Nudie jeans has long been one of my favourite Scandinavian denim brand and I have worn in a couple of pairs myself. But I’ve also bought a few that I never really got to wear, which has been to the benefit to the those of my friends that fit my size. This pair of Grim Tims have truly been round and about.
Running the risk of having forgotten someone (as we’ve received so many emails), this is the last contestant in the Meadow competition. This pair of Nudie Average Joe Dry Organic jeans have a very special history, told in the exact word of their wearer, Mike Keaveney who apparently is quite the storyteller.
Dan Moon from Holstebro, Denmark is quite fond of his Nudie jeans, which is understandable. This particular pair he bought on February 1st, 2009 and they weren’t washed (at 60 degrees without detergent) until the 1st of March, 2010. Since then they’ve been washed about three times, all of them at 60 degrees celcius without detergents.
These Evisu jeans belong to Jonathan Allmang who describes himself as a “raw-activist”. He’s from Anglet, a surftown in the Basque country (South west of France). Jonathan is the manager of a Billabong Surf School in Marinella beach, and all his clothes are sponsored by Billabong, so he spends his money on his denim passion.
This pair of 16 months old Nudie Jeans Grim Tim Dry Red Selvage has been worn Diderik R. Elvsveen from Oslo, Norway. They’ve been washed three times the first time after 13 months and the last time a couple of weeks ago. Diderik has spilled almost every imaginable thing on them include beer, red wine, white wine, booze, ash, snus, blood, sweat, tears, and the list goes on and on and on. That’s pretty badass.
Another pair of jeans, another project. That seems to be the philosophy of this contestant in the Meadow competition. This customised pair of Nudie Regular Ralf in dry selvage have been worn by graphic designer and photographer, Mikkel Petersen since he bought them in 2006. The jeans were washed the first time after 8 months at 60° C, and subsequently they’ve been washed as necessary at 15-40 ° C in the washing machine. Today the wash count is above 20 times, and Mikkel still occasionally wears the jeans.
The Meadow competition has been on for one week now, and we’ve seen some very promising contestants so far. The other day I received an email from Darmawan Susanto who lives in Indonesia, and apparently the dry denim craze has reached that part of our world as well. In any case, he has been wearing these Nudie Tight Long John Dry Stretch for only 1 year and achieved an amazing result. They have been washed two times by hand, and have had extensive repairs. Somehow the jeans have been completely bleached from wear, and maybe also from the sun.
Our third contestant in the Meadow competition is Søren Ørskov who has worn this pair of Nudie Big Bengt jeans. They’re are pretty well worn, but early in the wearing process Søren had an accident and he had to take them to the tailor. They are just about 3 years old and have been washed 6-7 times. Søren liked the dark blue indigo colour they originally had, so he waited 5 months to wash them. Seems they have a nice wear both around the pockets and knees.