Darn and Dusted wants to save (and restore) your favourite threadbare jeans
By Samuel Trotman

London artisan Luke Deverall is a master at restoring damaged denim and saving those jeans you’ve worn a million times. WGSN Denim Editor Samuel Trotman reports

Mar 08, 2016

3 min

We’re big fans of local London artisan Luke Deverall. Through his imprint Darn & Dusted, Luke takes a traditional approach to denim repair, offering bespoke hand stitched mending on your busted wears. While most tackle rips and tears with clean machine repairs for concealed blemishes, Luke embraces damage through homely darn restorations.


To showcase his talent and craft, Luke hooked up with Tramps Like Us to present a detailed look at his intricate process. Throughout the video Luke encourages the preservation and care of jeans and how they are worth wearing out and mending. For Luke it’s more than “just a pair of old jeans”.

Darn And Dusted – Traditional Mending from Tramps Like Us on Vimeo.

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