Originally Posted by Jared
This forum has convinced me that raw denim is not only stylish but fun. However, I can't wear jeans to the office and might only wear them one day per weekend (I have other streetwear pants that I enjoy too!). Also, I'd like slim jeans because that's a hole in my wardrobe. My question is: do you think I will get full value out of a pair of, say, APCs or Nudies?
How much of the joy of raw denim comes after it is broken in? How long is that going to take me at that rate of wear? How long will the slim cut look be fashionable?
Or should I save my $ and get some Gaps or Levi's just to dabble?
I wondered the same thing for some time because I have so many pairs of jeans that I like to wear, and I didn;t want to have to wear one pair every day.
But I bought a pair of RRLs at a steal on ebay, and I have found that I actually love the dark rigid state still without any real wear.
As they are rigid, they have taken to my form very nicely, and I thiink the rigid denim folds in all the right places on my legs. I wear them 2-3 times a week (going on my second week), and I honestly am not to concerned with when they break in, as I find that in their current raw state the color and fit is excpetionally flattering.
Additionally, fashion seems to be trending away from distressing in general, and so I think you'll be fashion forward before they break in. Far as the slim fit, I think it will be around for at least a few more years, and I think slim in general is classic if not too tapered or ultra-skinny.