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Denim Bar: Refined Taste

Janet Sung will work magic with your jeans. The mastermind behind Denim Refinery, Sung is bringing custom denim to the masses. The re-invention can include anything from dyeing, distressing and bleaching to laser printing,...


Janet Sung will work magic with your jeans. The mastermind behind Denim Refinery, Sung is bringing custom denim to the masses.

The re-invention can include anything from dyeing, distressing and bleaching to laser printing, and the process is simple: choose a treatment from their ever-growing menu of options (beginning at $70), send in your jeans (or shorts or jacket – anything really) and in about 2 weeks – voila! A totally new look. Or, if you’re feeling especially creative, you can create your own custom treatment.

My growing obsession with printed denim prompted me to try it out for myself. I sent in a stiff, old raw denim jacket and chose a custom combination of dying, laser printing and softening. What came back to me was a truly unique, brown-hued leopard-printed jacket. And just in time for Fashion Week!