Q&A with Lukas aka @dry_luke

I discovered Lukas back in February or March, I think. At that time, he’d already been posting his Benzak fades and his boots for over a year. And he was getting quite a bit of (well-deserved) attention for it. Here’s his story.

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What’s your story

Name: Lukas

Birth year: 1990

Location: Köln

Profession: Musician (classical saxophonist)

I live close to Köln with my wife and my son. Concerning my hobbies, I’m in the lucky situation that I got the chance to turn my biggest hobby into my profession. As far as other hobbies go, it’s family first.

I like denim and all the “rugged” style going along with that. I’m also really into watches, especially Omega Speedmasters and all their variants (vintage for the win!).

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Lukas’ Routines on Instagram

Thomas: How did it all start with your Instagram feed?

Lukas: I started showing how my Benzak Deep Indigos were fading. Soon after, I got sucked into it and became part of the awesome community we have.

T: Why Instagram? What are your goals?

L: I do for the fun of it. The best thing is to get in touch with like-minded denim nerds ?

T: How much time do you spend on Instagram on a daily basis?

L: Maybe one hour. Every now and then, I check Instagram and the profiles I enjoy. Creating content usually goes pretty fast. 5 mins or so, including editing.

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T: How do you take your photos?

L: With a Canon 750D. I put it on my table, stand in front of my wall and shoot. I then transfer it to my phone, sometimes edit bit in Snapseed and job’s done ??

T: What’s your editorial flow?

L: Always try to make it spontaneous. Usually, nothing too fancy, just whatever I feel like.

T: Do you post on a regular schedule?

L: To be honest, I just post whenever I feel like it. When I’m busy, I prefer to spend time with friends and family. I usually take my pictures right before I have to leave the house so I can edit and post while I’m on the train.

T: What are your favourite locations to take photos? And why?

L: My white wall ? Just because it’s convenient. But maybe I should get a bit more creative?

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Lukas’ Denim Style and Preferences

T: How did you get into denim?

L: I always liked denim like but never really informed myself. Nudie ran a pretty big commercial on how denim can fade a few years back. That got me interested. And as we all know, once that door is opened there is no coming back.

T: What’s your favourite feature of jeans?

L: If they have the right fit, they always look good. No matter if they’re brand new or totally faded and ripped.

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T: How do you wash your denim?

L: I don’t keep track how long I have been wearing my denim. I simply wash them when they start to smell. That’s usually after 10 to 12 months of wear (with a soak at around 7-8 months).

T: What’s your favourite fit? And what’s your least favourite fit?

L: I love slim fits. Both with a straight and tapered leg. Not really into bootcuts.

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T: Which boots and leather goods do you wear with your denim?

L: I have Red Wing and Truman boots, which I totally love! I also own a card wallet from the brand Sowk.

T: Favourite item that’s not denim or leather?

L: My watch ?

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T: Where do you buy your gear?

L: Most of my wardrobe is from stuf|f in Düsseldorf. Another great place is the Kentaurus denim store in Cologne.

T: What styling tips would you give your followers if they wanted your style?

L: Quality first, buy less but better.

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Hi, my name is Thomas, I'm a storyteller. I started Denimhunters in 2011. Today, I help companies in the denim industry market themselves with stories that excite, engage and convert customers.

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