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Old 01-10-2010, 04:12 PM
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Unbranded Brand Raw Selvedge Skinny (ONE MONTH UPDATE + 501 STFs)

Here they are after one full day of wear.
A controversial brand, so we're going to see how they progress.

From the front


Side


and Back


Blue selvedge


Selvedge coin pocket


on the ground


The infamously gigantic plain leather patch. I think I'm going to paint something on here. Any interesting ideas?


These are 30s, and they fit quite snug.
However, even for somebody with long legs like me, the 34 inseam is a bit long. And while its nice to show off some selvedge, I think I'm going to soak 'em and see if t hey get a bit shorter.

The tag says they'll shrink 3%, anybody know if that'll be a real difference?

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4/4/10
Well, I've gotten some good wear out of these. Almost every day for the past month or so. However, I'm not getting much fading yet; only the knees, back pockets (wallet, and where the hidden rivets are), and backs of the leg opening show any noticeable signs of fading. However, if you look close other ones are developing.

From wearing these, I really do think they are a deal. I've beat these babies up, and they've held up well. However, I think they're going to prove to be hard to break in.

Pics (can't really see the wallet fade, as it is beginning on the shadowed side)








And now introducing, my 501 STFs for the My Nudies STF contest


My babies together:





Made the fit pics a bit bigger.

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:38 PM
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Good stuff. I look forward to seeing the progress.
For the patch: I'd write your first name and #1
Then second pair of raws #2... etc. (just a thought)

For next time: The pics need to be brighter (turn on the light, use flash, or Photoshop em)
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:46 PM
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Good stuff. I look forward to seeing the progress.
For the patch: I'd write your first name and #1
Then second pair of raws #2... etc. (just a thought)

For next time: The pics need to be brighter (turn on the light, use flash, or Photoshop em)
Yeah, I know they're a bit dark. Its late in the day, and I didn't realize how dark they were going to be until after I had them in the computer.
I brightened them a bit, but don't have access to a quality image editor.

Also, I really like that idea for what to paint, Epicure.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:55 PM
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Maybe not paint them, try using a soldering tool and engraving it
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:59 PM
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Maybe not paint them, try using a soldering tool and engraving it
Would that work?
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:03 PM
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So far the jean looks awesome. The honeycomb is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see how this jean turns out! Keep up at it and wear it hard!
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:10 PM
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Would that work?
yup, people have done it to make crocodile skin on sneakers like this:
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:18 PM
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yup, people have done it to make crocodile skin on sneakers like this:
Oh, sweeeet.

Alright, I'll do that.
Everyone feeling the #1 idea?
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:05 PM
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What's wrong with the leather patch? I think it looks fine, clean & simple. Is that the reason? Too plain?
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What's wrong with the leather patch? I think it looks fine, clean & simple. Is that the reason? Too plain?
I wouldn't mind the plainness if it was small, but the thing really is massive.

Also, I've always liked customizing things; that's part of beauty of raw denim! Its all you!
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:30 PM
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Looking at your pics, the patch does looks huge!
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:09 PM
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If you don't usually wear your shirt tucked then chances are the patch will rarely be seen. Try a belt?
Maybe you can have something stamped/imprinted onto the leather.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:54 PM
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If you don't usually wear your shirt tucked then chances are the patch will rarely be seen. Try a belt?
Maybe you can have something stamped/imprinted onto the leather.
I don't tuck in my shirt, but when its warm out, my shirts are quite small (I've been known to wear youth larges.)
And currently, I don't really have any cool belts; just a plain black cloth belt and a plain black leather dress belt. And I don't always wear belts if the jeans fit.


Next order of business, should I wear these cuffed or uncuffed? I'm not sure which I like better, so I want some opinions. I can put up pics upon request. And should I soak them for that 3% shrink, or will it not make a real difference?
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I don't tuck in my shirt, but when its warm out, my shirts are quite small (I've been known to wear youth larges.)
And currently, I don't really have any cool belts; just a plain black cloth belt and a plain black leather dress belt. And I don't always wear belts if the jeans fit.


Next order of business, should I wear these cuffed or uncuffed? I'm not sure which I like better, so I want some opinions. I can put up pics upon request. And should I soak them for that 3% shrink, or will it not make a real difference?
I think pics would certainly help.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:25 PM
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Cuff, if you want a cool belt, get a tanner belt
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:29 PM
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It seems I'm not gonna get the chance to take a pic until thursday at best :/

So far, no problems with the jeans. I've worn them almost nonstop since Sunday, even slept in them last night. My combs are coming along great, and my stacks seem to have settled a bit (they don't look as weird as they did when I first took the picture), and when I take them off they retain my shape. Which I think is cool.
I've got some stretching occurring, mostly in the waist.

Any quick tips for wearing these in?
Special things to do for that first week?
Interesting things to put in my coin pocket?
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they're jeans. just wear them long and hard. love them, and they will return the favor
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My nudies, I placed my Burts Bee Lip Balm there:


I've seen some interesting ones like brass knuckles in the back (although it's illegal to own them):
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^ Brass knuckles is probably the sweetest thing I've seen yet! That's awesome, ha...


Jeans look good. I agree you should make a design of or something out of gauged wire (it's like thick paperclip wire) then heat it over a flame and press it into the leather patch much like cow branding. It IS leather after all, ha..
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Hey, nice progress on the unbranded skinnies, I ordered a pair yesterday, and have a few questions if you don't mind; are they a true 34 inseam? Cause I've heard rumors that they're 36, and whats your take on the quality?

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those are ridiculously small pics..

but looks like they are coming along
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Hey, nice progress on the unbranded skinnies, I ordered a pair yesterday, and have a few questions if you don't mind; are they a true 34 inseam? Cause I've heard rumors that they're 36, and whats your take on the quality?
I can't say I've measured, but, I have a suspicion they are in fact a 36.
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Your pics are so small. I can't see anything.
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^Just click on them, another window should open for you.

They fit really well, and they are making nice progress!
And OrangeCrush, you win, I TOTALLY think you are skinnier than me.
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^Just click on them, another window should open for you.

They fit really well, and they are making nice progress!
And OrangeCrush, you win, I TOTALLY think you are skinnier than me.
Gracias.

And, ha, thanks. I am rather skinny, I was able to button my STFS all the way after their soak, at that point they were 26-27 inches. Wasn't easy, but still doable.
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