I'm into my jeans, as you well know. I read about artisan denim and beardy Hoxton selvedge, and subscribe to the daily Heddels email for fade of the day.
So instead of writing jeansy things in Peek's general thread, I'm starting this thread to blather inscrutably about vintage Japanese looms and crotch blow out and interesting (?) webs and etcs.
And about an experiment that I'm starting today. I've just bought some new jeans: slim straight indigo selvedge with a button fly and some minor incidental detailing. I don't know the weight as there's no label to clue me up, but from feel I'm guessing they're around 11oz - less certainly than my 13oz 1969s but definitely still rigid.
And here they are in comparison to my 9 month old one-wash 1969s:
So what's the experiment?
Well. They were seven pounds fifty. Can I brew up a half-decent pair of jeans for £7.50? Dunno. Let's see. I'll be simultaneously pleased/surprised and disappointed if so (but I won't be wearing them "for best").
I'll maintain this as a bargain build thread, but also this can be the dustbin where we throw all our jeans and jacket posts about denim.