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post #121 of 6427
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
5 Weeks grapist? Thats insane!! What do you do in your jeans? DarkNWorn, I dont know this for a fact (and Id be very interested in finding out), but I'm pretty sure 3-6 dips is not that many. You'd need 3 dips just to get a rich blue (not even dark), because the first dip barely makes it a light blue, and the second only a medium blue... I died a sweatshirt like 7 times to get it a dark turquoise color.
I walked around Manhattan. A lot. The Sewns lost indigo like crazy, and they're very tight. The only complaint is that they wear out pretty fast. But luckily they patch it up for free for me at An Earnest Cut and Sew. Also, I've got a pair in size 33 that I'm looking to sell. Brand new
post #122 of 6427
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Originally Posted by The Grapist
I walked around Manhattan.

I'm going to walk from Battery Park City to Fort Tryon and back in my jeans. Every day.
post #123 of 6427
I probably dont wear my jeans as often as some of you but here you go. They are size 29 and stretched to a 31.5 so far. No washes and no smells yet. I think I could definitely go another 6 months but I am itching to hem them.

post #124 of 6427
Well, after lots of procrastination (while procrastinating - how bad is that), here is a picture of my Nudie RRDS after about 8 months. First wash after about a month and a half of heavy use (about 6 days a week), and regular washings, once every 3 to 4 weeks, thereafter, with about 3 days of wear a week on average thereafter. Washings (except for the last) were in cold water with a mild detergent and flat or hang dried. There has been some repair at the crotch, and the patch on the left knee was from a series of bike accidents that was documented here BC (Before Crash.) These jeans were worn pretty loose, barely hanging off my hips.

post #125 of 6427
Grapist, did your Earnests shrink in length when you washed them? I want to figure out whether I can hem them before my first wash.
post #126 of 6427
Those Regular Ralfs look great. I love how the color develops on them.
post #127 of 6427
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Originally Posted by Tarmac
Grapist, did your Earnests shrink in length when you washed them? I want to figure out whether I can hem them before my first wash.

If they did, I didn't notice, maybe a half an inch. They certainly did shrink back to the original waist size. Still sore after that happened.

These are the Patriots though, so I can't say if the same will happen with the Detox, Line Dry or XX washes.
post #128 of 6427
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Brian, you're right. A quick perusal of superfuture confirms your statement. 3-6 dips are often used by the low end denims, with high end stuff like 45rpm's Jomon requiring more than 25 dips. I suspect, however, that the bleeding has more to do with the chemical composition added to the indigo than the number of dips. My Sorahiko doesn't bleed much at all, even when it's slightly wet from rain.

Youre definitely right. it's the chemical composition, as well as the way they're dyed. Rope-dyed jeans (such as your 45rpms) probably bleed a lot less.
post #129 of 6427
la guy, those look great. it's nice to see a pair of dry denim just worn and washed as opposed to the heavily starched, play in the mud, i-haven't-washed-these-for-eleven-months-my-mom's-so-pissed-brah look. it looks so much more tight and much more organic when they just look lived in. i think a lot of the broken in dry denim i've seen lately looks just as phoney as the most out of hand diesel pre-distressing. kudos.
post #130 of 6427
cool jeans fok. dig that knee patch... it def suits your style. I agree that they look great not being so over the top 'i really tried to wear these in by rolling around in sand and rocks'.
post #131 of 6427
It's a beautiful blue. I just might have to give in and get either an RRDS or an Ola. However, I'll still rip out the Nudie back pocket stitching.
post #132 of 6427
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Originally Posted by Sevcom
It's a beautiful blue. I just might have to give in and get either an RRDS or an Ola.

However, I'll still rip out the Nudie back pocket stitching.

A lot of people are ripping out the back pocket stitching, especially LA and NYC hipsters who don't like the Nudie branding now that it's becoming more and more common (this has apparently been going on for some time in Sweden now). I personally don't see the point. Or rather, I do, but disagree with it. I think that purposefully debranding your jeans is not all that different from wearing a big LV shirt. Either way, you're giving too much attention to the branding in the first place. Besides, after a few washes and a lot of wearing, the stitching loses a lot of it's color.

Then again, I have a pair of fairly undistressed Von Dutch "Engineer" jeans that I rock out, Von Dutch patch and all, occasionally, just to give the "people in the know" the brand name version of the bird, so I'm a bit of a hypocrite.
post #133 of 6427
It's more that I don't like the aesthetics of the Nudie stitching. I still don't mind pulling out my Sevens from time to time, and they still have their swirls intact. But in general, I prefer either no stitching or minimal stitching.
post #134 of 6427
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Originally Posted by Sevcom
It's more that I don't like the aesthetics of the Nudie stitching. I still don't mind pulling out my Sevens from time to time, and they still have their swirls intact. But in general, I prefer either no stitching or minimal stitching.

Fair enough. I prefer either a really well designed back pocket design (I actually think that the original Seven Swirl was genius) or nothing, or something classic like the Arcuate or the Wrangler W. But I have no strong feelings about the Nudie stitching one way or another.
post #135 of 6427
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Fair enough. I prefer either a really well designed back pocket design (I actually think that the original Seven Swirl was genius) or nothing, or something classic like the Arcuate or the Wrangler W. But I have no strong feelings about the Nudie stitching one way or another.

I agree for the most part. I prefer my back pocket to be something smal or classic, like the Arcuate, or unnoticable like Earnest Sewn's pockets. I didn't mind wearing Sevens, because I thought that the swirl was quite minimal.
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