Nevertheless today we will be once again highlighting my A.P.C. jeans after the first wash using the "seawater recipe" mentioned in the A.P.C. informational packet included with each pair of their raw selvage denim jeans. I purchased these jeans in March 2014 and this wash took place at the end of May 2015. I wore them somewhat frequently--up to four times a week. I normally try to get at least two wears in them each week. These jeans went through some custom tailoring and some in-home repairs due to a small, and then later, nasty crotch blow-out after a skateboarding accident. The tailoring job was to increase the taper and slightly decrease the leg opening making them more of a true skinny jean. You can see the tailoring and damage repair below:
|After roughly 8 months of wear|
|The damage is mainly attributed to biking|
|Fixing the initial small hole|
Once I got the fit right, I really got into wearing these frequently in my rotation along with a black pair of A.P. C. New Standards which I also took to altering. They unfortunately suffered a much more severe skateboard accident that my amateur tailoring skills will not attempt to correct.
|A.P.C. New Standard's all but destroyed (front)|
|A.P.C. New Standard's all but destroyed (back)|
The jeans have endured countless bike rides on hot summer days to freezing cold ones in winter. I skateboard in these and have even climbed a mountain (ok, really tall hill) in Montréal in these jeans. They've been through quite a bit in 3 different countries.
Alas, we get to the subject of this post: The Seawater Wash Recipe. As most first-time raw denim buyers who purchase A.P.C. jeans, the idea of having wash recipes may seem daunting. I read through each wash recipe--Machine Recipe, Semi-Extremist Recipe, Extremist Recipe, and Seawater Recipe--and thought which one best suits my personality? I looked at the seawater recipe and said, "what does this even mean?" That was my queue to run with it. I could sit here and explain it all, but here's a visual aid instead:
Finally here is a couple of the post-wash photos along with the a better view of the custom fit:
I like the way that they came out and look forward to more years of wear on these and the next raw denim addition to my line up.