.... equivalent to 14mos effective wear. countless soaks__ still no wash. yeah, yeah, evo on these flows slower than molasses in winter time. but, LUV 'em exactly because of its uniqueness__ not about the fades on these pair. they don't contrast due to the dyed weft. what the denim lack in high contrast fades, it more than make for, in terms of ataris__ tons of vertical falling [from hefty slubs] on high traffic/friction areas.
'cept for the apparent ataris, the denim amazingly just refuses to yield its ai. even after months of "effective" [medium to light] wear & countless soaks, the denim regains its form & crispness after each soak, as well. the weave, it seems, are drawn even tighter [from the shrunken yarns]. hence, the seersucker-like puckering, like bumps on a "Mogul" ski run.
'wish i could take a mor accurate photo of the denim.
these are 2008 cone mills version of ande whall grifters. They have about a solid two+ years of wear on them, they developed knee tears on both of the knees, just got them patched up, finally wearing them again. This is my example of how regular cone selvedge fades.
self edge repair
destroyed coin pocket fixed by a local tailor on the cheap in chino hills
leather patch. I'm so happy to have these up and running again. I should get back my other pair of grifters sometime soon, will post pics of those when I get them back
About 2-3 weeks into my first pair of raws, just wearing around the house and sleeping in them for the most part, going out with them on whenever I get the opportunity. Definitely getting a 29 next time instead of 30, I've already got plenty of room in the waist but the thighs are tight-ish. Slim Guys in Natural Indigo Revival Selvedge. Looking at some pomegranates possibly in the future.