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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote robroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2019 at 1:05pm
I assume it’s got to do with environmental (staining)? I’ve never given it any thought. I just wear my jeans as long as possible before washing and whatever comes out on the other end is what I got.
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@mikejungle

some of the cinchback era repro had a slightly of white weft.
if you want to achieve this yellowish look,  probably dye your jeans whith tea.

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ooh, that's interesting. Might try that on an older pair before committing a pair of LVC's. 

To continue the fade topic...how do y'all decide which way to go with your fade? I currently have:
* a pair of '66 501's
* a pair of '33 501's
* a triple pleat blouse (indigo)
* a '36 506xx

The '66 I've decided to use mostly as work/casual pants, so after the initial hot soak/couple months of setting creases, I wash them whenever they get dirty and I'm getting a nice low-contrast fade

The '33 501's and '36 type I jacket...I haven't washed yet since their initial hot soaks, and the jacket is starting to show white bits on the peaky creases. 

Most of the reference pics I'm seeing show a pretty even fade on the type I jackets, but I've seen one or two that have decent contrast, and they look really cool. Like a stone-y finish, almost. I just think high contrast can look a little gawdy sometimes.

So, yeah! 
Please give me input on how you decide what type of fade you chase, and maybe general guidelines on when you decide to wash (or not).

Here's my type I: 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (6) Thanks(6)   Quote robroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2019 at 10:52pm
I do NOT chase fades. I wear and treat my denim like the cheap work wear clothing for the blue collar folk that they were. Wear them hard. Wipe your dirty hands on them. Wash them when you can’t stand them any more (one wearing or fifty it’s just blue jeans).
In my experience the less you value them the more character they acquire.
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Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself in this forum with this terrific pair of 1890's from a levi's outlet that i picked for (GET THIS) 35 EUROS NEW (like 40 dollars or so i guess). I've had these for 20 days and they look so rad. I love the particular color of the 1890's and the overall fit and know for shure they are Cone cause the tag says 2016 so great deal! I will be updating with pictures once a month and the first time i soak them. Until then, keep rocking your lvc's you guys!






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A very good find. 👍🏻
www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk
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Originally posted by mikejungle mikejungle wrote:

Do y'all lean one way or the other on fade-styles? 

I like seeing a nice vintage fade with a decent amount of contrast...but unsure how to get that perfect medium.

I'm sure time and experience will help with the former, but my real question is: 
How are some fades yellowy instead of white? Is it possible to achieve for a non-miner?


Mine definitely get that look from the rock and dirt I crawl around in.
Years ago- a guy names Dkatz seemed to be drug behind a can in his contest
Pants, when he was working in Africa.
The dirty bastard won the contest. Have you thought about gardening?
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^Ajando, that was a great find.

Nice that the 1890s are a less common one to see people wear, too. Glad to see that model getting some love.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote mr randal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 2020 at 10:21am
^mikejungle- fade color does seem to be affected by environmental factors- sun, chemical exposure, type of local soil & dust. The jeans sansome mentioned from dkatz- those ones spent most of their life in Africa and did end up a much different color to all the other jeans in that contest.
Some older jeans will be dyed with natural indigo, so some of those older miners jeans will impossible to replicate in aged color- unless you find some new natural indigo jeans and spend a lot of time crawling around in lead, Mercury, sulfur, arsenic, etc.*

*Not recommended!
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Absolutely! I've never seen a well worn 1890's so lets see how they age. unless something terrible happens, i will get in the tub with them in 3 months or so cause the waist size  is close to perfect and i dont want them to shrink more in that area Smile
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