It has been very eventful 14 months. Business aside, we’ve witnessed birth of new generations and bid farewell to older generations. By no means has it been an easy year. Challenges ranging from business to parental duties and renovations, but still I say the year of the golden tiger treated us well. The business picked up and pretty much doubled from the first year. We’ve received plenty of love from both individual and business customers not to mention our partners and associates. It has been one interesting chapter in this crazy journey and through it all I have worn the same pants.
I’m telling you, I’ve had some awesome pants in the past but I have never had such trouble retiring a denim project than I had with this particular pair of pants. The Copper Label G003-MB jeans has its flaws but in my opinion this is probably one of the greatest jeans in the world. No joke.
It’s not just the fading, the denim quality or the fit but the combination of all the elements that just fit. It doesn’t matter whether you’re tall or short, the jeans will adapt to your lifestyle like no others.
The only criticism goes to the pocket lining fabric. Although the fabric is as soft as it gets and it’s dyed with natural indigo, the pocket is not as strong as the one with Vintage or GTB labels. By all means it is more durable than many others, but it will be the first to break and I had to patch and sew the pocket lining from both pockets more than once. But hey, the patching is just part of the process and I truly believe there are not too many people that put their jeans through as much as I did. It was truly a wear and tear project. I have raised up this issue and the Copper Label jeans now have enforced stitching that will enhance the durability of the fabric.
The denim kept evolving until the very end, although the process slowed down a lot after about 7-9 months of wear and few washes. Still I was happy to witness the denim evolving even after several washes. The first wash I gave the jeans was at about 3 month mark.
It has now been a bit over a week that I have been wearing my new jeans. Totally different fit, same fabric (although raw in the start) totally new denim experience. I am sure these jeans will adapt to become as great (if not better) than my Copper Label pants, but I have to say they have pretty damn big shoes to fill. You can follow the latest project at Project Wear and Tear site.
Thanks for the year G003-MB. They say one should quit while winning, this pair of jeans remains a winner.
P.S. Now that I think about it, the title sounds like a freaking Star Wars Droid… all of the denim labels do. C-3PO, R2-D2, G003-MB. All good stay tuned for more denim projects and updates!