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At What Point Do You Retire Your Denims?

JesseJB

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When do you consider your jeans "totalled" and not worth repairing?

When they lose too much indigo?
When the knees rip?
When the hems fail?
When the crotch blows out?
Does the price/quality of jeans at time of purchase make a difference for you?

Or do you keep wearing them regardless of "battle wounds" and just repair them as you go?
 

NoVaguy

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Originally Posted by JesseJB
When do you consider your jeans "totalled" and not worth repairing?

When they lose too much indigo?
When the knees rip?
When the hems fail?
When the crotch blows out?
Does the price/quality of jeans at time of purchase make a difference for you?

Or do you keep wearing them regardless of "battle wounds" and just repair them as you go?


I junk them at the crotch blowout point.
 

kiya

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I wear the same jeans from January to June, then a different pair from July to December...
I've been doing this for about 5 years now... So two jeans a year. Doesn't mean i only buy 2 jeans a year, i still buy loads of jeans i never ever wear purely for my collection.
It always feels strange to take out a pair that i had worn years ago and wear them for a day..
 

JesseJB

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I still have my first 2 pairs of "good" jeans. My Nudie RR's and APC R's I bought about 3 years ago. The hems are worn away and the crotch blew out in the RR's last month. They fit me so well and were so comfortable but I think I may have to retire them. Not worth the effort and $$ to fix them. But I will never ever throw em away. I think of them as trophies and a lot of the visual damages have funny stories that go along with the damage.

However my PBJ xx-005's had a blowout after 1 year and I fixed those. I think I can still get at least one more year out of em.
 

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Originally Posted by JesseJB
When do you consider your jeans "totalled" and not worth repairing?

When they lose too much indigo?
When the knees rip?
When the hems fail?
When the crotch blows out?
Does the price/quality of jeans at time of purchase make a difference for you?

Or do you keep wearing them regardless of "battle wounds" and just repair them as you go?


From my cold dead hands.
 

dusty

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When I get tired of them shits
 

KitAkira

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Originally Posted by raginberriodoom
I'll second this one.
thirded
 

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Haven't been in the game long enough to have to retire anything... I was considering retiring my slim jims because they're coming close to a crotch rip (not a blowout, rip on the side of the crotch) but I'm just going to patch that and keep wearing them on ocassion. I feel like anything that goes wrong I'll just fix myself. And just keep them around for wear once or twice a week.
 

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I haven't worn the first pair I ever really paid any attention to in over a year, but I love them to much to never wear them again.
 

gearhead

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i don't need much repairing since i don't wear my jeans hard, so i usually retire them when i'm bored of the cut and get another pair of jeans.
 

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