>in 5 years they will be wearing everyone's old cav empt and acronym gear
Some will, but the die hard fans will keep it going. Hopefully when it comes around again trend-wise, everyone will be over "muh fades."
yeah. I had some black nudies that I didnt realize were raw. Washed them in a washing machine after few months of war. Shrinked like 2 sizes and faded quite a bit. Completely unsusable, which was sad since they were pretty comfy and had thicker than average material
Raw jeans are a niche product that was trendy for a brief point in time.
They're still a nice item to own but there's nothing special about them other than being higher quality and looking cool after a year or two of wear.
Also, brand new raws look really boring.
Broken in, faded raws actually do look pretty visually stunning but for some reason most of the people who actually wear their raws that much end up retiring them as soon as they start looking good, which has never made sense to me.
Also as good as raws look, they can be a bit of a headache. So many conflicting opinions.
You can actually wash them and still get good fades.
Ocean soaks do nothing except make you smell like mold.
Don't fall for the size down meme.
Anything higher than 16oz is going to be torture.
Don't buy unsanforized you will regret it.
Oh and just so you know, those super extreme high contrast fades aren't easy to get. You pretty much have to wear the same pair every day for years to get those.
pic unrelated, but I always wondered this too until I saw a guy with super broken in denim that looked amazing but was literally falling apart. by the time they are faded to perfection they are literally held together by threads(croutch blow out-seat extremely thin) legit they have to retire them or they will fall apart. its kinda strange considering people buy these jeans to "last a life time" and they can barely stand 3-4 years
this happens sometimes. i had some nudie grim tim (not the selvedge ones) and after six months of no washing they had pretty minimal fades
but right now im two weeks into wearing samurai jeans, and they already have fades coming through. it just depends on the denim
samurai and APC fade pretty quick IMO
the crotch usually blows out right around the time they look sick. knee blowouts and other misc blowouts are easy to repair at home, but crotch blowouts need to be professionally repaired usually
my raws after 3 years minus summers.
Far from high contrast, but I'm not sure how long they'll hold up before the buttocks tear up.
your opinions are objectively wrong
ocean soaks give great contrast fading (ive done it with two jeans)
sizing down is fine if you dont plan on washing
anything higher than 16 oz is harder to break in, but considerably sturdier
unsanforized are ideal. shrink to fit is the best method of sizing pants in my opinion
when I shat in my raws, I turned them inside out and put them into the machine, minimum spin.
When they stank really bad, I soaked them in the tub with detergent and stirred them a bit.
i shat my raws too
i came down with strep throat and also had bad nausea+the squirts
my girlfriend asked me to pick her up from work, and on the way home i got super dizzy and pulled my car over, fell to the ground and started puking and shitting myself, ruining a 240$ pair of raws that i had only been wearing for a week. felt bad man
How did you guys handle the extra length with APC ? I remember buying some and they were so long i had to cuff them 4-5 times at least which gave a look equivalent to a donut thrown around a pole (i.e not good). You get them tailored or they'll shrink in length too ?
Fuck, I've just sewn them shut, first covered them with iron-on-denim patches from both sides and then stitched them shut. Do people seriously just throw their jeans out like that?
pretty over denim atm but i have a few nice pairs and you don't really need a whole lot more than that
the only denim that is interesting to me is n&f now and only because they blend in fabrics other than cotton and have interesting dyes/wefts.
>the crotch usually blows out right around the time they look sick
This is the predominant view of even the people who bought them.
So the real question is why is anyone falling for this meme at all?
There has to be a way to artificially create this look that's better. Maybe starting with white jeans and applying dye while wearing them (outside) for a bit? People who work in costuming do artificial wear all the time. Has to be a technique out there.
ive been on thr raw denim bandwagon for about 4 years now. ive been wearing the same pair of jeans and same raw denim jacket , pretty much daily, for 4 years, and still have no fades. it doesnt help that im sitting all day at a desk, then i go home and lay in bed. i literally have no physical activity in my life.