PT&F17 – February

Morning folks.

It’s Saturday. It’s 10am*. It’s time to delve deep into fade-by-fade-by-fade etc as we get the February update on project ‘Threads & Fades 2017’.

*We understand it’s not but let’s not split hairs AND if you believe that it is Saturday morning then the weekend will be longer right??

Now for those who don’t already know or have simply stumbled across this page after taking a wrong turn on the whole worldwide web? Project @threads.and.fades.2017 is an experiment that concentrates on 5 guys from 4 different countries all wearing 1 style of Jean; the Slim/Standard Kojima from the boys at @shockoe_atelier. Each bloke has his own priorities, career and family-life that he belongs to on a daily basis and each story is different from the next. Spanned across 4 countries each ‘Denim Bro’ is wearing the Kojima jean as much as humanly possible throughout 2017 and all are going about their completely different daily lives, that are being brought together here ONLY on the clobbercalm.com site.

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Well I think that pretty much explains it so without further ado lets get started with February’s official #threadsandfades2017 fix…

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MEET THE GUYS BEHIND PT&F17

1. Firstly, @sel.vage, where have the Kojimas been this month? (Interesting or boring any honest answer is great as it paints a picture on the whole)

February was a mostly quiet month for me. I wore the Slim Kojima for 18 days (35 days overall now). I have done some short trips to Köln and Münster. I visited my man Micky and had the pleasure to meet up with the guys from the incredible online store Cultizm. Awesome, friendly guys but I had expected nothing less! I have done a lot of walks in my free time to clear up my mind.

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2. What can we expect from March, Have the Kojimas got anything to look forward to?

I will have two weeks holidays 🙂 I don’t have specific plans yet but I’m absolutely hopeful to spend more time outside and find the time to spruce up the balcony.

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3. Anything you want to bob on the end about your Kojima or Project Thread and Fades ’17?

It’s so much fun being part of this project with so many great gents. It’s awesome to see all the different fadings. Everyone should own a pair of the Kojimas from Shockoe 😉

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1. Firstly, @rickisamhall, where have the Kojimas been this month? (Interesting or boring any honest answer is great as it paints a picture on the whole)

The jeans have been with me on set a couple of times slumped in a corner, they’ve been on Brighton beach and had a little sea wash as it suddenly dawned on me that I cannot outrun the waves as they came crashing around me trying to get an “arty” pic of some pebbles and seaweed 😆

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2. What can we expect from March, Have the Kojimas got anything to look forward to?

I’ll be going to Philadelphia, New York then Milan so these jeans will be glued to me for that. Some serious air miles and the back pockets will take a little beating.

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3. Anything you want to bob on the end about your Kojima or Project Thread and Fades ’17?

They’ve just started to wear a little and on the back pockets. Getting some slight honeycombs and cat whiskers which makes me want to dig a little deeper and get them more fucked up.

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1. Firstly, @johanmalik80, where have the Kojimas been this month? (Interesting or boring any honest answer is great as it paints a picture on the whole)

In February I only wore the Kojima for such daily activities without things that are meaningful. Just going to the office and going home. But Kojima always be my sleeping clothes during March. Hahaaa 🙂 Kojima is the best product!

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2. What can we expect from March, Have the Kojimas got anything to look forward to?

I hope in February more denim enthusiasts around the world know the product from Shockoe particularly Kojima, I can demonstrate to denim lovers just how incredible these Kojima are. And hopefully there will be a similar project with Thread and Fades!

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3. Anything you want to bob on the end about your Kojima or Project Thread and Fades ’17?

I hope this project gets even greater, can be a role model as a company engaged in the field of denim. And the last thing is I want these to be the best jeans in my life!

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1. Firstly, @drmmathias, where have the Kojimas been this month? (Interesting or boring any honest answer is great as it paints a picture on the whole)

Quite alot of new activity for the denim. I try to spend as much time as possible in this denim. I basically wear this to work as much as possible when I don’t need to wear business casual attire which is typically 2-3 days out of the 5 day work week. And I basically wear it almost all other times outside of work including sleeping in the denim more often than not. The smell isn’t bad yet, but I may not be able to wait 6 months before a soak or wash. It has been unseasonably warm here so I have had a chance to get outside and do some land cleanup and several bonfires. This has led to a few small mud and dirt spots on the denim which I have had to spot clean with a wash cloth to scrub out the mud. Indoors I have done some more weightlifting in the denim to continue to stretch it. I also had to finish off some low voltage electrical work in my house wearing the denim. These things in addition to my normal office 9-5 work activity and family stuff including a few one on one basketball games with my son. Oh, and as mentioned, I sleep in the denim quite a bit to get the full 24 hour wear going.

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2. What can we expect from March, Have the Kojimas got anything to look forward to?

I may craft a wooden table this month. There is a good possibility I will be on vacation with the family towards the end of the month since the kids are on Spring Break from school, not sure where yet? I also have a work trip to Dallas, Texas this month. And there is a good chance the weather will continue to warm up and, if so, more outside activities.

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3. Anything you want to bob on the end about your Kojima or Project Thread and Fades ’17?

The first month there was some barely visible fades, but now it is definitely getting more noticeable in just two months of wear! Loving the denim, so much so I am considering more Shockoe Atelier denim in the future!! I am really having a ton of fun on project threads and fades with my pictures. The camaraderie with the other participants and their awesome style and pics is so cool. Great project, so glad to be participating!!

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1. Firstly, @bothrops1, where have the Kojimas been this month? (Interesting or boring any honest answer is great as it paints a picture on the whole)

Started month 2 in love with these things, more and more each and every day. February is sort of a survival month in Minnesota…nothing too fun to report. Again, these have been on every day for 12-18 hours. Haven’t spilled any whiskey or nacho cheese on em…yet…

2. What can we expect from March, Have the Kojimas got anything to look forward to?

Hoping for a trip to Arizona and Tennessee in March, we’ll see!

3. Anything you want to bob on the end about your Kojima or Project Thread and Fades ’17?

I didn’t soak these, to start. Cuffed ’em high and have been just wearing ’em. They are staying good in the waist. Starting to see some leg twist. We will be able to start wearing shoes more regularly in Minnesota…thought about dropping the cuffs down but I’m just going to leave ’em be. It’s been great to watch the other dudes and see how theirs are changing. I’m gettin some nice fades coming in…I don’t like to have stuff in my front pocket so I won’t get the sexy iPhone fade and my wallet is a little on the smaller side so I won’t have a killer back pocket highlight…Gosh I love these. The next pair I buy will be these in Slim, just for some variety!

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Nice one boys, cheers for the updates, it’s a real pleasure to be able to curate the awesome stories that you’re all engraving & entwining into THE denim. I can’t wait to read the stories that are around the corner for the Kojimas! It’ll not be long, judging by this update, before the stories are becoming rich, selvedge-inspired novels.

Well thanks for stopping by…we’re all brothers of indigo blood and it’s a cool little number, the PT&F project so it’s cool you’re staying close. Help us spread the word and keep the independent Denim trade alive!

I’m over on the other side of the atlantic so I’m off, have a top weekend. Visit the @clobbercalm store HERE and see the calendar below for what we have rocking over the next couple of weeks…

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Stay Blue Mad Cats.

Ben @clobbercalm.

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