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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

My Roy x Cones at a little over six months. They'll surely need a third r once my class ends next week.
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roys look good; but 3 washes in 6 months? take your time! dont think they need a wash for a while unless you have a disaster haha
post #6092 of 6449
maybe he doesn't want to smell like a dirty hipster?
post #6093 of 6449
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

maybe he doesn't want to smell like a dirty hipster?

the best smell there is. I'm think PBR should team up with Pitchfok and do a fragrance collab of that name...
post #6094 of 6449
Ohhhhh LOL I forgot about the 'no wash for six months rule'!

Seriously, though, it's three washes in seven months, and I'm not just sitting in front of a computer. These jeans have been through six months of home renovations, a couple weeks of hiking in the mountains, moving in the summer, etc... Thanks anyway for the 'advice'.

Besides, I think high contrast fades look bad. There, I said it.
post #6095 of 6449
Blasphemy.
post #6096 of 6449
Two perspectives on washing denim.

I worked on a ranch in Arizona with real wranglers years ago and field workers in the Central Valley in the early 70's. I can tell you that their jeans got dirty from real wear, mud and cow shit and they washed them. No, they didn't have the fade patterns shown in this thread. It was a more, all-over fade. But it was the real deal.

I went to college with a retired guy who grew up working in the fields as a kid in CA in the early 1950's. He said his mom took him to the store at the beginning of the school year and bought him one brand new pair of Levis. He would roll up the legs, put them on and soak in a bath tub to get ride of the excess indigo dye and shrink the jeans to fit. He would then wear the jeans until they were dry. He would never wash them until he got his new pair of jeans the next year. He said they could almost "stand up in the corner by themselves". I can only imagine that his fades would be a favorite here smile.gif
post #6097 of 6449
APC New Standards - 1 1/2 Months

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post #6098 of 6449
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Originally Posted by Ludeykrus View Post

Blasphemy.
OK, maybe 'bad' isn't the best word. They're at least overrated! I like the softer, more vintage fades. And, I won't be disgusting. Some of the unwashed one year jeans I've seen look fucking nasty. I pity the fool who went through a whole year smelling like shit just to impress his e-buddies.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Two perspectives on washing denim.

I worked on a ranch in Arizona with real wranglers years ago and field workers in the Central Valley in the early 70's. I can tell you that their jeans got dirty from real wear, mud and cow shit and they washed them. No, they didn't have the fade patterns shown in this thread. It was a more, all-over fade. But it was the real deal.

I went to college with a retired guy who grew up working in the fields as a kid in CA in the early 1950's. He said his mom took him to the store at the beginning of the school year and bought him one brand new pair of Levis. He would roll up the legs, put them on and soak in a bath tub to get ride of the excess indigo dye and shrink the jeans to fit. He would then wear the jeans until they were dry. He would never wash them until he got his new pair of jeans the next year. He said they could almost "stand up in the corner by themselves". I can only imagine that his fades would be a favorite here smile.gif
It's funny how we surely sometimes think that wearing jeans for epic fadez is something new and exciting, like we're trendsetters. I remember someone posting here that his mom and her friends used to buy Levis in the '50's(?) and rub them with sand and wire brushes to get them fading. I also think it's easy to get into raw denim and think 'ZOMG, must not wash! Must get +rep!', but in the end, they are just jeans, and there will always be another pair with which one can try something different.
post #6099 of 6449
zissou, your jeans are some of the nicest looking I've seen on here.
post #6100 of 6449
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Two perspectives on washing denim.

I worked on a ranch in Arizona with real wranglers years ago and field workers in the Central Valley in the early 70's. I can tell you that their jeans got dirty from real wear, mud and cow shit and they washed them. No, they didn't have the fade patterns shown in this thread. It was a more, all-over fade. But it was the real deal.

speaking of wranglers that got dirty from "real" wear and were washed often.

heres a pair of walmart wranglers i wore for 2 summers doing construction. only front pics, because they were washed so frequently theres almost no honeycombs, but i still love the color/fades.

i had them tapered down recently, but they still fit pretty awkwardly unless i roll them.

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post #6101 of 6449
When we bought jeans in the late 60's and early 70's there was no such thing as broken in or washed jeans. They were all raw STF or sanforized. The first thing we did was to take them out and bash them against the road and then wash them.

There was also a period around 1969 where it was cool to bleach your jeans by dripping full strength bleach in splatters down your leg, enough so that you had these big white areas. It almost looked like blue and white camo. That makes me laugh to think of it now smile.gif
post #6102 of 6449
What about intentionally cutting holes in the knees? I hated it when my Mom would stick iron-on patches onto the knees of my jeans. Those things were so damn uncomfortable.

Those look great, clark kent. I'm going for a little higher contrast than that wink.gif
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

zissou, your jeans are some of the nicest looking I've seen on here.
Thanks, man. They're less electric blue than they appear in the photos. Five more months to go!
post #6103 of 6449
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

It's funny how we surely sometimes think that wearing jeans for epic fadez is something new and exciting, like we're trendsetters. I remember someone posting here that his mom and her friends used to buy Levis in the '50's(?) and rub them with sand and wire brushes to get them fading. I also think it's easy to get into raw denim and think 'ZOMG, must not wash! Must get +rep!', but in the end, they are just jeans, and there will always be another pair with which one can try something different.

Well put, and the jeans look great. Not washing any item of clothing in general is pretty gross... I think a few months in jeans is pushing it, but I'm pretty active in them.
post #6104 of 6449
Wow, zissou. Those Roy's are beautiful.
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Momo 701: 10mos= approx 6mos effective wear :: tea-stained :: multiple soaks + 2 washes [both double washed, cold]

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