How do you retire your old denim? Not "When" but "How".

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kontra, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. kontra

    kontra Well-Known Member

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    I know its a weird question.
    Here's an example - I own a pair of 6 year old Sugar Canes and 2 pairs of 4-5 year old PureBlueJapans. All worn out/repaired and then worn out to hell and back. The denim is absolutely beautiful, but at this point is unwearable on daily basis.
    I wear each pair maybe once or twice a year. So - here they are, with all that nostalgic/emotional attachment I have with them... - I cant make myself to just throw them away.
    Levi's had this TV ad in the 90th when the guy who owned this worn out pair would just burry them in his backyard - Im almost at this point. ;)
    What do you do? Do you store them?
    Im thinking about getting some sort of archival box for them and just keep them in there in the corner of my closet.
    ... i know Im over-thinking this.
     




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    kontra Well-Known Member

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    I would, but too much $$$ and I will definitely be misunderstood.
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Make a display like this:
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    iroh Senior member

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    sell the jeans to a jeans shop for new jeans
     
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    hoozah Senior member

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    i usually dispose of mine via the municipalities garbage waste management system.
     


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    CityHunter Senior member

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    I was actually thinking about this not too long ago as well....I've never worn a pair "to hell" - something usually happens before a pair gets too well worn (I lose weight, find a pair I like more, etc) and I end up selling them.
    I have a probably unsellable pair of Sugar Canes just rotting away in my closet. And there it will remain until somebody on this thread tells me what to do with them.
     


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    kontra Well-Known Member

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    I still wear them - just not often. Once in half a year or so.
     


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    kontra Well-Known Member

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    I only know of APC dong that - and they only do it to APC denim.
     


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    entrero Senior member

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    Well you may ask "swiss-jeansfreak", he owns jeansmuseum somewhere in switzerland. Some may call it collecting, I think it's borderline hoarding. Who knows to each of their own


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    edit: yes, those boxes are also packed with denim
     
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  10. thenewjs

    thenewjs Senior member

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    I dont wear out my denim like what people are doing now days. I sell them and use the proceeds toward a newer pair.
     


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    uhurit Senior member

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    You must develop a meaningful ritual or a ceremony: burn them in fire, bury them in a special place etc....an emotional closure is very important
     


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    kontra Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^ too obvious - you can do better.
     


  13. autumndreams

    autumndreams Senior member

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    Depends how deep you want to go down the rabbit hole.

    There's no reason to destroy or throw out a pair of jeans if it's still wearable. Personally? I'd just keep them "around" if I plan on wearing them every now and then. If not? Well, if they're still wearable I'd either sell them or donate them. If it's a pair that I felt a particular attachment to, I might keep them in storage.

    If they're not wearable...well, the trash is one option. Using them as scrap to repair other pairs is another. Keeping them in a little box for sentimental value is another.
     


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    I'd just hand them down to a sibilng or a relative. or like somone said keep them for scrap to repair other denim.
     


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