Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Things I Do For You, The Reader: Raw Denim
I asked for APC New Standard jeans for Christmas, and Mater procured them for me. You are looking at the back of the leg after about three weeks of nightly and weekendly wear. APC New Standard is made of raw denim. That means it's not washed or deconstructed or whiskered or feathered or shrunk or vajazzled before you buy it. The idea is that you wear it for as long as possible, say, six months, before you wash it because the first wash cements a lot of the whiskering, feathering, etc which--and this is the crux--is caused solely by your own wear and tear. It's the ultimate authentic jean. Or so the thinking goes.
Anyway, once more unto the breach for you, my readers; I am plumbing the mystery of raw denim. Why own four or five pair of pre-deconstructed jeans when you can own one pair to rule them all? So far, all I know is that the fit is ****ing fantastic and timeless and that while they were as stiff as cardboard when I got them, they're breaking in nicely. Also, they're unusually long, and you should buy a waist size maybe 1-2" smaller than you usually wear.
Expect updates in the coming months.