Ideal number of pairs in rotation

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What is the IDEAL number of pairs to have in rotation?

  1. 1: A real denimhead is true to his jeans.

    47 vote(s)
    36.2%
  2. 2: Two-timer.

    46 vote(s)
    35.4%
  3. 3: Variety is the spice of life.

    15 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. 4: I dress based on mood.

    9 vote(s)
    6.9%
  5. 5+: More money than sense.

    13 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. lachlan New Member

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    After such great success, and interesting results, with my last poll I've decided to give it another a go :)

    Basically, as I debate whether to, or force myself not to, buy more denim, I've been wondering what people here (read; people that know a lot about breaking denim) think about rotation. Does the true denimhead just beat the hell out of one pair continuously? Is wearing JUST the one pair too filthy and lacking in fashion variety? Should denim addiction beat out the need for fades?

    Anyway, just cast a vote, I'm expecting a huge skew to the one pair option, but I'm curious to see how many people think more, and how many more. Try and vote for like "normal" life, not like "omg I'm in a contest I gotta beat down these other forum dudes" life, cos obviously the thrill of competition puts some pressure on :p. Personally I'll be voting 2, as that's what I'm currently doing, and I do think for airing purposes and to be able to build a big enough variety of outfits it helps.
     
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    i have been rotating 2 nudies in 5.5 months. for example, i wear my AJDH today, and tomorrow i'll wear my GTDDO, and so on. that's what i have been doing, and they both faded almost equally(as in softness and color fades) with different whiskers and honeycombs patterns.

    2 pairs of denim would be easy to rotate i think because you don't need to spend that much time to break in if you were rotating 3 or more jeans. well, that's just me.

    oh yes of course, i dress based on my mood too. sometimes i wear my AJDH 3 days in a row or my other pair.

    it's life, be easy and flexible.:mrgreen:
     
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    your post beat my poll actually being ready to vote in >.<

    I also realised I managed to screw up my witty seinfeld reference :'( "I happen to dress based on mood."
     
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    I'd like to have just 3

    But i have 7

    Nudies RRDS, RRDG, GTDDO
    Jack & Jones Dry selvage
    Samurai S510
    Skulls contest 5010xx
    Sugarcane SC40200.

    And i wear a suit during the day
     
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    i am currently wearing the skulls for the last 6 months or so..everyday. somehow i miss wearing other jeans. they're sitting in the closet waiting for some love.:) i agree that u mention i lack of fashion. but hell, i have all the time to wear others soon.
     
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    I think 2 is perfect for the break in process
     
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    One at a time... One less choice to make in a day.
     
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    I think it's best to have 2 pairs but only focus on one of them at a time. Make your second pair something a little different (black, coated, etc) so that if you get bored you can throw them on from time to time. For me right now it's one pair all the time as my school has a dress code and then I always go to the gym after school so I basically get to wear my jeans from 5:30 till like 11 on weekdays wich really sucks. Oh how I love weekends.
     
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    I have to wear dress clothes at work, I feel your pain.
     
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    1.1 got to have another pair ready at times. but I feel that I've found what I want to wear so I'm going all in with these. last week has been tough. abrations at the crotch are getting more serious. repairwork tomorrow and a wash monday then another couple of months.
     
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    I said 2, because I think it's good to focus on one, but have another there for whenever you need something different. Mine right now is the Samurai (likely to be replaced by the Royal Selvage again as it gets hot again) and the Royal Darktone for the days I want something different.
     
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    The AJDH and GTDDO seem to be a pretty popular combo. Not only do I rock it out, theres also another guy who I see pretty regularly, and I think he does the same.

    I'd say that 2 is optimum. Gives you the option of changing styles somewhat while still effectively breaking them in.
     
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    I would have to say 2-3 pairs, but still keeping the focus on 1 pair.
     
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    I'm going to have to agree that the right number is two. But as far as how much you wear which one is completely personal preference. Personally, i like to focus a lot on one pair, but its nice to have another pair of good denim to distract you when you get bored.
     
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    i usually wear one pair for a loooooong time.
    BUT
    i wear other jeans somedays too ofcourse.

    Like now, i have worn my DJ 501xx everyday since october but once in a while i have worn other jeans.
    Well, i love my DJ so much so it is hard to keep them in the closet.:mrgreen:

    Rotate and wear all the jeans you like. Do what YOU want.
    thats my advice;-)
     
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    yeah ill have to agree with most people here.
    one pair is good ideally but some days i just feel like a change.

    however the sydney temp has been hot ass recently so ive been wearing shorts.
     
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    mm i picked two .. i shuda really picked like 3rd choice or more cos i have like a fair few jeans but focus on my grim tims mainly and if i want a break i use thin finns

    My collection:
    GTBS
    TFDB
    SJD
    Lee Low Slim Stretch Black Coated
    Lee not sure ... low slim? meh its like a bleached blue
    Some gray corpus one
    Some other straight Lee one... why do Lee not have anything saying what they are =.=
     
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    I voted 5+, not because I have alot of money tho.

    I just like to be able to wear jeans that look good with what I'm wearing. All of my jeans are different: Black, black coated, blue skinny, blue loose etc. I just chop and change depending on what I'm wearing that day.

    having said that, i still focus on one pair, and wear that more often.

    I can't force myself to wear one pair every day, I did that for the first two pairs I bought, but I'm over it now. Just whatever goes.
     
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    hah yeah I didn't really make those comments to pay anyone out lol, I don't really think there is anything wrong with the 5+ pairs option, although for myself I do think you don't get enough of a bond going with a pair if you have heaps, but maybe I'm just creepy :p
     
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    Ideally you'd stick with one or two pair to work them in. Unfortunately a true denim head can't keep his eyes from straying from buying more. So, with only 24 hours a day and one body to clothe, it seems unlikely for me, at least, to stick to one pair. I do try to concentrate on getting a shine to my tfdbc, so I try to concentrate on those. Still, I like lots of different jeans and designs and I keep buying them. They'll have to go out of style before they wear out. I admire the jeans addict who wears his jeans in to a great look, but that takes concentration on one pair and not buying more and more!
     

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