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deviousfool
27th June 2008, 14:23
sorry I replaced them with smaller and rotated ones 8-)

zatoichi
27th June 2008, 17:19
^^

Beautiful Ralfs! Nice honeycombs!

JonB27
27th June 2008, 18:52
Swissjeans freak, you should post some of your broken in jeans on here.. (if you already did I must have missed it) but it would be interesting to see since you spend so much time working outdoors.

whatyouknowaboutthat
28th June 2008, 05:58
x-post from the 501 contest thread.

Levis "limited edition" 1947 501

Initial hot soak + 1 hot wash / hot tumble. Not too sure how long I've worn these but these were my "go to" jeans during the nasty winter months.

Before:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/100_0837.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/100_0838.jpg

After:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/4.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/5.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/6.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/7.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/8.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/9.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/1.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/3.jpg

BlueOctoberFan
28th June 2008, 06:56
My Oni's just shy of two months. I had to wash them since they were just getting too nasty from sweat. The waistband was grey when it dried, and some of the stitching was white from all of the salt built up on it...

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/4482/frontdetailws1.jpg

and a standing pic because they're just so fun...

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4782/standingpl3.jpg

Conifurious
28th June 2008, 10:47
You did a real number to the knees of that pair, wow.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/Your_enigma/reralph.jpghttp://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/Your_enigma/reralph2.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/Your_enigma/reralph3.jpg

Old RRDGs. I lost track of their exact age...oh well.

cameland
28th June 2008, 11:39
HOLY CHIT. nice work.

DoitsuJin
28th June 2008, 15:28
two thumbs up, awesome jeans coni!

ps: is that an accurate depiction of the color? my cast is a lot greener than yours appears to be

Opeth
28th June 2008, 15:34
Very nice Coni. Are you going to keep on wearing them or are you gonna start up a new project?

sebasz.
28th June 2008, 15:35
some nice details of my SJDG

http://i25.tinypic.com/2wdui4i.jpg

Conifurious
28th June 2008, 15:58
two thumbs up, awesome jeans coni!

ps: is that an accurate depiction of the color? my cast is a lot greener than yours appears to be

Yes actually. I took them outside specifically so lighting would not lead to any inconsistencies. Even in a nice shady spot, the jean's cast seems to bear more of a resemblance to a pair of RRDS than anything else. Not to suggest I'm complaining, heh. :lol: I'm quite happy with the way they turned out. And yes, I'll still wear them, just not religiously.

loste
28th June 2008, 22:48
Awsome ralfs Coni.
They look more blue than green now right? i am looking forward when my SJ greycast gets blue instead of greenish.

Thumbs up for your RRDG.

And BOF.

Onis are coming along great there i see.

Been on your knees alot lately? hehe

cheers

BeauIXI
29th June 2008, 08:07
Holy ****, sebasz.

Opeth
29th June 2008, 14:12
some nice details of my SJDG

http://i25.tinypic.com/2wdui4i.jpg

I demand more pics. These are grail material!!

Atzec
29th June 2008, 17:42
as i said i took some daylight pics of my s710xx.

5 months
3 washes
1 initial soak
1 fixed rip at the cuff ->pic

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months1Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months10Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months11Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months2Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months3Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months4Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months6Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months7Medium.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/Atze747/5months9Medium.jpg

swiss-jeansfreak
29th June 2008, 18:37
Hi all you nice guys here.

I'm truly a passionate denim lover, who wants to save the really old worn out denim stuff and give them a safe place to rest in piece for ever. And I'm perhaps just so positive here, because I think, everybody should wear his raw denim stuff in their own personal style, no matter if somebody esle thinks it's too lose or too tight, or with or without pocket fadings and so on. As a result you can see very different styles walking around the street, and that makes it interesting and more individual.

To JonB27: It's a shame, I don't have enough time to follow the threads at the moment. But you're right, I plan to post some pics from my old stuff and also from the collection. I need a camera first and more time: Too busy at my geographers job and cutting wood at my parents place. I hope I can do this soon but probably not before August. Sorry and thanks for your patience.

- Conifurious: Well done, sharp whiskering, and nice back pocket and wallet fading

- sebasz: You're ones more one of my denim heroes: Show them again 365 days later

Danny R&H
29th June 2008, 21:09
Just back from holiday travelling down the Costa de la Muerte, north west Spain. The place is amazing and has the best beaches in the world. Was on one beach when the tide suddenly came in and rolled up my Finns but the sea water still got into them leaving the marks you can see on the calves. Finally getting some good wear on these and dont mind the water marks. Just wondered if they'll add anything long term to the wear of the jeans as I know some of you guys wash yours in the sea.

snozepp147
29th June 2008, 21:56
Thin Finn Dry Stretch 5 months no wash

taken outside in natural sunlight. a little overcast.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h176/snozepp147/DSCN2286.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h176/snozepp147/DSCN2283.jpg

sebasz.
29th June 2008, 22:03
I demand more pics. These are grail material!! !

Ai Ai SIR!

here you go..

http://i28.tinypic.com/vsmj46.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/23wwcvt.jpg
http://i31.tinypic.com/8wktpe.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/16glrog.jpg

thanks for the comments!

SoulRebel
29th June 2008, 22:06
did you ever wash?

sebasz.
29th June 2008, 22:15
did you ever wash?

Yes, about three machine washes in almost 2 years

SoulRebel
29th June 2008, 22:20
very nice jeans, very nice

Drewbee
30th June 2008, 08:30
those are freakin crazy...i love em.

maxdesu
30th June 2008, 08:48
that belt is pretty slick too
where'd ya get it?

whenitsquiet
30th June 2008, 08:56
wash those slim jims again!

Opeth
30th June 2008, 09:13
Amazing Job Seabasz!!

Hedin
30th June 2008, 13:16
http://i28.tinypic.com/2po7885.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/6tpixl.jpg

1 cold handwash

Chris_Diao
30th June 2008, 13:39
really nice masas Hedin! which jeans is in the background?

@ Seabasz, your SJDG are soooo sick, a real beauty. congrats.

Hedin
30th June 2008, 13:42
thx! the background jeans are RRDS from 2006

Opeth
30th June 2008, 14:46
Great looking Nudies the last few pages.

reGuar
30th June 2008, 17:06
@ Seabasz SICK!
I love the samurais too!

And those masa's looks pretty darn good too :O!

Checker
30th June 2008, 19:58
my 7 month old thin finn dry black, starting to fade. crotch was repaired twice, second time the taylor put a patch from outside, without me knowing... not looking as bad as i would have thought though.

sebasz.
30th June 2008, 23:14
thanks for the nice comments!

update of my other nudies comming soon

nice masa btw!

::Michel::
1st July 2008, 08:14
What did you do whit those jeans for getting such nice brown effects?

Opeth
1st July 2008, 09:25
^^

It's propably due to the fact that they are only washed 3 times so far.

Williaam
1st July 2008, 13:12
My Masa's


http://i28.tinypic.com/2j0jk07.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/51682w.jpg

loste
1st July 2008, 14:04
What did you do whit those jeans for getting such nice brown effects?


get them dirty probably.........right

bounce
2nd July 2008, 00:55
http://i29.tinypic.com/2uhsiaf.jpg
that hole is just after 2 months, there is another one on the other heel.
how I wear my nudies is with the end of em under my heel, in between my foot and my flip flop. Obviously this is going to create some major wear, but will it tear them apart after i wash them?
is it time for me to cuff? if i dont cuff... what will happen? i really hate cuffs, but i'll do it if it means saving my jeans from falling apart.

BlueOctoberFan
2nd July 2008, 01:08
The only way to have them not fall apart around a hole like that would be to patch them.

BlakFate
2nd July 2008, 01:19
if your really that against cuffing, i would recommend you find a GOOD tailor, not just any tailor. and get them to hem it, if they are good and you just use the original hem it can come out really nice, or if you are near BiG they have a chain stitch machine for hemming, if im correct so does self edge

superslim_zac
2nd July 2008, 01:40
In the other thread I mentioned getting them to stack better, but blakfate is right - hemming them could be a good option.

bounce
2nd July 2008, 02:58
if your really that against cuffing, i would recommend you find a GOOD tailor, not just any tailor. and get them to hem it, if they are good and you just use the original hem it can come out really nice, or if you are near BiG they have a chain stitch machine for hemming, if im correct so does self edge

what do you mean "the original hem"

Ok so I'm getting them hemmed. There is a good tailor near me.
But... but about the smell?
I've been wearing them under my heel for 2 months, they got a stench to em.
For seven bucks, i think the tailor would say no =/
I'm going to try loading them with febreeze I guess, and if all else fails, offer him more.

loste
2nd July 2008, 05:24
try airing the out for a day. or give them a soak.

and you need to patch that hole up asap if you dont want it to get huge.
i have the same hole at the same place on both legs. it started out small like yours but now thay are very very big and getting bigger too. i am too lazy with my rrds but now i gotta get my ass over to my mother in law to use her sewing machine.

BlakFate
2nd July 2008, 05:28
he's, a tailor he should be just fine with the smell, mine had just been puked on and mine got delt with alright
and but using the originial hem what the tailor does is cuts the bottom hem and then cuts where the hem is going to be reattached, then he does just that and reattaches it. it looks pretty clean if you have a good tailor

bounce
2nd July 2008, 07:47
ok another question.
they are kind of stiff, like the heel area, it's harder (because of wear and sweat). my mom (who knows a lot about tailoring and will do it if the tailor doesn't) said it might be hard to hem because it's stiff.
she suggested rinsing them - just the bottoms. should i run them in the sink for a bit? or just make the tailor deal with it?

also, idk if i can get him to use the original hem =/

::Michel::
2nd July 2008, 08:53
get them dirty probably.........right

mine jims are dirty to but not like that http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/Smileys/nocheer.gif

TFking
2nd July 2008, 15:28
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/5466/front2ux9.jpghttp://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8884/back2sw9.jpg

thin finn organic dry ecru embo 6 months 2 washes. has faded quite slowly - i have been wearing them pretty hard. thoughts?

Opeth
2nd July 2008, 17:13
They look pretty good, just keep on wearing them!

swiss-jeansfreak
2nd July 2008, 18:46
- sebasz, I'll wait for your next updates, but no hurry. Your denim stuff is going through exactly the right way of evolution, original raw denim is made for.
- Hedin Your Masa looks great and your RRDC from 2006 even better
- William: Your Masa has still a long way to go, you're a lucky guy

- Loste and Michel: If yo never wash raw denim over years, you can get the incredible combined shiny and dirty look. If you just wash them very seldom, you can still get the dirty brownish look although not shiny anymore. If there wouldn't be the problem of heavy dirt or to stinky smell, there would never be a reason to wash any raw denim ever

- bounce: I would never hem a jeans. If they are really too long I would turn them up. And even before hemming I would wash them hot to let them get a little bit shorter I still would prefere to fix them in to the inside and you can show the original hem later again if they have become shorter after the first wash. And there will be the a white folding line visible then. But this wouldn't bother me at all. I like the massive heel fading which gives an idea of the huge fading potential of your pants. If you leave them that way, you have to patch them although

- TFking: Although washed a little bit too early they will turn out fine, if you can stand wearing them without washing for a long time

bounce
2nd July 2008, 20:34
=

- bounce: I would never hem a jeans. If they are really too long I would turn them up. And even before hemming I would wash them hot to let them get a little bit shorter I still would prefere to fix them in to the inside and you can show the original hem later again if they have become shorter after the first wash. And there will be the a white folding line visible then. But this wouldn't bother me at all. I like the massive heel fading which gives an idea of the huge fading potential of your pants. If you leave them that way, you have to patch them although

they are grotesquely too long, like, they cover my whole feet too long. and i'm not going to patch, i hate that more then i hate cuffing. definitely need to be hemmed. they only shrink 3% when you was them, which will be a little more than an inch, and even with that shrink they will be way to long.

EDIT:
so after reading other stuff on the web... i don't know if i want to get them hemmed..
i suppose i could just reverse cuff them for the remaining 4 months, and wear shoes for some of the days... I really hate shoes though.
any help an opinions would be greatly appreciated. i think i'll just continue to wear them, then after i was them if they are ripped to high heaven or what not, i can figure something out...
Plus, by the time i wash them it will be cold and i will be wearing shoes, so this might all work out.

EDIT AGAIN: meh, I took em to get hemmed.

BAerts
3rd July 2008, 00:49
- Loste and Michel: If yo never wash raw denim over years, you can get the incredible combined shiny and dirty look. If you just wash them very seldom, you can still get the dirty brownish look although not shiny anymore. If there wouldn't be the problem of heavy dirt or to stinky smell, there would never be a reason to wash any raw denim ever

I'm no expert but I'm not sure it's good for the life of the denim to NEVER wash them...something about your body's oils making the fibers weaker. There are plenty of examples of denim that has been washed plenty and turned out amazing (i.e. Lildavid, ronj, Sydney from Styleforum, Conifurious...the list goes on). Although, my Ralfs have really started to take off after 6 months. The creases and knees are setting in super hard and are laying over one another rather than bulging, and I am definitely growing (in the most unhealthy manner) addicted to the shine. :-) So it is definitely going to be hard to wash. ha ha.

Hogtown
3rd July 2008, 02:44
My Slim Jim Dry Blacks are verging on about 10 months of wear, worn 6-7 days per week. They're the toughest jeans I've ever owned. They've been through a huge amount of wear and they're only beginning to fade now. I unfortunately had to wash them at about 8 months because I was at a party and got mud and beer all over them and it got caked in. They're starting to rip a tiny bit in the knees, and on the pockets, but I love them.
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/4/7/2/f_DSCF3224m_39088af.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/7/2/f_DSCF3224m_39088af.jpg&srv=img29)
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/4/7/2/f_DSCF3227m_d08ecec.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/7/2/f_DSCF3227m_d08ecec.jpg&srv=img29)

mattback
3rd July 2008, 03:18
wow, the crotch seems alot more durable on the black fabric also, your thoughts / words ?

mattback
3rd July 2008, 03:19
I'm no expert but I'm not sure it's good for the life of the denim to NEVER wash them...something about your body's oils making the fibers weaker. There are plenty of examples of denim that has been washed plenty and turned out amazing (i.e. Lildavid, ronj, Sydney from Styleforum, Conifurious...the list goes on). Although, my Ralfs have really started to take off after 6 months. The creases and knees are setting in super hard and are laying over one another rather than bulging, and I am definitely growing (in the most unhealthy manner) addicted to the shine. :-) So it is definitely going to be hard to wash. ha ha.


OMG

the shine --- my LVC's have really started to shine in the past week.. its almost amazing how they have just started to "turn on" in the last month, exactly like you said brennan!!

DoitsuJin
3rd July 2008, 03:25
wow, the crotch seems alot more durable on the black fabric also, your thoughts / words ?

not sure, i personally would say that there isn't much of a difference as i've felt the SJDG, SJDJ and SJDB. it's construction / cut, not the fabric so much that is responsible for the notorious crotch rips.

my crotch on my SJDBs busted in about 9 months of total wear i think.

mattback
3rd July 2008, 03:29
not sure, i personally would say that there isn't much of a difference as i've felt the SJDG, SJDJ and SJDB. it's construction / cut, not the fabric so much that is responsible for the notorious crotch rips.

my crotch on my SJDBs busted in about 9 months of total wear i think.

Ah, so more than likely regardless of the fabric used in a SJ, if you wear it tight and low, you're going to ask for the crotch rip. I see. I just didnt' know whether the fabric on the blacks was that much more feroche, everybody struggles with fading them. I mean hell, even my black evisu's are a struggle.

My LVC crotch is going on 5 months now, and needs to be reinforced again.. oh well

Hogtown
3rd July 2008, 03:35
I wear my Jims tight and low, so I don't know why the crotch hasn't busted out. It's fairly worn down, but it's still hanging in there.

DoitsuJin
3rd July 2008, 03:42
Ah, so more than likely regardless of the fabric used in a SJ, if you wear it tight and low, you're going to ask for the crotch rip. I see. I just didnt' know whether the fabric on the blacks was that much more feroche, everybody struggles with fading them. I mean hell, even my black evisu's are a struggle.

My LVC crotch is going on 5 months now, and needs to be reinforced again.. oh well

that's precisely it, matt. also wearing jeans really tight contributes to faster wear marks which also translates to faster deterioration of the fabric. as far as i'm concerned, the fabric quality isn't much different from the regular SJ Dry, the fading process is somewhat of a struggle because they are dyed twice - blue with a black overdye.

my true size is a 33, i bought my SJDBs in 33x32 when i was a tad bit heavier than i am now... i didn't see any problems in the crotch until about the 8th month of wear, at which point i reinforced it. since then i've seen fray marks at the crotch

anyways... sorry for going off topic guys, let's get this thread back on a roll!

swiss-jeansfreak
3rd July 2008, 15:56
Hogtown, Your Slim Jim Dry Black are still in very good shape and have a long life ahead.

About crotch or other rip/fading discussion: Using unwashed raw denim over a long time can eventually causes some creases/cracks on some places, where the stiff denim was sort of folded during wearing. But most rips are just a question of how thight you wear them especially about crotch troubles. The fabric or construction itself has much less influence on that. About fading and the shining of never washed raw denim stuff is very dependend on the denim material and brands. Some of the Nudies, APC, Atelier La Durance, Imperial Kings, Samurai, FOB, Edwins and some others have just an incredible and fantastic fading and shining potential, and even more if worn carefully over a very long time. I just saw somebody last week with an unwashed raw denim jeans from H&M (Modell Original) worn over the last 20 month and even those simple pants had a real great fading and shining, which I would'nt expect on them.

swiss-jeansfreak
3rd July 2008, 16:09
- bounce: I'm waiting for your next update to see your hemming results. I just myself wouldn't hem them because I like the strong hem fading and I just never can cut off any piece of a pant.

-Baerts: Of course also washed denim can turn out super great. As less you wash them as better fading results you can expect. I just prefere the unwashed, shining raw denim look. The fabrics shouldn't get weaker from body oil just because of unwashed wearing. But depending on the fit, the stiff denim can get some creases some times on folded areas while breaking in the stiff and hard denim, like in the honeycomb region.

mattback
3rd July 2008, 17:55
The fabrics shouldn't get weaker from body oil just because of unwashed wearing.


Regardless of whether they should or shouldn't, they do.

sarlo
3rd July 2008, 18:58
http://i31.tinypic.com/2ueil4g.jpg

BlueOctoberFan
3rd July 2008, 19:00
Very nice. Is it just me, or do those look rougher than Nudies generally do?

sarlo
3rd July 2008, 19:03
Dno only made a black white background.. the pic comes straight from my camera

swiss-jeansfreak
3rd July 2008, 19:03
Mattback: Except from some possible folding creases/rips my dry denim stuff has a longer life if never washed. This are my experiences. But the stiff denim is getting softer after breaking in some time

Opeth
3rd July 2008, 19:25
@ Sarlo.

You don't post very often but your jeansupdates are stunning. How old are they now??

sarlo
3rd July 2008, 19:28
2 years i believe? tagge dthem but the tag has faded so i don't know for sure ;)

MHP
3rd July 2008, 19:34
Nice one Sarlo! How's your japans coming along?

sarlo
3rd July 2008, 19:43
same old thing same fading but not as visible as the fading on the greycast

Danny R&H
3rd July 2008, 21:10
are these above GC?

Opeth
3rd July 2008, 23:36
^^

Yes they are!

loste
4th July 2008, 03:26
your greycast is simply amazing Sarlo.

sarlo
4th July 2008, 09:02
Nice one Sarlo! How's your japans coming along?

http://i28.tinypic.com/3tx5z.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/23i8mcg.jpg

swiss-jeansfreak
4th July 2008, 14:24
Sarlo: really nice, I like them!

BAerts
4th July 2008, 17:12
Sarlo, what has your wash schedule been, like?

sarlo
5th July 2008, 00:41
Sarlo, what has your wash schedule been, like?

6 months without wash and after the first six months i washed them whenever they needed a wash ;)

lilldavid
6th July 2008, 22:22
looking real good there cable!

Atzec
6th July 2008, 22:34
nice progress, cabl3!

loste
6th July 2008, 22:53
cant go wrong with the xx007

awsome denims

DoitsuJin
6th July 2008, 23:28
cable's post made me wanna put up mine too... nothing impressive, haven't really counted the days but im guessing around 2 months.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/sherochan/PBJ/IMG_0001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/sherochan/PBJ/IMG_0002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v718/sherochan/PBJ/IMG_0004.jpg

lilldavid
6th July 2008, 23:42
those are coming along very nicely. is it the same denim in those as the 005?

crosswound
6th July 2008, 23:59
My first dry denim: Pure Blue Japan 1070 slim bootcuts

Really tight but I'm thinking they will stretch out for a perfect fit!
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/0/9/4/9/0/webimg/129164522_o.jpghttp://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/3/0/9/4/9/0/webimg/129164566_o.jpg

i read one of the forum members comments sweet jesus then i was thinking the same thing.

BeauIXI
7th July 2008, 06:27
How many damn times has that OneLove picture been quoted? :lol:

DoitsuJin
7th July 2008, 06:45
@doitsujin
lookin nice man...keep wearin them, they'll only look better
(are those paint stains? i kinda like the way it looks...will look only better over time imo)

you're on the same boat as me though..rotating them w/the labs...ha.



yessir, same denim

thanks cable, yours look great too. i dont know what i was thinking getting 004s back them, but the 007s are just gorgeous!

yea, i'm running my own painting business this summer so thats where the stains are from.. ive learned job site + jeans = not the cleanest solution

they're on a light rotation, tbh im going heavy on the labs... ;)

superslim_zac
7th July 2008, 09:05
How many damn times has that OneLove picture been quoted? :lol:


yeah man everyone is freakin that a girl posted here in denimz...

everyone just wishes that their girl;
1) wore PBJ
2) was hot
3) was addicted to mynudies like us...

BeauIXI
7th July 2008, 10:01
yeah man everyone is freakin that a girl posted here in denimz...

everyone just wishes that their girl;
1) wore PBJ
2) was hot
3) was addicted to mynudies like us...

Haha, and that's all she wrote.

lazijay
8th July 2008, 09:50
Here's my TFDS.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2648962660_9f1fd0c912.jpg?v=1215492964
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2648124593_1342bf4e2f.jpg?v=1215492821

I want to repair this hole before it gets bigger.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2648126565_773b9c6fb3.jpg?v=0

Alexander
8th July 2008, 09:57
^^ what are those fades on the calf?

lazijay
8th July 2008, 11:14
I just have big calves..8-) just kidding. I don't know how those developed. Or maybe its just the flash from my D40.

Danny R&H
8th July 2008, 11:54
Nice fades, Lazijay. How old are they? Been washed?

lazijay
8th July 2008, 12:08
Thanks samcam. They're almost 2 years old. I'd say they've been washed 3 or 4 times. Last wash was in April.

swiss-jeansfreak
9th July 2008, 02:29
cabl3: PBJ-XX 007 Sz. 30 and lazijay TFDS: Both pants have real great fadings. Want to see more later.....

Donovan
10th July 2008, 20:11
Finns
10 months of wear. they are stiff as shit
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1650/10644505/18995276/324928178.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1650/10644505/18995276/324928192.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1650/10644505/18995276/324928227.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1650/10644505/18995276/324928250.jpg
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL1650/10644505/18995276/324928209.jpg

Danny R&H
10th July 2008, 20:44
planning on washing them?

Donovan
10th July 2008, 20:52
nahh I dunno yet. first I want to wear them for a whole year, 2more months 2 go.

adidas
10th July 2008, 21:27
nahh I dunno yet. first I want to wear them for a whole year, 2more months 2 go.

Yeah dont wash yet unless they start smelling.

DoitsuJin
10th July 2008, 22:08
aw man, if you think the thin finns are stiff there are many other jeans in the market that's gunna blow you away with how rigid they are :p

Danny R&H
10th July 2008, 23:17
Donovan, mine are just 5 months and recently i sprayed them with a hose pipe and let them dry out in the sun. was like a very light soak and has really freshened them up especially in their fit. are these the same Finns you´ve worn in the what am i wearing thread lately?

Donovan
11th July 2008, 00:49
yeah they are!
they smell really bad. I work at a club and i´m always wearing my finns so they get really dirty and stiff from all the alcohol and shit. it´s really nasty but I dont wanto wash them yet.

Danny R&H
11th July 2008, 01:09
keep rocking them, mate!

mugatu7177
11th July 2008, 06:16
I agree with samcam, I haven't seen much fade on my jeans yet, but I hope it fades like yours.

Tiro
11th July 2008, 22:10
basically, huge crosspost from the denime contest thread, but I figured you guys who don't follow that, got a right to see these also...
overview, you'll notice I lack combs and whiskers:
http://i34.tinypic.com/35229te.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/34z0m6x.jpg

that doesn't mean, I don't have any fading or damage though:
http://i33.tinypic.com/24wg0ao.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/358o3mv.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/24o4jnb.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/2z3zxj5.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/15ocho8.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/2wn0j0m.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/fbc01c.jpg

lemmy
11th July 2008, 22:31
denime is on my list

stukovx
12th July 2008, 10:22
imperial dukes, 4 months, 2 soaks, 1 wash:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/stukovx/DSC01649.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/stukovx/DSC01648.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/stukovx/DSC01610.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/stukovx/DSC01612.jpg

Opeth
12th July 2008, 11:21
^^


Good fit. they are coming along nicely!!

my_nudie_project
12th July 2008, 14:43
pre wash before its 1st year anniversary

Front Pics
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q385/panca_novianto/P1010807-1-1.jpg
Back Pics
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q385/panca_novianto/P1010808.jpg
Whiskers
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q385/panca_novianto/P1010817.jpg
Rear Left + Combs
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q385/panca_novianto/P1010810.jpg
Rear Right + Combs
http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q385/panca_novianto/P1010813.jpg

i'll post the post wash pics soon

BlueOctoberFan
12th July 2008, 16:01
Are those the organics? I'm curious also how you ended up with such defined combs without much in the way of whiskers.

Atzec
12th July 2008, 16:31
...and do you sag them a lot? look how high the coms are!

iGIT
13th July 2008, 00:43
Here's a small update on my skulls. 4 months and 15 days now i think? I'm debating if I should wash them or not. Not sure, what do you guys think?
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/2986/p1000497jz2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/8361/p1000498lb3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5590/p1000499gy7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/7002/p1000500uu3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Atzec
13th July 2008, 00:47
igit, they are turning out amazing. for these i would wait with washing as long as possible, you´ll get nice high-contrasty-fades.

nudieformytummy
13th July 2008, 09:59
Igit... hold for a few months... maybe 2-3.... those will look great...
btw.... if the crotch is start to falling apart.. dont hold it too long though.

maxdesu
13th July 2008, 10:32
ahaha those are so ****ing sick!
I'm definitely going to grab a pair soon

BeauIXI
13th July 2008, 12:48
Ill ill ill ill ill ill ill!!! Wow iGIT!! How much shine on them so far? If they're super shiny, I'd consider a wash, but if not, keep 'em going longer, I think.

-nudiefive-
15th July 2008, 15:40
some progress..

DJ about 2 months i guess.Cross post from DJ thread.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/otek26/dj-1.jpg

The Missus TLJD at 9 months, washed once.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/otek26/tlj.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/otek26/tlj2.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/otek26/tlj4.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb170/otek26/tlj5.jpg

More pictures on my blog:mrgreen:

loste
15th July 2008, 21:43
old RRDS. washed alot

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x41/loste585/IMG_5561.jpg

superslim_zac
16th July 2008, 03:33
nudiefve those tlj are looking good! pass my congrats on

I copied you and told my sister if she doesn't wash her nudies for a year (had to say a year because she doesn't wear them often enough) I'll buy her a new pair. Works so far.

-nudiefive-
16th July 2008, 06:25
Thanx Zac ;-) she'll be happy to hear some positive comments:mrgreen: promising to buy something for a girl always works like a charm :-)

superslim_zac
16th July 2008, 08:09
I was actually kinda impressed by my sisters work on her high kai.

She has really cool combs!

whatyouknowaboutthat
16th July 2008, 09:05
Size 29x32 Soft Rigids. No Soak, No Wash

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/511.jpg<br>
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/511_2.jpg<br>
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/511_3.jpg<br>
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/511_stackfade.jpg

mattback
16th July 2008, 17:51
the same lvc's

took pictures by request of wahtuknowaboutthattttttt

http://img.skitch.com/20080716-cpj6952n2uuhwpit45emiamsss.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20080716-nwhu1g8k6r4pd337cpx76xktxs.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20080716-n5t8jnfhyr49ck188un79tx9m9.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20080716-dnm8shccy2xyghfbh7fp9g5mbc.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20080716-xgix45j7unskfcsnhy6cjj5bwy.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20080716-fusbhr5y7ektkmth114he2h92u.jpg

slowly.

maxdesu
16th July 2008, 18:27
^^^that's a really smart way of taking pictures
haha

offyatree
19th July 2008, 06:21
APC NS, worn precisely 87 days, owned for 5 months.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh5/offyatree_photo/DSC00912.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh5/offyatree_photo/DSC00910.jpg

BAerts
19th July 2008, 16:23
Those look great, offyatree! The seat fade reminds me that I need to get a new wheelset for my XC bike so I can start riding again! But alas, no money, right now. :-(

dave523
21st July 2008, 03:21
I think i washed them twice, once at a year old and once 5 months later. I think they will be great after one more year of wear. They are getting better with every day of wear.

I wear them casually as well as somewhat more formal (as shown in pic). Not sure if i can wear them to the office as i have done up till now even though we don't wear suits over there.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff258/rwf34/DSC00632.jpg

soompi
21st July 2008, 03:28
nice jeans, nice onitsukas

Opeth
21st July 2008, 10:06
Some nice RRDG you got there Dave!

maxdesu
21st July 2008, 17:30
http://photos-039.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v296/116/37/1129290039/n1129290039_30024148_6433.jpg

they aren't coming along at all, haha
2 and a half months?

http://photos-039.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v296/116/37/1129290039/n1129290039_30024149_6784.jpg

cameland
21st July 2008, 17:36
Give it time young grasshopper, if you see progress too early, it could mean your a jeans thrasher and then alas, once the job is done, you will have no jeans left to love. Slow and steady wins the race. Be the tortoise and not the hare. 8-)

maxdesu
21st July 2008, 18:24
Got it, sensei!
I want mean fadezz though

reGuar
21st July 2008, 21:08
Give it time young grasshopper, if you see progress too early, it could mean your a jeans thrasher and then alas, once the job is done, you will no jeans left to love. Slow and steady wins the race. Be the tortoise and not the hare. 8-)


So wise!

Its signature worty ;D!

erictran91
21st July 2008, 21:33
<b> A.P.C nc </b>

http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q441/EricTran/NewImage1.jpg
http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q441/EricTran/NewImage2.jpg

(1 year and 3 months of no wash.)


http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q441/EricTran/NewImage6.jpg
http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q441/EricTran/NewImage5.jpg

finally washed.

Pirken
21st July 2008, 21:56
erictran91: Great fit and amazing fade!:shock:

sunpup
21st July 2008, 23:20
erictran91: fantastic fit, fade, wear, colour--absolutely perfect! Most guys can't get this to happen on a pair of jeans! You're lucky.

beautiful_FrEaK
21st July 2008, 23:26
those apc's are so nice! love that gun-metal grey color. maybe i should try some apc's next time! :-)

who8mahrice
22nd July 2008, 02:11
Pretty crazy at how much they DIDN'T stretch up until that point you didn't wash. Normally APCs are supposed to stretch like a mofo, aren't they?

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 04:13
thanks for all those who enjoy them.
& yes, i'm truly greatful for how they turned out.

but let me tell you guys, it wasn't an easy
process to get them bad boys.
those 1 year & 3 months were rough and uneasy for those pair of a.p.c :)
and fortunately, it all paid off.

and yes, that gun metal look is a look that
is not easily seen on a pair of jeans that originated as dark indigo.

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 04:15
Pretty crazy at how much they DIDN'T stretch up until that point you didn't wash. Normally APCs are supposed to stretch like a mofo, aren't they?


yes they stretched heaps.
but i was fully aware of this when i got them
so believe it or not, i sized down 3 whole sizes.
first month of wear, i could only button one of the fly because
it was so damn tight.
finally, at 4 months i was able to finally button all 3
but it was so tight that it hurt.
at 6-7 months, they stretched from a 26 to a 29 waist and everything was
all swell from here.
it paid off. it really did.

BeauIXI
22nd July 2008, 04:28
Oh I get it, they're sanforized.

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 04:40
those indeed are pretty nice apc's

so what you walked around with your fly half open for the first month?
damn dude thats some dedication :-P

that's the only way i was able to lure them women ;)
haha but as you could see in the pictures. the shirts i wear
cover up the fly area anyways so it didn't really matter. :P

::Michel::
22nd July 2008, 18:28
Last week I washed my SJDJ.

Washmachine @ 60ºC no washing powder

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/Kleding/DSC00982.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/Kleding/DSC00978.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/Kleding/DSC00979.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/Kleding/DSC00985.jpg

Wear him 7 month's @ work. Now i gonna brake in my other Slim Jim 10-'07

Pirken
22nd July 2008, 18:57
::Michel:: : No offence and not to be an asshole or anything but those look like you pretty much sandpapered them.

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 19:15
i'm gonna have to agree with pirken.
they don't look natural and it looks a bit odd actually :/

perhaps you rushed them too much?

::Michel::
22nd July 2008, 19:39
I never used sandpaper. I have wear them about 5 day's a week @ work.

But this are shitty phone pics.

Opeth
22nd July 2008, 19:53
Please post some better pics of the jeans and prove them wrong!!

iGIT
22nd July 2008, 20:24
I agree, they do look like you sanded them but at the same time whenever i look at them, i can think that its the shitty pictures doing you no justice. Lets hope its the camera.

BeauIXI
22nd July 2008, 20:27
No way that's sanded. Why would someone sand the cuffs? And look at how much more faded the double seams are than the rest of the jean. The camera just isn't giving enough contrast.

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 20:52
No way that's sanded. Why would someone sand the cuffs? And look at how much more faded the double seams are than the rest of the jean. The camera just isn't giving enough contrast.

ok, then explain the butt pocket contrast.
umm......?
i've known denim for awhile and i've never come across
a pair that has that much difference when worn naturally.

::Michel::
22nd July 2008, 21:25
Please post some better pics of the jeans and prove them wrong!!

I'll do. I go next week to my sister and she has an Nikon D80, so i make pics with that camera.



ok, then explain the butt pocket contrast.
umm......?
i've known denim for awhile and i've never come across
a pair that has that much difference when worn naturally.

I can explain. I sit always on this thing on the yellow side with my left butt.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/evo-fight/onzin/1541560-3782-447x335-fjpg.jpg

And that for a couple of hours every day.

And the phone / key fades comes from lifting things.

erictran91
22nd July 2008, 21:45
i see.
well, i guess theres not much you can do about this situation.

i hope everything turns out well for you and your denim bud :)
i suggest you do something that will affect the other side
of your pants so they can equally get fades and wear. :P

::Michel::
22nd July 2008, 22:41
Why must a jean fade equally? With my other SJ that I now gonna wear to work I'll do the same.

Only i don't wanna have such phone / key fades.

MHP
22nd July 2008, 22:58
Michel > Keep on rocking those Jims at work ;-)

Benzak
22nd July 2008, 23:50
i see.
well, i guess theres not much you can do about this situation.

i hope everything turns out well for you and your denim bud :)
i suggest you do something that will affect the other side
of your pants so they can equally get fades and wear. :P

why are you trying to 'catch' this guy on something you cannot judge from these pics? and imo these jims perfectly afflect his lifestyle and there shouldn't be equal fades. if you want equal fades, just buy a prewash.

Drewbee
23rd July 2008, 01:20
they just seem to have been washed too early. Also, the wallet fade is nothing to freak out about. With my ralfs (2-3 months) theres crazy contrast on the back pocket and hardly any anywhere else. This seemes to happen with most of my dry denim. Guess I sit alot :P

erictran91
23rd July 2008, 01:28
I guess I owe Michel
an apology for being inconsiderate.

i wasn't trying to come off as a happy camper
who is trying to point out flaws.
just i was curious and voiced my opinions.

regardless, goodluck with them
and post some pictures with good lighting a.s.a.p! :)

swiss-jeansfreak
23rd July 2008, 01:35
I'm too much away these days:
-Donovan: Keep go on with your jeans as long as you can stand it
-Tiro (denim) and stukovx (Imperial): Really nice ones, go ahead
-iGIT (skulls): Wait with washing as long as possible. They have great whiskers and huge potential for even more super great fading!!!!
-loste and dave523 (Nudie) some other nice oldies, let them both get older much more
- whatyouknowaboutthat (skinny): Impressing leg fading
- mattback (lvc) and maxdesu (nudie): A long time to go, they both look really strong
- erictran91 (APC): My denim hero of the week, just perfect way of wear them the hard way
- Michel (Nudie): Your jeans look great to me, go ahead

erictran91
25th July 2008, 23:21
http://i31.tinypic.com/2ueil4g.jpg

wow SARLO!
those loook great!

i'm surprised i haven't seen this
picture before. 8-)

bounce
26th July 2008, 00:03
Day 100

http://i36.tinypic.com/2rmo2rq.gif

http://i33.tinypic.com/10wqfrl.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/14czo5e.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/125p2mr.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2ilmz61.jpg

right heel
http://i34.tinypic.com/33d85cp.jpg

left heel
http://i34.tinypic.com/6hn95i.jpg

*NEW* right knee
http://i34.tinypic.com/166jddl.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/14lhpoj.gif

whatyouknowaboutthat
26th July 2008, 01:09
nice jeans btw

Opeth
26th July 2008, 11:37
X-posted from Denime xx contest thread!!

7 month update!

http://i35.tinypic.com/2j8bh3.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/3450mdi.jpg

Dave82775
26th July 2008, 12:00
AT last - some pics. Great to see. I used to love this thread. But it's getting a bit tedious with all the bitchin to be honest :-?

dawfum
27th July 2008, 12:23
First washed TFDS 6mths, last 4mths worn everyday.

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n430/autumnfalls_2008/picture2-1.jpg

quite saggy in the ass after washing, here's the fit.

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n430/autumnfalls_2008/picture1.jpg

BlakFate
27th July 2008, 18:19
what kinda shoes?

maxdesu
27th July 2008, 19:02
I guess I owe Michel
an apology for being inconsiderate.

i wasn't trying to come off as a happy camper
who is trying to point out flaws.
just i was curious and voiced my opinions.

regardless, goodluck with them
and post some pictures with good lighting a.s.a.p! :)

I give you props for this post man, I'm definitely feelin' the love.


but yeah, some better pics would be awesome!

iGIT
27th July 2008, 20:51
Whats that in your pocket, a condom?

SirCheesecake
29th July 2008, 03:47
Second wash on a pair of SJDJ
http://machinimad.com/secondwash1.jpg
http://machinimad.com/secondwash2.jpg

Opeth
29th July 2008, 06:14
Very smooth and nice fades on those japans. Good job!

erictran91
29th July 2008, 06:15
sircheesecake

i absolutely love the contrast
on your jeans.

goodjob!

::Michel::
29th July 2008, 08:29
How long did you wear them?

nudieaddict
29th July 2008, 08:42
Second wash on a pair of SJDJ
http://machinimad.com/secondwash1.jpg
http://machinimad.com/secondwash2.jpg

Looking awesome man, back pockets look fantastic...

SirCheesecake
29th July 2008, 09:10
How long did you wear them?
No exact number. Its got to be maybe 8 months.

Danny R&H
29th July 2008, 11:54
love the contrasts. did you do a hot or cold wash..40/60 degrees?

offyatree
29th July 2008, 12:09
hey cheesecake, those are nice! glad you didnt rip the crotch. :p

Need Nudie
29th July 2008, 12:46
http://http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/?action=view&current=JDW3877-1.jpg

Need Nudie
29th July 2008, 14:40
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/JDW3891.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/JDW3897.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/JDW3892.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/JDW3898.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii119/denimology/nudie/JDW3904.jpg

Legoland
29th July 2008, 16:30
how did the crotch hold up for so long?

dammit I should post my sjdj, only wear them on summer festivals. pretty much destroyed in the crotch, blood stained and whatnot. but cool.

Need Nudie
29th July 2008, 16:43
actually I did repair crotch once but not so big hole. Pic posted didn't show the repair crotch

SirCheesecake
29th July 2008, 18:57
Both of my washes were "HOT" washed and "COLD" rinsed. I used some regular washing soap and thats that. In regards to the crotch, It actually has a small rip and i reinforced it to prevent anything more. Ill get a picture up soon showing it.

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 03:21
No soak, no wash, not sure how long i've been wearing these for.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjfront.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjback.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjprofile.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjdetail2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjfrontdetail.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjpocket.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/sjdjdepth.jpg

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 03:25
No soak, no wash.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606front.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606back.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606profile.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606frontdetail2.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606pockets.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606frontdetail.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606combs.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606depth.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b158/johnyparko/lvc606pocketdetail.jpg

mugatu7177
30th July 2008, 04:45
Bada$$... Very nice fading dude.

erictran91
30th July 2008, 04:48
Bada$$... Very nice fading dude.

i don't see much fading?
maybe you see something i dont?

haha

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 04:49
lol ur still bitter about me hating on your smileys? comedy

BlueOctoberFan
30th July 2008, 04:51
They look interesting... The criss-cross pattern of the whiskers on the right leg makes me skeptical that it's real wear though. Possibly, but definitely something I've not seen before.

erictran91
30th July 2008, 04:54
lol ur still bitter about me hating on your smileys? comedy

the fact that you think everything i say from now
on is an insult is the real comedy.
haha but really, i don't see much fading.
just creases that are bleeding.

:-(

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 04:59
They look interesting... The criss-cross pattern of the whiskers on the right leg makes me skeptical that it's real wear though. Possibly, but definitely something I've not seen before.

from where the pocketbags lie on the inside. if its not 'real wear', what else would it be?

erictran91
30th July 2008, 05:00
o i know!

fake wear?
right right??

rwrobinson07
30th July 2008, 08:59
Not everyone is going to have the same fades as everyone else..

Isn't that the point of wearing these jeans wearing them in and making them fade the way you are and the fact that no one else can make a pair fade exactly the same as yours...that's just my two cents...

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 09:03
pinching of course

no accusations here, though at first sight does look odd

ill just post this again when they are washed. too many skeptics and haters. thanks though mugatu and rwrobinson. i'll just keep wearing these hard.

mugatu7177
30th July 2008, 09:25
hey whatyouknow, where did you get that brown belt from in your pics? I'm currently using this $15 belt from HotTopic, simple black with black studs. Looking at investing in something new.

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 09:26
got it at H & M last summer , it was around 20 bucks? They might still have them. not sure

mugatu7177
30th July 2008, 09:28
Cool I'll check the one out at Union Square in SF.

whatyouknowaboutthat
30th July 2008, 09:31
i wipe my hands ALOT on my laps (and not to just fade it, its just a bad habit i've always had) so i guess the pocket bag area is more obvious now. I prolly posted these way too early for people to care, but hopefully next time I have pictures, people will stop with that bullshit hate. How are you're ralfs cabl3? haven't seen those in a while

SoulRebel
30th July 2008, 21:27
APC New Standards 68 days and 1 soak

front
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2716623721_a7c401bcf0.jpg
back
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2716624579_94ac627d33.jpg

SirCheesecake
30th July 2008, 22:17
Crotch repair shot

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e177/gagnefan4435/SSC_0012.jpg

Raoul Duke
30th July 2008, 22:59
In whatyouknowaboutthat's defense, he has some weird creasing going on that is similar to some creasing on my pair of RRDS. This does occur from wiping your hands on your pants. I used to do it a lot and if I pressed to hard, it would bunch up, and create creases in directions they should not be forming. A little unnatural, but who cares man, just keep wearing your jeans.

And, a contribution to the thread:

My RRDS at 7 months, 3 soaks, 1 wash.

Pre Wash:
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc181/raoulduke_cf/IMG_1921.jpg

Post Wash:
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc181/raoulduke_cf/IMG_2073.jpg

These pictures were taken about a month ago, but not much has been going on since then. They stretched out to be huge and the inseam is too short, so I've stopped wearing them.

erictran91
30th July 2008, 23:17
APC New Standards 68 days and 1 soak

front
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2716623721_a7c401bcf0.jpg
back
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2716624579_94ac627d33.jpg


yum :)
a.p.c's are so nice regardless of how long they've been worn!

Raoul Duke
31st July 2008, 00:29
They were unintentional. I got caught in heavy downpour twice for about 20 minutes each time. Only 1 of the soaks was intentional.

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 02:59
Rock on, man. Mine are so baggy now.

I think.. I think I'll take in my Joes before they really really start to show definite fading.

DoitsuJin
31st July 2008, 03:43
what do you mean? are you going to taper them?

as a contest participant, i'd love to keep the jeans the way they are... but i can't force you to do something. whatever you choose to do, good luck beau!

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 04:41
Yeah, well it's not really like the fit matters anyway.. It's not like it would give me an edge or anything. Some people have bigger thighs, and that makes the thighs tighter, some people have bigger hips and smaller legs, making it hard for them to have jeans that aren't fitting. It's mostly the denim, I'd say.

The fit's just a bit baggier than I'd like right now, you know what I mean? I mean, Jims are suuch a nice fit, I think.

Of course, the Cone Mills selvage, wowie, it's nice.

erictran91
31st July 2008, 04:58
^
yea except they all look and fade the same, lol


I'm sorry cabl3,
but I totally disagree with you.

me and my friends all wear a.p.c's
and all of our fades& contrast look
nothing alike.

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 05:07
Well as I've just said about the Joes, different bodies and different cuts make for different fades.. It only makes sense. My Jims will fade differently than my Joes, and every other participant's fades on the Joes will be slightly different or greatly different, depending on how different their body is from mine..

erictran91
31st July 2008, 05:14
well,
we all have new cures
with very similar sizes such as 25,26,27
and lengths are the same.

& all 3 of us is pretty much 5'7-5'8 and weigh
about 140-155 pounds.
(strange, i know)

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 05:15
Well then you know, it's a lifestyle thing..? Haha. And if it's not that, then it's just the luck of the draw.

erictran91
31st July 2008, 05:17
hahah ok.
I give up.

there's no way to prove any one of our
theories. lets compromise and say that...
a.p.c's all fade the same yet unique at the same time?

haha i don't know.

DoitsuJin
31st July 2008, 05:32
i think it's more or less a reference to the fact that most APCs fade out to a similar shade of indigo. however, another reason we're able to observe this is cause there are so many worn in APCs posted on the internet... same thing with nudies. (RRDS has got to be one of the most popular nudie jeans)

it's just a hunch, but we may be saying the same about other denim as well if there were more people breaking them in. obviously, creases and such will be different, but after a few washes i feel the indigo will more or less head in a certain direction, if you catch my drift.

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 07:19
Well there are certain qualitative and quantitative effectors that all jeans are submitted to, and these are type of denim, fit of jeans, dimensions of wearer and actions of wearer and luck of the fall of the jeans and also weather etc, whether the wearer has hyper hydrosis, dry rough skin, etc.. If all of these are identical, then two pairs of APC would indeed look exactly the same at the end, but since they never are perfectly identical, no two pairs of jeans end up the same. that's all I'm saying.

But some aspects are equal, like the dimensions of the wearer and the cut of the jean, since these two aspects have the exact same effect on the jean, not true?

I think it's pretty elementary. It's just how dry jeans are. It's awesome.


i think it's more or less a reference to the fact that most APCs fade out to a similar shade of indigo. however, another reason we're able to observe this is cause there are so many worn in APCs posted on the internet... same thing with nudies. (RRDS has got to be one of the most popular nudie jeans)


I find that the reason APC ends up all a similar shade is because maybe they have less indigo to deal with. I've noticed greater diversity in tone in Japanese brands as it seems they have more indigo to deal with, you know? This could be what Cabl3's talking about.. Not that APC isn't an awesome jean. And especially yours, Eric.

erictran91
31st July 2008, 09:55
Ahhh,
i have been wooed.

hah well, thanks for clearing things up bud.
regardless, APCS are still my favorite!


yum yum yum.
i'm gonna get another pair soon.
should i get new cures or new standards?

according to my body type,
what do you guys suggest?

BeauIXI
31st July 2008, 10:06
Cures.

offyatree
31st July 2008, 10:19
according to my body type,
what do you guys suggest?

try the NS, why get the same pair you had already? it's your call btw.

whenitsquiet
31st July 2008, 10:21
i wanna get some a.p.c's but dont know which cut... im a snug 28 in slim jims they are my favorite cut i lov them!!! i want something as slim or a little looser waddya think?

offyatree
31st July 2008, 10:26
i wanna get some a.p.c's but dont know which cut... im a snug 28 in slim jims they are my favorite cut i lov them!!! i want something as slim or a little looser waddya think?

new standards for shureee.... size down 3 from your true size.

rwrobinson07
31st July 2008, 10:50
Why buy the same brand over and over....venture outside of the box get some flatheads or something else

imo i wouldn't want to keep wearing the same brand over and over...via my pairs of jeans

DoitsuJin
31st July 2008, 18:04
i second that... though i have that problem with nudies. :( i guess my excuse can be that they're all different dries? hah

rwrobinson07
31st July 2008, 19:16
I mean if your getting different fits I kinda understand but I mean if your going to be getting a lot of denim you might as well venture out of the box and get some sick japanese stuff you know?

I mean I have academi's (my first try at dry)...Then I got the levi's to try to join the stf contest but that didn't work out....The I got strongholds and then I got jean shops....I mean i still haven't even gotten nudies...don't get me wrong i want to but I also kinda wanna do something different and get outta the box...I'll probably buy skulls next

I just look at it as everyone wants a certain fit and loves a certain brand but if your just going to keep wearing the same brand why not just keep wearing the same ones you already have? just my opinion

mugatu7177
31st July 2008, 19:22
I agree, but for some of us it's the comfort of knowing what we're buying. It's having that sense of familiarity I guess. I keep buying APC because that was my first pair ever, and my brother told me to branch out and now I own pairs from 4 different brands.

rwrobinson07
31st July 2008, 19:32
Yeah I definitely understand that...but that's the whole point in measurements...you know? I just check out the measurements and if they are what I want with measurements then I know the quality is going to be good if it says japanese selvedge....well I guess you don't know but I've yet to run into a pair I haven't felt like it was a golden glove going around my body haha.

DoitsuJin
31st July 2008, 19:44
i'm a big fan of different cuts. i own the RRDG, SJDB, AJLAB, TFDI and PBJxx004.

BAerts
31st July 2008, 20:48
Yeah, I've got three pairs of Nudies and only one has really and truly satisfied me, fit wise. I haven't sized my Jims right and so they don't quite fit as slim as I wanted. I'm still looking for my perfect pair of jeans that goes with everything. So I understand buying multiples of the same brand from a brand like Nudie that offers an obscene amount of fits. With APC, though, I mean, three fits to choose from, none of them similar, kind of silly to get more than one pair, imho. (By the way, three weeks without internet has hurt, it's good to be back spittin' denim talk with everyone.)

erictran91
31st July 2008, 23:43
ahhhh.

but a loose fit doesn't look and feel right on me..
i've tried & tried :(

and also, i don't know any
jeans that are as stiff as a.p.c's.

offyatree
31st July 2008, 23:56
ahhhh.

but a loose fit doesn't look and feel right on me..
i've tried & tried :(

and also, i don't know any
jeans that are as stiff as a.p.c's.

apc arent the stiffest denim out there, even nudie i think are stiffer than apc, for instance RRDS or most selvage nudies.

go try some APC NS, eric. people are afraid of change, i know.

ind3p3nd3nt
1st August 2008, 00:20
apc arent the stiffest denim out there, even nudie i think are stiffer than apc, for instance RRDS or most selvage nudies.

go try some APC NS, eric. people are afraid of change, i know.

I put my brand new APC NS on and was expecting stiffness and I was extremely let down after having recently experienced the stiffness of my Skulls. That's not to say there is no stiffness, but my Skulls had far more stiffness straight off the shelf.

ind3p3nd3nt
1st August 2008, 00:21
Yeah, I've got three pairs of Nudies and only one has really and truly satisfied me, fit wise. I haven't sized my Jims right and so they don't quite fit as slim as I wanted. I'm still looking for my perfect pair of jeans that goes with everything. So I understand buying multiples of the same brand from a brand like Nudie that offers an obscene amount of fits. With APC, though, I mean, three fits to choose from, none of them similar, kind of silly to get more than one pair, imho. (By the way, three weeks without internet has hurt, it's good to be back spittin' denim talk with everyone.)

I could see buying each pair of APCs, given that they're all quite obviously different fits. If it were only subtle differences, probably not, but the cuts are quite different imo.

Danny R&H
1st August 2008, 00:25
the fades on APCs always seem to have a pale uninteresting fade in most pics..almost like a prewashed jean. Maybe its just the pics i see. erictrans are the only ones ive seen that look great. Is this just the light?

offyatree
1st August 2008, 00:27
the fades on APCs always seem to have a pale uninteresting fade in most pics..almost like a prewashed jean. Maybe its just the pics i see. erictrans are the only ones ive seen that look great. Is this just the light?

i had a bad lighting probably. in reality they look contrast. not pale at all. i am not trying defend myself here btw.

independent, true of what you said. the apcs are stiff but not as stiff as other dry denims.

erictran91
1st August 2008, 00:28
the fades on APCs always seem to have a pale uninteresting fade in most pics..almost like a prewashed jean. Maybe its just the pics i see. erictrans are the only ones ive seen that look great. Is this just the light?


i used natural lighting,
no flash or anything.

they look exactly the way they look
in that picture in person :)

Danny R&H
1st August 2008, 00:34
i used natural lighting,
no flash or anything.

they look exactly the way they look
in that picture in person :)


Yes, yours look great. In other pcs ive seen of them the colour seems a very average almost pre-wash-like blue..i was refering to other pics wondering if the lighting is not doing them justice.

erictran91
1st August 2008, 00:52
haha whoops.
sorry for the misunderstanding. ;-)

well, i'm sorta provoked now to buy
another pair of apcs to my prove my theory
that apcs actually have lots of
differnt type of fades & contrast and that
they all don't go towards 1 direction of fades :p

Danny R&H
1st August 2008, 01:16
i like thre greyish fades with yours. other pics ive seen only seem to have a pale blueness to them.
I´m struggling with whether to get a pair myself.
these raw denim nightmares could rive you insane!

mugatu7177
1st August 2008, 01:59
haha whoops.
sorry for the misunderstanding. ;-)

well, i'm sorta provoked now to buy
another pair of apcs to my prove my theory
that apcs actually have lots of
differnt type of fades & contrast and that
they all don't go towards 1 direction of fades :p

You should get another pair, cause if it ends up like your NC then it would have been well worth it.

rwrobinson07
1st August 2008, 05:35
I just don't understand buying the same jeans just to wear for the same amount of time to look the same...just my opinion.

p.s.

You see the word same a lot in there...

mugatu7177
1st August 2008, 05:43
It was my way of complimenting his jeans that he posted.

rwrobinson07
1st August 2008, 05:46
it's cool i'm not coming at you i'm not one of those guys on here haha

I'm just saying i'm just don't understand that mindset you know? but to each his own...it's cool

mugatu7177
1st August 2008, 05:51
I know I wasn't trying to come off like I was pissed. I agree with you and the last thing I want is drama like the posts from the previous days. Hahaha

rwrobinson07
1st August 2008, 05:53
no crap that was stupid...I felt like I was in high school again haha

erictran91
1st August 2008, 06:35
I love everyone ! besides whatyouknow. (i hope he doesn't read this..) haha jk!
but please please,
i'm open for suggestions.

is there any cuts/fits simliar to new cures?
if so, i am very interested in them.

mugatu7177
1st August 2008, 07:25
Hey eric I don't know if this helps, but the link below has measurements for the SEX jeans. As to how it compares to the New Cures I wouldn't know cause I don't own a pair.

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=33

however they are more expensive than the APCs

erictran91
1st August 2008, 07:29
that has got to be the dumbest way to prove or disprove that...lol

just go to sufu evo thread...or the one here and look at everyone elses apc's.
saves you the money, time AAAAND you get to try out some better jeans! ;-)

lol but for your fit quesiton...i'd say something like average joe or even steven by nudie
or samurai S0500xx



aren't even steven and average joe..
extremely loose.......
which is the opposite of the new cures fit?

haha
im just yapping now..
im confused.

erictran91
1st August 2008, 07:35
well loose depending how you size on them bro....size down 1 or 2 on either fit, you get a slim fit

though if you want a jean slimmer to begin with, just go with the Slim Jim, PBJ 005 or 007, Samurai 710, Imperial Dukes etc....the list goes on.
I guess the kind of budget you're on would factor in to what jeans you'd pick.

Regardless of anything, you did some good damage to your apc's....clone or not..:p

haha what does clone or not mean?

annnnd yes, money is a HUGE factor.
i'm an incomming senior that is only 16 years old
with NO job whatsoever.
so, that comes into play when i say i like a.p.c's
because of their awesomem price! :lol:

erictran91
1st August 2008, 07:40
well cabl3,
i have a pair of thinn finns dry black
that im sorta working on right now.

it's been already 7 months!
and no bleeding or fades has occurred.
it's soo frustrating brother.

what do i do!

erictran91
1st August 2008, 07:47
hahah sorry for totally switching topics.

well, i'm sorta new at thiss website
and i don't know how to find things..

& hm, i just might take some pictures
and post them up tomorrow.

lilldavid
1st August 2008, 11:26
http://mynudies.com/gallery/files/3/0/9/3/080801front.jpghttp://mynudies.com/gallery/files/3/0/9/3/080801back.jpg

9 month pictures 5 days too early. Just washed them for the 4th time (counting the initial shrinkage wash). This is their first wash with detergent. I washed them with this organic Ecover detergent made especially for Kuyichi.

I used the D & D 1210's for comparison since those are the jeans that I think resembles the 660's the most when comes to color.

-nudiefive-
1st August 2008, 11:32
Thats awesome David! looks like a winner!

Opeth
1st August 2008, 11:43
^^

Seconded, they are absolutely beautiful!!

Pirken
1st August 2008, 11:47
David has the best looking jeans in the 660 contest imo. Awesome fades8-)

deviousfool
1st August 2008, 18:46
your jeans never cease to amaze me, lilldavid (with two Ls) ;-)

mXIII
1st August 2008, 18:49
My ESOD at 3 months

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/3926/esdo3monthzp4.jpg

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/2416/esdo3month2hl1.jpg

brett_182
2nd August 2008, 00:36
Hey eric I don't know if this helps, but the link below has measurements for the SEX jeans. As to how it compares to the New Cures I wouldn't know cause I don't own a pair.

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=33

however they are more expensive than the APCs

Sorry its off topic- but mugatu's sig should read:
"Chuck Norris can break in his raw denim in 6 seconds"

soompi
2nd August 2008, 18:29
Chuck Norris get fadings on his jeans without wearing them.

Chuck Norris gets nice fadings on non-dry denim

erictran91
2nd August 2008, 19:39
does anyone
know how to put those thin black borders around
pictures??

they look soo cool