Every guy has a pair of blue jeans in his closet (or on his floor just next to his closet, or somewhere in his abode, anyways). Now, there are blue jeans and then there are blue jeans. Some fit well, while others look to have been homemade. Some have a simple indigo-dyed finish, while some are “pre-faded” to look like André the Giant wore them over the course of a half-marathon. The best way to ensure the best, most comfortable fit is to go raw. Now, that doesn’t mean not wearing underwear (but far be it from us to tell you how to live your life), but it does mean getting jeans that have been sewn to an ideal cut, but that are otherwise left for you to create. No, some assembly is not required, but you will be in for a few rough months of bending, crunching and manipulating the unruly denim that you’ve just purchased until you’ve literally got it bent over your knee and have made it exactly what you want it to be. As with anything worthwhile, it calls on the individual to demonstrate some will power and tenacity, but it will all pay off in spades. Although it’s advised to wait a grueling 8-12 months before washing, and thus softening your raw denim, it’ll be well worth the restricted movement and occasionally sharp odors, because you’ll have a pair of jeans that fits you like no other jeans have ever fit before. Raw denim jeans, once properly broken in, will feel like a second skin.