yO! This is Ari.
So our mission is to not buy anything new. Great! This sounds easy enough considering that I’ve been doing this with my clothes for the past 6 months. This may sound gross to some of you, but I’ve been wearing the same pair of jeans for the past 6 months. That’s right, you read it correctly. The same jeans every singl
e day for the past 6 months. If that’s not being green, I don’t know what is.
To be honest, I didn’t originally do this to try to save the earth, but because it’s actually supposed to be fashionable to buy one premium pair of raw denim and try to wear it out. The goal is to keep on the same pair of jeans so that it’ll start fading to your lifestyle; leaving marks from your daily routine. This trend started in Japan where most of premium denim are fabricated by master artesian. As we all know from reading, “Japanese Teens as Producers of Street Fashion” by Kawamura, most of Japanese fashion is inspired
by the West. The Japanese didn’t invent denim, the just mastered it and made it better. I wanted to illustrate how fashion in Japan is, “no longer controlled or guided by professionally trained designers but by the teens who have become the producers of fashion.” But if I did so, I wouldn’t have anything to elaborate on for my next blog!
For this post, I'll give ya'll some eye candy and show you the evolution of my Jeans.
Day1: Shipped from Japan
Day 2: 1st time worn: ( my butt is on the right)
6th month (Present day): One wash. I would like to mention it was HAND washed, saving electricity, sparing the earth.
For those who think I'm making up the notion that this is a trend, I kid you not! There is actually a subculture of denim heads out there. I have this forum to prove it: