Originally Posted by El Argentino
Those are really impressive, Malaujai
. Still don't totally understand how some people coax such high contrast
out of their denim, but all power to you.
I'll see if I can't post some latest pics of my xx009s later today or tomorrow.
the high contrast depends on intensity/frequency of wear & [equally important] the nature of the denim itself.... but, you already know that. hi-def creasing
, however, involves break in techniques. lap whiskers are the easiest cuz once they set in, they're good to go, cuz they don't usually move after soak/wash. honeycombs are more elusive & different strategies/techniques of keeping them intact & well-formed vary by denim brand/make & its user.
i live & work in the city & rarely engaged in extreme physical activities in my jeans. so, i need to creatively tailor a break in routine that fits my lifestyle. combs
need time to set in & i can't handle stink. on slow-faders like SDAs, deferring from a soak/wash to keep the combs
can be quite onerous.
bottom line, my SOP is an initial double soak [3rd soak after couple of wears if the denim is a shrinker
or too starched up], from there, i partial-soak
[ie, above the combs
] when needed_ got a horsehair brush to groom them, in between soaks/washes.