Friday, March 27, 2009

My Boro Jeans

My jeans always get holes in them before I think they should. I don't know if they don't make 'em like they used to or if time is passing more quickly for me now, or both. What ever the case, I have resorted to crudely patching the better fitting pairs with other jeans I can do without.

In this case it was a pair of free jeans I got from a swap at work which were the donors for another favorite pair.

Here you can see the tear that was previously hand stitched back together but then tore again. This time I brought out the sewing machine and put a big patch over the entire area that was showing wear.

I am not all that into fashion but I think patched clothes might come back in style. I sometimes peruse A Reference Library and noticed these examples of boro ("rag" in Japanese) patchwork.

My pants aren't even close to the quality of the boro examples shown in the video below but I find great satisfaction in the appearance of something that has been carefully repaired. The examples in the video are truly beautiful.

Wada on Boro: Japanese Rag Textiles Go from Shabby to Chic from Andrew Galli on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Jeans have a special attraction for most avid jeans wearers. Wearing Jeans have become now a fashion & trend. Nice to see the stitching of above jeans.


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