Remember Martin who dug down a pair of jeans for 3 months in his parents’ backyard? Well, he has done it again, but this time he decided to soak a pair of jeans in the local river – and why not give them 3 months down there? Why you ask? Honestly, I really don’t know and I think you’ll have to ask Martin yourself, but it’s an interesting experiment nevertheless. But don’t try it at home kids.
The project was ‘launched’ on Friday the 25th of May earlier this year. This is what he started out with, a brand new pair of Edwin ED55 Red selvage jeans.
Once he had gotten into the rather cool water, Martin tied a piece of rope and the jeans onto one of the small pillars carrying the bridge.
But three months later this is what Martin pulled out of the river. At first he thought somebody had stolen the jeans when he couldn’t feel them in the water, but he was even more surprised about what had happened to them down there. The jeans were almost completely gone, only the pocket bags, the leather patch and the care tag were left.
Personally, I think a combination of the stream in the river, hungry fish, complete dissolution from being wet for so long and probably a bit a chemicals in the water that completely ate up the jeans. What the morale in the story? Soak your jeans at home.
Words by Thomas Bojer.