Denim Saloon and Bemis Press Design Shop are starting a new project, titled “ The Raw Denim Project ”. The purpose of the project is to explore the deconstruction of wearing raw denim through a visual journal blog that the Denim Saloon will post. Raw denim is a pair of denim jeans in its purest form, denim just taken off the loom without any washing or dying of the fabric. Raw denim is to be worn several months without washing. This will allow the personality of the wearer and their daily habits and activities to influence how the denim wears in. The more you wear, the more unique results we will see. 

* Because of the unique nature of raw denim we currently don't sell any styles on our online store.

Stop in and try them out, the fit and the size you may need will vary.

Meet the Participants

Final Results

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Craig Korth: Consultant

Month 5

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Craig Korth: Consultant

Month 4

Jenny Galley:  Co-Owner of Denim Saloon

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Craig Korth: Consultant

Month 3

Jenny Galley:  Co-Owner of Denim Saloon

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Adam Finley: Owner of Eldon-Redfield, maker of custom furniture. 

Craig Korth: Consultant

Month 2

Jenny Galley:  Co-Owner of Denim Saloon

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Kelly Newell: Owner of Scout Dry Goods

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Adam Finley: Owner of Eldon-Redfield, maker of custom furniture. 

Craig Korth: Consultant

Month 1

Jenny Galley:  Co-Owner of Denim Saloon

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions

Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Kelly Newell: Owner of Scout Dry Goods

Chris Hughes: Craftsman, Artifact Bag Co.

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Adam Finley: Owner of Eldon-Redfield, maker of custom furniture. 

New Denim

Jenny Galley:  Co-Owner of Denim Saloon

Christopher Halbkat: Owner of Dundee Cycles and Provisions


Eric Brunt: Cyclist and Bartender

Cora Rasp: Fashion Stylist and Barista at local coffee shop 

Josh Powell: Mixed Media Artist

Kelly Newell: Owner of Scout Dry Goods

Chris Machmuller: Musician and Whiskey Slinger

Adam Finley: Owner of Eldon-Redfield, maker of custom furniture. 

Craig Korth: Consultant