Just washed my 7-month old RRDS: (long)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by cielo, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. skinnyman

    skinnyman Well-Known Member

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    Hey, great job! What did you do to get that fading in the lap?
     
  2. Saucemaster

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    Hey, great job! What did you do to get that fading in the lap?

    I'm guessing many, many lap dances.
     
  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    So for a complete denim newbie, the idea behind distressing dry denim is not not wash them at all for nearly a year?

    I live in really rainy area so I'm wondering how great it'll be to have to walk around in the rain if dry denim can leak/stain. Would I be SOL if I gave them a 1st time wash to get rid of some of the dye before non-washing for months?
     
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    cielo Senior member

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    Thanks again for the comments, fellas. The indoor, post-wash pictures aren't too great; white balance was not adjusted. I'll try to snap a few pics at work during the day tomorrow. I usually don't get home soon enough to take pics with good sunlight, so I'll do my best...

    I wish I were a triathlete...I'd be in way better shape, rather, in shape.

    These have gone through a few lap dances, though nothing compared to what my old PD&Cs endured at my bachelor party. Seriously, though, the lap wear probably resulted from abrasion to what I had in my pockets (pen&pencil in left and keys in right). There was a week in January that I lifted and moved heavy boxes, speakers, etc. during a rennovation/re-org. This probably contributed the most.
     
  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Hate to bug, but anyone want to take a shot at my question(s)?
     
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    PG2G Senior member

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    So for a complete denim newbie, the idea behind distressing dry denim is not not wash them at all for nearly a year?

    I live in really rainy area so I'm wondering how great it'll be to have to walk around in the rain if dry denim can leak/stain. Would I be SOL if I gave them a 1st time wash to get rid of some of the dye before non-washing for months?


    There are plenty of companies that always sell their jeans one wash instead of raw, and for a good number of brands, its necessary to wash/or soak them to get rid of shrinkage. So no... you won't be SOL. It's common practice for a lot of people, just not necessarily for the reasons you mentioned. That said, of the 4 pairs of raw/one-wash I've had, only one has bled.
     
  7. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I figured stuff like those RRL's wouldn't shrink too much after hearing what people like gza have said and the fact that they're sanforized. Just didn't want to buy a pair and have my friends ask if I'm auditioning for the blueman group.
     
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    Would it be a crime to wash those every few months?
     
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    It's only a crime if you tell the frequent posters on mynudies.com. They are antiwash nazis over there.
     
  10. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    They are antiwash nazis over there.

    Makes you wonder what their uniform would look like.
     
  11. cielo

    cielo Senior member

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    Makes you wonder what their uniform would look like.
    Courtesy of Jake and Mabel:

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    I sported the Veggies today, so I pulled these out of my bag and snapped a few pics. Still not the best pictures, but they'll have to do until this weekend. I plan on washing these as needed; I don't like them to look dirty.

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    Question is it possible to have a tailor remove the big Nudie Patch on the back? That's the one and only problem with them.
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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  14. nobody knows

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    Jeans look amazing. I have some questions for you:
    Were you able to take pictures of them in natural light again after the wash?
    What is SS Dry - Svens?
    Who makes, where do you buy Veggies? Is it vegtable indigo dyed?
    Would love to know more. Your jeans look so AMAZING!
     
  15. kitonbrioni

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    This is a great example of how one develops a personal patina and unique wear pattern.
     

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