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Question regarding expected fading on selvage jeans

whodini

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I just wanted a consensus on what kind of honeycombs/lap fade to expect on these before I hit the Buy-It-Now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CIANO-FARMER-RAW...QQcmdZViewItem

And I know I'm going to get idiots asking if I really intend on purchasing these, so I'll add the standard
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Oh wait, we already banned arnold_horseshit didn't we?
 

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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
they look like farmer jeans


Why? They're blue, not brown.
 

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I think that's crap. You can buy a pair of dry jeans and have someone embroider them, wouldn't cost half as much. The the design on the back's extremely showy anyway.
 

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Originally Posted by metkirk
I think that's crap. You can buy a pair of dry jeans and have someone embroider them, wouldn't cost half as much. The the design on the back's extremely showy anyway.
Yeah, but the indigo wouldn't be partially made of white tiger blood like these.
 

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Originally Posted by whodini
Yeah, but the indigo wouldn't be partially made of white tiger blood like these.

What difference does it make then? I bet it makes you feel more macho
 
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white tiger blood has been used for millenia to "set" the indigo and yield a high-contrast fade even if you wash weekly. the bears x eternal jeans are called "tiger" as an homage to this practice, though i doubt they used "white tiger" b/c it is cost prohibitive. "liger" blood is sometimes used as a cheaper substitute.
 

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well... thats all nice, but ive found the best indigo setting substance is blood from a virgin. it is what i used on my cmf homme, and i must say the reserch and development was the most fun ive had in a long time.
 
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it is perfectly humane. they do not kill the tigers, of course, they just collect the menstruation.
 

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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
it is perfectly humane. they do not kill the tigers, of course, they just collect the menstruation.

An alternate practice is to wait until the tigers have to go to the dentist and collect the blood they loose from their bleeding gums during the cleaning process. I heard most japanese repros are done that way, as it's an ancient japanese tradition.
 

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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife

Clearly this is how lower-tier denim companies get their tiger blood (non-white) . Think Thai-Levi's of the tiger blood selvage community. For the record, there's a new denim company coming out of Kazakhstan that uses real gypsy tears in the indigo to ward off AIDS.
 

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