My 0901 jeans crossed the six month milestone some time back and they’re as if they’re getting better every day. I mean I have pretty much constantly worn the jeans for a good six months plus and although there’s always a temptation to get a fresh pair, start a new project and/ or mix up the outfit with different jeans for every day, it’s been pretty much hassle free six months, at least when it comes to the jeans, haha.
Well, enough of that, I posted a pic of the evident weather change at hand in Finland in yesterday’s KIKS TYO brand profile. But today’s looking mighty fine. I am still hearing that there’s snow here and there in Finland, but the weather is fresh (cold), sunny and rather nice at the moment. So decided to bring the jeans out into the wild. Well not that wild, but at least outside, heh. Thought that the sunlight might help show the current stage of the jeans even better than the flash and available light indoors.
The indigo blue fits well together with the seasonal green and yellow colors, heh. I have been rather observant about the changes in front of the jeans, but there’s a lot of color changes in the back as well. Naturally the back pockets and the hidden rivets show signs of wear, but the seat and the marks left by stacking of the jeans’ legs do look rather nice.
The cuffs have gone through a lot and remained pretty much the same. No real breakage although I haven’ been cuffing my jeans for a good while already. I remember from my high-school days, that the broken jeans’ cuffs were the first sign of wear, but haven’t encountered that yet. Needless to say I am impressed by the denim’s durability.
There are new crease lines around the pocket area that I had not noticed yet in the past. The front of the jeans shows most of the wear on the knees and thighs. The lower leg parts seldom get really any fading, except that encountered on the inseam rubbing and in the washing machine. The knees have not stretched much anymore. My last wash in cold water had very minimal effect on the jeans’ color or measurements. Might I say, the jeans are a perfect fit for me now. The good thing is that when starting a new denim project with a pair of Momotaros I have even better idea of the shrinking and stretching of the jeans, and of course the fading. Although these jeans are truly special and for sure one of a kind with the individual fading and such, I can’t wait for the possible denim projects in the future.
The below pic shows the color differences between the knee/thigh area and the lower leg.
That’s about it for this week. I will naturally keep the 0901s in wear and I’m actually excited about the prospect of winter, which gives me a perfect opportunity to introduce the jeans to snow and all that winter has to offer, heh.
Be easy everyone. I’m out, peace.