The indigo wears out, and the jeans wear in. Over the last month or so, the Natural Selection 14oz Smith Straight K Raw Jeans I am wearing in as part of the ManVsDenim Contest have softened up a lot. The fit of the jeans still makes them slightly restrictive, which is possibly due to the little bit of extra post-Christmas weight which I put on.
The denim itself is beautiful. Some exciting (annoying) staining of my white boat shoes, and awkward moments when getting frisky (I wish) on pale sofa’s has evidenced the colour change in the denim as it starts to pale a little and the indigo gets deposited around my world. The denim is now lovely and soft, and they are very comfortable.
The main hardship over the last month or so has been the fact they are 14oz denim, which does indeed get quite ‘sweaty thigh’ at times. They’re not a pair to be caught running for a bus in. True commitment will be required to grin and bear the daily wear over the summer, a task which I look forward to. Indigo stained thighs are a small price to pay for comfy trousers. There have been no issues with any of the buttons (which were super tough to close at first), and all the rivets are well and truly in the places they began. The jeans look great, and minus a few paled patches due to phone in the pocket, and a drink spilt in Ocean, they are maintaining their unwashed selvedge denim deep blue indigo glory very well. Cheers Natural Selection, great pair of jeans.