Of love and denim

It’s Valentine’s Day again. The day when flower sales suddenly increase and everyone is expressing their love to their significant others, or just others. It’s that one day of the year I tend to forget, but that thing aside it’s a day or at least an evening I tend to spend with my wife. This year it’s not the case as two of the closest people in my life are in my wife’s hometown leaving me in the city, alone.

But it’s all good. I still have my jeans. My Lot 3010 project needs some quick fixes soon as I finally put the tear into project wear and tear. The hole in the knee is expanding the more I wear the jeans but it’s OK, gives the jeans some character.

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Jungle-Proof

Took a day off from most of my business for some camping action. Actually this trip was not authentic camping but rather “glamping” as the folks I went there with called it. The difference is that though you sleep in a tent, the tent is huge, you have your own bed with clean sheets and a proper toilet and shower. Not to mention food served as well as other entertainment. Still it was awesome, just look at the view!

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These jeans need patching up – Northern Denim Co.

We’ve been back to Malaysia for few weeks now and I have still not managed to wash my jeans. I think last wash was before Christmas back in Finland and the jeans then made a trip back to Malaysia, and here and there (Amsterdam and Singapore included). Dirt aside, I believe these pants deserve some patching up as the wear is finally transforming into tear.

Check out the distressed honeycombs!

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Post Christmas

Christmas was nice. Been a bit busy lately. Not with work but playing in the snow with Maxwell. Only few days left before we head to the other side of the world and I am planning to spend these days with Maxwell. In case you are wondering the jeans do fare rather nicely in the snow.

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When it gets cold

We’re back to Finland. It’s like yesterday when I posted pics of my Northern Denim Co. Lot 3010 denim project last year and now I’m back at it. Since we are back I will make use of studio environment and snap few good evolution pic but I would like to start off with pics of the environment we are back in. You know some key differences between the Malaysian environment we are currently all too used to.

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Highlands

I was supposed to write and post this yesterday, but I ran out of hours and had to catch some sleep. Nevertheless, last weekend I finally found the time and inspiration to snap some pictures not only for the project but also our website. I could say that the scenery inspired the pics.

Scenery aside, what I really love about these trips is the family time. Someone recently asked me, what does time mean to me? The only thing that came to my mind was family. I guess in the back of my mind I have set the priorities straight. But in company of gentlemen like Maxwell, it makes perfect sense.


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One year of wear and tear

It’s been over a year since I started to wear and tear the Northern Denim Co. Lot 3010 jeans and the jeans are holding their weight well.

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Another comparison

Got the jeans a wash the other day, nothing out of the ordinary, a typical machine wash with normal detergent. It’s been almost a year since I started to wear the jeans and the closer we get to that one year mark, the more I find myself comparing this denim project with the previous ones.

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Needlework

The “weak link” of majority of jeans, the pocket lining. The pocket bag tends to tear within the first year with majority of jeans. Some pants have softer lining which results in even easier tearing. For my beloved Lot 3010 Northern Denim Co. Jeans, the pocket lining tore after close to one year of wear. Nothing major, just a little hole result of keys in the pocket.

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Roping and scuffed cuffs

I know I am not the only one whom “suffers” from scuffed cuffs. You know the effect months of close contact with floors creates right? I can only blame myself for this of course. I tend not to cuff my jeans when and since I sag my jeans a bit (yes, I think this habit will follow me for a long time) even if I have a perfect inseam length, the cuffs tend to get the “sanding effect”. So let us observe the results.

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