PT&F17 – March

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 March update on project ‘Threads & Fades 2017’.

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 March’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)

Ok, this sounds probably boring, but as it happens nothing spectacular happened in March. I worked a lot again this month, so unfortunately less leisure-time. So, actually the denim has really become my sweatpants!

But: My vacation is starting right now so I will have a lot of free time and the chance to wear the Kojimas the whole day.

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

The highlight next month will be a short trip to Amsterdam visiting Denim Days with, my man, Micky aka @raw.denim. I’m really looking forward to this event and to meet with so many awesome guys from IG. This will be lots of fun 🙌🏼

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

The denim is developing some nice honeycombs now, but I think they will look like my first pair.

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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 to Philly, Pennsylvania and New York. I was shooting a couple things over there and it was nice to have them on set with me as, when you’ve been shooting all day/night, it’s always so nice to have your favourite jeans to slip back into after a long day. Something quite comforting and safe about that.

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

I fly home tomorrow back to london from New York and then off to Pescara, East Italy. I’ll be going there with David from Indigo Goods to a couple of laundries as I’m releasing a raw denim jeans collab and I need to know every minor detail about the jeans, how they get made, sourced materials etc, etc. So I want to be involved every step of the way, even to the last stitch and button.

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

I picked up some awesome brass accessories for the jeans In Williamsburg and dumbo. Got this cool shoe horn key ring and some awesome fishing hook style chain clasps too. I’m all about bandanas at the moment. Something that will be playing heavy in my collab this year.

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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)

March was a mostly busy month for me. I attended a denim talk, forums and denim events in (market popup) Jakarta. Of course I always wore the Slim Kojima, and what makes me proud is, none of the many people in Indonesia wear Shockoe hahaha…and the first month I visited my man Hamzah and Aryan from @nobrandedon_ina talking about denim that they make to be marketed in Indonesia and southeast Asia. Had the pleasure to meet up with guys from some incredible local companies!

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

I will have one weeks holiday, I don’t have specific plans yet, where maybe I will look for a vintage or classic place to take pictures.

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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, proud to be part of this project with so many great gents. It’s awesome to see all the different fades and everyone should own a pair of the Kojimas from Shockoe.

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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)

I have still been wearing the denim every day, at least 16 hours a day unless I cannot for some reason wear them to my 9-5 job as sometimes I need to wear business casual there. If I can’t wear them to the office I still wear them 8 hours outside the office before and after work.

Outside the office I have been doing more work outside mainly cleaning up the last day, more fires, more mud on the pants requiring spot cleaning, but no washing yet.

I also just recently had to travel down to Dallas, Texas USA for work and I was there a week. I wore the denim on both travel days as well as on each day there.

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

I recently found out my family and I will be moving south to Atlanta, Georgia USA for my job. This will be a much warmer climate than where we live now. I will be traveling down within the month to go house hunting and the denim will be traveling with me again. Besides that, more house and outside work as well as 9-5 office wear. Oh, and lots more boots, laces, socks, denim combo pics!

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

I am loving the evolution of this denim! It is stretched and comfy and it is definitely showing some promising beginning to wear and fades. I will probably be hot soaking and/or washing soon, but waiting as long as possible.

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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 3 more in love with these than before…crazy good. March is the last “hunker down” month in Minnesota before the days warm up and things start turning green! Wore these every single day for at least 12 hours each day. Didn’t get to anywhere fun…had a few trips fall through. I did take these fishing a few times and wore them inside waders. These are probably the only pair out of the five that had the chance to catch some trout 😉

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

I have a trip to NYC planned and hopefully Raleigh, NC! Looking forward to some warmer temps here in Minnesota!

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

It’s been great watching the other pairs evolve. I’m starting to get some great movement in the typical spots, whiskers, combs, wallet and knees. In all my jeans, the left knee is more faded than the right but I’ve never been able to figure out why, until now…when I drive, my left foot is always a little closer to the seat and my left knee gets a bit more work. Interesting how your jeans will call you out on your little habits. These are getting a bit bigger in the waist, which is still fine because I ordered them super tight, to start. Leg twist is more pronounced and these are just generally feeling awesome. Still rockin the higher cuff…will be showing more sock as shoe season kicks in! This is an awesome project! Thanks again to all the folks who made this possible!

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Great stuff lads, starting to see glimpses of what’s to come from the threads and they are really starting to pick up some air miles too haha. It’s exciting times so big props to all five blue blooded gents that are in cahoots with us on this epic journey!

We also appreciate YOUR support so far on this project and we imagine that you’re all as excited as we are for the next couple of months? Where the denim will take on fades and each article will begin to take on the host’s personality! Too extreme? We wouldn’t have it any other way…

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a top weekend guys. 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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