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I drive a Ford pickup and ride a Harley. But also drive a Corolla.  Not to sound cliche but in the south, driving American is big.  Unfortunately, some people take that to the extremes to the point you'd think they would drive their pickups to the moon if they could.

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One-wash vs. Raw

In the past I was a firm believer in only buying raw and do the soaking/washing on my own. To have the control and kind of a ritual.
Nowadays, I so much prefer the one-washed jeans. No real surprises down the road with too much shrinkage. Less worrying if the jeans come out with faded lines after the first own wash. Be able to wear the jeans right away. Also the jeans are still crispy enough for defined fades (speaking for SdA, Denime and Resolute for example but also Full Count).


So what is your routine these days?

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These days I don't mind either one, I like one wash since you can just wear the jeans right off the bat and you know how the sizing will work out.
But I also like the whole process of the initial wash, waiting overnight for them to dry and the anticipation of starting to wear a new pair of jeans.

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Same as Broark, I enjoy the ritual but it doesn't mean I'll only buy raw. I tried my FC and UES on in raw and bought the one wash in both.

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My first pair was raw.  But I now do one wash so I won't get any surprises after washing/shrinking the denim.

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I prefer raw when possible.  However if a OW pair that I want goes on sale, the fact that it's OW doesn't factor into my decision making process.

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I used to like raw, then progressed to one-wash. Subsequently I followed the denim evolutionary cycle to stone wash and finally arrived at the holy grail that is heavily distressed. It’s all I buy nowadays and I can’t imagine wearing anything else again.

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Some brands only do one wash anyway, like Trophy Denim, so if you're into a brand like that then you're not left with much of a choice.

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never had one wash only raw

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9 hours ago, mlwdp said:

Some brands only do one wash anyway, like Trophy Denim, so if you're into a brand like that then you're not left with much of a choice.

I thought Trophy sold raw in their store in Tokyo. Maybe I'm misinformed. 

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On 7/5/2018 at 9:51 PM, kicks79 said:

I thought Trophy sold raw in their store in Tokyo. Maybe I'm misinformed. 

I don't see how raw would work based on their gritty texture of denim, particularly dirt denim.  But I'd be interested to see this.  I haven't been in the store but I believe someone here has.  Most of all the retailers I've seen carry them have one wash styles just like their webshop.

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Some bad flooding and landslides, including in Okayama, the past few days.  Western Japan is getting the brute of the rain.  Been seeing flood pictures and videos on Japanese Instagram users.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/07/national/scenes-havoc-wreaked-heavy-rains-western-japan/

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/07/national/least-eight-dead-46-missing-heavy-rains-continue-lash-western-japan/

What's sad is most of the news channels aren't reporting on this much, except for the tariffs, etc.

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17 hours ago, mlwdp said:

 

I don't see how raw would work based on their gritty texture of denim, particularly dirt denim.  But I'd be interested to see this.  I haven't been in the store but I believe someone here has.  Most of all the retailers I've seen carry them have one wash styles just like their webshop.

Yeah you are right. I thought No Kipple used to have a raw and one wash variety. After checking Trophy's page it seems they only come in one wash. 

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On 2018-07-07 at 11:36 AM, mlwdp said:

Some bad flooding and landslides, including in Okayama, the past few days.  Western Japan is getting the brute of the rain.  Been seeing flood pictures and videos on Japanese Instagram users.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/07/national/scenes-havoc-wreaked-heavy-rains-western-japan/

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/07/national/least-eight-dead-46-missing-heavy-rains-continue-lash-western-japan/

What's sad is most of the news channels aren't reporting on this much, except for the tariffs, etc.

Anybody heard of how our Japanese denim friends are holding up? Read earlier today of a big rescue mission at the hospital in Kurashiki due to the floods.

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With the recent hot weather, I detect a distinct lack of jeans-wearing so it’s time for everyone to post their JORTS!

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On 7/23/2018 at 8:27 AM, Maynard Friedman said:

With the recent hot weather, I detect a distinct lack of jeans-wearing so it’s time for everyone to post their JORTS!

Well, seeing how some of our Japanese friends on Instagram are still wearing denim while experiencing a heat wave of 105 right now..I still say BRING ON THE JORTS!

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For the LA heads, I noticed on my way to work today that Visvim has opened a store in Downtown LA

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John Mayer was probably the first customer.  And Jeff Goldblum was second.

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3 hours ago, mlwdp said:

John Mayer was probably the first customer.  And Jeff Goldblum was second.

Those are two hardcore LA retail heads... they both also been shopping at SELA for years, we love having them because they're genuinely so into the details of the product.

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On 7/24/2018 at 11:28 AM, Iron Horse said:

Jorts photos incoming...

No one posted their jorts photos?

Well here are mine:

 

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On 7/23/2018 at 5:27 AM, Maynard Friedman said:

With the recent hot weather, I detect a distinct lack of jeans-wearing so it’s time for everyone to post their JORTS!

Jorts! 9uO4kVp.jpg4CFs8gh.jpg

 

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I will post my jorts when there's decent light...never thought i'd have to say that in the last month or so with the heatwave.

anyway in a strange way I am happy the weather has taken a turn for the worse, as I can now wear jeans again!

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Does anyone know if Momotaro or Studio D’artisan have a FW18 lookbook available yet? Kinda curious what shirting options they’ll have this winter

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