Oh well, these look tempting for $81. I was looking at a pair of Imogene and Willie, but can't justify paying for those since these are made from Cone Mills, NC like I&W
13.5 oz Cone Mills Selvedge, Made in San Fransisco, and only $81? Kickstarter - Page 12
Even if I pay for US$81 I think it's worth it in term of quality and fitting. They do have certain good choice inside the website.
Fabric they use shows on the photo with good texture. The main reason I recommend is the quality in afforable price whereas other brands Jeans or denim product are overprice throughout the market like lucky Jeans, RRL.....etc.
Edited by pk977 - 4/2/13 at 2:55pm
Wash or soak if you want; you can probably wait a few days to see if they're gonna bleed everywhere first. Wear a beater-ish tee and shoes for those days if you're really concerned about it.
Waiting on my 16.25 oz, should get here in May, which is perfect timing for mid-heavyweight denim.
I'd soak, but everyone will tell you something different. Basically, the first time they touch water they're going to shrink, so either a) take account and hem them an inch longer than you want or b)soak then hem.
I try and wear new denim as long as possible before the first wash but I'm not a fanatic. If they get dirty, they get washed. After I will wear them for 7-10 wearings then I do heavy yardwork, hiking or go camping. That sets some nice whiskers and fade lines. Then, in the wash they go.
There wasn't a lick of indigo in the water afterwards, and the jeans look just as dark to me, so I'm happy with the result. I didn't have dramatic whiskers or combs to start, but what was there before the wash reestablished itself rather well after only a single wear afterward (the folds, not any fade). The vinegar smell was strong right after the wash, but aired out quickly. They smell nice and fresh now. They are tighter now, but I think they just went back to how they were when I first bought them.
Just ordered a pair of the original. This whole jean thing is a bit confusing, you see I'm a grumpy old man used to wearing khakis day in and day out. Last pair I bought was a pair of 501s, let the sales person talk me into 38s which fit fine till I wore them a bit then they were hugh. Washed and dried them hoping they shrink, they did a bit. I had to have them altered and they still could be taken in more. Live and learn I guess, ordered 35s based on their fit guide, here's hoping I did right.
I caved and added another pair of the new Indigo/Indigo to go along with my Heavy American previously ordered. The denim looked too awesome to pass up!
Not sure why they don't have actual fit pics of the pant not just fabrics.
I think it's because they haven't made any of the pants yet, maybe not even bought the fabric (though hopefully reserved it). That is even the new website is still kickstarter style -- raise the money first, then purchase and produce the pants.