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Originally Posted by Ponyboy312 View Post

Has any one seen any fit pics or evo pics on the 32oz?  Can you cross post some pics here when you find them?
 

 

check the HWDC thread on sufu, someones wearing them

 

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/147384-hwdc2-pictures-only-thread/

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Originally Posted by flamingotripod View Post

 

Are the ele3s lighter than the ele2s?

 

yeah theyre only '20oz' but if its the same fabric as the ele1s as they say they are then its '19oz' but the the ele1s had issues with the weight and people said it only felt like 17oz.  so this is complete BS imo.

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Originally Posted by mister56 View Post

I searched for a photo of the Ele#3. I didn't come up with anything but Ele#2 pics. Has anybody seen the #3s?

 

looks nothing special

 

post #11852 of 13071

Yeah they definitely look like 17oz to me. ffffuuuu.gif

post #11853 of 13071

Could someone list the actual knee and leg-opening/hem size for each of the fits? I am finding some discrepancies between websites... I thought all things being equal, a measured 33" waist for the weird guy/skinny guy was 7.5 or 15", and the slim guy 8.5 or 17"...

post #11854 of 13071

Just look at Blue Owl or Tate and Yoko.  Their measurements are extremely accurate.

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How can you even determine the weight of a denim from a picture, let alone an instagrammed one? puzzled.gif
post #11856 of 13071
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

How can you even determine the weight of a denim from a picture, let alone an instagrammed one? puzzled.gif

I was joking. Haha very funny.

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So many compliments today. These pomegranates are very cool. (Click the pic for better quality)
Edited by jaymatic - 5/8/13 at 1:45pm
post #11858 of 13071
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So many compliments today. These pomegranates are very cool. (Click the pic for better quality)

I like That color. Do they look as dark as the photo?

post #11859 of 13071
HC-SF-104
Heavy Weight Denim Championships
Big Slub by Naked And Famous
1 Month ☆ 8 Days

 

 

The gluteus maximus area my not make it to the end of the 2 Year challenge. Jimmy Christ!

Some cool crumple zones on the lower leg area. The potential is there for some good-natured fades, but will it come to fruition?

post #11860 of 13071
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Originally Posted by mister56 View Post

I like That color. Do they look as dark as the photo?

Yes, a tad bit lighter in person, but you can barely tell. The color is awesome. These are probably the only red pants I'll ever buy.
post #11861 of 13071
I'll just leave this here.
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Should I Really Wait Six Months To Wash My Jeans?

Denim Lore with Kiya Bazani, Part One

Jesse’s excerpt from Marc Maron’s hilarious NYT article yesterday coincidentally comes just a day before I finished my interview with Kiya Babzani. As Marc’s article alludes to, there are some seemingly strange beliefs today on how to get the perfect pair of jeans: wear them in the bathtub when you first get them home, don’t wash them for six months, stick them in the oven (!) or freezer if they start to stink, run around in the ocean with them on, etc.

I asked Kiya if he could talk with us to see if some of these things are true. Kiya is the co-owner and founder of Self Edge, a very popular shop for jeans with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. On menswear forums, he’s commonly considered an expert on denim, so I thought he’d be a great person to talk to about denim lore.

Derek Guy: Let’s start with the most popular piece of advice: that one should not wash their jeans for at least the first six months of them being worn. Is this true?

Kiya Babzani: To my knowledge, that’s something that was started by APC and/or Nudies. There are a couple of reasons why someone would recommend that you shouldn’t wash your jeans. First, people getting into raw selvedge denim are usually looking for a certain type of look – one that has high contrast fades with dramatically defined lines around the top of the lap and behind the knees. This kind of fading is difficult to achieve with denim that has been done to death, which is what most brands use.

DG: Can you explain what do you mean by “done to death?”

KB: I mean fabric that has been singed, mercerized, calendered, and sanforized. They’ve taken every bit of life out of the fabric, leaving something very smooth and even. With denim treated like this – yes, you’ll normally need infrequent washings to get a very high-contrast fade at the end. But what most people don’t talk about is how if you buy a pair of jeans made from unsanforized denim, you’ll get these kinds of fades even if you washed your jeans every two weeks.

With unsanforized loomstate denim, the fabric is rigid and creases set in far faster. Additionally, due to the micro-hairs on the fabric (which are sometimes visible), the denim is more abrasive, which will allow you to get that very defined, high contrast look naturally, even with frequent washings.

DG: So denim that has been heavily treated – singed, mercerized, sanforized, etc. – will need longer periods of not being washed in order to get those high contrast fades, but unsanforized loomstate denim can achieve that with regular washings (every two weeks or so)?

KB: Yes, but add to this the fact that washing your jeans regularly is the sanitary thing to do, and doing so will make your jeans last longer. Cotton fibers become brittle with time and they need to be routinely “moisturized” (for lack of a better word). The longer you go without washing, the more prone your jeans are to crotch blowouts and “punch holes” behind the knees.

In the end, however, you never get fades on sanforized denim that are as interesting as you would on unsanforized denim. Of course, this is all very subjective, but in my opinion, unsanforized denim will always develop a more beautiful and interesting look.

DG: What about denim that has just been sanforized, but nothing else?

KB: Sanforization is the leading cause of what I explained above, with everything else being a minor addition.
post #11862 of 13071

So he's saying unsanforized jeans fade better?

I don't know, that seems hard to believe. There are plenty of users here who have bought and faded sanforized jeans well. 

post #11863 of 13071

I think he's saying that they fade differently and the less treatment the denim gets, the easier it is to fade due to stiffness and the factors he listed above.  I think it's more a question of ease of fading.  I'm going to start working on my Paulrose Products 17 oz unsanforized soon to rotate with my Deep Indigos so I can report on the difference in fading.

 

I thought his views on washing raw denim were interesting especially from the "rehydrating" standpoint and the hygiene standpoint.  I don't know if I agree with either but if I get my jeans dirty, I was them.  It just seems pretty basic.

post #11864 of 13071
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

So he's saying unsanforized jeans fade better?

I don't know, that seems hard to believe. There are plenty of users here who have bought and faded sanforized jeans well. 

 

Hes not saying sanforized jeans dont fade well, hes saying that to achieve good fades with sanforized jeans you cant wash them for long periods of time which ruins the health of the denim

post #11865 of 13071

If he's saying unsanforized jeans, soaked and then washed regularly, fade better than sanforized jeans that are washed regularly, then the not-washing for fades rule is true. The majority of people into raw denim don't buy unsanforized jeans. 

 

If his claim is indeed true I don't see why raw denim as a hobby isn't centered around unsanforized fabric.

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