Nudie Fades

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  1. yswrox New Member

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    I just bought a Grim Tim Dry Organic Raw, however due to enlistment into the national army(in my country it's compulsory for all men to enter the army for 2 years) I have a big problem.

    I won't be able to wear them much, only on the weekends when I get out of camp. Meaning I won't be able to wear and tear them to let the jeans fade. Not to mention on the weekends that I do wear the jeans, I don't really do any skateboarding and such on them. I'll mostly just be hanging out with friends in malls and such.

    So what should I do to help my jeans fade? Would prolonging the usual 6 months wear then wash, which essentially give me more time to wear out the jeans help? I also heard that this particular Grim Tim I bought is hard to break into...:-(
     
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    just wear them 3 years without washing and you will be fine
     
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    I wouldn't have thought I would answer this question:

    1. 6 months rule only "necessary" for Nudies
    2. 6 months of actual wear, count the days (or do you you know how long the pair has been in stock at the shop?!)
     
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    1. Yeah I know, I used "usual" referring to how the websites recommend 6 months wear before wash. I also assumed that people generally follow the advice.

    2. This is I did not know. I wasn't aware it was 6 months(180 days) of actual wear. I just thought it meant 6 months including days you don't wear it. I see...thanks for the advice folks.
     
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    ...*sigh*...

    People DO wear it for more than 6 months though... It doesn't have to be just 6 months of wear.. Heck, some people (crazy) have worn their pair for 2 years without a wash which is crazy. Just as long as it starts to fade nicely, don't wash unless it gets extremely dirty. The longer you wait before washing it the better it looks.

    And, 6 months is just an estimate since it will look nice after a long break in-period. I don't know how you got 6 months including days you don't wear it since it could just sit in your closet for 60 days.. Either way, GL with them.
     
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    blehh mines been at least 4 months but not much fading...any advice?
     
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    Depending on what type of denim you have, it's not unusal. Maybe wear them more often to ANY occasion, cycling, partying, repairing your car etc. that should do it. Best advice: patience!
     
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    ^^ be happy that those do not show much signs of wear. Those will last you a looooong time ;-)
     
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    iv've been wearing my organic average joes for eight months with no wash :)
     
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    I find it funny how people seem to think it's this cookie-cutter formula...when it really isn't. It's not like you HAVE to wash your jeans at this magical 6 month mark...it's just a suggestion probably because at that point your jeans are, a) getting weaker or b) starting to smell bad.

    Just wash them when you feel like it. Wear them when you like to. :p
     
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    ^Agreed (you don't have to wash at all, that's what many people forget), but as a general advice you must admit, that the later you wash, the more pronounced and visible fadings appear. Of course you can wash anytime, but it's a question of personal preference in terms of odour and the result on the denim. Of course not exactly ater 180 days your jeans turn to gold, and you ruin them by washing at 179 days, but I would in any case prevent somebody from washing too early, when there is no need to do so. And if you wash them really frequently and often in the beginning, there's no chance to leave real pronounced signs of wear, not even in case of vintage fades.
     
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    Anyone find the TFodee hard to fade? Or maybe i'm just not wearing it hard enuff.
     
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    ^ Yep, they definitely are a lot tougher to fade than other Nudies.
     
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    prove it
     
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    Thats's a fact. :p
     
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    Do not worry. I didn't wear my first pair of Nudies (Regular Ralph Dry Greycast) daily. On and off i wore it daily, then months i would wear it only a few days a month. I washed it for the first time after 18 months. It was 5 years ago when i bought this jeans and i think it looks amazing now. Amazing because of-, not despite, taking time to let them fade.

    I have a pair of Selvage Ralphs that i have worn a lot harder, but they certainly do not look as good. Moreover, their lifespan is a lot shorter.

    I know it can be tedious to have to wait so long for the results to show, but you will be rewarded for your patience.
     
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    Don't worry, organic denim is a LOT harder to fade. I don't know why but i read it on here. But, the longer the wear the better the results will look. Just do normal activities in it, and try and forget you are breaking in raw denim, it will make the process a lot faster. Unfortunately I can only wear my denim 2-4 days a week due to school :(
     
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    Before the first time you wash it with washing powder ,you should dip it in salt water for hours ,this is effective in some cases,have a try!
     
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    ^ Salt and vinegar can be used instead of detergent, as it cleans and keeps the color in the garment (unlike detergents containing bleach). Just ask your grandma ;-)
     
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    are those "6 months rule" apply to non-dry denim too?
     

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