Yep, here we go again. Another story about denim. But this time it’s a little bit different…
Finding the ‘perfect’ (as in REALLY perfect) pair of jeans is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Or maybe even worse. There is just so much that needs to be right – color, fit, washing, etc., etc., etc. – and so much that can go wrong. Wearing the ‘wrong’ pair of jeans is like wearing an ill fitting bra. It just doesn’t look very good. But there’s obviously a lot of personal taste/preferences involved as well.
As I told you before, I like my jeans straight. I also like them to be a little bit high waisted but not totally 80’s revival high waisted. The washing needs to be clean – no bleaching, no slashes or cuts – no fuss or details that don’t really serve a function. Honestly a pair of vintage Levi’s 501 that fit my bum like a glove would be the ultimate, but I guess I am a little lazy when it comes to vintage shopping, which makes it
nearly impossible to find one of those.
And that’s where Mick Keus comes in. He re-uses vintage Levi’s 501 by decomposing and reconstructing them into a new (better!) fit. Actually, the fit of mine are so good that I got asked ‘hey, where are your jeans from?’ at least 5 times on the first day I wore them. I also really like the idea behind it, to not create anything new but focus on what the industry already has to offer instead.
Both Xanthe and I stopped by for our very own Mick Keus and we obviously had to capture part of the process.
PS: In the meantime I did some squats in them to ‘break them in’ and make them a little looser on my calves and thighs. They’re quite perfect now.