did they change basic denim?
December 5, 2006 10:05 PM Subscribe
Is the denim now used to make name brand jeans a different fabric than was used 10 years ago?
posted by SMELLSLIKEFUN to clothing, beauty, & fashion (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I noticed an insidious change in denim over the past several years. It seems that denim has been re-done in a thinner weave. The inside of the fabric is much lighter in color than it used to be. It no longer resembles the denim of my youth and certainly wears faster. I am remembering the old Levi 501's in particular. Does anybody still make jeans from the old heavy denim? I don't even want to talk about the frayed and pee stained things they try to sell me as jeans.