Discussion in 'Brute Knut' started by schematica, Dec 5, 2018.
1 year 9 months.
I did a cold machine wash after 8 months. I have repaired the crotch and knee. I wear them with a belt when I'm skating but I can wear them regularly. I love this Anti-fit because fashion trends come and go so outside the box is where I want to be.
There is a real pleasure in breaking in your denim as areas become soft and pliable from starting off as stiff and ridgid. Breaking them in until eventually you wear them out then you repair and continue.
There are quite nice fades on this pair but because they are subtle and are best seen in certain light, they are hard to capture.
Using The Good Soap Company's Denim Balm has helped to maintain and hydrate the denim while preserving and protecting the fades and I will continue to use it as it also refreshens so you will not succumb to the urge to wash.
Stay high and dry while days fly by.
Let the denim speak for itself.
A word from my jeans...
I love Carl he is a good owner. Although missing the simplicity of just being cotton I am fulfilled in serving a purpose. His repairs are personal, all done with care, consideration and he feeds me that nice balm so it is in my best interest to carry him one step further on his path in life.
Thanks Pants. You are great at protecting my legs and making them look aweome. You truly are a great pair of jeans and I promise to continue to repair and take care of you and I will never sell you or donate you to hospice.
The fades have come out really nice after the second wash. The repair that I made on the knee was bugging me so I took it out, just let the hole develop. I used Mr Black Denim Wash and it worked great. I'm really proud of this pair I'll get some photos up soon.
I just wanted to share a video of my battle jacket with all you good people.
It's been a while and so I thought I would post an update on my jeans.
3 yrs and 8 months. Washed twice (cold machine). Waxed twice (Baker 24 Karat Curb Skate Wax). 2 crotch blowouts. Removed hardware, back patch and tags. Replaced button. Reinforced seat, Knee patches, rips and repairs.
The knees look good.
What's the actual colour? The photographs vary so much in tone it's hard to see.
What do you mean by 'removed hardware'?
PS Is Mynudies accepting photos again, and, if so, what format did you use?
They seem to be somehow reflective, because everytime I try to get in a decent light and take photos they always turn out looking way overexposed. I might try to take some better photos today. The true colour is black with grey tones. I removed the pocket rivets and waist button that is the hardware. I just uploaded Jpegs using imgbb.com, That's my perferred method of uploading photos.
Few marks from the ground in the last picture there. If anything the thing I am most proud of is the subtleties of my fades, they are not loud or garish but certainly hold an impact all of their own.
They look really good. The first batch of pictures hadn't done them justice. Agree the fades are subtle, but very much there.
I see your point about reflective. I was sitting in bright sunlight a few months ago wearing black Tight Terrys and it occurred to me that, if I had to show them in a painting, the colour I would have had to use would have been a white. While my brain knew they were black, that wasn't the colour I was actually seeing with my eyes. Light does strange things.
Thank you! I can only suppose that is because of the natural colour of the cotton that shines through. I never expected the fades to be of high contrast considering them being black denim and all but I am well chuffed with the fades and how they have set in thus far. These are my favourite Nudie Jeans. I have six pairs in total with most of the others having little to no wear.
I have High Kai - Twill Navy 24x32, Hightop Tilde - Raven Black 25x30, Loose Alvar - Milk 28x30, Thin Finn - Dry Ecru Embo 28x32 and a Pair of Lean Dean - Dry 16 Dips, Cut-off shorts, 31x32 that I got second hand. I only really wear my Brute Knuts out because they are so easy to wear and look good in but The Lean Dean Cut-offs are great for the warmer weather and when I'm just hanging out around the house.
Over time I have managed to organise my wardrobe to the point where I wear predominantly and exclusivly Nudie Jeans clothing and I have enough pieces to build all kinds of different outfits, yes, I certainly am crazy about the brand.
I am curious to know, how many pairs do you own and what models/fits are they?
Grim Tim (raws) 27x32: very well worn, but still in occasional use; Pipe Led ('Red Pepper' pre-wash and bought secondhand) 28x32: washed and worn a lot and could do with a repair eventually - not doing it myself because trying to machine darn the stretch fabric didn't really work for me; and Tight Terry (black) 27x36 which I am about to upload photos of.
Worth saying that due to circumstances and the Covid situation, the TT is the only pair I have with me in Italy, with the other 2 being in a wardrobe in England.
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