Originally Posted by minya
The striations I'm talking about with the 811 are quite different from, say, the Nudie natural indigo or the l.e. Sven.
Here's good pictures:http://denim-gallery.heavy.jp/eternal_811-6.html
Notice the clearly apparent vertical lines. I don't know why this happens. It's starting to become apparent on mine, even though they've been worn very little (only six weeks... I'm breaking in my SDAs right now). My SDAs are not doing this.
yea, I know exactly what you're talking about. I think that it may be a result of warp threads that vary GREATLY, and weft threads not so much. The SDA's may have less variation - thicker threads overall, or perhaps thicker weft threads.
The way I see it, each vertical "line" is just one warp thread that was thick enough that it was more susceptible to abrasion, and thus will fade quicker than the others. The Eternals may be woven in such a way that every couple warp threads, there's a really thick one that fades fast.
An analogy to how I see it (since I love analogies): imagine you're scraping your knuckles along a stucco wall. Your middle knuckle, which sticks out the most, is going to get ripped up the fastest, while your little knuckle will be scraped less because it's not touching the wall as much.