Originally Posted by van_hammersly
I bought a pair of 005s (one wash) and I'm sort of on the fence about them. I like the fit, but the denim itself is really hairy, bumpy and slubby. It's also extremely dark. I expected a little slubbiness from the pictures I had seen online, but not to this degree. Does the denim smooth out as you wear it? I'm assuming soaks will lighten the color up.
the jeans go through an "ugly duckling" stage [specially the 007]. the bumps and knots around the high traffic areas become more pronounced/conspicuous due to the gradual loss of indigo [fading] ... and somewhat hairy and unkempt like a mangy dog.
after a few months of wear and a couple of washes the stubbles fall off, the color evens out a bit [less contrasty] and the bumpy texture will still be there [but smoother]... the "swan" slowly emerges. man, you need at least a pair of PBJ in your life. all that's left to say is, just keep wearing them.