Sluggish Saturdays

April 5, 2009

I feel sluggish.  At least at the moment.  Worship practice, cleaning up my home, watching Ruth & Genessee film their video entry to Amazing Race, Dodgers exhibition game, late-night nonsensical traffic and The Hat + Orange Bang to finish out the day.  Here are some photos.

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Direct Connect

March 19, 2009

A beautifully presented short film that you might’ve seen before, but I watched for the first in its entirety today.  The tag for the film reads:

Every day: so many opportunities to connect…What if you took just one?

I feel like I make so many fleeting connections on a daily level.  If either one of us were to take the initiative, it could turn into something so much more worthwhile.  All I really need to do is to back away from my reclusive tendencies and be more willing to let these connections take their course.

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Pic via Jonathan Wood

PECULATE

February 24, 2009

/WOTD/ peculate PEK-yuh-leyt, verb: to steal money or goods entrusted to one; embezzle

Towards the end of the day during ELM‘s Black Friday sale, one customer thought that he could go into the changing room and peculate the goods he was trying on.

I woke up waaaaay early today. Mia woke me up by pawing me, notifying me that she’d shaken off the last remnants of her slumber (I was couching it, and she was sleeping at the foot of the couch) and was ready to get the day going. It’s too bad that getting the day going involved waking up at approximately 6:57 AM PST and an urgent desire to expel the contents of her puppy bladder. I’m guessing those paws tha woke me up weren’t an expression of her affection for me, but rather a warning that she had to go and she had to go now! I groggily sauntered over to where she had already begun to piss, urged her to stop, took her outside, where she was finally able to finish. I guess you can’t always win. A half-puddle of urine is better than a full puddle of urine, any day of the week, especially Tuesdays.

Back to the actual purpose of this blog – the denims. While Mia was playing around in the backyard, I had some time to shoot my denims, which just had their 3 month anniversary this past Friday.

SE05BSP 3 months / no soak / no wash

The front.

Details of the front creases.

Details of the ring fade in the coin pocket. I used to wear that ring, but it’s made out of titanium, so it didn’t really adapt with the weather well and I felt that it was messing with my finger bone.

The Back.

Details of the wallet fade.

Itchy Teeth
Black & White

Itchy Teeth
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WAHSER!

January 21, 2009

Met up with my No Numbers homeboys to get crack-a-lacking on the project and it seems we’ve got some cool stuff coming.  At least that’s the plan.  Now to execute.

Here are some shots of my buddy Ryan in his Somets from B.I.G.S.H.  Low-rise crispy goodness at its best.

And here’s my fit pic.  Not much in terms of wear, as you can see.

Shout to my naggers at GDFHT!  Thanks for a fun night eating and catching up!

CROTCH SHOT FTW

January 11, 2009
Not much going on with the jawnz right now.  I think I’ll make this blog a denim/my own interest blog so I’ll have more stuff to blog about since I only have 1 pair of jawnz I’m working on (can’t afford more due to sad times).  I can also post shots of my fellow jawnheadz jeans also.  It’ll be like a co-evolution blog.
Here’s a crotch shot I took on a hike with my family today.

Slub-a-Dub-Dub!

December 5, 2008
I’ve worn my BSPs (not every single day) for about 13 days now, and here’s an update on how they’re doing.
I took a pic of their hairy goodness with sunlight seeping in through the window.  Notice the indigo-colored thread used for the arcuates.  They’ll look nice once the denim starts to fade.
Here’s the denim laid out in natural light.  You can see where they’ve stretched and where the combs/whiskers have start to set.

Orange Selvedge!  I got them hemmed/chain-stitched at The Stronghold in Venice last week.  I took off about 3 inches, and the Union Special chain-stitch machine worked its magic in under 15 minutes.
Some belt evo.  This hefty belt from Tanner was natural before I oiled it with mink oil and let it age.  Oh, and I got a little thinner in the process, hence the belt notch moving.


A New Day

November 20, 2008

SUP.

So today a tidy little package came in for me from Sydney, Australia by way of a Superfuture transaction gone right.  The seller said it’d be here in a week and he was true to his word, perfectamente.
My size 32SE05BSP’s were here to play.  They come with a ginormous inseam (39 inches pre-soak) but the good thing about the unsanforized cotton is that it’ll shrink up to 3 inches in the inseam, so they’ll fit post-soak just fine, with some stacking.
I figured I’d give my other jeans (that I shot yesterday) a nice wash in Dr. Bronner’s herbal and gentle soap concentrate (peppermint!).
And then also take a picture of my old Imperial Dukes that I dug out of my dusty drawers.  These weren’t bad, my only complaint was that the pockets were a tad obnoxious and the leg opening was too large (I did hem them about 4 inches).  They do look pretty nice though, apart from the cellphone in front pocket fade and the unbalanced whiskering.
And now the new project.  I love how The Flat Head cotton fades, but the fit was too off for me to my heart into my other jeans.  Maybe I’ll give them to someone else with more junk in their trunk to finish off, if they’re willing.  I’d hate to see them do nothing.  So the BSP’s are the perfect option for me.  Slim-straight with a small leg opening, a fit thats snug on my waist and will fit better once the starch comes out and the cotton softens up.  I can’t wait.  Now I’ll be able to remember the first day I put them on (I can never remember dates, for the life of me.)  Here we go baby.  Novemeber 20th, 2008.