Tsuyoshi bought his Tape Ted 16 Dips in Australia 2014 and has worn them regularly ever since. Once the jeans were well broken in and started to show signs of wear Tsuyoshi took to repairing them himself. Just like the recently released Nudie Jeans replica (style no longer available) of Tsuyoshis’s jeans feature some stunning hand made repairs. You will find 33 darning repairs and 6 boro style patch mending’s, using multiple fabrics and a variety of thread colors. We fell instantly in love with Tsuyoshi’s jeans from the minute we first laid eyes on them.
Tsuyoshi’s journey with his Tape Ted jeans was very much an exploration into repairing; something he executed really well from the get-go.
It is through this exploration and the tasteful mix of repair techniques the greatness of Tsuyoshi’s jeans defined — it also gives his jeans that unique character that we instantly connected with.
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Fun fact: many of you have reached out wondering how this collaboration with Tsuyoshi came about, and the simple answer is: we found Tsuyoshi’s Tape Ted on Instagram with the #nudiejeans hashtag.