Worn-Out Projects

Worn-Out Projects: ”Beauty is coming with ageing”

This topic is about your favourite worn-out jeans. Your best closest friend. The longer you wear your jeans, the more personal it gets. A true winner! If you have a nice Worn-Out Project; show it to the rest of the world by sending it to;

info@long-john.nl

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  • Owner: Wouter Reimert from Nijverdal, Holland
  • Brand: Big John from Japan, Rare 008 (special edition packed in a box)
  • Age: 14-15 months
  • Treatment: One rinse
  • Note! Wouter made the jean a little bit smaller on the legs

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www.bigjohn.co.jp

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  • Owner: Nils from Malmo, Sweden
  • Brand: Edwin Jeans, ED-49 Selvage
  • Age: 5/8 months
  • Treatment: No wash

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Before Wash

After Wash

www.edwin-europe.com

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  • Owner: Arie van den Berg from The Netherlands
  • Brand: Levi´s 501xx shrink-to-fit, USA-made
  • Age: More than 15 years old. Worn by a Berlin motor-driver, lot of oil-stains due to repairing his motor in his garage. Arie bought this jeans on Ebay.de. The seat was totally worn-out by the pre-owner due to sitting on the rough garage floor repairing his motorbike. Arie patched the seat with dark denim on his Singer machine.
  • Treatment: Several washes (unknown), oil-stains, seat/crotch-repairs. One wash by Arie after repairing.

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www.levis.com

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  • Owner: Pol Houtkamp from The Netherlands
  • Worn by a winegrower from France
  • Brand: Lee Jeans, fit 101 Z 1966 (replica from 2009)
  • Age: Four years
  • Treatment: Many washes and repairs

http://eu.lee.com

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  • Owner: ABCDenim
  • Brand: Big John Jeans, fit M1 Gunjo
  • Age: One year
  • Treatment: No wash
  • Website: http://blog.abcdenim.com

www.bigjohn.co.jp

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  • Owner: Thomas Schlein
  • Brand: Eat Dust Jeans, fit 73
  • Age: One year
  • Treatment: 3 soaks, no washmachine

www.eatdustclothing.com

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  • Owner: Edward
  • Brand: Nudie Jeans, fit Tight Long John Dry Stretch
  • Treatment: Rockin day and night. Crotch repairs

www.nudiejeans.com

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  • Owner: A Pike Brothers fan
  • Brand: Pike Brothers, 1937 Roamer Pants
  • Age: The oldest pair is 3 years
  • Treatment: The oldest pair: Washed in the washing machine, heavy use while working in his hot rod

(3 Generations of Pike Brothers Jeans)

www.pikebrothers.com

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  • Owner: Pol Houtkamp from Amsterdam (NL). Working at Lee Jeans.
  • Brand: Lee Jeans, Model 91-J,The Original Loco Jacket (replica from 1949). 11 oz Jelt Denim
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Treatment: No wash

www.eu.lee.com

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  •  Owner: Johannes from Sweden. Photographer at Pace Jeans.
  • Brand: Pace Jeans
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Treatment: Rockin it hard!

www.pacejeans.com

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  • Owner: Arie van den Berg from Rotterdam (Holland).
  • Brand: Lee Jeans
  • Age: More than 25 years old
  • Treatment: Repaired more than 60 times with all kind of different denim rags.

www.eu.lee.com

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  • Owner: Ryu Adachi from Japan. Designer at Big John; www.bigjohn.co.jp
  • Brand: Big John, fit: M1 THIN, Ruri fabric 14.5 oz
  • Age: One year
  • Treatment: Washed 3 times

www.bigjohn.co.jp

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Momotaro Jeans. Owner Leander Brinks from Rijssen (NL). 2,5 years old.

Denham Jeans. Owner Leander Brinks from Rijssen (NL). 1 year old.

Nudie Jeans. Owner Mart Schrooten from Enter (NL). 2,5 years old; 1 year full time wear.

Nudie Jeans Black. Owner Guido van West from Enter (NL). 3 years old. 2 washes.

Evisu Jeans. Owner Roy Beernink from Holten (NL). 3 years old. 2 cold washes.

Dead Jeans x Dename collab card wallet. Owner and creator Paul Kruize (Mr. Dead Jeans) from Enschede (NL).

Levi’s Jeans. Owner Martijn Hemmink from Nijverdal (NL). 5 years old. 2 washes.

Evisu Jeans Wallet. Owner Jorn van Otten from Enter (NL). 3 years old.

Evisu Jeans; Homage to Lee Jeans. Owner Erik Meijer from Wierden (NL). Never washed, one swim in the sea.

Nudie Jeans Greycast. Owner Erik Meijer from Wierden (NL). 2 washes.

Lee Jeans Gold Label. Owner Douwe Bakker from Wierden (NL). 4 years old.

Denham Jeans. Owner Douwe Bakker from Wierden (NL). 2 years old. 1 dry clean.

Evisu Jeans. Owner Wouter Reimert from Nijverdal (NL). Part of private collection.

Evisu Jeans. Owner Freek Hosman from Arnhem (NL). 4 years old. No wash.

Nudie Jeans. Owner Joey Goedhart from Rijssen (NL). 2 years old. 2 machine washes and 1 handwash.

Nudie Jeans. Owner Joey Goedhart from Rijssen (NL). 1,5 years old. 2 washes.

Nudie Jeans. Owner Vif Jeans Rijssen (NL). This jeans hanged 7 years outside of the shop as a display. The sun gave the jeans a natural ”sun bleach” effect.

www.vifjeans.nl

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  • Owner: Wilco van den Werf from Scheveningen (Holland). Owner of shops Daily Rush; www.dailyrush.nl and Funkie House; www.funkiehouse.nl
  • Brand: MS & Co Iphone sleeve, 13.5oz White Oak raw selvedge Cone denim
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Treatment: No wash

www.msandco.com

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  • Owner: Dennis Portier from Leeuwarden (Holland).
  • Brand: Atelier la Durance, fit Royston 12,5oz
  • Age: 6 months
  • Treatment: One wash

www.atelierladurance.com

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  • Owner: Wilco van den Werf from Scheveningen (Holland). Owner of shops Daily Rush; www.dailyrush.nl and Funkie House; www.funkiehouse.nl
  • Brand: Pace Jeans, limited edition
  • Age: 1,5 years old
  • Treatment: No wash

www.pacejeans.com

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  •  Owner: John Spoel from Beuningen (Holland). Agent for Pace Jeans Benelux; www.pacejeans.com
  • Brand: Pace Jeans, very limited jean; it’s never made in production!
  • Age: One year old
  • Treatment: No wash

www.pacejeans.com

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  • Owner: Pol Houtkamp from Amsterdam (Holland). Working at Lee Jeans; www.lee.com
  • Brand: Lee Jeans
  • Age: Several years, started all as dry pieces
  • Treatment: No wash & some pieces are cold washed over the years

Rider 101 B dry 1944 (never washed);

101 Z dry 1966 (few cold washes);

101 Z Kaihara dry denim (two washes);

Cowboy 101 B dry 1936 Hair on Hide (few washes and tailor-made);

Cowboy 131 dry 1934 (one rinse);

(Suspender buttons)

(Square worker pockets)

(Hair on Hide patch)

(Penburn patch)

(Aging process of the Penburn patch)

The original dry Rider shirt 1955 (never washed and repaired);

Lee promo cap;

www.lee.com

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  • Owner: Michael Schmidt from Los Angeles (U.S.A.). Working as a photographer; www.mesfoto.com
  • Brand: Eat Dust, jeans fit 73, jacket fit 736
  • Age: One year old
  • Treatment: No wash

 http://eatdustclothing.com

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  • Owner: Gil Goes from Berlin (Germany)
  • Brand: Levi’s
  • Age: More than 25 years old
  • Treatment: Several washes over the years. Customized with a patch.

www.levis.com

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  • Owner: Sara Keir Wright from Copenhagen (Denmark). Working as a freelance fashion-denim designer; www.keirclothing.com
  • Brand: Levi’s 501
  • Age: More than 20 years old
  • Treatment: Washed many times during the years. The holes at the left side pocket came because she carried her skateboard with the grip tape facing her pants. The hole on the knee is from a drunken night in Copenhagen. White marks at the back from biking every day. When the pants got really old she tried to do her own experiment at the hem by dipping them in bleach. Cool effect but very hard to achieve in production.

www.levis.com

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  • Owner: Ika Surjosantoso from The Hague (Holland). Working as designer at Obbi Good Label; (www.obbigoodlabel.com)
  • Jeans 1. Brand: Railcar Fine Goods, fit Viper X001: 13.5oz American cone denim. Age: 8 months. Treatment: 2 washes and 2 soaks.
  • Jeans 2. Brand: Skull Jeans, fit Linda: 13.75oz Japanese denim. Age: 10 – 11 months. Treatment: 2 washes.
  • Jeans 3. Brand: Naked & Famous x Momotaro, fit skinny guy:14.5oz zimbabwe cotton. Age: 1 year. Treatment: washed 4-5 times, soaked with greentea once and coffee once.

 Railcar Fine Goods;

www.railcarfinegoods.com

Skull Jeans;

www.fabfour.co.jp

Naked & Famous x Momotaro;

www.nakedandfamousdenim.com & www.japanblue.co.jp

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  • Owner: Paul Travi from The Hague (Holland). Writer at Rawr Denim Blog; www.rawrdenim.com
  • Brand: Nudie Average Joe Selvedge & Momotaro 0701
  • Age: 2 years & 10 months
  • Treatment: 2 washes with cold water & no wash

Nudie Jeans;

www.nudiejeans.com

Momotaro Jeans;

www.japanblue.co.jp

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  • Owner: Keith Hioco from Antwerp (Belgium). Owner of Eat Dust Jeans, www.eatdustclothing.com
  • Brand: Eat Dust, fit 73 (13,25 blue Japanese selvage)
  • Age: 2 years
  • Treatment: No wash

www.eatdustclothing.com

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  • Owner: Freek Hosman from Arnhem (Holland).
  • Brand: G-star, fit: U.S. Lumber
  • Age: 14 years old (active wear: 9 years full-time!)
  • Treatment: No wash

www.g-star.com

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  • Owner: Dennis Portier from Leeuwarden (Holland).
  • Brand: Atelier la Durance, fit Royston 12,5oz
  • Age: 4 months
  • Treatment: No wash

www.atelierladurance.com

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  • Owner: Sangwoo Jung from Seoul, South Korea. Shopowner from vintage shop Santa Monica in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Brand: Naked & Famous Denim 24oz Selvedge
  • Number of washes & when: About 9 months, 2 washes

www.nakedandfamousdenim.com

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  • Owner : Johan Honig from Hoorn (Holland).
  • Brand : LVC 1944 S501
  • Age: 10 years plus
  • Treatment : Washed several times over the years

www.levis.com

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  • Owner: Hideki Nishi. Production manager at BIG JOHN in Okayama, Japan. www.bigjohn.co.jp
  • Brand: BIG JOHN, model Rare, 15,5oz
  • Age: 1 year
  • Treatment: 4 washes

www.bigjohn.co.jp

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  • Owner: Joost Castelijn from Eindhoven (Holland). Working as shopmanager/ buyer at jeans shop Mensroom (www.mensroom.nl)
  • Brand: Edwin ED-71 Rainbow Selvage 13,7oz
  • Age: 1 year
  • Treatment: One handwash, one machine wash

www.edwin.co.jp

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  • Owner: Guido Biondi from Firenze (Italy). Working at Roy Rogers as creative director; www.royrogers.it
  • Brand: President’s Born Again (pure indaco japanese selvedge denim) and Roy Rogers (selvedge denim made by Cone Mills in Greensboro North Carolina)
  • Age: 7 months and 8 months
  • Treatment: 9 washes and 5 washes

President’s;

Roy Rogers;

www.royrogers.it

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Owner: Maurice Veldhuis from Hoevelaken (Holland).

  • Brand: Denham the jeansmaker, Fit: Virgin paper selvedge (Made in Japan)
  • Age: 14 months (wearing 24/7)
  • Treatment: No wash. Repaired 4-5 times by Stacy from Denham Jeans. Changed the white patch for a brown one.

 

www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

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  • Owner: Rob Driessen from Antwerp (Belgium). Owner of Okiya shop Antwerp; http://okiya.eu
  • Brand: Momotaro Vintage Label 0901, 15,7 oz
  • Age: 8 months
  • Treatment: 1 cold soak, 2 cold washes (7 Months & 8 Months)
  • Blog: http://okiya.eu/blog

http://www.japanblue.co.jp

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  • Owner: Faisal Razali from Melbourne (Australia)
  • Brands: Skull Jeans Japan, Denim Junkie Japan, Pace Jeans
  • Age: A couple of years
  • Treatment: Every day 24/7 treatment!

www.fabfour.co.jp

http://pacejeans.com

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www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

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  • Owner: Bart Abeling from Eindhoven (Holland). Working at Vielgut shop: www.vielgut.nl
  • Brand: Edwin Jeans, fit ED-71, rainbow selvage 13,7oz
  • Age: 1 year
  • Treatment: no wash

www.edwin-europe.com

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  • Owner: Lennaert Nijgh from Amsterdam (Holland). Owner of Benzak Denim Developers (BDD)
  • Brand: Benzak Denim
  • Age: 1,5 year active wear
  • Treatment: 2 machine washes at 60 degrees

 

www.benzakdenimdevelopers.com

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  • Owner: Wouter Reimert from Nijverdal (Holland). Working at Vif Jeans shop: www.vifjeans.nl
  • Brand: Nudie Jeans, fit Regular Ralf greycast
  • Age: 8 years
  • Treatment: Two washes and one dry-clean

www.nudiejeans.com

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  • Name of the owner: Matt from Brannenburg (Germany). Supervisor at Pike Brothers, www.pikebrothers.com
  • Brand: Pike Brothers, fit Roamer Pant 1937, 11oz
  • Age: 3,5 years
  • Treatment: Worn every day and washed several times

www.pikebrothers.com

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  • Name of the owner: Fabian Jedlitschka from Brannenburg (Germany). Owner and manager of Pike Brothers, www.pikebrothers.com
  • Brand: Pike Brothers, fit Chopper Pant 1936, 11oz
  • Age: 4 months
  • Treatment: Worn every day dry – not washed yet

www.pikebrothers.com

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  • Owner: Fred Bschaden from Weinheim (Germany). Working at his own agency company TreibStoff, www.treib-stoff.net. He is agent in Germany for; Red Wing, Nigel Cabourn, Filson, Johnson Motors, Buttero, Dukes, Redux, Gitman, Schiesser and GRP
  • Brand: Atlier la Durance, fit Royal 14oz
  • Age: 9 years old (first pre owned by Don Ernens)
  • Treatment: During the years washed it sometimes
  • Note: This ALD is made in France, later ALD weren’t produced in France anymore

www.atelierladurance.com

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www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

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  • Owner: Juul Groenen from Eindhoven (Holland). Working at online shop Jeans and Fashion, www.jeansandfashion.com
  • Brand: Eat Dust, fit 73, 13,25oz and Atelier la Durance, fit Royston 12,5oz
  • Age: Eat Dust; 11 months and ALD; 3 years (wearing 1 year die hard)
  • Treatment: Eat Dust; one rinse with salt water and ALD; no wash. Both his best buddy for 24/7; partying, moving, working, sleeping and a lot of biking!

Eat Dust, fit 73

www.eatdustclothing.com

Atelier la Durance, fit Royston

www.atelierladurance.com

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  • Owner: Wouter Munnichs from Eindhoven (Holland). Founder of LONG JOHN.
  • Brand: Old Glory by Diesel, fit jeans Nomad, jacket Prestone. (Old Glory was a premium sub label from Diesel Jeans in 1992/’94, with great details like orange selvage and handcrafted denim. A pair of OG jeans costed round € 275,-. A lot of money for those times.)
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Treatment: Lived in this jeans 24/7!
  • Note: Both items were not raw when it came out, but got one rinse.

Old Glory Prestone denim jacket;

www.diesel.com

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  • Owner: Michael van Hal from Boxtel (Holland). Working at The Blob Eindhoven/ J.C. Rags shop
  • Brand: Denham, fit Grader VJS
  • Age: 8 months
  • Treatment: No wash

www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

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  • Owner: Wouter Reimert from Nijverdal (Holland). Working at Vif Jeans shop: www.vifjeans.nl
  • Brand: Evisu, fit Homage to Wrangler (1 out of 3, others were Homage to Levi’s and Lee)
  • Age: 4 years
  • Treatment: Once dry-cleaned and once took a swim in a lake

www.evisu.com

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  • Owner: John Spoel from Beuningen (Holland). Working at his own company Yield Agency: Pace Jeans, Alpha Industries, The Original Retro Brand, Goorin Brothers, Johnson Motors inc. Clothing, Flying Zacchinis and Worn By
  • Brand: Pace Jeans, Blue Japanese Denim 13,5oz
  • Age: 3 years
  • Treatment: Washed after 1 year

http://pacejeans.com

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  • Owner: Dennis Tuparia from Almelo (Holland). Working at Emres Benelux; Carhartt Brand Manager, www.carhartt.com
  • Brand: Atelier la Durance, 3 x Prescott 14oz
  • Age: couple of years
  • Treatment: Rockin it hard!

www.atelierladurance.com

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  • Owner: Sebastian Gerritsen from Lunteren (Holland). Working at Best of Brands (BOB) shop: www.bestofbrands.nl
  • Brand: Mister Freedom, fit MFSC PS-09 Shore Pants
  • Age: 1,5 year
  • Treatment: 2 washes

www.misterfreedom.com

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    • Owner: Bart Abeling from Eindhoven (Holland). Working at Vielgut shop: www.vielgut.nl
    • Brand: Atelier la Durance, fit Royston 12,5 oz
    • Age: 2,5 year
    • Treatment: one rinse with salt and oil

www.atelierladurance.com

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  • Owner: Wouter Munnichs from Eindhoven (Holland)
  • Brand: Eat Dust, fit 67, 13,25oz
  • Age: 13 months
  • Treatment: no wash

 www.eatdustclothing.com