The Broken Teeth Buried Denim Project

British brand The Broken Teeth have undertaken an interesting project with the help of photographer Samuel Bradley, which will see them document the aging process of denim through a somewhat unconventional method.

Inspired by a previous project by Denim Hunters, TBT took to their native Sussex countryside, choosing a remote woodland spot, miles from the nearest town, burying a pair of Edwin’s Sen Selvedge denim beneath the earth. During their time in the ground, before eventually being unearthed in June, the jeans will be at the mercy of earth, water, wildlife, and nature itself.

The burial has been expertly documented by Samuel Bradley – you can check out the ‘before’ images below – and we look forward to seeing the second part of his documentation when the jeans are eventually retrieved. Follow the project and find more from the brand at The Broken Teeth.

Adam Scotland

One of the three founding members of THE DAILY STREET, Adam is our Editor at TDS. Adam works in the streetwear industry for Out Of Step Ltd., specialising in both USA and UK brands. He also contributes to The Hundreds website.

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  • deadmowgli

    T.B.T. 2012 TALK IS CHEAP

  • dr6ft7uygibuon

    it’s a cool idea but what is the f’kin point of having jeans that are eventually unwearable? the “aging” process for denim usually refers to the “epic fadez” you get when you wear in raw denim… this is just moot.

  • max

    lets comment when we see the results ..neh?
    image dr6ft7uygibuon will be rocking a pair in 6 months…

  • Eric

    By no means a new concept, I believe some of Helmut Lang Jeans went through this process back in the 90s. Really interested to see the results.

  • BOB


    PS what a terrible, awful, horrible brand name.

  • Magnet

    Levi’s did this back in the day when my old man was trendy