Uploaded on Jan 20, 2011
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I ventured into the world of raw denim after inspiration from my friend, Vince, to get a sweet pair of jeans. Here's a photo-journey of my jeans over the course of 15 months and 3 weeks. Details about raw denim are at the end of the description.
Denim: Nudie Jeans, Slim JIm cut
Wear info: ~330 wears over 67 weeks (September 10, 2009 to December 25, 2010)
Wash info: 1 wash after 15 months and 1 week (65 weeks)
Wash details: 40 degree Celsius water
My jeans have attracted some media attention. If you've read the articles, be aware that it's an informal experiment. This was not funded by the University or any denim companies. I wanted to see the bacterial counts on my jeans before and after the wash (15 months and 1 week vs. 13 days). For the results, read one of the articles:
P.S. This is not meant to be a peer-reviewed publication.
"Nudie is the 'naked truth about denim'. Denim has the ability to age beautifully -- formed by its user into a second skin, naked and personal. The longer it lives the more character it gets. The indigo is a living colour that fades and gives the denim its character. The more you wear your jeans the more beautiful they get. Jeans are more than just a piece of clothing."
What is raw/dry denim?
Raw denim is dyed denim that is left in its raw state without being chemically treated or pre-distressed to allow the jeans to conform to the user's body.
Why on earth didn't you wash your jeans for 15 months?!
It's recommended to go around 6 months (a guideline, not a set rule) before washing because that allows enough of the dye to run off before washing, which distributes and removes excess indigo. I decided to push the envelope a bit. :D
A sweet one-of-a-kind pair of jeans that fit you perfectly.
If you are considering posting an unfriendly comment, consider this:
"Before you judge a man (or woman), walk a mile in their jeans." - Josh (I'm unaware if this has been quoted before)
It's not that gross. Seriously. :D
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