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Old 11-18-08, 04:21 PM   #1
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turning brooks saddles blue

This is not a thread about dying a brooks saddle on purpose; instead it is a question aimed at all the people who have completed a hipster trifector, owning a fixed gear, buying a brooks saddle, and wearing dry denim (eg nudies, apc, skulls, evisu, whatever). I personally do like a bit of dry denim, and not washing, and as such I tend to shed a bit of indigo around the place... anyone also wearing dry jeans and riding a brooks saddle? particularly honey? I bought a b17 narrow, in dark brown, to avoid it looking bad when the blue rubs onto it, but I've found it to be too narrow, now I'm looking at a team pro, and can only choose black or honey... the honey's nice, but maybe not when it's tinged with blue :s?

I know this thread is like +100000 hipster, but I figure someone might have some more input. I asked on a denim forum first haha, but got little response, so hopefully cyclists wear trendy jeans more than denimheads ride bikes?
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Old 11-18-08, 04:25 PM   #2
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Swamp ass much?

Just kidding. Sounds like a problem. Fortunately, my B17 is green.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:42 PM   #3
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I've asked this before, but maybe you can give me some fresh perspective. Is there any way in which riding your bike in jeans which you do not wash is not really, really disgusting?
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Old 11-18-08, 04:45 PM   #4
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^ fabreeze
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Old 11-18-08, 04:48 PM   #5
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How is that not disgusting?

"Oh my jeans smell like a months worth of sweaty crotch and ass." *spritz spritz*
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Old 11-18-08, 04:51 PM   #6
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You're sitting on a nice saddle with stank nasty-ass smelling jeans . . . no wonder your saddle is blue.
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Old 11-18-08, 04:59 PM   #7
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If you wash your pants, they are probably going to look the same as if you didnt wash them, because they are actually meant to be, well, washed.
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Old 11-18-08, 05:05 PM   #8
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wash your jeans, dork.

if you're worried about shrinkage, hang them up to dry and wash on cold.

and how about putting a plastic bag over your saddle? or does that take away style points?
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Old 11-18-08, 05:19 PM   #9
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on the other hand, if you go for the black brooks, you'll most likely get a huge black mark in your ass crack that'll make it look like you **** your pants.
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wash your jeans, dork.

if you're worried about shrinkage, hang them up to dry and wash on cold.

and how about putting a plastic bag over your saddle? or does that take away style points?
He is probably worried about ruining dye job (most people worry about this when it comes to jeans) or the fabric itself. That or they are new and he is still breaking them in.

Wash your jeans on gentle cycle in cold water. Pull them inside out before you throw them in the wash, and add 2 tablespoons of salt with it. Wash with other jeans or dark clothes.

Sorry to gay up the thread, but it's useful info for people wanting to keep their jeans nice.
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Old 11-18-08, 05:38 PM   #11
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I'm really curious... Seriously, what do you do when the jeans start to smell like **** and dick cheese? Do people actually use febreze?
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wuts dry denim?
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laaaaammmme. as much as i hate everyone complaining about hipsters all the time, self-identifying something as a pithy hipster concern doesn't make it any less wack.

this is the worst thing i have read so far on this forum. i would have rather read about dying brooks saddles blue...

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laaaaammmme. as much as i hate everyone complaining about hipsters all the time, self-identifying something as a pithy hipster concern doesn't make it any less wack.

this is the worst thing i have read so far on this forum. i would have rather read about dying brooks saddles blue...
Perhaps I am not quite understanding what you said, but what exactly is so hipstery about being concerned about an expensive saddle being discolored?
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"Oh my jeans smell like a months worth of sweaty crotch and ass." *spritz spritz*
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I had to google "dry denim" just to figure out what was going on here.

I think I bought a pair of these jeans once by mistake because the indigo dye kept rubbing off on things until I washed them a few times in a row. I am surprised to learn that people really wear a pair of pants for 6 months without washing them when they are not homeless or something. Hell, I lived in the woods for a year and managed to wash my pants once a week in a stream.

Anyway, I have a b-17 in honey which has darkened nicely over time. Why don't you just grab a saddle cover? They you can cover up the brooks while you ride it with these special pants, and uncover when you are wearing regular pants.
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They you can cover up the brooks while you ride it with these special pants, and uncover when you are wearing regular pants.
From now on I am calling all jean-obsessed dork-burgers Mr. Special Pants.
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YO, OP get your ass over to Superfuture (in the event that you dont already know about it?) as the question would prob be more well received there.
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/sho...18101&page=188
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i would have rather read about dying brooks saddles blue...
+1. I was expecting some neat pics in this thread, not the confessional of a dude too hip to wash his jeans.
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what is blue jeans
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Is dry denim the same as Raw Denim, because it sounds like your talking about raw denim. Besides do hipsters even wear raw denim? I thought that was a Hypebeast thing...
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Is dry denim the same as Raw Denim, because it sounds like your talking about raw denim. Besides do hipsters even wear raw denim? I thought that was a Hypebeast thing...
I don't think hipsters wear raw denim. It is tacky and ugs.

Not that hipsters aren't tacky.

Well, that is, if raw denim means the kind that is supposed to look distressed. Like at American Eagle?
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Jeans are for poseurs.
True hipsters wear Dungarees.
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FWIW, I usually go like a month in the same pair of jeans before washing them. B) They shrink up in the wash, and after a week or two they loosen up to fit beautifully, so I just keep going.

This has nothing to do with bikes however.
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He is probably worried about ruining dye job (most people worry about this when it comes to jeans) or the fabric itself. That or they are new and he is still breaking them in.

Wash your jeans on gentle cycle in cold water. Pull them inside out before you throw them in the wash, and add 2 tablespoons of salt with it. Wash with other jeans or dark clothes.

Sorry to gay up the thread, but it's useful info for people wanting to keep their jeans nice.
Don't use salt! It tends to draw dye out of fabric. You can actually make a new shirt look vintage by soaking it in salt.

If you are concerned about dye running out of the jeans then soak them in ice water. This will help to set the dye and then iron them on top of some clean paper, this will permanently set the dye.

Finally, why the **** does anyone care if a saddle changes color!?!! It shows that the bike has been ****ing ridden. God! ****!
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