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post #3856 of 6455
yeah, my kmw's won't rope as the hem is miniscule.
post #3857 of 6455
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Poly, thanks for proving this once again to a certain group of people who adamantly believe that roping only happens with chainstitching.

Save your $20, kids.

That is not very intense roping compared to my chain stitched jeans.


But yes it's true and does occur. I've seen it occur often on levis.
post #3858 of 6455
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Originally Posted by givemefive View Post
That is not very intense roping compared to my chain stitched jeans.


But yes it's true and does occur. I've seen it occur often on levis.

it's all about the tension in the hem isn't it? My samurai black isn't the most intense roping, and these ande whall actually have more roping.
post #3859 of 6455
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post
it's all about the tension in the hem isn't it? My samurai black isn't the most intense roping, and these ande whall actually have more roping.
Exactly. The roping on my well-worn, chainstitched 5eps look tame compared to those Whalls. Even the use of the word "intense" is something that has been used extensively when pushing the "advantages" of chainstitching to the point that you wonder if it's just not part of the advertisement started by the guy with the Union Special.
post #3860 of 6455
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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR View Post
What is the variable then. All my jeans with a chain stitch rope, all without do not. I have Nudies that do and do not, a pair of Sammys that have no chain stitch and do not rope. What do I need to do to get the roping without the chainstitch?
I asked this question like 10 times here and on Sufu and never ever got a decent response other than "it depends on how the hem is rolled". Here's what I want to know: When getting my jeans hemmed, what do I need to tell my tailor to do to get the roping effect, if he isn't chain stitching them?
post #3861 of 6455
Wow those Ande Whalls look amazing. Definitely going to be my next project.
post #3862 of 6455
Hi guys. There seems to be alot of questions about roping lately huh. I think there are two main things that cause roping. I have changed my view somewhat in the last few months, the chainstitching does help but it is very minor, and will help more on unsanforized denim. The nice thick stitching on the hem when cuffed does look very nice.

The two main things that will cause roping in my opinion are, how the hem is rolled and the width of the hem.

The old union special 4G.. what ever it is, and any other older, newer, other brand of chain stitcher that has a down turn hemmer attachment will roll the hem crooked. If you cuff your jeans and look at the seam of the selvage, then the seam of the hem it will be slightly off centre. If it is really twisted so the hem seam is nearly touching the white line of the selvage, you will probably get more roping in the long run.

The width of the hem is important also, if it is too small it won't rope up as good and if it is too big, 2cm'ish it won't either. On some of the brands mentioned with the larger hem...the machine is similar, but it turns the hem much neater, seams exactly straight, 2cm width and with a lock stitch. These are like a neat trouser hem. Pic below...Union Special brand.

If you are going to the tailor to get your jeans hemmed, just get them to sewn it crooked at a 1cm hem width. Here is a picture below I nicked from somewhere to show the crooked'ness.

post #3863 of 6455
Ande Whall -

When about will those denim jackets be available?
post #3864 of 6455
First pic with Flash, second without. From Left-Right: Levi's 501, Somet, Crate Route, SExDBxS09, SExSC06
post #3865 of 6455
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post
Ande Whall -

When about will those denim jackets be available?


X 2.
post #3866 of 6455
I don't understand the roping debate at all. Almost all jeans (especially prewashed) that I've seen have roping and most also aren't chainstiched. I think it has something to do with washing, also.
post #3867 of 6455
teaser of my sexfh05 at 5-6 months
will take full pics when i get more time

i love the way they fade to an electric blue
click pics for hi-res





damn, i need to wear my jeans harder :/
post #3868 of 6455
Just got my 17.5cm mists in today:

A bit tighter than I expected, but the material is super soft and stretchy, so we'll see what happens.
post #3869 of 6455
ugh
post #3870 of 6455
it could well be the picture, but i don't know how i feel about the color on those diors kodi
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