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  1. George S August 19th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Love the long waist (or is the correct term deep crotch?). I am fed up with the low rise feel and look, even on those jeans and trousers which purport not to be. I’m tempted to attempt to bring back the well-tailored naval reaching trousers sported by gentlemen in the 1930s.

    Returning to the jeans…a friend of mine recently had some made by this off the commercial radar yet highly reputable designer. He was told under no circumstances should he wash the jeans for at least 3 months, but wear them, hang them up – airing as necessary – and spot clean any stains/marks.

    Needless to say they are quite splendid looking.

  2. admin September 17th, 2010 6:57 am

    On the side of washing versus not washing, that is simply a matter of taste. With that said, there is also the matter of user-function – as the jeans that are presented here spend a significant amount of time cycling about the city, it seemed unlikely that they would never be washed, however if you were one to simply wear your jeans in situations less athletic, it could make perfect sense to not wash them in order to maintain their deep luster. What should be known about the luster is that it does not merely have to do with keeping the hue at it’s darkest state: rather there is a certain feel, almost like an oily-ness to the raw denim that has an attraction. Hmm.

    For the long waist, high waist, deep crotch, that is a complicated dilemma. As perfect as these jeans have proved themselves to be, and as much as they were designed to be a high waist jean, really they seem to be a low crotch. This is a matter of builder-error, of course the learning curve is not much lower than discovering the hidden aspects of the world through physics or biology – so there is still pleasure in this slight hindsight. Next time there will be even greater understanding on the transfer from muslin-fitting the finalized denim-outcome. What is so amazing is the fact that even though the same pattern was used to go from the muslin-fitting to the final jean, the muslin hangs so differently on the body that it seems like to get any kind of accuracy one must make their fitting out of the denim (which is of course very logical). Hmm.