The project has reached four weeks. Time has really flown and I can’t believe it’s been already four weeks that the participants have been wearing and tearing their jeans. Of course some participants have been wearing their jeans for longer than that, but the project per se has been running for about a month now.
This week could be summarized with keywords traveling, whiskers and carpentering.
Starting off with the traveling bid, Mario made his way back to China. Talking about extreme changes in weather, from sunny Jakarta to below zero degrees in Hangzhou. The jeans seem to be faring the climate changes pretty well though. Lucky the jeans don’t have many holes (yet) that would let in the cool air.
So what’s the deal with Carpentering? Well, Tuomas experienced the sudden awakening of his inner carpenter and decided to build a chabudai. Good look Tuomas, not just with the chabudai, but the jeans as well. Somehow the post carpentering picture looks like my jeans after renovation at our old apartment.
So what about the whiskering? There was some discussion about how to call the creasing under the back pockets. Should it be seat creasing, seat whiskering, back whiskering or perhaps ass whiskering. I myself prefer the latter and I think so do most of the folks out there. A layman’s term for the, hmm… ass whiskers. Read more at Julia’s update.
Another creasing update was my HULKing KIKS TYO x Momotaro Jeans. The jeans have been worn on daily basis in Malaysian heat and that has left marks on the denim’s surface. The fading process seems to be progressing at light speed and of course the hot and humid weather, not to mention sweating adds up to the process. The creasing and fading is much faster than with my previous project. Although I have to say, wearing 14.7 raw (not so raw anymore) jeans at +36 degrees Celsius is a challenge on its own. Nonetheless the jeans are great and look pretty damn good as well.
The Week V has kicked off real nice and you can naturally follow the progress at Project Wear and Tear site.