What do you do when your jeans don’t fit? Maybe you donate them, or get a new set of cleanup rags. Me, I’m more of the ‘nice clothes to work clothes to disposable clothes to cleanup rags’ kind of guy. Needing a different size upset my usual clothing depreciation plan. Therefore, I decided to draw on them. With a permanent marker. Turns out, it doesn’t wash out - at least not in cold water. They’re same-purposed … you know, instead of repurposed. I’d label them upcycled. You may or may not, depending on how much value you think my art adds to them. If you don’t, keep it to yourself.
These particular shorts are a jean-ish material. They are Route 66 shorts – as you can see in the images - and the size tag says 13-14. They have not been size-altered. There is light transfer in some areas (no, the ink’s not coming off), which complements the design. These particular shorts have front and rear pockets, and belt loops. These aren’t ones I personally wore before, but they are previously worn. They were always washed in cold water, including after the artwork was added.
The sizes I list are the sizes in the clothing. If you have bought clothing before, you know that the size is more of a general guess than a measurement, so keep that in mind when making selections. I recommend cold water wash for two reasons: warm or hot can change the size, and it could cause some of the drawing to fade. Attempt warm or hot water wash at your own risk. Also, don’t use stain removers or bleach on these.