I’m glad I’ve gotten into the denim fashion sub-culture. I’ve learned a lot about fashion, denim, and myself… alright, maybe not the latter but it is a pretty interesting thing that I delved myself into.
Anyways, it’s been over 3 years now since my first venture into dry, indigo, and even selvedge denim! I’m going to share some works of art that I’ve been crafting within those 3+ years.
Firstly, here are the 3 prized pairs:
*disclaimer: sorry for the shitty point-n-shoot photos. I’m too lazy to edit*
Now here are my oldest pair of the three. Nudie Regular Ralfs (now Regular Alfs, suckers.) These were Nudie’s flagship pair. It’s a true bootcut style jean with raw, indigo, Japanese selvedge denim. Purchased August of 07 and worn in cycle; washed three times with minimal detergent and cold water; back stitching removed; and holes all patched up.
Next is the middle child of the three. Imperial Shearers. This particular pair was a recent addition to the company that only housed two different cut. It’s a working man’s cut: high rise, comfortable carrot taper, and most importantly thick selvedge denim! Seriously. Purchased online August of 08 and worn in cycle; washed twice and soaked once with minimal detergent and cold water; minimal repairs have had to be done because they’re so damned tough.
Lastly, the baby of the group. Naked & Famous Weird Guy Deep Indigo Selvedge (a long name, I know.) As the name suggests, this cut is weird, but in a good way. First, it has a low rise, then starts as a bootcut all the way to the knees, then finishes of with a nice taper; a very awkward weird cut! Bought as a present in November of 08 and has been heavily used since then. Washed twice with minimal detergent and cold water. This pair is heavy duty and has taken minimal damage because of it’s deep dyeing!
So far the jeans are in excellent condition and have tons of life in them. I’ll probably do another post after another year to check up on them.
By looking at my jeans, they remind me of what has happened during the past 4 years. Really, they do! They’re a remembrance of my recent life and they will continue to write my story in their threads. *sniff*
PS. Yes. I do embroider my initials on the back left pocket.