May 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm #2935
1st of May and my custom fitted pair of Tulp Emperor 16,7 Oz are being finished today, and I will be collecting them like overexcited kid going to Disney Land later this evening..
Here is a sneak peak I received yesterday, some details still missing… I’ll add all the specs tomorrow if Jesper showed me what he has created for me..May 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm #2940
They look great Tjarco.May 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm #3355
Aw yiss, Friday the first of May I picked up my pair from Mr.Tulp – Jesper and they are awesome. Was way too busy this weekend to put up some pictures so will post some updates today.
The Jeans are completly handmade with old machines from Reece and Union Special and feature some cool details like the secret selvedge belt loop, a leather coin pocket patch, and hidden rivets.
The fabric is a 16,7 OZ and according to Jesper this is the same fabric used by Tellason so that should be a Cone Mills White Oak fabric, not sure – i’ll check in to find out..May 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm #3356
Fit Pics – After 44hrs of wear
Jeans are soaking now…May 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm #3573
1st soak after about 50hrs of wear. I poured a very hot tub and added some liquid Dettol. I’ve done this before to raw denims and it doesn’t cause any color loss but it makes them smell fresh for days as the antibacterial formula keeps killing smells long after the Dettol eucalyptus smell has gone.
I left the jeans to soak by themself for 1 hour and after that I put them on and sat/strechtched with them in the hot Dettol bath for another hour. Putting them on and wearing them in the bath caused some noticeable Indigo loss as you can see on the side of the bath on the picture. When the bath became to hot for me, I did a towel limbo through my house, walking on towel after towel to the balcony, where I spend 1,5 hours making phonecalls while wearing the wet jeans in the sunshine. After that I hanged them to dry…
Don’t know if it’s the 16,5Oz, (Never had jeans this heavy) or the Dettol or just the washing and little bit of dampness when I took this picture, but the jeans turned out pretty stiff when dried up.
Wish I had done an official measurement of the size pre-soak (still new to this competition thing) but it seems like the jeans shrunk a little mainly in the leg width and length. I’m a bit amazed by the shrinkage because, while soaking Jesper from Tulp confirmed that the fabric used is indeed a Cone Mills White Oak fabric. I can’t find any info about this on the website of Cone Mills themself but on the Tellason website that uses the same fabric it’s labelled as sanforized.
AFTER SOAK FIT PICSMay 21, 2015 at 9:52 am #3992
300hrs EDC Fading
After 300hrs of actual wear (yes I’m counting) some initial fading is starting to show through especially due to my EDC. For those of you not familiar with the term EDC it stands for Every Day Carry which contain the items you carry around with you most the time. I have a little obsession with EDC because it forces me to own less stuff, while at the same time take better care of my stuff and find stuff that is actually made to last (kind of wearing the same jeans for 2 years ;-). Without a doubt EDC, especially when pocket carried, is going to have a great effect on raw jeans so I wanted to share with you the things that I carry around daily.
(If you want to find out what’s what go to – everydaycarry.com )June 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm #4414
Detail Challenge, here we go…
I love these jeans, they feel more sturdy and better made than any of the other jeans I owned. However if you look close you can find all sorts of little ‘flaws’. These jeans aren’t as perfectly sown like some of the Japanese made jeans I’ve encountered on these forums and I like that, it gives these jeans a soul. It also helps that I know the guy who single-handedly made these and saw the machines he used. I’ve never experienced a relation with a product like that before, 99% of the time I have not a single clue who makes the products I use daily. So every time I notice a little imperfection and check to see if there is something reinforced by hand stitching I feel like: “yeah, real people made these, people I know and have shaken hands with”. Jesper from Tulp also told me that he purposely does not want to make two pairs of the same jeans and therefore changes the detailing on every pair that gets ordered.June 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm #4415
Might as well upload some new bi-weekly fit pics…
This is after 500 hours of wear.
They are getting pretty dirty and a little bit stressed after: A mishap with a hot chocolate machine, A day of playing paintbal, A day of building up an event with lots of lifting wooden pallets, A day of dancing on a field at a festival, Spending a several hours underneath a bowling alley trying to fix it and falling asleep in them on a couple of occasions. Luckily the Dettol soak is keeps them smelling fresh and most of the stains fade off eventually. I’ll see about another soak when people will start complaining,…June 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm #4430
The dettol isn’t such a bad idea !June 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm #4835
2 months of wear, with 2 days off, about 830hrs of actual wear, or about 14hrs a day.
No stank so far, but I did end up with some very curious stains. Notice the egg-sized white stain above my knee on my right leg. No idea where it came from or what it is, it feels greasy and can hold wrinkles really well..
I was planning to keep washes to a minimum but begin to wonder if soak will be enough to get rid of some of these ‘features’ :-0 Anyway, I’ve decided to stick to my plan, keep on wearing until hearing complaints….
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