the fades shift because YOU DONT give them the initial soak prior to wear.
im not being snarky, im just tellin it like it is....and if you own over 10 pairs of a jean brand thats been out for about 5...you arent wearing your jeans nearly enough as you should... soaking removes the creases...but like i said IT COMES BACK. Go piss off and get some better jeans maybe then you'll know what im talking about
shitty advice my ass man
I do initial presoaks and the reason I have 10 pairs is because I live in a seasonal region and work in an office; some of them (shockingly) get a lot more wear than others.
I only wear my Ducks when I need a casual pant; I only wear the Hound’s Tooth Weird Guys when it's cold as fuck out; I only wear my Broken-Twill Slim Guys with boots, and the E1 WG with low-cut sneakers; I only wear my Kevlars Slim Guys when I'm shooting guns and wearing boots (for obvious reasons); I only bought the Red-Wefts (my most beat up pair of jeans) to wear in a Halloween Spiderman outfit; I bought the Raised Selvage Slim Guys a size up to wear over the pair of Weird Guy Greycasts that I fuck bitches in; two button fly thickness so I’m just a little bit less insistent on smashing the cervix, you may know how that goes.
Most of that above paragraph is bullshit but you get my point, I change my shit up; I have to. I work in an office, and can't show up with smelly dirty jeans so I soak first, and I soak often; usually hot. But I do put in work on my jeans (and fade them well) regardless of what you deem the appropriate length of wear.
I know all about hot soaking and it's effects. I never did cold soaks cause I never gave a fuck; dirty jeans are dirty jeans, you wash them or you're a fucking hobo. I get that mentality; get ‘em clean and fuck the Nudies six-month marketing ploy and the web fan-boys that trumpet its supremacy.
However, it has been my experience that when you work in an office and you don’t want to lose your creases, after you've already soaked previously, a hot-soak is the worst way to go; especially two months in when you're looking to clear odors but maintain raw properties. I didn’t want or need hot-soak or pre-soak advice; I'd received it (because I read) and followed it (with mixed success on many other pairs) but wanted to see what kind of damage I could do with only controlled cold soaks.
I'm not trying to go swag-to-swag with you, so you'll have to excuse me for getting uppity, but don't get after me on some "go up in quality" bullshit when you don't know shit about me. I live in the most expensive area in the country from a cost-of-living perspective other than San Francisco and NYC; I make monthly payments that would make a lot of these cats blow a vagina shaped fade in their jeans, and I still spend what I want on denim and my other hobbies as well as saving redundantly for the future. I define living large and living within your means and I’m damn proud of that. Self-made.
Your complete agreement with the guy who you quoted, who said, "it's not like they're unsanforized or anything" directly contradicts your flippant post suggesting that I'm a retard for not presoaking (which I did). If that is completely true then a pre-soak wouldn’t matter.
If what you state is true, and NF's quality is the difference, why the hell are you here passing out advice for an inferior quality brand? It might be the right advice for your "high-end" steez. But down here, it may not apply.
Check my post history on here if you'd like. I've put in some work on some denim. I don’t get usually get in dick measuring contests or caught up in braggadocio, but I'll take an exception (I obviously already have). Peep my post history; call out my shit. I will take the Pepsi challenge.
Bottom line is your experience will always be different from mine, and I was looking for advice from cold soakers strictly because I haven’t given a fuck about water temp until recently and instead I got some "jawnz–gawd-forum-diddy-bopper-bullshit” advice from you. Thanks but no thanks. A few pages ago you tore open a guy who wanted to size up to find his proper fit in the skinny guys...which is not bad advice if you have the right body type.
I shouldn’t need to say more so I won’t, other than this:
I write professionally, so please don’t flatter yourself and think this took longer than twenty minutes.