August 15, 2011
From the website:
Just charge them up in the light (can be natural sunlight or artificial bulb light) and then shut the lights and watch 'em glow. The jeans will also glow intensely under UV light (aka black light), so if you wear the jeans in a club with a black light, your pants will appear neon green. Even the selvedge edges glow
so flip up your cuff to flip people out.
The jeans work because we apply a phosphorescent coating to the fabric in Japan. This coating is baked into the fabric and will absorb light and slowly release that light with an emanating green glow, just like those glow-in-the-dark stickers we had on our ceiling as a kid. Another fun aspect of the jeans is after you beat them up a bit the wear patterns will cause the coating to fade in certain parts of the jean and will create a unique piece of glowing art.
We have done five wash tests and the jeans still glow nicely. If you want the glow to last as long as possible, wash your jeans as little as possible, (we know you do that anyways) or just dry clean them.
Available at Barneys New York and Barneys COOP nationwide (soon to be available online as well).
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"The jeans work because we apply a phosphorescent coating to the fabric in Japan. "
Because phosphorescent coatings from any other country just would not work.
Posted by: Rocketboy | Aug 17, 2011 7:42:35 AM
Remember that Dr. Suess book, "What Was I Scared Of?, about the pale green pants? These must be them!
Posted by: tamra | Aug 16, 2011 2:06:37 AM
From Japan, eh? I wonder how long they have to hang near those reactors.....
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 15, 2011 4:14:25 PM
And some anal sphincter bracelets, too.
Posted by: Flautist | Aug 15, 2011 3:51:43 PM
Hmm - can we see these modeled with the fruit cuff bracelets?
Posted by: YesBiscuit! | Aug 15, 2011 3:41:13 PM
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