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The DT Raw Denim Project Week 11


For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on our Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). For week 11, Gordon and Renee decided to take some close up of their jeans to show you exactly how they’ve been aging.

 

Gordon (jeans pictured above):  My Nudies are really starting to contour to my body, they are becoming my second skin.  As the jeans have stretched in the knees and hips, I have gained much more move ability.  Up to now I’ve only been getting creases, the only fading has been on my wallet pocket.  But lately, I’ve been getting some good fading around the front of the knees and bum area.

 

Renee (jeans pictured above): I love Gordon’s wallet fade in his back pocket. Most men’s jeans get a lovely fade in that area from wear, and as a result we repair lots of back pockets at Denim Therapy. On my Jean Shop jeans, you ca see some creasing happening below the back pockets, and some color fading happenning along the seams and pocket corners. The back of my knees have some nice honeycombing going on. It’s nice that my color has not faded very much with wear, or bled all over the place as many brands of raw often do.

Don’t forget to check out our Tumblr for daily pictures and see how we’ve been wearing our jeans!

Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims

 

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Posted May 20 2011 in Denim Therapy » Raw Denim Project

The DT Raw Denim Project Week 8


For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog (see last weeks article here). Happy week 8!

Renee (jeans above): My Jean Shop jeans are getting a little dirty. I’m torn–should I soak them? Or hold out for as long as I can? My jeans were sanforized (new term for me!), which means they were treated to prevent shrinkage. Some raw denim comesunsanforized, and will therefore shrink about 10% after their first wash or soak. I think I’ll try putting them in my tiny little freezer, like Gordon did last week. Wonder if that works? If you ever heard about the guy that wore his jeans for 15 months without washing them and then tested their bacteria levels (and found them to be surprisingly low), then know that he also froze his jeans. Here’s an in-depth article about why it works.

Gordon (jeans above):  I’ve been battling over whether or not to starch my Nudies this week.  My jeans are starting to get soft, especially in the knees, thighs and bum area.  This is great for comfort, but I’d like for them to stay a bit stiffer to maintain the creases.  I’m probably going to go without the starch.  My only starch experience is starched button-ups from the cleaners, and I absolutely hate the way they feel.

Wanna see how we’ve been wearing our jeans? You can follow us everyday on our Tumblr. We’ll see you back here for week 9.

— Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims

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Posted Apr 29 2011 in Denim Therapy » Raw Denim Project

The DT Raw Denim Project: Week 7


For 6 months, Gordon and Renee from Denim Therapy are wearing raw denim jeans everyday, and documenting their experience on Tumblr. Every Friday you can follow their progress here on the DT blog. Their jeans were traveling last week, but they’re happy to be back for week 7!

Gordon (jeans pictured above): I started my week with a freeze wash for my Nudies.  I left them in the freezer overnight to freeze out any soil.  Unfortunately, I put them in the freezer without any wrapping or plastic bag, so they smelled like frozen food the next morning.  Albeit faintly, they still smelled like food and I hated it.

At the end of the smelly day I got stuck in a torrential down pour, and my jeans got soaked.  As it turned out, that was just what they needed, a good rain rinse, to get the unfortunate freezer food smell out.

I took my lightweight navy blazer by Juicy Couture out of my closet this week, and it looks great with my Nudies.  You will be seeing it a lot on cool spring days.

Renee (jeans pictured above): Last weekend I cheated on my Jean Shop jeans with denim shorts. I was at Coachella, and 98 degrees F didn’t seem like the right weather to be running around in a not-fully-worn-in pair of raw denim jeans. But maybe a 3 day break was enough to rekindle the romance. This week has seen a decent amount of change in my jeans. The creases are getting deep and are beginning to feel a little softer and thinner.

Don’t forget to keep up with what we’re wearing everyday on our Tumblr, and we’ll see you back here for week 8.

—Renee Sykes and Gordon Sims

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Posted Apr 23 2011 in Denim Therapy » Raw Denim Project
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