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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:59 pm

A denim update:

- I didn't buy the 21oz Unbranded. A mixture of overwhelming skinflintedness and the pragmatic realisation that I didn't actually want/need some more jeans when I'm still happily wearing my 1969s into fadeblivion and a quiver of fear that my legs and knees might actually be too weak to ambultate around the district in Robocop's own trousers.

- I don't really like the £7.50 Sainsbury's bargain dustbin jeans. The fit has turned out to be just a bit weird; high and awkward at the front, like walking around with a baking tray stuffed down the lap - but then somehow low and scooped at the back, so that bending down for any reason creates a bike rack. The weak construction is also a bit rubbish and the combo means I just don't really like wearing them. I still resort to the 1969s even for arduous business like crawling around on the floor emptying the kitchen, or sorting out the garage.

- I charitied my old faded black jeans, and ebayed some others. Everything wider than slim-fit feels like a flapping Inspiral Carpets throwback horror now.

- Nevertheless I've ordered some more new jeans. Again the cheapskatery has won out because I never actually learn - but this time the jeans were reduced from an actual price down to a pocketmoneyesque eight pounds. £8! I admit I was swung by this comment from a one-star review:
the fabric feels like cardboard

which makes them sound very much like my kind of jeans.
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Re: Denim!

Post by thekungfury @ Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:19 pm

My UB jeans have had 2 washes and have barely faded at all. I'd read the indigo falls off them like glitter on Christmas cards (that's still being found weeks later round the house) but they're still dark and even.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:19 pm

My eight pounds jeans have arrived, although I managed to find a discount code so in fact they were only £7.80 in the end. Of course they're rubbish.

Except they're not rubbish at all. They wear a '12oz selvedge' tag with pride, and came with a little booklet explaining how to wear and not wash them for six to twelve months etc. So they seem to be taking themselves quite seriously; they describe themselves as 'premium selvedge raw indigo', so they might also be a bit full of themselves. Especially for a pair of jeans costing less than £8 (although they're tagged at £45).

The denim is really nice though. Very fine weave with a tight weft that means you can't see the white fibres at all. There's no slub evident either, so I've no idea how they'll age.

Here's a stock photo -

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Although they are the same size, virtually the same weight, and allegedly the same fit as my regular 1969s, they feel totally different. I'm intrigued to see how they behave. I might see if I can manage to not wash them ever.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Hooli @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:56 pm

Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.
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Re: Denim!

Post by minimoog @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:53 pm

Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster
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Re: Denim!

Post by Hooli @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 pm

So fluffy then?
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Re: Denim!

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:19 pm

minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster



I'm none the wiser but cheers for the fcuking instant earworm!

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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Ha! Slub is when the yarn of the fabric varies in width and straightness so you get a knobbly bobbly surface. It gives slubby jeans that rough, coarse look. My new jeans are the opposite - with tight, even weave, that makes them look almost glossy.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Hooli @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 pm

So slub equals shit quality?

I think I'm too drunk to get this.
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Re: Denim!

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:00 pm

minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster

:biglaugh:
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Re: Denim!

Post by Pigeon @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:51 am

I thought a slub was a pendulous flap or slab of dangling fat, like this.

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Re: Denim!

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:40 am

minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster


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Re: Denim!

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:22 am

thekungfury wrote:
minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster

:biglaugh:

Missed opportunity to use the rhyme button fly in there but it still made me lol out loud
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Re: Denim!

Post by Hooli @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:21 pm

minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster


Groan, I've just got this.
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Re: Denim!

Post by minimoog @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:04 pm

Hooli wrote:
minimoog wrote:
Hooli wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote: There's no slub evident either



I must be too old to be cool for school these days, I have no idea what slub is.


A slub is a cloth that thinks it's fine
Also known as a duster


Groan, I've just got this.


:hehe:
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Re: Denim!

Post by Dirk @ Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:16 pm

It was good Moog
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Re: Denim!

Post by spast1kunt @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:21 pm

What do you denim fans think of Nordstrom's $425 "heavily distressed" mud-caked jeans?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39714301

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Re: Denim!

Post by Freddie @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:13 pm

Not much. And $425???
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Re: Denim!

Post by Pigeon @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:14 pm

I'm just imagining someone's mum washing them. And then ironing creases down the front.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:40 am

spast1kunt wrote:What do you denim fans think of Nordstrom's $425 "heavily distressed" mud-caked jeans?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39714301

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These are utterly ridiculous of course. Another way to vacuum the money away from fools.
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Re: Denim!

Post by spast1kunt @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:58 am

Pigeon wrote:I'm just imagining someone's mum washing them. And then ironing creases down the front.

My Dad did that to a pair of my jeans when I was a teenager.

Bad times.
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Re: Denim!

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:39 am

spast1kunt wrote:What do you denim fans think of Nordstrom's $425 "heavily distressed" mud-caked jeans?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39714301

I find this kind of news reporting depressing

Not the jeans themselves but the way they've shoehorned the report about it. The BBC can't just say "Look at these ridiculous jeans" so they've scooped up comments from Facebook and Twitter and calling the people critics, commentators and contributors.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Hooli @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:37 pm

spast1kunt wrote:
Pigeon wrote:I'm just imagining someone's mum washing them. And then ironing creases down the front.

My Dad did that to a pair of my jeans when I was a teenager.

Bad times.


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Re: Denim!

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:39 pm

thekungfury wrote:
spast1kunt wrote:What do you denim fans think of Nordstrom's $425 "heavily distressed" mud-caked jeans?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39714301

I find this kind of news reporting depressing

Not the jeans themselves but the way they've shoehorned the report about it. The BBC can't just say "Look at these ridiculous jeans" so they've scooped up comments from Facebook and Twitter and calling the people critics, commentators and contributors.

It's like when the Daily Mail or whatever gets a shitty ten-second clip of someone fighting off YouTube, and then painstakingly talks you through it.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat May 06, 2017 4:07 pm

Gah! I've had to put my 1969s in the wash again, as I've just got decorator's caulk all up the knee.

So I'm now wearing my very first original pair of practice selvedge jeans which I haven't worn for ages (years). They're a pair that I thought I'd ruined by washing them too hot the first time, which made them shrink until they were too skinny and too short. Or so I thought. Because somehow now they seem to fit perfectly and are very very similar in shape and leg width and length to my most recent selvedge jeans buy. Extraordinary how my choice of fit has evolved over just a few years.
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Re: Denim!

Post by Il Duce @ Sat May 06, 2017 4:46 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Gah! I've had to put my 1969s in the wash again, as I've just got decorator's caulk all up the knee.

So I'm now wearing my very first original pair of practice selvedge jeans which I haven't worn for ages (years). They're a pair that I thought I'd ruined by washing them too hot the first time, which made them shrink until they were too skinny and too short. Or so I thought. Because somehow now they seem to fit perfectly and are very very similar in shape and leg width and length to my most recent selvedge jeans buy. Extraordinary how my choice of fit has evolved over just a few years.


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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 09, 2017 9:04 am

AIDS aside, my 1969s seem to have lost an awful lot of indigo in this wash - probably because there's been a lot of relentless wearing.

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Re: Denim!

Post by thekungfury @ Tue May 09, 2017 12:00 pm

Looking good Thorno.

I saw this the other day. Lasers distressing denim. QI

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Re: Denim!

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:12 am

Just for kicks, here's an update on my selvedge build ;

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Re: Denim!

Post by moleamol @ Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:02 pm

I still don't understand why people would go to any effort to make jeans look like jeans. But something fight to death for something your rights to do it.
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