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883 - i rarely wear jeans in the summer time, so these nearly 1 year-old jawnz have not seen a whole lot. It's just started getting cooler.
Washed once by Eternal and once by me
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The brownish staining on the right thigh is from constantly wiping ground coffee on my pants after leveling and tamping.

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X post from denim shirt thread.

Tried to take some new pictures today. :)

 

 

Nudie Gunnar

 

2015-09-25 - 222 days

 

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Eternal 811 OW (shade lighting)
6 months
3 wash (2 with machine & 1 with my hand)

 

 
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overall (real lighting)
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details (over exp.)
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some minor defects
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Edited by aryowl

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Hey everyone!

 

These are a pair of Levis 501XX worn by my friend Elijah for a little over six years.

 

I'm not sure what exactly he did in them, but they're pretty beaten up. Torn in the crotch, on the thigh, all over the back... but gosh they are nice looking.

 

Unfortunately I didn't think to take any photos before or during the repairs, but I'll make sure to do that with all of my future work.

 

Anyway, enjoy the photos below:

 

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The top block here is where I did most of the repair work. I started by cutting and restoring the right back pocket, which is a repair I'd never done before. I couldn't decide which thread color or type of stitch to use so it's a bit messy, but I think it fits the aesthetic.

 

Here, from clockwise:

-Repaired belt loop (the old one was nearly shredded through) with old fabric from my Nudies, which is probably as old as the Levis are!

-Patch under the diagonal panels where the warp had worn away—mostly preventative.

-Repaired back pocket, sloppy stitching included. I used a cool piece of denim from some shredded overalls I came across in India. There's also a small circular patch above where the rivet used to be.

-Cutaway patch between the yoke and left back pocket, using some leftover fabric from the hem of my Tender jeans.

-Sashiko stitch over a hold beginning to form on the leftmost diagonal panel. I wonder what caused these areas to wear through so quickly?

 

Moving to the front now...

 

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These went through the wash twice before I started working on them, if you can believe it! Although Levis aren't made in San Francisco anymore, it's apparent that a lot of this dirt is on rent control... it'll never leave! (sorry that was a bad joke)

[side note: if you're interested in learning about San Francisco's rent control laws, and general struggles with gentrification, check this article out!]

 

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I made two main repairs in this area: the crotch (which I did very carefully in the spring) and the right thigh (which I did not-so-carefully this week). The crotch uses more of my old Nudie fabric, cut to size and hand-chainstitched from the inside. The right thigh uses some tweed fabric from a Supreme hat I had way back in high school... thank goodness that's over!

 

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Some more sashiko stitching on the back of the crotch, which I did a bit halfheartedly on Wednesday. This may be temporary as I think the tearing in the crotch will require an actual patch pretty soon.

 

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Finally, the knee patch, which I had a lot of fun with. I'd really like to do more of these types of repairs in the future!

 

And some other shots to finish it all off:

 

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Thanks for looking!

Edited by chicote

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nice display+wear concept for an evo post @denihilist! i always wonder how those incredibly evo-ed jeans on this page fit on their wearers. superb fits too on all your jeans!

Edited by oomslokop

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Fucking hell mate, those 660's are something else. And I agree with Ooms on your fades + wear concept. I hope more of us takes on your idea! 

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Warehouse 800's. ~6 months of wear, 0 washes

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Today

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Dentihilist, awesome job on the jeans, great display and some moving stories. Brings back some of the old vibes,so thank you.

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Denihilist - absolutely amazing denim and really interesting read

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Always look forward to your posts adiosditto. These are amazing! What are the paint spots on the thighs from?

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That's why I love Denime!

 

edit: the old Denime @frost ;)

Edited by beautiful_FrEaK

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@chicote : it happened when im doin some paint jobs at an event :)

 

@tigerstrom

@beautiful freak

 

thanks man! yeah,the shins/orizonti era is the best  :P

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Killer page denihilist, roey, and adiosditto! This is what sufu is all about for me

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update my daily beaters :)

S710xx

2 month-ish
1x insoak, 0 wash
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