Originally Posted by whacked
What whodini was saying is that, regardless of the denim, rotating between 2 pairs of jeans will ALWAYS produce slower fades than just wearing one pair of NS. BiG has measurements pre and post soak for some unsanforized denim, look at them to form expectations on shrinkage. But honestly, people go for unsanforized denim either (1) out of curiosity or (2) because sanforized option is not available. Those who do so because of the former usually end up realizing it's not worth the hassle.
+1. After all my jeans you'd figure I'd be the least bit curious to go unsanforized. Wrong. It's a guessing game and you simply roll the dice on whether or not you'll end up happy. Unsanforized denim isn't as popular here as SuFu so you don't hear about it as much but if you go through some of their threads you'll see what I'm talking about. I'm also curious as to why Warren's pushing unsanforized on you as if it had anything to do with faster fading. I think the basic rule of thumb is that the heavier denim is then the harder it is to fade (think Iron Heart) but other factors like the types of cotton, types of indigo used, amount of starch used, any coating/resin, etc. also come into play. I'm not sure what you mean about more at the knee and hem. You mean you want a looser fit? You could routinely spray your jeans with starch and rub them with sandpaper all day... or... you could just wear them. Or hell, buy a pair of washed jeans. No one's saying you can't go pre-distressed here. But there is no magic formula for one day waking up in jeans with sikkkk fadez. It's a journey and the sooner you realize that, the happier you'll be about the jeans you're already in. And if you're looking for other sanforized jeans, jesus, have you been reading this forum at all? Crate, KMW, 5EP, RRL, rag&bone, etc. etc. etc.