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post #16 of 29
CM----Last night I dreamt that you are supposed to sand whilst the jeans are wet. Not sure that is useful information, but there it is. Getting impatient for "real" hige, huh? Or is this a cry for help, a la "cutting", Sassy-magazine-style?
post #17 of 29
I think if you rub denim on denim you will get more realistic wear. After all that's where the honey combs and crotch wear comes from.
post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
not getting impatient... just intrested in the process. im more interested in making and finishing my own clothes than i am wearing jeans 6 months without washing. i also have more dark, non distressed jeans that i can wear out(vintage wranglers, scovill zipper and indigo that is darker than raw stf, is next in line). i want to know about the process of design from begining to end, and this is part of it.
post #19 of 29
Basically there's no substitute for the real thing. Just get a pair of jeans that fits nicely and wear them a lot.
post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
wow... great advice max. thanks, i never thought of that. when should i wash them? should i starch? are they fake?
post #21 of 29
Your nose knows; only when they lose stiffness; indubitably.
post #22 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheapmutha
not getting impatient... just intrested in the process. im more interested in making and finishing my own clothes than i am wearing jeans 6 months without washing. i also have more dark, non distressed jeans that i can wear out(vintage wranglers, scovill zipper and indigo that is darker than raw stf, is next in line). i want to know about the process of design from begining to end, and this is part of it.

Not sure what exactly you want to know, but ime, and I wear jeans really hard (for example, my jeans usually have as much abrasion and fading, just from normal wear and tear, in two or three months, as most people get in 6-8 months), I would just wear the jeans hard. I would not starch. I find that the honeycombs are very defined if you starch your jeans, yes, but that they also look fake - they generally too faded with respect to the natural fading on the thighs and butt. A good way to speed up the aging process is to wear your jeans in the rain. No wierd streaking will occur, but as they dry on your body, the creases will become more pronounced, start to fade immediately, and settle when dry. Another method to increase ageing is to wet your jeans and rub them with a wet rag while sitting down (discuessed elsewhere.)

As for actually customizing your jeans, I nearly always put extra, reinforced stitching in high stress areas (i.e. front pockets). And I'll patch the jeans, usually from the inside, by hand, as they wear out or rip, using either complementary or contrast colored thread, depending on the jeans. This usually provides some extra visual interest. A mixture of these methods, and you get something that a commercial laundry would charge upwards of $20 for, and not do as good a job, on.
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
what i was talking about is the process of design, not wearing jeans. if i wanted to i could have worn these for another couple of months and had great wear, but i wanted to experiment with artifical distressing. im interested in making clothes. this was an experiment, which is still ongoing, to see if i could do a better job than whats out on the market.
post #24 of 29
Why didn't you experiment on your 13WMZ's that you hate instead of your RRLs that you love?
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
hmmm.... good question. theyre next. i still love thr rrl tho. i think they look good, especially since i faded the thighs more. i wear them every day(except today, had to wear my redlines)

granted, they would have looked better naturaly faded, but theyre just jeans. jeans that cost me less than 20$. and the denim is beautiful, even sandpapered.
post #26 of 29
Incidentally, over the weekend I was checking out some Wranglers in the thrift store and the felled seems feel so FLAT compared to the more round-feeling felled seams of the Hawaiis----almost like cords running down the inseam. This has nothing to do with anything.
post #27 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheapmutha
wow... great advice max. thanks, i never thought of that. when should i wash them? should i starch? are they fake?
Yes: whenever they're dirty. No.
post #28 of 29
yeah, they look pretty bad.
post #29 of 29
What's beef?
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