Our good friend, Olympic star and participant in the Levi’s Vintage Clothing Wear & Tear Project, Jan Ø. Jørgensen brings you this little update on his 501ZXX 1954. The project was launched a good 4 months ago and Jan has been wearing his jeans as much as his profession allows him to. He has been patient and only washed the jeans recently, and only because they had endured this year’s Skanderborg Festival and a rough and very dirty trip through the Swedish woods where Jan dived head first into a pile of mud, or at least that’s what it looks like.
If you’re a denim lover like me, New York City has probably found it’s way to the top of your favourite must-go-to-destinations-list if you haven’t been there yet. I finally went this summer to enjoy some vacation time with my girlfriend, but also to visit some for denim shops I had heard so much about. And based on all the recommendations I had gotten from friends my expectations were sky high and I found just what I was looking for; shrink-to-fit Levi’s jeans.
Measuring by the number of readings that the wear & tear project-article has had already, it seems I’m not the only one who’s interested in how the Levi’s Vintage Clothing dry 501 jeans shrinks and wears. But as you may remember I headhunted four other guys to help me carry out the project, and here’s an introduction to one of those guys, Jan Ø. Jørgensen who’s wearing the 1954 501ZXX.
No doubt the Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 501Z is a very popular fit, this particular pair belongs to Rasmus Peter Vagn Jakobsen. The jeans have been worn for four years and washed about 8-10 times. He bought them before a project in at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (from which he’s now a graduate), where he chose to spend 15 days in the forests around Silkeborg in an attempt to find “silence”, and in those 15 days the jeans did not come of his boda a single time. After that they fit perfectly. Since then they have been traveling in Japan and Russia among other places around the world.
Today’s contestant in the Meadow competition is Christian Riis who has worn in this pair of Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501Z’s. Bought in June 2009 and used regularly since then. Christian soaked the jeans before he started wearing them, and all in all they’ve been washed six or seven times.