Well it would appear my #1198′s are going to need their first repair. The stitching that was loosening on the back pockets as of my last post has decided to start retreating faster than the French. Initially it had been just one of the seams on each pocket, but it’s grown to both of the seams as you can see in the pictures. Perplexed as to what’s going on, I’ve been pouring over the seams of the jeans to try and see what the deal is. It appears that at least on the back pocket the thread simply wore out on the inside of the pocket. I’m not sure if this is a result of the thread used, where or how I sit, or an overly abrasive hindquarters. The fact is my job requires sitting most of the day, so it stands to reason that part of the jean will get the most abuse, but after only four months I was definitely surprised to see this happen. I’m looking into some repair options for the pockets, and I’ll be sure to post on what/if I decide to do with them. I’m open to recommendations as well.
The second thing I have going on with the D+D #1198′s is the cuff on my right leg has scuffed a nice 1.5″ hole, and the left is chomping at the bit to do the same. In retrospect I probably should have hemmed the jeans maybe an inch, but I like a little stack and a subtle cuff, so you pay to play. Since I like the cuff I am torn whether I should bother repairing the hole. I feel like I’ll be doing it every four months. Anyone have thoughts on this? Comment away.