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The 10 Dos And Don’ts of Denim with PRPS’s Donwan Harrell

We’ve been a fan of Donwan Harrell’s PRPS brand since its start back in 2002. Having broken his teeth at Donna Karan and Nike, the die-hard denim fanatic with his etched cherub logo has built a cult classic handcrafted in Japan. The New York-based brand is stocked at the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, colette, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. With over a decade of experience at his own brand, the self-proclaimed “jean hunter” and co-founder of Akademiks is a bit of a historian of denim, so much so that Lee requested him to design something for their 125th anniversary.

With summer on its way, we took a few minutes to chat with the North Carolina-born and Virginia-raised designer about the Dos and Don’ts of the fabric he loves: denim.

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