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Whiskey Stained Collection

Whiskey Stained Collection

Whiskey Stained Denim Collection -  The rich color of Bourbon Whiskey....amber, gold, brown and all shades in between.  It evokes the image of warmth and autumn and is exactly what our Whiskey collection is. While our formula boasts an innovative aging process, it is a secret (shhhh!)  so, we will share how to wear this great collection instead! Lets start with the original piece, the Whiskey stained denim, a warm rust brown color with a soft hand feel that makes you feel like you are wearing very lived in jeans.  Made from a natural selvedge denim, the color is perfect...

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Kim Milligan

How to Take Care of your Denim

How to Take Care of your Denim

This blog was originally posted May 23, 2014 and has since been edited and updated. There are a lot of misconceptions about how to take care of designer jeans. Many think they can treat them like regular clothing—wash them after a few wears and throw them in the dryer. That's the protocol for practically any other type of clothing. However, the beauty of denim is that it looks better the more it’s worn. That means not washing them all the time, which can ruin a quality pair of jeans. Washing and drying raw denim can make them shrink inches until...

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Kim Milligan

What You Need to Know About Selvage Denim

What You Need to Know About Selvage Denim

This blog was originally posted January 28,2013 and has since been edited and updated. An important term to be acquainted with when shopping for high-quality denim is “selvage.” Selvage refers to the finished edge of the denim that is woven on a shuttle loom, most commonly in white yarn. While weaving, a shuttle carries what is referred to as the “weft” or white yarn through the “warp” or indigo yarn and across the loom. This process results in a tight, finished edge. Shuttle looms were very important in the beginning stages of denim production. In comparison to the wide fabric...

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Kim Milligan

The Founding of Marc Nelson Denim

The Founding of Marc Nelson Denim

This blog was originally posted November 6, 2012 and has since been edited and updated. What do you get when you mix a passion for denim, pride in American heritage, and a love for one’s community? Marc Nelson Denim. Fashionable Beginnings From an early age, Marcus Hall, founder and designer of MND, knew his American dream was to be a fashion designer. This Knoxville, Tennessee native had a fashionable start in high school where he won the title “best dressed” as a senior. He wanted to continue this passion once he graduated high school by obtaining a fashion merchandising degree....

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