It’s been a year since I bought my Pherrow’s 466 and they’ve undergone some incredible transformations as a result of wear and washing since then. I washed them a second time about a week ago with some Samurai soap from a friend. The soap is quite similar to the one I used during the first wash. It’s very mild and rinses off easily. I experienced minimal indigo loss. Continue Reading
After almost a year of wearing my Pherrow’s 466 I got my first crotch blowout. The crotch area receives a lot of wear and tear so I’m not surprised this happened. Even though it’s thicker than your average mall brand it started out raw and it has only been washed once ever since. Maybe I should have washed them after 3 months to loosen up the denim a little bit. Continue Reading
Ever since I bought my pair of Pherrow’s 466 jeans at TAKE5 Co. back in August they haven’t been washed. A few months ago I documented the progress of breaking them in which from then on it has only gotten better. This time I’m showing photos from the inside out as a result of wearing them 2-3 times a week. Above shows the whiskers that have developed on the thigh area. Continue Reading
I’ve been using my pair of Pherrow’s 466 for about two months now and I thought I’d give my readers an update on how they’re doing. I use them approximately 3-4 times a week for whole days with a lot of walking involved. They haven’t been washed ever since I soaked them in water for shrinking. I haven’t encountered any large or serious stains all this time and I’m happy to say they don’t smell bad as I simply air them out at the end of each day.
Tyler Brûlé declared workwear dead early this year but I haven’t had a chance to personalize and experiment on a pair of raw selvedge jeans yet. Sites like Denim Archive and Denim Debate have inspired me to do the same and this is the start of my journey.
I was in Hong Kong recently so I went to TAKE5 Co, a shop that specializes in Japanese denim (both fabric and construction are done in Japan), to pick up a pair. I had a budget of HKD 2,000 to work with. I bought a pair of Pherrow’s 466 that set me back HKD 1,670 (PHP 9,185 at PHP 5.5 to the HKD). It is labeled tight-fit because it hugs the buttocks & thighs and is straight down the leg. It’s a lot of money for jeans that aren’t ‘designer’ but that’s not what I’m after. Let me start by explaining the intricacies. Continue Reading