Originally Posted by Doctor
Mine are 6 months old or so now. I'm amazed at how little fading and signs of wear there are. They're tough beasts.
Interesting, I've been noticing these are some of my faster-fading jeans (based on the month or so of 3-4 times/week wear. My hands are still slightly blue when washing them after a day in the jeans. Very visible pocket and lap whiskers already.
Originally Posted by Arms_Akimbo
Edit: Saw your pair in WAYWT, mlyngard, fit looks great. Is that post-taper?
Yeah, I did a post-soak taper from 8" to 7.5, which for me (at 5-8"), brings the proportions to what I like. These were my first foray into tapering on the selvage seam, and I like (not love
) the results. I cuff, so the now 1.5" selvage band is a little wide for my taste, but it's a small issue. Next time will be tapering then hemming before
soak. Original stitch holes are still a little visible...
Oh, also, machine washed and dried these and the results were that they softeened very nicely and there was very little additional shrink from the dryer. This is some tight weave denim.
Thinking of using these 31w as weekend/bad weather thrashers now, and probably getting a pair the next size up (32s, which will shrink to 31), for a 'nicer' pair. These have seen as much stretch as I'm thinking they'll get, and they're still nicely snug. Problem is that thicker shirts like flannels get all hitched up when I tuck-in.
There's no question that these are my top favorites now, and a second pair in rotation is a must ;-) Now just waiting for restock...