as you’ll also find pointed out several places elsewhere on Denimhunters, Katrina recommends that you wear your rag & bone jeans denim jeans as much as possible before washing.
Once you’re ready for the first wash, start out by soaking your jeans in your bath tub or sink. She points out that it’s important to not fold the rag & bone jeans, as every crease of the submerged jeans allegedly will form wrinkles. However, we find that not to be completely true, just remember to turn your rag & bone jeans inside out and nothing terrible will happen.
Katrina also recommends you to add a cap full of Woolite for Darks and to keep jeans submerged for about 45 minutes. An alternative method is to hang your rag & bone jeans on a wall and hose them down.
After the rinse let the jeans hang outside (if possible) to dry. In addition to denim, rag & bone offers a full range of men’s and women’s clothing.
Gallery of Rag & Bone Jeans