• Owner: Tjarco van Raalte
  • Brand: Tulp Jeans (custom made for Denim Wold Championship)
  • Age: Worn for 603 days of wear between 12 March 2015 & 1 March 2017, total wear level is over 9.000(hr!).
  • Treatment: 2 Soaks, 10 Washes in 24 Months and 9 repairs (these jeans have been repaired in 57 places), or at least 9 times I brought these to a tailor. Work hard & played hard 50/50 office life, freelancing vs. outside playing life, building stuff, skating and part-time bartending. During this contest Tjarco has moved house 4 times and visited 8 different countries.


After 603 days of wear 

Detail shots

Watch the ageing process in 24 months of this pair of Tulp Jeans:


Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.