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Worn in raw denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by modual, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. modual

    modual Senior Member

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    So once your raw denim is worn in with creasmarks / distressing do you guys still wear the jeans or throw them to the back of the wardrobe ? I find once they have that "vintage" look about them i tend to wear them with different colours and they become more versatile than the blank look of raw denim. Interested to hear your views
     


  2. Ott

    Ott Senior Member

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    I wear lots of dry denim and most of my wardrobe is based around that. So, once a pair of jeans has faded to a nice shade of blue, I hardly wear it anymore [​IMG]
     


  3. DNW

    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    I still wear mine, but not as often as their newly acquired raw competitors. I do have an old favorite pair of Levi's 501 that, although I'd like to wear them more often, I refrain from doing so to prevent them from further thinning and fraying. I'd like to keep them around until I retire.
     


  4. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I thought the whole point of raw denim was eventually to get a vintage look with a great personalized fade. Seems counterintuitive not to wear the jeans after you've made it to that point.
     


  5. tangerine

    tangerine Senior Member

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    The journey is often more interesting than the destination!
     


  6. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Senior Member

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    the destination is pretty damn good as well!

    so that tells you how cool the journey is going to be
     


  7. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior Member

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    I use them as knock around jeans for doing shit around the house, washing the car, hiking, etc.
     


  8. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I still wear mine after they've been worn in. I wear the new ones around to school and sometimes going out, but more often I wear the worn in ones when I go out.
     


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    PG2G Distinguished Member

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    Internet bragging rights :p j/k, kinda
     


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    blackplatano Distinguished Member

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    Internet bragging rights :p j/k, kinda


    i get the feeling there's a lot of truth in that.
     


  11. rnrswitch

    rnrswitch Senior Member

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    I still wear mine after they've been worn in. I wear the new ones around to school and sometimes going out, but more often I wear the worn in ones when I go out.

    I have noticed that my SC1947s I use for knocking around, but my RRDS that are pretty worn in I will wear out to the bars, clubs, nice dinner, etc., I think the levis repros (japanese jeans included) when they are worn in have a more vintage look, which stears me to wearing them for errands, house cleaning, etc, but my Nudies (more modern cut jeans) that are worn in are still considered more of a dress up jean. Maybe it is just me.
     


  12. PunctualAlex

    PunctualAlex Well-Known Member

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    I've always wondered about this: As soon as someone breaks in a pair, they are looking forward to their next pair. But the whole point is to fade them well so that they will look cool... I am currently breaking in a pair and I can't wait until they start losing indigo like crazy. After that I'll probably wait a few months before even thinking about a new pair.
    Seriously though I plan to wear these jeans for years, pre- and post-wash, just to get back at the kids who laugh at me for buying expensive jeans.
     


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