So we have now finished wearing our Earnest Sewn jeans for 1 week exactly and we are starting to see a little bit of change. We still have 3 more weeks to go of wearing them everyday, but we have documented our first week below with some pictures so you can see their progress since our first post here.
My jeans have started to wrinkle and crease a little in the lap area and behind the knees, which was what I expected. They have also creased up around the hem line where they have been stacked at the ankles due to the inseam being a little bit long. Since this is only the first week, not a lot will actually happen, but it is really nice to see just how a few wears can make a difference to pair of jeans.
As these are not completely raw denim, I am not expecting too much from them, so I don’t expect to see some drastic fading or anything like that, but I do expect to see a little bit of natural wear. I have some plans of what I might do soon which involves a bit of sanding and distressing, but I am not 100% sure exactly which route I might take. I’m going to wear them a lot more first before making any changes to them!
I’ve enjoyed wearing these jeans for the past week! With the weather being warmer, I’ve been wearing them slightly cuffed with flats and sandals. One thing that I like so much about them is that they’re lighter and really stretchy so they’re not too hot as the weather starts to warm up. The fabric is great, really stretchy and comfortable but not too thin that they’re more like jeggings. I’ve started to see some wear lines/wrinkles but no signs of fading yet, which is good, since I really love the wash. I’m excited to see what they look like with more wear.
There wasn’t really much change in the jeans this week with the fading. They did get some abrasion on the front left pocket (where I keep my phone) and the back left (where I keep my wallet). I also got some wear at the bottom of the jeans from stepping on them. Other than those places, there has been little change other than whiskering at the back of the knees and ankles. Hopefully the whiskering does get stronger as the next few weeks go by.
I’ve been thinking about adding a few tears into the jeans, but I am still unsure if I want to. One at the knee, a couple on the opposite leg under the front pocket, and shred the pockets a bit. I’m not sure yet though. I’ll let you guys know by next week.
Earnest Sewn asked us writers here at DenimBlog (Jennifer, Jonathan and myself) to take part in their 1 month denim wearing challenge/contest along with lots of other bloggers who are enthusiastic about denim! The rules were simple, you need to wear their jeans for 30 days straight and document how they change and evolve. You can also customize them and do what you want to them to make them your personal jeans, as long as you don’t wash them. The pair of jeans that Ben likes the most will then be replicated and sold which is pretty cool!
So this is our first post on the Earnest Sewn 30 day denim challenge and there will be 3 more, one each week. We will all document how the jeans are changing and whatever we plan to do to them along with photos of how they look. This first post is on us talking about the challenge and how we feel about it, along with our jeans in their brand new state. We are all looking forward to sharing this journey with you!
I have been a raw denim fan for quite a few years now. I have 2 previous pairs broken in and faded, but I haven’t been into raw denim for a little while since I was more interested in the trends and what is new. I was excited to get back into the swing of things though with this challenge! At first, I wasn’t really sure how well they would break in because they are very very stretchy and quite a thin denim. They are probably the comfiest pairs of raw looking jeans I have ever tried. This does make me think that they are probably one wash or rinsed as they don’t seem to bleed very much either. I hope that they do crease and fade quite well.
I know a lot of people are actually disgusted by the idea of raw denim, that being not washing them and constantly wearing them. It’s not actually that bad though. As long as you are clean and you don’t go doing strenuous things like hiking or running then they are fine. It only really depends on how dirty the person gets themselves. I don’t usually wash my jeans much anyway, I keep them on rotation and I don’t like to wash them because the pretty wash fades. I do wash the ones I wear the most, but the rest I don’t like to as I see no point if you don’t wear them that much. I do have a couple of ideas for these jeans, but it depends on how well they fade and crease. I was thinking about helping the process along a little with some DIY if they don’t do so well. But I will keep you updated!
I was really excited when Earnest Sewn asked me to participate in this challenge! After working with DenimBlog for a while, I’ve seen so many really awesome pairs of aged raw denim, but I’ve never had the opportunity to age my own. The wash on these is gorgeous and very dark, which I love! I’m really excited to see how they wear and fade over time. I have a few ideas of how I may personalize them, but may end up leaving them as they are and just allow daily wear and tear to create a unique look.
When I heard us writers were given the chance to do the “30 Day Challenge” for Earnest Sewn, I got really excited. I haven’t broken in a pair of jeans in years. What I noticed about this specific pair (the Kyrre) was that it ran a bit big for me compared to the Harlan that I had a few years back. I could have gone down a size or two. Being a bit loose I am a bit unsure how much detail this pair would get. I did notice though, that even after I tried them on to see how they fit, the creasing started to show on the back of the knees. So hopefully it ends up working out for the better and they start showing some wear.
Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted catching a flight out at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, California. She wore her trusty Earnest Sewn jeans with some green loafers and a leather jacket. This is the most relaxed I have seen Mary-Kate look in a while. It must be from the quick stay in LA.
I do like this look though. It brings me back to the days of ’06 minus the sky-high heels. Everything works really well though together and fits very well. I also like that she pulled out the fedora. I always thought she had the best beach waves to go along with the hat. You can click here to purchase Earnest Sewn jeans from their website.
I think Cotton Candy is the perfect way to the describe these tie-dye wash Harlan jeans from Earnest Sewn. Both Minka Kelly and Jessica Alba are fans of the wash. Minka wore hers for a coffee run with a simple white tee and filp-flops. Jessica wore hers for a day at the park with her girls, pairing them with a pair of sneakers and a flowy white tee. Who Wore it Best?
You can view all the Who Wore it Best posts here.