AR­TI­SAN DENIM

In bags, on so­fas and in your closet, clas­sic denim’s true-blue ap­peal never fades. Try these stylish picks on for size.

Midwest Living - - Contents - WRITER Gary Thompson PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Ja­son Don­nelly

WHERE TO FIND AR­TI­SAN DENIM

You don’t need de­signer genes to ap­pre­ci­ate these denim goods.

1 RUGGED RUG

Treat your feet to a rug hand­made in Gu­atemala and sold by The Brow Bar shop in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan. In­digo Re­cy­cled Denim Rug, $65 meil­ing­west.com

2 BOLD SHOUL­DER

In­digo-stripe denim meets can­vas and leather in this Ohio-made bag. ipad Bag, $98 breadand roses2.etsy.com

3 PIL­LOW TALK

Mix den­ims? For sure! Var­ied tones in­ter­lock like bricks on this pil­low cover. Berke­ley Denim Patch­work Pil­low Cover, $85 made­for­roo.etsy.com

4 TRAY CHIC

Treated denim and tanned leather form a strik­ing dis­play piece. Kawabon Tray Large, Washed Denim/nat­u­ral, $124 graf-lantz.com

5 GREAT BLUE WHALE

The Maryn, an Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan, bou­tique, sells this charm­ingly hug­gable toy crafted by Haitian ar­ti­sans. Wally the Whale, $32 the­maryn.com

6 WEEK­END DUFFEL

Make a quick get­away with a bag that’s not too big or too small and ages well. Medium Duffel Bag, $245 de­troit­denim.com

but­toned up FONTENELLE SUP­PLY COM­PANY IN DES MOINES SELLS NEW AND VIN­TAGE DENIM, LIKE THIS ’60S-ERA JACKET. fontenelle­sup­plyco.com 2 3 4 6 5

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