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Old 07-29-2009, 04:57 PM
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Mesalomanic's Rebooted Dry Journal!

Ok, so this Journal needs a bit of a re-boot.

I've been putting on weight recently through a very intense workout program, and while I'm happy with the progress I'm making, My drys could no longer stretch to accommodate me. The AJDH's are now being rocked by a dude in Australia, and I'll likely be selling the Naked & Famous pair soon.

However, I've got two new pairs that I'd like to share! So here they are:

Naked & Famous Slim Guy Black Selvage. These are a very nice cut, I do find that I wish I had sized down one more on them though. They are a little loose in the waist, but nothing I'm overly concerned about. They seem like they'll take a very long time to get any fading though, so I'll be doing semi-monthly updates on these :




Next up, My brand new Nudie Grim Tims in Dry Dirt Organic! Love the denim on these, it's a bit more slubby than the AJDH. Looking forward to breaking these in .






*archive*

OK, so I have a confession to make.

The first time I had heard ANYTHING about dry denim was when I first signed up for this board, a few weeks ago. I started reading, and then read the thing about "DON'T WASH YOUR JEANS FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS".

And I caught myself thinking...well...hell, I already do that anyways!

Just kidding. Sorta.

...Anyways, I made the plunge a few days ago and bought a pair of Average Joes in Dry Heavy from Rewind. And here they are:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0449.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0451.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0452.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0453.jpg

Got them in a 29"X34", as I'm about 6'2", and I'm a true 30" waist. I was told to size down, so thus I did.

Now...getting into them...that was a different matter. Lets just say that I'm letting my Scottish heritage shine through in these pictures, even if I'm not wearing a kilt...
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0454.jpg
Ah, how could I forget the new shirt that I got in the mail today too?
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0456.jpg
But there's still something missing....ah...yes...that's what it is...
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0457.jpg

Peace, Love, and rock & roll to all! Many thanks to all on this forum ;).

Time for me to hit the exercise bike and start breaking these in...

AFTER ONE DAY:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0449-1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0450.jpg

AFTER ONE WEEK:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0456-1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0457-1.jpg

AFTER ONE MONTH:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0527.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0529.jpg

AFTER ONE MONTH AND ONE COLD SOAK:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0548.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0549.jpg

AFTER TWO MONTHS AND TWO COLD SOAKS:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0600.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0601.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0602.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0603.jpg

After roughly four months, and off to the next owner:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/DSC_0300.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/DSC_0301.jpg

NAKED & FAMOUS WEIRD GUY 21OZ SELVAGE, BLUE IN GREEN LIMITED EDITION!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0604.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0605.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0606.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0607.jpg

After Two Months:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/DSC_0304.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...e/DSC_0305.jpg

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Old 07-29-2009, 04:59 PM
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thats a perfect fit for you, cant wait to see the progress
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the HUGE teddy bear on your bed lol. The jeans look good too
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:58 PM
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the HUGE teddy bear on your bed lol. The jeans look good too
...oh...that...heh heh *nervous laughter*

It doesn't make me any less of a man...right?

I have a very firm grip and my fingers are rapaciously wrapped around my man card. It shalt not be revoked
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:11 PM
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looks great man. Cant wait for the progress.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:36 PM
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...oh...that...heh heh *nervous laughter*

It doesn't make me any less of a man...right?

I have a very firm grip and my fingers are rapaciously wrapped around my man card. It shalt not be revoked
Haha Nope, you're fine.
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the PRS makes up for the teddy bear.


if you are looking for a real bear
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looks good.
how did ur name come about?
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The jeans fit you perfectly!

And I your tshirt, too!
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:56 PM
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:57 PM
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looks good.
how did ur name come about?
Little bit of a play on words, little bit of a product endorsement, little bit of a typo. Truthishly.

I'm a musician, obviously, and I'm a big fan of Mesa/Boogie amplifiers. Got both the Mark IV and the Roadster 100 watt tube amplifier heads...thems be some window-rattlin goodness .

Here's my main amp rig (from my old practice place...that was my drummer's "as I lay dying" poster):



It ain't pretty, but it's pure, liquid sonic awesomeness.

So, when I was registering for the site, I tried to type in "mesalomaniac"...like..."megalomaniac", only in my flurry of typing I missed the third "a" and got it wrong. Seriously. I spent about 30 minutes the first day trying to log in before I did the password-retrieve thing and figured out what had happened.

So, I said "If life hands you lemons, go to sleep 'till it starts handing you ice cream". So I did, and thus it never got fixed.

As for the jeans, I wore 'em since I got 'em this afternoon, just took 'em off and decided to snap a couple of photos:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0449-1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0450.jpg

Did about 20 minutes on the workout bike, some light bodyweight exercises, and a whole lotta sitting. Watched a movie with mi padre, had dinner with my family, etc. Gonna wear 'em again tomorrow. Diggin it .

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:02 AM
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This degree of enthusiasm...it's refreshing. It promises to be an interesting journal.
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What can I say? The whole "dry denim philosophy" thing really struck a chord with me .

I'm gonna put a reminder in my phone...I'm planning on wearing these for a week straight, at least. After that I'll do another progress post, and after a month of heavy use, and two months, etc, etc.

I'm not going to wear them every single day, but I am planning on putting them on heavy rotation for about 4-5 days a week. I lead a relatively active lifestyle too, so these should see a bit of action.
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That is a great fit!

I look forward to seeing how they turn out.
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Mesa... looking good!
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OK, so it's been a full week, and today I took a day off of wearing my nudies so I could wear a pair of 7fam's that I picked up over the weekend.

And...it felt...strange. Like I was cheating on my pants. ...weird.

Anywho, I finally broke down, grabbed em, and I'm chillin in 'em right now. They're breaking in quite nicely, getting much softer every day. I've done some of my exercise routines in these, a little manual labor, spent a bit of time on the stationary bike, spilled a little coffee, and actually slept in these one night because I was so tired when I got home that I just plopped down on my bed and was out like a light. Rockin the run-on sentences.

So, here they are, after one week:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0456-1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSC_0457-1.jpg

I plan to make monthly updates on these, so the next time I update should be on or around the 29th. I'll be wearing them about 4-5 times a week, maybe more...depending on if I'm going to be able to tear myself away from them.

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Super awesome, you're a great writer. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress too.
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Nice pic, these should look great.
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"And...it felt...strange. Like I was cheating on my pants."

Sorry for double post, don't usually do that, but i know exactly what you mean.

After wearing my N&Fs for awhile and buying nudies i felt the same.
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Super awesome, you're a great writer. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress too.
Aw, shucks. Thanks homie!

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"And...it felt...strange. Like I was cheating on my pants."

Sorry for double post, don't usually do that, but i know exactly what you mean.

After wearing my N&Fs for awhile and buying nudies i felt the same.
For sure!

I don't think a day has passed since I got these where I haven't had 'em on for at least part of the day. Sure, I've got plenty of other pairs in my closet, but I always feel that I *should* be wearing these instead. On about two or three occasions so far I've been on my way out the door, I look at myself in the mirror, then I go back and change into my nudies. Funny.

I'm keeping my eyes open for a second pair for right now. Thinking about going with a pair of slim jims or grim tims...though going with a size 30 waist instead of the 29.

Reason being, and this might be a little bit TMI, the thing with the nudies is...well...they don't have a hell of a lot of *room*. Had to start buying *good* underwear, because if I don't have enough support in these things the chafing is unbearable. Yeesh.

I'm rockin 'em once again today. Peace!
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Aw, shucks. Thanks homie!



For sure!

I don't think a day has passed since I got these where I haven't had 'em on for at least part of the day. Sure, I've got plenty of other pairs in my closet, but I always feel that I *should* be wearing these instead. On about two or three occasions so far I've been on my way out the door, I look at myself in the mirror, then I go back and change into my nudies. Funny.

I'm keeping my eyes open for a second pair for right now. Thinking about going with a pair of slim jims or grim tims...though going with a size 30 waist instead of the 29.

Reason being, and this might be a little bit TMI, the thing with the nudies is...well...they don't have a hell of a lot of *room*. Had to start buying *good* underwear, because if I don't have enough support in these things the chafing is unbearable. Yeesh.

I'm rockin 'em once again today. Peace!
haaha. "oaky, im not gonna wear my nudies today"
i try on like 2 other pairs, its been 20 minutes already, FUCK IT im wearing my nudies.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:09 PM
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Update time, one day early, but "meh".

Here they are after one month...on several days I slept in them. Most days I wore them, maybe 3 or 4 days I didn't.

Gettin better and better each day, honestly:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0527.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0529.jpg

And some closeups to show the beginnings of some fading, first at the knee:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...l/DSC_0530.jpg

Then at the combs:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg75/krankguitarist/Nudie%20Dry%20journal/DSC_0531.jpg[/IMG]

And I got 'em on as we speak. Erm, type. Whatever.

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Looking good for 1 month!
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Nice! And, your writing/journal is interesting to read
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