Levi's 1947 repros

Right here, kids - this exact picture right here is why you buy raw denim and wear it for months and months before you wash it. Some dude with sandpaper and bleach at JeanFactoryCo can't turn the top pair into the bottom pair - it takes months, maybe years, of breaking them in slowly.

4 comments:

Mister Vertigo said...

That is pretty cool. I'm starting to get some good wear on the pair of Levi's I have. Since I work at night now and don't have to dress business casual, I have been wearing them a lot. I'm kind of excited to see what they will look like when I finally wash them!

I Blog, You Blog said...

So...you get a pair of super-nifty jeans...you wear them a lot without washing them. I've picked that up in the posts.

My question is, what do you do about those pesky ketchup stains? Does that just become part of the normal discoloration? Or have you made a pact with the devil that ensures you never spill anything ever?

Enquiring minds...

J.Bro said...

While oil, grease, and blood stains give denim character, you're absolutely right that ketchup, mustard and other condiment stains send a message that's less tough-dude and more clumsy-slob.

Fortunately, and I can't completely explain this, dry denim is strangely resistant to stains. Since it's unwashed, it has a kind of hard, waxy finish (maybe from the indigo dye) that repels foodstuffs. Ooh - I thought of a comparison: it's like the spray that makes rain bead up on your windshield.

I Blog, You Blog said...

So...are you, um, willingly blood-staining your denim for the tough-dude look?

No. Wait. On second thought, I don't wanna know.