original post at superfuture
original post at superfuture
Did some supershopping yesterday (i.e., shopping with SuperFuture members in San Francisco), amazing sales at Archive, Ab Fits, Bloomingdale’s (their remaining Number (N)ine stuff are 50% off now!), also went down to Self Edge to check out their new Flat Head wallets and B. Son shirts. Picked up some good shit.
Here’s today’s daily photo and a rare return of an ayn waywt (what are you wearing today? thread at SuperFuture)… 🙂
I took these snapshots for Kiya yesterday, these jeans are freaking sick!!
In November when Self Edge first opened we started about ten different projects all related to what denim actually means to us. Over the next year or so as each project comes to an end we’d like to share with everybody our stories and findings..
On November 16 2006 we gave a pair of one-wash Sugarcane 1947 jeans to a local San Francisco resident named Broox at no cost. The idea was that he’d wear the jeans for as long as they’d last and at the end, return them to us. Broox is not just any resident of this city, he chooses to live on the streets.
Broox has a full time job as a chef at one of San Francisco’s best known fine dining restaurants, he has some money, he has an expensive bicycle, and a very nice camera. Yet at the end of the day he finds being tied to one home too constricting, so he’s chosen a life on the streets. He’s not addicted to drugs or alcohol, he just prefers life in the out of doors.
Over the time that Broox wore these jeans he took a few short trips around the country train hopping, slept in abandoned buildings around the Bay Area, went to shows and bars in the City, and held his usual full time job.
He had them on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from November 16 2006 to July 6 2007, they were washed two times. During that period we repaired them for him once, but while on one of his trips he tore a hole in the crotch, he found some denim and patched it using a needle and mouth floss as stitching.
This is the story of Broox, through his jeans.
We skipped a month, but these are 7 months pics of the evolution of the contest Samurai’s from digital_denim, contestant #2 of the supercontest. (If you are looking at this in an RSS reader, most likely you will have to view this post in a web browser to see this slideshow). Sorry I didn’t take very many photos this time, started shooting kindda late and didn’t get long enough sun light…
We were in the area yesterday and decided to pop into the Bottega store to visit Megan and check our the store post-remodeling (we actually hadn’t been in there since they closed for remodeling). Everything looked great, they have RTW stuff and shoes now… They got a light pink color for S/S, pretty easy to get dirty though IMO… We found out that a lot of the stuff would be marked down by 30% on Monday, actually if you go in there today they should be able to put it aside for you. Sherry is gonna pick up a braided bracelet. Happy shopping…
I decided the diors needed a wash after almost 7 months of wear, went with the hand wash cycle of my washer, cold, Woolite dark. After wash I used the spin cycle to get most of the water out, and line dried in my patio… Didn’t lose much indigo, they shrink a bit at the waist and crotch, turned out well, I think… Some pics:
The Fashion Spot‘s forum membership became invitational-only a while back, but I just got a ton of invites. If you’re interested in one please leave a comment to tell me a bit about yourself, and why you would want to participate at tFS and how you would contribute, also include your email address in the form. (tFS mods wanted me to make sure I invite quality people)…
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UPDATE: 10/30/2007, I do NOT have any more invites. 🙁
5 months pics of the evolution of the contest Samurai’s from digital_denim, contestant #2 of the supercontest. (If you are looking at this in an RSS reader, most likely you will have to view this post in a web browser to see this slideshow). Enjoy!