A while back in last year (okay, maybe the end of November) I got this horrendous crotch rip in my Nudie Slim Jims, so on the advice of people in the mynudies.com forums I emailed them to get a patch. Long story cut short, it eventually arrived, with a patch, and some skilful addressing. Check it out:
Well as I am intending of entering the Nudie Jeans Wear and Tear competition, I thought I should probably get some more pictures. And while I was at that – I may as well have put them on Flickr. Which is what I did—so here they are. I reckon they’re from 3/4 weeks of almost constant wear (except for work that is—Starbucks isn’t a jeans fan). They’re mainly just creased in most places and definitely softer and not as rigid as when I first got them. There’s really not all that much wear patches yet. Maybe give it a few more weeks. In parts there is some more wear – front top and back pockets – especially with my wallet. But it’ll be a lot more accentuated in a wee while. Stay tuned.
Well I probably spoil myself or something, but anyway, I bought some more Nudie jeans mainly because they’re so awesome. My previous pair was a total impulse buy (Average Joe 32/34) and hence they’re slightly big – but awesome nonetheless. This time I had more time – so I went for Slim Jim 30/32 – …
Well for quite a while I’ve been wanting to get some Nudie dry jeans… I read about these about a year and a bit ago on some site and basically Nudie are this Swedish company that sells these sick jeans that are made from dry denim. The denim is called dry because of the obvious reason that it hasn’t been washed yet. Not a little bit. Not at all.
So, why buy dry jeans? Well as they haven’t been washed – they are very susceptible to creases and wear marks and certain other characteristics that you would find ‘already there’ in regular jeans. By wearing dry jeans for an extended length of time before washing them, you can make these creases and rips and light coloured patches yourself – and make them personal to the way that you wear and treat your jeans. And when you eventually wash them (recommended 6 months of wearing!) these ‘imperfections’ and wear marks will appear and you will have you own very personal pair of jeans.