You should always quit while you’re winning. This applies not only to gambling but also life in general. This time, this also applies to my beloved Copper Label Momotaro Jeans that have accompanies me for over a year already. At 56 weeks (approx 1 year and 2 months) the jeans have traveled across the world, kept me warm during the winter and made sure I look the part whether I have been in meetings or spending a night out with some friends. The jeans have seen numerous cities in Finland as well as Copenhagen, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Genting and now they are retiring at my wife’s home in Tanjung Malim, Malaysia. I call the post “On top of the world” and although the highlands of Malaysia are not even close to the highest point on earth, I thought the title would be fitting.
The trip to Genting Highlands was the last journey (for now) that the pants have made with me wearing them, and what a trip it was. The cool mountain air, superb views and so much to do, three days just flew by mostly just enjoying the scenery.
Of course what really counted on this trip was the family time. My wife and especially Maxwell really enjoyed their time as well. Maxwell has not worn long sleeves almost the entire time he has been in Malaysia, and I could see the Lil’ Hulk was really happy about the cooler climate.
Our trip coincided with the Chinese New Year celebrations and 9th Day of Chinese New Year which is actually very significant celebration for the Hokkien community. Needless to say, there was plenty of fireworks and celebration going on.
The time up on the hills was superb but the way down was not bad either. Again, amazing views and a nice restaurant where we stopped by for some lunch.
All I can say is that it was an awesome trip and even I felt like I was on holiday, although emails were flying around as per usual.
So what about the jeans? How are they handling the local weather and all the trips. Very well I might say. The jeans are right now in the laundry basket waiting to be washed one more time before I’m packing them for retirement. I guess the “retirement” will be one more post next week but I thought of posting a little summary as well as plenty of pics for this edition.
The jeans have been constantly fading during our time in Malaysia, the short time we have spent here has dealt more lines on the denim that much longer time in Finland did, I guess it has all to do with the hot and humid weather and the fact that I’m still wearing the heavy oz jeans although it’s 35 degrees Celsius here. The seat, crotch and back of the knees have faded especially rapidly as can be seen from the pictures. More creasing has appeared and the pocket areas have become few steps lighter in the color scale. Naturally the look of the jeans has stagnated the bit but even without washing the whiskers have become more visible and the light parts of the jeans even lighter. The hems of the jeans have been slightly torn and they’re quite dirty at the moment, but add to the character of the jeans. The lining inside the jeans has remained pretty much standard lately and has not faded much. This was expected though. Oh, and the patchwork I have done on the jeans is holding up really well too. I really love the feel and the look of the jeans and to be honest it feels very weird to start wearing dark indigo jeans again after such a long time. However at the same time it’s bloody exciting as well.
That’s how the jeans look at the moment, but the pictures cannot tell how good the pants feel. They are getting softer and feel pretty much amazing. I have worn numerous pants in my life, but these are definitely my favorite jeans/pants ever. If the new project gets anywhere close to these jeans in comfort, fit and style, it’s going to be an awesome pair of jeans as well.
That’s where we are at right now, the leather patch is more tanned than I am but it’s all good. I still have time to get some sun. I’m out, peace.