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Jeans of Eli

Added Apr 24, 2011

by urbandon

Sydney, Australia






After seeing the movie The Book of Eli once again had me thinking about what jeans I would wear in the post-apocalypse world.
For a start, they would need to be durable with no zips or clips that would not be replaceable-buttons only. Stitches need to hold- triple or quadruple would be good. Maybe a secret pocket (for lip balm- a scarce commodity in Eli, or for antibiotics.
Pocket for a knife. Heel guards. Extra pockets. Heavyweight denim. Button fly.
So I made them. (My own pattern).

(Oh, I’d wear my peachoo+ krejberg coat too-has that post apocalypse look)

More images and details on my blog:http://urbandon.blogspot.com/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Grunge, Military, Punk, Rock

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    Aug 4, 2011, 01.02 PMby costurerasindedal

    I love all your jeans, I really like them … well I really like ALL your job!!!. Congratulations. (Excuse my incorrect english)

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    Apr 29, 2011, 05.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    only a few days away and you are coming up with so many new things!?? i LOVE your pants and all the details on them. increadible work! and stylish!

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      Apr 29, 2011, 11.17 AMby urbandon

      Thanks Ralph. I really appreciate your comments and compliments.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.48 AMby elguanche

    ohh dear….. like all of your jeans: PERFECT great style! Love it! :) Can I ask which machine do you use?

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      Apr 27, 2011, 08.36 AMby urbandon

      Thanks so much.

      I have a old (almost dead) Singer 6233 and a Janome Mylock.

      New sewing machine next week!

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      Apr 28, 2011, 06.15 AMby elguanche

      okay… and this machine is able to work with jeans yarn/thread???? I mean the 50. Or don’t you use it?
      Just for this thread, I get myself a Pfaff 230 which realy works good on that.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 01.22 PMby urbandon

      I had no problems with these machines through denim but I didn’t use jean thread.
      Getting a Pffaf 1142 next week

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      Apr 29, 2011, 07.34 PMby elguanche

      no no… my question was just about the yarn because there are no much householdmachines which are able to use it :)

      but all of them are able to sew on denim ;)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 07.18 AMby joost52

    Ew I loooooove these :) They look so well-finished, ready for hard times. Love them rivets too, I never could find any that look good enough to put on my jeans. Nice touch with putting your label on them. When you make stuff as good as you do, you have to do that or people will never believe you made it yourself :)

    Is that antibiotics pocket (ok ok , the lip balm pocket) situated at the bottom of the leg? It’s not very clear from me on that picture, but I do like a hidden pocket :) Totally going to rip off that idea from you by the way, sorry man ;-)

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.27 AMby urbandon

      Waiting for your ‘seal of approval’… thanks so much. I appreciate the comment. Luckily you can’t see that pocket- check my blog (urbandon.blogspot.com/) and you will see it second last photo.

      Rip away!!!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.32 AMby joost52

      I did check your blog and that’s where I saw the picture. But I wasn’t a 100% sure that I was reading it correctly, so that’s why I asked if it was at the bottom of the leg. But I’m pretty sure it is :)

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    Apr 24, 2011, 11.57 AMby janul

    Great jeans, again! I like pants with buttons, much more practical than zipper.

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      Apr 24, 2011, 10.33 PMby urbandon

      Men’s ’bit’s’ +interlocking teeth=danger. Thanks!

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    Apr 24, 2011, 09.11 AMby ecila

    Wow! I’m really impressed !! You made a jean!!! Wonderful!

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      Apr 24, 2011, 10.33 PMby urbandon

      Thanks so much. Second time round is a breeze..

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    Apr 24, 2011, 06.13 AMby cantare

    So stylish, so great! I need to see that movie still, but I’ve heard it’s good.

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      Apr 24, 2011, 10.34 PMby urbandon

      Thanks. It is an awesome movie.

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