Don't we all? What I wear now is more like what I was wearing in '07, just cheap basics. Ultimately I think I realized it was the only way to keep myself from falling into a pit of endless spending on clothes.
So now I've fallen into an endless pit of spending on renovating my fiances condo.
[Warning, copious denim porn below. May not be suitable for those owning Louis Vuitton jeans]
Long time reader, first time poster!
I bought these jeans in Fuzhou China, for 120 Chinese Yuan [about 20 USD]. I'm not convinced that they are real Supreme. Firstly the price. Second they were available in S, M, L or XL. Thirdly they had a cheap red cardboard attachment that said "FUCK YOU, BITCH" on it, and was held on by an even cheaper plastic dongle. And, I bought them in some obscure shop no other westerner has even been in.
They were my first pair of raw's. I got all artistic on their ass and splashed white paint on them when new, and highlighted with red paint. Stupid or not is your call. I also stained them on the thigh with strong coffee and motor oil, neither of which came out. You'll also notice some pinching on the right leg... wish I hadn't done that - beginner mistake.
They had about 5 months solid wear. Two cold soaks initially in beautiful lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. I went to humid Thailand in the third month and they stunk like bejesus after that, so a lot of freezes which didn't really help. Hot wash with lots of 'tide' and now out to pasture while I break in my second pair [see next post]. First pic is true-to-colour.
I'd be interested to hear if members think these are the real deal or not? Also, do you think that is real self-edging denim?
Thought you guys might be interested in a brand you might not know - "Hardly Ever's", or HE75 as they are also known. They are a Hong Kong label, maid in Canton. I bought these in Beijing for 650 Chinese yuan, about 100 USD. The cardboard label on them wanked on about how they were developed after countless hours of testing for washability and how the dude that designs them reckons they are the best denim ever so shut the fuck up. I couldn't figure if they were sanforized or not, so decided to give them zero water for the rest of their natural lives.They were tighter than a nun's cunt and really were merging my kidneys and my colon, so I had been wearing them top-button open. Then last week I got caught in a flash-flood and had to walk for an hour in thigh deep gross-water, so I had to hot-soak them. Then I wore them from wet. That soak was the right move... they shrunk A LOT. They now fit like the figurative glove- I'm very happy. Nice relaxed straight look. Also the waist is perfect now. Plus the combs have set and the stacks are like cardboard. So, I learned - always shrink shrink-to-fits. Duh! Also, since the soak they are fading faster than cancer patient at stage 3. I think they're going to yield some 'sick fadez' and hopefully 'phat combz'. I'm also really impressed with the details on these - chainstiched hems, selvedge up to the hip, hidden rivets and single-felled inseam [right?]. The back pocket is basically gay [not that there is anything wrong with that] but I'm gambling on some nice wallet fading to eat away at the stickering. So, these have had 3 weeks dry wearing and five days post-soak. My job allows me to wear them everyday. Whattya think?
My first post here... Happy to have found this forum. Lot's of dope jeans in here, figured I would share something a little different. Jeans that have been worn... TO DEATH. I present to you my very first pair of Nudies... Custom blunt ash wash. Only cutoff after the knees couldn't take anymore repairs.
APC Petit Standards, 29, after 13 months of hard wear. 1 dry clean at 11 month, and two pretty major crotch repairs, and I think these might be ready for the big dance in the washing machine. Thoughts? I'd try and make it through the summer, but I'd feel bad for anyone around me (they will get pretty funky up here in sweaty NYC).
Do it! Also, you couldn't tell me how much the 29s stretch could you? Are they a 31" or 32"?
I challenge you not to look like a flammen tourist with homosexual tendencies in those shorts.
It's all about how you rock it... but don't worry they have been stored away in a drawer for a long while. Not really into the assless look. Maybe I can pull them out next time you're in town though.
Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg
pretty dope, kickinrad. how old are those? did you do a lot of work in them?
Thanks! I didn't see any other pairs with patina on the buttons so I thought maybe I should share. I probably wore those daily for a year, then off on and for another 3. Honestly, I probably got wasted in them more then anything. Maybe some canoeing, yard work, running from people, running to class, worked some restaurant jobs, lots of resin and cigarette ash ground into the thighs. I think they ended up in pools and salt water multiple times... not always intentionally. They just had a full life. I wish I had a real camera to better capture the fabric itself... so soft... They remind me of a pair someone pulled out of the bottom of an old well, or maybe silver mine, but softer.