While many of you were making decent mileage in the Wear ‘n Tear race I was still waiting in full anticipation on my Momotaro’s – Kiks Tyo jeans. Taavi shipped them directly from Japan so they could reach Amsterdam as soon as possible. While I was anxious to get my hands on them Taavi started sending me horror emails about massive customs charges and delays in shipment that others (Tim) encountered (no no no! I want them NOW!!! haha, sorry Taavi ;-)) However if positivity had a human presence in this world it would be someone like me so I kept being the usual happy camper about it and what do you know… They just came in free of customs charges!
As they were delivered to my office, security downstairs called with the message “Martijn we have a package for you with Jacky Chan in it” (because of all the Japanese lettering on the package) haha! I ran downstairs and picked them up. Just had to wear them immediately, no soak, no rinse, no freezing them in a bucket or anything (although I liked that!) straight raw denim to the flesh! I kicked off my selvedge Levis 501’s and jumped in ‘em. Check out the pics! (please excuse the shaky iPhone images)
By the way… sorry… I just realized that I’m so enthusiastic about the jeans that I forgot to introduce myself. I’m Martijn, Nordic Denim’s House Amsterdam connection and a viscous denim junky. While others around me smoke hash and weed in mega size bongs I peel little threads from my selvedge denim, roll ‘em up and torch these suckers with a blow torch ahhhh… my denim fix!!! Anyway nice to be on board of project Wear ‘n Tear… gotta go now, got the munchies