How to keep wearing this jeans

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  1. dave523 Member

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    The fabric of my fav jeans is getting very thin. I wear this pair casually, but also if i dress up for work. However if this goes any further the latter will be difficult. You guys got any suggestions on how to mend these as invisible as possible? Or do you guys think this pair has gone too far and should be retired?

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    Nice jeans! You must have worn them for quite a long time.

    This needs to be repaired or else It will soon become a rip.
    However the repair job will be visible and I think you won't be able to wear for work anymore.

    You can pay someone to do it, but many "tailors" don't do a good job and it's not allways easy to know how they work before you actually give them something to repair.

    Or...

    You can repair yourself with a sewing machine. Here's an interesting article:
    http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/10/ho...eed&utm_campaign=Feed:+RawrDenim+(Rawr+Denim)
     
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    Common, leave them unrepaired, let rips and damages develop, and just wear them in your free time. Nothing cooler than a really hard worn pair of jeans that does show it. You'll have some more "presentable" denims for work, or you do something for the industry and buy yourself a new pair!
     
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    - hand stitching to back-up the fabric, if you can not do it yourself a lot of place specializing in restoring kelims, tapestry and ancient carpets know the technique...
    - darning machine, some places like SE have this machine or can get you in touch with someone

    ultimately, you have to accept the fact that they will have to retire - the fabric is weak, old and worn thin, it will rip in the places you have not repaired because they will be under higher stress.
     
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    If you are dead set on repairing them, you could'nt get better advice than Foxy's. But I'd still like to make my case for not repairing them. They already look so beautifully used, and will be pure rock'n roll when they start to develop real damage. Or rather damages.

    I visualize them not in office chic, with a blazer like on your pic, but with tee and a leather jacket, some cool footwear, whatever is your style, chucks, Vans, sneakers, biker or cowboy boots. All centered around a beautifully aged pair of jeans with their war wounds, proudly worn, not hidden.

    And for work, as I said, get some new ones!
     

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