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Fade Friday – Dior Homme MIJ 21cm (4 months, Washes Unknown)

After our post about Burberry Prorsum’s raw denim, I was inspired to feature a hotly discussed high-fashion brand’s raw denim: Dior Homme.

After hunting through a number of forums, I located one of the better documented pairs of Diors around. These highly popular jeans belong to SuperFuture member tragicbliss.

It might just be that I’m a sucker for good photography, but I melt a little bit when I see a pair of nicely photographed jeans. As for these ones, they look a little washed out due to a harsh camera flash, but that’s only minor. (Remember lighting is key for photography, especially for photos of denim!)

Note: Want to learn how to photograph your own pair of raws? Check out this article.

In case you were wondering about the “21cm” in the title, it refers to the leg opening/cuff, which Dior uses to classify their fits. For example, the 21cm is said to be a slim-straight cut, similar to the A.P.C. New Standard jeans, and the 19cm is slimmer like A.P.C.’s New Cure jeans. Hedi Slimane, the founder and the designer of Dior Homme from 2001 to 2007, designed the 19cm and 21cm cut.


  • Name: Dior Homme Denim Made in Japan (MIJ) 21cm
  • Weight: 13oz
  • Denim: 100% Cotton, Made In Japan.
  • Fit: Slim
  • Length of wear: ~4 months at the time of the photos
  • Number of washes: Unknown

Photos – AFTER (Photo Source: tragicbliss)

Dior Homme Denim MIJ 21cm.

Wallet, lip balm (?) and combs. Lots to see in the rear.

Dior Homme Denim MIJ 21cm.

Lip balm in the back? I’m always intrigued by different brand pockets. Very low key.

Obligatory comb shot.

Apparently, the inseams are quite long, measuring in at 37″.

Slim-Straight Fit.

Stay raw!

– Josh

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