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The man from the Jeans Museum

On Saturday I was on my way to do some shopping at the Sihl City Coop. As I was approaching the top of the escalator a man started pointing at my jeans and talking rapidly. My German wasn't quite up to it, so I apologised and he switched to English. He was still hard to understand though and the most I could get was that he wanted to know about my jeans, where were they from? "APC", I said. He then explained that he ran some kind of 'extreme' jeans organisation . . . I assumed it was some kind of shop or sale or something. He handed me a small card with details. He runs the 'World of Jeans", Jeans Museum.

I can only surmise that this is his way of publicising his collection.

'twas a bit weird.
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Old 26.09.2010, 21:21
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Perhaps he wanted your jeans for his "museum".......
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Old 26.09.2010, 21:29
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I went on the website. Apparently, he's got a real fancy for worn out jeans....I'm sure you could make a quick buck and sell it to him. Judging from the website, you must have looked like a real bum.
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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

APC is good stuff

but hardcore denim heads are always a bit crazy this guy only being a confirmation of that
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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

This mas was once on swiss TV about his jeans museum. Already in the TV report, the audience was able to notice that he's a kind of passionate geek.
So i think he had a genuine interest in your jeans.
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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

The real question is, when did you last buy a new pair of jeans? It seems the ones wrapped around your bottom are relics, belonging in an exhibition. Which is kinda cool.
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On Saturday I was on my way to do some shopping at the Sihl City Coop. As I was approaching the top of the escalator a man started pointing at my jeans and talking rapidly. My German wasn't quite up to it, so I apologised and he switched to English. He was still hard to understand though and the most I could get was that he wanted to know about my jeans, where were they from? "APC", I said. He then explained that he ran some kind of 'extreme' jeans organisation . . . I assumed it was some kind of shop or sale or something. He handed me a small card with details. He runs the 'World of Jeans", Jeans Museum.

I can only surmise that this is his way of publicising his collection.

'twas a bit weird.
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The real question is, when did you last buy a new pair of jeans? It seems the ones wrapped around your bottom are relics, belonging in an exhibition. Which is kinda cool.
The pair I was wearing are under a year old, though assiduously unwashed as is de rigeur.
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The pair I was wearing are under a year old, though assiduously unwashed as is de rigeur.
I'm so old and out of date.

Minging jeans that walk themselves to the museum is hip/trendy/cool/safe* now?



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I'm so old and out of date.

Minging jeans that walk themselves to the museum is hip/trendy/cool/safe* now?



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I believe the word you are looking for is raggedy.
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I'm so old and out of date.

Minging jeans that walk themselves to the museum is hip/trendy/cool/safe* now?
Who said they're minging? You have no idea how often and in what circumstances I wear them.

Not washing jeans has been a thing forever. That even a relatively conservative label like APC includes it as part of their schtick is telling. It's more relevant for raw denim . . .

Here's APC's hilarious washing instructions.

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Old 27.09.2010, 12:33
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Who said they're minging? You have no idea how often and in what circumstances I wear them.
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*sigh* never mind

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I try not too. Enlighten me
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I try not too. Enlighten me
I'm an English expat in Switzerland. How am I meant to know what's up to date?

But this list is, like, from 2005 . . .

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4074004.stm

. . . and from the, um, BBC.
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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

Consider to visit that interesting museum (possible on 'appointment'), and wearing my most worn pair of jeans. Just in case he wants it.
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Consider to visit that interesting museum (possible on 'appointment'), and wearing my most worn pair of jeans. Just in case he wants it.
I am the crazy raw denim head, who has talked to Gastroman with his never washed APC jeans.
Of course everybody is more then welcome to stop at my place. The museum is open to the public on request at Koechlistrasse 25 in Zurich.
Just PM me or send me a mail under rkarrer(at)jeansmuseum.org

I'm completely hookesd up on raw denim rags since we received 2 Levis pants in the late 60-ies in a cloth donation parcel in our little swiss mountain village.

Over 12'000 retired jeans and denim jackets have found a safe place to survive for ever in the real world not in teh virtuel web only.

Check out teh links below about teh Jeansmsueum.

The Jeansmuseum wanna keep the raw denim spirtit alive for ever and encourage all raw denim heads to wear the hell out of their stuff without any washings. use them as long as possible, but never throw them away.

The items with strongest character and most impressing fadings are alwas welcome in teh Jeans Museum.

And Gastroman: If your APC jeans are still alive, let me know!!!

Stay raw
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Some pics of the Jeansmuseum work in progress
https://picasaweb.google.com/116118427799433045500/JeansMuseumWorkInProgress?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ3g_b788c KXQg

The Jeansmuseum introduced by Long John
http://www.long-john.nl/ruedi-karrer-jeansmuseum-swiss/

Introduction of the Jeansmuseum by Hall of Fade:
http://halloffade.com/introducing-swiss-jeans-museum/

and all pics on Iron Heart Forum:
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1775.0

Next exhibitions:
80 pairs of jeans: Kommunikationsmuseum Frankfurt: „Fashion Talks“, March 22. 2012 – Sept. 2. 2012
http://www.fashiontalks.de/english/ausstellung.html

My current Denime contest project:
https://picasaweb.google.com/116118427799433045500/DenimeJeansContestStartFebruary222010?authkey=Gv1s RgCMTApuH-_qLcIQ

PS: Your beloved and raelly roughest raw denim rags can survive for ever at a safe place in the Jeansmuseum, Since 1973, over 12'000 pants and denim jackets so far, Museum open on request in Zurich, Switzerland


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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

The suggestion to go swimming in denim jeans ......... Has anyone here tried walking in wet jeans? I once jumped into a lake in my jeans ......( about a hundred years ago) ..... couldn`t walk in them, they turned into a fabric version of cardboard ..... couldn`t even get them off!
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Impossible i know

No problem with jean shorts though
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The suggestion to go swimming in denim jeans ......... Has anyone here tried walking in wet jeans? I once jumped into a lake in my jeans ......( about a hundred years ago) ..... couldn`t walk in them, they turned into a fabric version of cardboard ..... couldn`t even get them off!
I would never swim in my jeans since I love to wear my raw denim stuff dry until at their end of life. I just wear them in 3 steps_ Nice pants in the office, then downgraded as outdoor pants for hiking biking, and whhen falling apart completely the last step as work pants for repairings, hard work onconstruction sites, paintings, or for forest works
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Re: The man from the Jeans Museum

I remember as a kid, in the 70's, buying dark blue denim Levi's or Wranglers that were like cardboard, and even after several washes, still split the difference.

Then came stonewashed; then came 501's made in PROC, piled up high and cheap in Carrefour, that didn't last more than 5 mins - needless to say I don't buy Levi's any more.

If a man has some classic jeans, where production costs aren't the primary concern, then power to his elbow.

[I once bought a second-hand pair of 501's from a place on Melrose, but they had to make scissor snips on the bottom of both legs - copyright; not a genuine reseller - any ideas?]
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I remember as a kid, in the 70's, buying dark blue denim Levi's or Wranglers that were like cardboard, and even after several washes, still split the difference.

Then came stonewashed; then came 501's made in PROC, piled up high and cheap in Carrefour, that didn't last more than 5 mins - needless to say I don't buy Levi's any more.

If a man has some classic jeans, where production costs aren't the primary concern, then power to his elbow.

[I once bought a second-hand pair of 501's from a place on Melrose, but they had to make scissor snips on the bottom of both legs - copyright; not a genuine reseller - any ideas?]
Yeah the real good raw denim stuff is much different to the cheap denim fabrics.

Best denim qualities are among Zimbabwe and Sudan cotton and if made in stiff and thick raw denim quality, those items are much more durable.
Any kind of prewashings, stone washings and all kinds of distressed jeans last much less long then the genuine raw denim stuff.
Best raw denim quality and price for raw denim beginners are available in Zurich, Switzerland at some stores below 200 Swiss Francs from APC, Edwin Nashville and some Nudies. There are also some outlets like Edwin/Carhartt/Diesel/G-Star at Weil am Rhein near Basel

Some real great raw denim stores in Zurich are:
VMC Rindermarkt
http://www.vmcoriginal.com/
Dee Cee Style
http://deeceestyle.ch/brandview.php?pk=1
Kahoona
http://www.kahoona.ch/index.aspx?id=160

and some other stores (Nudie and Kitchener at the Viaduktboegen),....


For raw denim enthusiasts
try out some heavy weight raw denim stuff from

Iron Heart Japan up to 25 oz
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/ind...page__st__8670

Strike Gild Japan up to 23 oz
http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...f9b5006dcf3330
http://hypebeast.com/forums/denim/132048/
http://www.styleforum.net/t/181013/s...ans-from-japan
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/ind.../page__st__870

Naked & Famous Canada, Elaphant poamts 32 oz
http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/
http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/b...-in-the-world/
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/ind...page__st__4650


Eight G Japan 30 oz
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/p...ail.php?id=445


Other great brands: Samurai, Flathead, Atelier La Durance, Imperial, Studio d'Artisan, and many more

For more infos just send me a PM

About the scissors snips at the bottom legs I have never heard before either
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I am the crazy raw denim head, who has talked to Gastroman with his never washed APC jeans
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