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APC New Standards, closing in on 7 months old. This pair was starched heavily early on. Washed once at 6 months in really hot water with Dr. Bronners. I'm pretty happy with the progress thus far.

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Levis LVC 1947 - right at about 6 months, wore them pretty much every day. Washed them in a warm/warm cycle with a lot of detergent.

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After:

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Even though i'm not a Yankees fan, that's probably the most ingenious wear mark i've seen.

Tops stupid ass brass knuckles and snuff cans.

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those LVC and New Standards look great! can't wait to contribute soon.

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Really like how you're honecombs came out, mine are always scrunchy (i think cause I wear my denim tighter). I wouldn't have done the NY yankees thing though, just don't want my jeans to look like I got them from Starter.

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Man - they are beautiful....I really love the ocean blue....great piece of denim !

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is it me or do the LVC 47s look slimmer compared to SC 47s?

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Hey,

By anychance people got picture when H&M Sliq faded??

Or do they even fade?? hehe

CHeer,

Dub.

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My RRDS after 10 months before and after wash. I couldn't wait any longer.

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Afters

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More to come

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Those look great rnrswitch! The before and afters look completely different, similar to my APCs right now. Did you use a detergent when you washed them?

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Hey,

By anychance people got picture when H&M Sliq faded??

Or do they even fade?? hehe

CHeer,

Dub.

here are my sliq stretch after a soak and one machine wash at 6 months or so.

they other pair is completely unworn. i starched them pretty heavy at first.

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i have tried on other pairs of the sliq (raw stf and dark with no stretch) and the cut on these is slimmer and the denim looks better imo. they also have double stitching on the outseam (like slim jims) unlike the newer versions.

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the do fade but very slow to lose color. and there is alot of streakiness and vertical "falling" to the denim so the fading isnt very pronounced yet. and the denim is pretty cheap but very slubby and textured like cheapo pbjs or svenskas

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here they are after one more wash at about 9 months. these have gotten plenty of wear. about 4 months of that time was waiting tables, plus skating, yard work etc.

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the honeycombs are there but due the the slubbiness/streakiness are not very visible.

for $40 bucks they are pretty great.

hope this helps.

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Overall I am pretty pleased with the results. There are quite a few holes or beginnings of holes on these jeans that I didn't realize were there before the wash. That always happens though. The wash tends to open holes up a bit more. I plan on stitching up the cuffs, because I would hate for those to rip off and make them unwearable. I think I will wear these for a couple more months. I might not. I am itching to start on my samurais. The feel of dry denim is too tempting. If I do wear them it will only be for a few days a week and I would wash regularly... about every two months. My jean shops need some attention.

I guess you know your addicted to dry denim when you consider "washing regularly" is every two months.

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Those look great rnrswitch! The before and afters look completely different, similar to my APCs right now. Did you use a detergent when you washed them?

No detergent at all. I wanted to keep some of that greenish dirty color.

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those ralfs make my h&m jeans look like garbage! great job on the hige and i love those natural combs man!

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Thanks folks. The before pics are kinda miss leading. The jeans were pretty faded before, but photographing ralfs when they are still dry is pretty difficult with their sheen and all. The colore on the after pics is almost exact.

I am wearing them now and damn I love the fit. I think i forgot how great these jeans fit. I am going to wash these everytime I feel they are too baggy on me.

Oh yeah and no detergent at all. I wanted to keep some browns and greens from the dirt, but I think they still got washed out.

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They look amazing rnrswitch! i can't wait to see how your samurai's turn out in like a year haha.

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tweedles - no starch, i havent done anything to these jeans but wear them, no soak or anything either.

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cultpop: i like how yours turned out. i have a pair of H&M Sliqs as well.. still working on em.

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