By Robin | August 17, 2017

Nudie Jeans x Robin Denim Wear & Tear Month’4 – Jason

The first four months have passed as to the Nudie Jeans x Robin Denim wear & tear contest. This means that we have already had 1/3 of the contest so far and since all pairs of jeans have started in the same way, the boring part is over. Finally, some fades are kicking in and the differences between the participants are already quite visible. If you missed the Month’4 update, make sure to check it out, because some pairs already look like they have been worn for a year!

We are very curious about the experiences of the four participants… Did the Grim Tim meet to their expectations? And, are they still convinced of winning the contest? We have put together five questions, and each Wednesday, for the next four weeks, we will feature one of the guys and look into their processes and adventures.

Today, we will look into the denim evolution of Jason’s Nudie Jeans Grim Tim. The fades are pretty impressive, knowing he has only been wearing his pair of jeans for four months. Below, Jason will unravel the process behind the fades!


Wear & Tear Month’4 – Jason


  1. We are four months into the Wear & Tear contest, how many days have you worn the jeans?

I have been trying to wear my Grim Tim’s on a daily basis, although there have been several occasions on which I decided to wear one of my other denims or no denim at all J Yes, that sometimes happens. All in all, I think I have been wearing my contest jeans for about 130 days.


  1. How do you like the Grim Tim? Does it meet your expectations?

I think one of the things I like most about the Grim Tim is the fit. I really dig that contemporary regular slim silhouette. At first it was really snug at the thighs, but after several weeks of wearing they got more comfortable and roomier. The weight of 13.5oz is just perfect for a contest jeans which you’re supposed to wear throughout all the seasons. The only downside is that, with pretty much all Nudies I own, the crotch area tends to tear in a fairly early stage. Other than that, I’m very impressed by the Kaihara fabric and its fading potential.


  1. Lots of things can happen in four months… What kind of adventures have you already had, together with your Grim Tim?

Falling off a live volcano, scuba-diving at 80 feet in the Atlantic Ocean, wedding crashing in Italy and trying to keep ahead of a furious herd of bulls during the Running of The Bulls Festival in Spain are things I could mention. But I’d be lying J I have just been wearing them as much as I can whilst doing ordinary everyday stuff. Playing with my kids, going to work. Sitting on my ass a lot. Watching Netflix!


Wear & Tear Month’4 – Jason

  1. Have you already cleaned the jeans? If so, why? And how did you do it?

There are some stains, yes. And maybe they are beginning to smell. A bit. But no, I haven’t cleaned them yet. No one has complained so far. Obviously, I will be trying to keep them as dry as possible until the end of the contest.


  1. At the start of the contest we asked you about your chances to win this contest. We have been working on it for four months now, what are the odds to win this contest?

Not very high, to be honest. I think most of the other contestants live a far more dangerous life than I do. Therefore they will probably end up with a more impressive looking jeans than I will. But, it ain’t over till it’s over!