Friday, October 14, 2011

The front of the knees before and after the wash

Here we go with the knees before and after the wash. This is the front. Three things are very clear. For one the stretching in the knees after 6 months of wear. The second thing is the colouration after the wash and thirdly there's the shinyness of the jeans, on the left, after 6 months of wear.

I love the way the folds are so clear on the left, but after the wash they're just marks on the denim. It's why I do these tests.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The crotch and the seat before and after

Today I'm looking at the front and back of the jeans before and after the wash. The crotch and the seat areas as they say.

You'll notice, as always, the shiny-ness of the before photos on the left, and the matt colour of the after photos on the right. Then the standard colouration that happens because of the wash. The other thing is that the folds which is clearly shown on the left are now just marks on the right. Tomorrow I'll show photos of the knees fron and back, where you can see it more clearly.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NY Daily

I always scour the web for information about jeans and denim, especially Raw Denim. Every now and again though I stumble upon articles about my blog, which is always an honour to be mentioned. Here's one I found on NY Daily News called Working stiffs: Raw denim lovers wear their jeans for years without washing them.

Music made with 1000 pairs of jeans

There's always something new and interesting once you start searching for the word denim or jeans on the internet. The above video isn't necessarily the best video, but it's an interesting idea and looked like a lot of fun.

Monday, October 10, 2011

360 degree before and after wash

I've managed to build a 360 degree view of the Ormond Selvage jeans, before and after the wash. I'm going to compare more closer areas this week, but for now you can see them on me in 360 degrees. I tried to get the light the same on both days, cloudy and so on, but there was rain on day one, and not on day two, which always affects colour in photography.

You'll notice the hems are rolled up smaller after the wash. This is because the jeans have shrunk. It's usually 5%, or 2cm, but this may differ wash to wash. I try to not use the spin cycle after the wash, as this removes more indigo ink than I am happy with. I still like the dark colour, however you can see the colour is lighter on day two.