Remember the article about my former colleague, who dug down his jeans in the backyard? When he first told me the story, I remember thinking, “get out of here! Nobody digs down their jeans,” and more importantly, “why would you?” But as you’ll learn from this article, people actually do bury their jeans.
This is Martin. He likes jeans, especially when they don’t look like anybody elses jeans. Therefore, he decided to give his 105-days-worn Edwin ED55 jeans a very unique, yet somewhat morbid treatment: a burial in the backyard.
You’ve probably done it yourself as a child; when your beloved canary, gold fish, and maybe even dog died, you buried him in the backyard. However, when Martin put his ED55 jeans under ground, he didn’t intend for them to stay there. So after being buried for three month, the day before Christmas Eve, Martin dug up his own every special present.
A beer to keep the jeans company or to celebrate their resurrection.
Put ‘em on and hit the shower.
This is the final result of three solid months of wear plus three months under ground. They look like something pulled out of a Nevada gold mine after lying there for decades. They truly are unique, and Martin is very satisfied.
Unfortunately there’s no “before”-picture, but Martin ensured me that the holes weren’t there when he dug the jeans down. Somehow the jeans started to dissolve. Notice also how the indigo has faded rather randomly on the jeans, it almost looks like tie dye (da: ‘batik’). Maybe you’ll see this in a feature Edwin collection?
If you want to see another pair of jeans that have been buried, follow this link.
Written by Thomas Bojer.