twylo's dry jawnz journal - AuthenticForum
 
AuthenticForum
  Register FAQ Members List Arcade Search Chat Mark Forums Read  
Register

 
 

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Denim Lover
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edmonton/Minneapolis
Posts: 216
Feedback: (0)
twylo's dry jawnz journal

My main reason for dipping into dry denim once I realized how ugly True Religion's were. Unfortunately, this was after I spent countless hundreds of dollars on them My first and current pair is a pair of Nudie Slim Jim's in Dry Japan. I have worn these pretty heavily since about the middle of September 2009. They haven't had a wash or a soak. I apologize for the pictures, all I have is my BlackBerry's camera at the moment. They are tagged 33 and I have a 35" waist, they've almost stretched out to be too big since I've yet to wash them..



Fit when new (I thought these were extremely tight coming from wearing TR's Billy cut..)





My wallet has absolutely chewed through the pocket and I ripped out the crotch rather quickly..





Home fix..



Combs..



I think I would get a lot more contrast with a watch as they are very worn in some areas. I also think I'm pretty much done with these as I don't really love them anymore, and were more so my "testers" for getting my feet wet with dry denim. I'm quite sure my next pair will be a pair of SE05BSP's which I will be purchasing soon.
__________________
One Cup of Gummy + One Cup of Worms = One Batch of Profit
amirite?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2010, 01:28 PM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 88
Feedback: (0)
You've worn these pretty hard if it's only been since September, ha. None the less, look good and you should start a beginning --> end progress journal on the next pair. Would have liked to see the wallet progression over those months.
__________________
ithankGODalot
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2010, 03:42 PM
blam's Avatar
Denim Obsessed
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 929
Feedback: (4)
is it me or do nudies seem to wear out at the crotch quite often?

so many pairs ive seen posted have alot of crotch wear.
__________________
Brian
http://www.onthelam.ca/
wanted: Henlee Shredding Force 30, Tangled Lines 30, Sedated blue 31
Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2010, 07:04 PM
Denim Lover
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edmonton/Minneapolis
Posts: 216
Feedback: (0)
I will definitely have a progress journal on my BSP's. Yes, Nudies have a problem with crotch blow outs. It seems the most prevalent in this actual style, though (SJDJ). I'm pretty sure there is entire threads dedicated to it on some forums.
__________________
One Cup of Gummy + One Cup of Worms = One Batch of Profit
amirite?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Feedback: (0)
You sized down two when for SJDJ you should go down one max; there's no excuse for your crotch blowout.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2010, 01:04 AM
Jean4life167's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,909
Feedback: (0)
OMG! That's a huge crotch rip.
__________________
Wanted: Rock & Republic (Size 29): Floyd Subversion, Ralph Volatile, Floyd Torpedo, and Floyd Oxycotin.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2010, 02:27 AM
mesalomanic's Avatar
Denim Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,512
Feedback: (7)
IMO, sizing down on the nudie slim fits is a really...amazingly bad idea that seems to have caught an incredible amount of momentum on the forums.

Can't fault ya for it. Too bad about the crotch blowout...they're looking pretty good otherwise.
__________________
"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself."
Shameless self-serving addendum: Check out my MUSIC!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2010, 03:57 AM
Denim Lover
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edmonton/Minneapolis
Posts: 216
Feedback: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by masuat View Post
You sized down two when for SJDJ you should go down one max; there's no excuse for your crotch blowout.
I didn't realize I made an excuse anywhere, and please don't tell me or anyone else how to wear their jeans. If you would have read, the size 33 has now stretched out to be too big without a belt. I guess that's my fault as well. These were more of an experiment than anything.
__________________
One Cup of Gummy + One Cup of Worms = One Batch of Profit
amirite?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Durhan, NC
Posts: 12
Feedback: (0)
Do you already have the BSP's or do you still need to by them? SENY might have pairs in your size. They told me they were getting a restock in two months, as well
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2010, 09:46 PM
treasurehoard's Avatar
Denim God
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 26,102
Feedback: (166)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blam View Post
is it me or do nudies seem to wear out at the crotch quite often?

so many pairs ive seen posted have alot of crotch wear.
happens to any pair of jeans. The crotch is one of the points in the fabric that gets a lot of wear.

Quote:
Originally Posted by masuat View Post
You sized down two when for SJDJ you should go down one max; there's no excuse for your crotch blowout.
Unlikely that it has anything to do with sizing down. As I said above the crotch of any pair will get a lot of wear. Sooner or later it will get worn out and need to be patched.

Also for the record in those 1st fit picks it looks like he could have went down at least 1 more size if he wanted. The jeans are bagged up behind his knees. Sizing down is not a terrible idea ... my nudies were pretty tight to start and then bagged out. After a few years of regular wear they finally got a hole in the back of the crotch.
__________________
AUCTIONSFollow us on TWITTERLike us on FACEBOOKTUMBLR
CONSIGN WITH TREASUREHOARD - Free Pick-Up/Shipping - Low Rates No Fees - PM for details
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2010, 11:13 PM
mesalomanic's Avatar
Denim Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,512
Feedback: (7)
Quote:
Originally Posted by treasurehoard View Post
Unlikely that it has anything to do with sizing down. As I said above the crotch of any pair will get a lot of wear. Sooner or later it will get worn out and need to be patched.

Also for the record in those 1st fit picks it looks like he could have went down at least 1 more size if he wanted. The jeans are bagged up behind his knees. Sizing down is not a terrible idea ... my nudies were pretty tight to start and then bagged out. After a few years of regular wear they finally got a hole in the back of the crotch.
I'll point out a couple of differences here:

Yours were straight svens, right? Those are naturally a more relaxed cut than a slim jim. You also wore yours for a couple of years before experiencing a crotch hole...where as the OP has only had his slim jims for a little less than 7 months. Finally: Your hole was something small...these suffered a near catastrophic failure.

There's a difference between crotch holes that occur from normal wear and tear, and crotch rips that come from sizing down too much. This is a case of the latter.

I know in the past I've said that sizing down in general is a very bad idea. I'm going to rescind and revise that theory: I believe that sizing down on naturally slim cuts can be a very bad idea, depending on the person.

Waistbands are structurally very strong, with the only weak point being the button. If anything on the waistband is going to fail, that'll be it. Everything below that is only a single layer of denim that is stitched to a single layer of denim, though. If it's put under enough pressure for a long enough period of time, it'll typically tear in a nice, neat line along the stitches. I could get dozens of pictures from mynudies to illustrate this...but the OP's pictures suit the purpose here very well.

The straight sven, and regular alf, and the average joe are all forgiving enough in the upper thigh and top block to allow the user to size down for a slimmer fit, this is true. But the Slim Jim naturally has a very narrow top block to start with: that's why there are so many stories of crotch rips from people with slim jims who sized down. A guy who's got really skinny thighs can get away with it, but a guy with normal-sized or large thighs is just tempting fate.

I can imagine that the higher-end brands that use stronger construction methods and stronger denim don't suffer from the same issues quite as much as nudies. But a person should be able to get at least a couple of years of regular wear out of their nudies before something like this happens.
__________________
"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself."
Shameless self-serving addendum: Check out my MUSIC!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72