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How many jeans do you cycle at once?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by keal, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    One pair that I wear. On occasion I'll bust out the ol' Nudies or 5EPs.
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    3 pairs, but I bought 3 more (the tailor was shortening them), so I'll have 6 in rotation by next week.

    Jon.
     
  3. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior member

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    I am wearing my Jean Shops 4 days a week (1.5 months) and my RRDS for 3 days a week (these are about ready for a wash. 7-8 months old). I will on occasion wear my SC 47s or LVC47s on the weekend depending on the mood.
     
  4. Goblin

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    One pair, with another pair for when the alpha pair just reeks.
     
  5. keal

    keal Senior member

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    (these are about ready for a wash. 7-8 months old).


    I'm curious. If you wait that long to wash your jeans... is there a dramatic change before and after the wash? My guess would be that you'd get a totally outrageous fade with top-notch whiskering, chevrons and fat cows. Or is that wishful thinking on my part? [​IMG]
     
  6. cultpop 0217

    cultpop 0217 Senior member

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    currently (last 7-8 months) im wearing my julian red nikkis 5-7 days a week and i wear a pair of "de-branded" h&m slim sliq when im not wearing those (best cheap jeans EVER). i also have a pair of white 501s, vintage 501s and a pair of stretch 517 orange tabs that get some infrequent wear.

    when i skate i wear an old pair of diesel fankers that are very tight but super stretchy, a pair of random vintage levis, or my sliqs.

    just recently retired a pair of diesel rabox that id been wearing for about 5 years due to recurring crotch holes and the fact that they seem like flares compared to my julians.

    i have a deadstock pair of o tab 517s and a fresh pair of the h&ms that i altered to fit super skinny waiting in the wings for now. im also trying to track down another pair of nikkis or hobokens no wash.

    but honestly most of my jeans just sit in a drawer or in various piles and boxes around my house. i have a lot of jeans that ive never worn but im a denim/salvation army junkie.
     
  7. chicbicyclist

    chicbicyclist Active Member

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    So let me get this straight. All you people DO NOT wash your jeans for months at a time? Why???? Excuse my ignorance, I'm new to this.
     
  8. gza

    gza Senior member

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    I basically alternate between a pair of Howies OSD and RRL lowrise bootcut. It works for me because one is baggy while the other is tight (I won't euphemize here by calling them "relaxed" and "slim," they're baggy and tight, dammit). That way there's actually a reason not to wear one or the other exclusively (i.e. some outfits call for baggy jeans while others call for a tighter fit), over and above the goal of trying to develop an attractive fading pattern in 2 pairs at once.
     
  9. rnrswitch

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    So let me get this straight. All you people DO NOT wash your jeans for months at a time? Why???? Excuse my ignorance, I'm new to this.

    This is actually quite hilarious. I never thought what would happen if someone from outside just stumbled in on these conversations and noticed that almost everyone on this forum don't wash their jeans for extended periods of time. It is like a cognitive dissonance from both perspectives. Cuz, we are like, "Dude you don't know?" And they are just flabergasted that people would not wash their jeans for months on end. Cuz it really is quite unordinary and absurd at face value to not wash the jeans.

    To answer the question shortly. The jeans fade with higher contrast if you don't wash the jeans a lot. This is an alternative to buying prefaded denim. There are more detailed answers if you read some of the other threads.
     
  10. keal

    keal Senior member

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    I lie to everyone at work and tell them I dry clean my jeans every weekend. To be fair, I shower 3 times a day because I workout so much, so I think that helps control odor. None of my jeans give off any noticeable funk.

    [​IMG] Keal's BS Corner
    I think since our bodies give off pheremones (that natural, invisible odor that attracts potential mates), the unwashed denim will hold those juices, making the wearer totally hot and irresistable. As soon as you wash your jeans, you become a skanky hobo.
     
  11. chicbicyclist

    chicbicyclist Active Member

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    Look, I've been wearing cheap jeans since last November(As in $40 cheap, eww). I never really paid attention to it until recently when I suddenly developed this mindless obsession with nicer things and luxuries.

    Wouldnt that damage the jeans structurally though? All those human oils, environmental grits and dust has to at least weaken the fibers microscopically. Or is this practice of stinking up only preffered for premium jeans(not hyped) which arguably are of a higher quality?
     
  12. keal

    keal Senior member

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    Wouldnt that damage the jeans structurally though? All those human oils, environmental grits and dust has to at least weaken the fibers microscopically. Or is this practice of stinking up only preffered for premium jeans(not hyped) which arguably are of a higher quality?

    Click here for an example of jeans that were washed as little as possible. You'll notice there's a lot of contrast in the creased or worn-out areas. One's body heat, sweat and oils will slowly transform the jeans. Washing will fade the jeans evenly, whereas wearing it will fade it only in selected areas.

    I have a couple of dress-up jeans that I want to keep looking neat and clean, so I wash those everytime they're worn. Then I have my project jeans, which I've bought in pristine condition (aka raw or one-wash) and I want to enjoy wearing them until they have that grungy, distressed and faded appeal... which is why I started this particular thread, to help me plan my attack on my project pairs [​IMG]
     
  13. chicbicyclist

    chicbicyclist Active Member

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    I've been reading the archives the last hour or so and it does very look good. I might just try it out myself. Just one last question(I promise!!), where is this honecomb thing I keep on reading about?
     
  14. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Senior member

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    honeycombs are the fading patterns you see onthe back of the knee area of the jeans. the fading is crisscrossed, reminiscent of honeycombs.
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    Keal---------I just KNEW that was gonna be a link to the denim-gallery.heavy.jp Eternals...

    That dude's jeans are FAMOUS!

    I wonder how much he could sell those for...
     
  16. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    Click here for an example of jeans that were washed as little as possible.
    Color falling report 6th time Wearing being packed period \tApproximately 1 years Frequency of laundry \t8 times 8 times in 1 year= 1 wash every 1.5 months. thats a pretty regular wash compared to what alot of people here would do. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://denim-gallery.heavy.jp/eternal_811-6.html&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://denim-gallery.heavy.jp/eternal_811-6.html%26hl%3Den%26hs%3DIOR%26lr%3D%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US[​IMG]fficial
     
  17. Jetta

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    Wouldnt that damage the jeans structurally though? All those human oils, environmental grits and dust has to at least weaken the fibers microscopically. Or is this practice of stinking up only preffered for premium jeans(not hyped) which arguably are of a higher quality?

    The chemicals in your laundry detergent will do much more damage to the fibers than the natural oils from your body.
     
  18. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Agreed. When I read his Eternals gig, I calmed down a bit and started washing my jeans more often (every once a month or so). Came out fine for me.. both my Nudies and 5EPs went no longer than 2 months in between washes. However, for other people who may get less wear in their jeans every day.. it is nice to go longer periods of time.
     
  19. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    yeah... i cant imagine if i went 6 months. skateboarding in fl in the summer can make your jeans stink quick. also wears them quick. case in point: here is a pic of my 1 week old jeans that i skated in for about 6 hours total. no funny stuff here, this is all natural. [​IMG] these will be washed in a month, and probably every month after.
     

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