[Image] And here's the backside. Had to repair the crotch, blown out in one spot already.

Replied in The Official Naked & Famous Denim Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Image] Naked & Famous Greencast, had 'em for a year and a half, have worn about 8 months worth, washed 3 times (always hang dry!!) The contrast in the pic is exaggerated so the fades aren't as dramatic as they look here. But the original pic was kinda boring, so I'm posting it this way.

Replied in The Official Naked & Famous Denim Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

So... it's complicated, I ended up with a pair of Ele2 SkinnyGuy 34 and wore those through most of the winter instead of the Kamikaze Attack jeans. But I'm back on the Kamikazes now, been wearing 'em about a month. Not a whole lot of fading to show for it yet. The waistband is still too tight. I can do it up, but then the jeans sit uncomfortably high, so I've been wearing these jeans a lot with a belt and the top button undone. They're pretty good like that. Also I had some stitching come undone in the waistband too, so I had to do some quick repairs. Nothing fancy, just put some stitches in there. Crazy f'n jeans.  It's a ride.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote]Check it out: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/12/fade-friday-kamikaze-attack-x-naked-and-famous-1-month-0-washes/ (Not mine, btw. Different jeans altogether.)

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] I don't think the rise will get better... I dunno, though. Never had jeans with rise this low before. I think it gets better in the sense that you get used to wearing them so low, but not in the sense that it stretches out vertically.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] They will definitely soften up. One thing I love about heavy denim is that on the first day you can barely walk in them, but after a couple of weeks you forget that they were ever difficult to move in. I'm tempted to save my Kamikaze Attack jeans for the Heavyweight Denim Championship Round 2: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2012/11/heavyweight-denim-championship-round-2-hwdc2/ But that would mean not wearing them any more until April. I probably won't do that, haha.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

So I've been wearing these jeans all day for the past couple of days. To keep 'em comfortable, I've been leaving the top button undone (I sit most of the day) and using a belt instead, but then doing up the top button for a while at night. I think the waist will stretch out after a while and I'll be able to wear them without a belt all of the time. As I said already, they're very low rise and the legs are short. I got a size 34 but they fit like a size 32. Tons of indigo on these suckers too.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] Took about a week, I think. Maybe they're slammed for the holidays? I think they're having a big sale on Paulrose Products.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

Some new pics. You can kinda see the rigid form, but it's not as extreme as when they were still wet. This is may a week and a half of wear time, one soak. [Image]

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

Seems official, Uniqlo is trying to open a store in downtown Vancouver: http://www.straight.com/article-827471/vancouver/first-canadian-uniqlo-store-reportedly-opening-vancouver

Replied in The Official Uniqlo Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] Levis rigid = raw, so far as I know. Calder looks like good denim, deep indigo and a bit of nep?

Replied in The Official Levi's Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

Anyone have a pic of the back patch on the suvin cotton jeans? It looks like there's a different design on them but I can't tell. I saw them here, but the pic is too small to see the patch clearly, http://blueowlworkshop.blogspot.ca/2012/11/naked-famous-spring-2013-denims-first.html They look pretty rad though.

Replied in The Official Naked & Famous Denim Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

Bit of an update... I was continuing to wear my Kamikaze Attack jeans occasionally, but something I started to notice was that whenever I wore them for a long time I would start to get tingling in my fingers and toes, and I'd get a headache. At first I thought it was just my imagination, or that I was recovering from a cold virus, but it happened consistently enough that I got paranoid about it being something about the jeans. I was only wearing them a couple of times a week, and I only felt bad on days that I wore them. I could think of two possible explanations: the jeans were cutting off my circulation, or there's some chemical on them that I was reacting to. They didn't pinch anywhere and I didn't have any rashes or anything crazy like that, so it seemed like a long shot. Still, I figured that if it was either of those problems, a soak would probably help fix it. So today I finally got around to soaking 'em, in my bathtub. Normally I wouldn't bother turning em inside out for a tub soak because I've always heard that indigo loss isn't a problem unless they're tumbling in the wash, but because part of the purpose of this soak was to draw chemicals out of them, I figured it might help a little to have them inside-out. I soaked 'em in warm water (not hot) for 20 minutes, and when I pulled them out the water was a little bit yellow, which surprised me. I was expecting blue from the indigo or something like that. Starch, maybe? I decided to do another quick rinse just to be safe, so I soaked another 15 mins in warm water and this time the water barely changed color at all. Good sign, I figure. I dried the jeans until they were just damp and then turned them back right-side out, with some difficulty. As you'd expect, they were all shrunken in their wet state, and really stiff. I climbed into them and wore 'em damp for a few hours to try and stretch 'em out a little, particularly in the hips. Was careful not to bend the knees too much--I could tell that I was gonna get big-time knee bags if I did that. Couldn't even come close to getting the top button done up, but that's alright. There was some indigo on my calves when I took them off, and the denim does smell kinda chemically still, but I didn't feel sick or anything after wearing them. The jeans will finish drying overnight and I'll try wearing them again tomorrow for a while, see how that goes. Right now they're still molded in the shape of my legs, like a plaster cast or something. It's pretty cool, and will probably help them to dry out faster inside. If they get comfortable enough I'll start wearing them regularly, at least until summer.

Replied in Kamikaze Attack, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] If you can afford it, get one of each. Mua ha ha!

Replied in The Official Naked & Famous Denim Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

[Quote] Righteous fades.

Replied in The Official Naked & Famous Denim Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Denim