Five Four's coated denim exemplifies the direction that the coated look has headed. The aesthetics has gone from an oily, waxy, heavy residue and slick or sticky hand feel (mostly achieved by applying the coating in garment form) to a more refined, sometimes sheen-driven, and subdued look (mostly achieved by using fabric that already has a less intensive overdye or coat).
From Five Four:
Note the blue blossoming through:
The coated denim idea captures my attention. There is not much in terms of historical significance. Instead it adds another level of complexity for you to think about denim wear. Imagine breaking through the coating to find the blue bloom through. Further break in will reveal the white under the indigo. With even longer wear in the white will be cast yellow.
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