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Doggone it- replying to @whorishconsumer who asked about my denim alterations: "Have you had this done by a tailor using a chainstitch machine or...?"

No- my usual tailor. I can't say for certain it wasn't chainstitch, but I really doubt it.
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Originally Posted by oynag View Post

Doggone it- replying to @whorishconsumer who asked about my denim alterations: "Have you had this done by a tailor using a chainstitch machine or...?"

No- my usual tailor. I can't say for certain it wasn't chainstitch, but I really doubt it.

Yea, that's my hang-up - tailoring would seem to be the best option for a lot of us with larger thighs and smaller waists, but unless the tailor has the same equipment - and skill - it seems kind of a shame to have them tear open a pair of $250 jeans.

That being said, if it's worked for you then that's all that really matters.
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I'm confident in my tailor's skill (which I have to tell myself because of the prices) though I don't know about her equipment. I've had no problems with anything she's done (three pair of RRL denim). However, I don't work them hard and wear them on weekends mainly.
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Railcar is pretty good. Have used for a variety of different jeans (Momotaro, Dior, etc).
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I'm confident in my tailor's skill (which I have to tell myself because of the prices) though I don't know about her equipment. I've had no problems with anything she's done (three pair of RRL denim). However, I don't work them hard and wear them on weekends mainly.

You probably live in a city with a proper tailor. I, unfortunately, do not.
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I recommend these guys: http://www.railcarfinegoods.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1514

But do they do seat/waist adjustments?
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Yep.
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Yep.

I took a look at their downsizing service. I appreciate their keeping the damage to a minimum but don't think cinching in the waist by itself would solve some of the diaper-butt us skinny/not skinny dudes run into. I would think you need some added seat adjustment for that.

It would save some of the unattractive doubling-up of the waist band that I experience with mine, however, all other measurements being relatively well-fitted.

To my earlier point about having a non-equipped tailor take in your jeans, it really is only a neurotic that would be concerned with the stitching running across their ass. The same kind of neurotic who might start an online forum for discussing denim sizing...
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who's rocking the new black on black slim fits? hows the weight? is it japanese selvedge or just "imported"? and are there knee wrinkles?

thanks in advance y'all 

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who's rocking the new black on black slim fits? hows the weight? is it japanese selvedge or just "imported"? and are there knee wrinkles?

thanks in advance y'all 


I've been wearing the new black on black slim fits since about last June.  Probably one of my favorite pair of jeans I've ever had.  The ones I purchased at the store last year are Japanese Selvedge, with subtle wrinkles in the pocket/crotch area..I don't re-call there being any pre-distressed wrinkles/honeycombs around the knees.  The weight is awesome, not as heavy as their raw indigo, but still pretty substantial.

 

oh...but...when you first get them they smell very VERY strongly of sulphur - very much like you just lit a match.  Even after several cold soaks in Tide, they smell of sulphur.  I like that smell, but I could see others not digging it...

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I've been wearing the new black on black slim fits since about last June.  Probably one of my favorite pair of jeans I've ever had.  The ones I purchased at the store last year are Japanese Selvedge, with subtle wrinkles in the pocket/crotch area..I don't re-call there being any pre-distressed wrinkles/honeycombs around the knees.  The weight is awesome, not as heavy as their raw indigo, but still pretty substantial.

alright sweet that's what I'm going for. just ordered them. I'm hoping they are Japanese but they didn't have them in the soho nyc store when I went so I ordered online. I'll check the pocket bags for confirmation. some sites I've browsed said they are 16oz and others said 13oz but I guess it varies by their stock. I don't mind thigh whiskers that much but many honeycomb fades don't really line up with my knees so I usually prefer raw or rinsed. anyway thanks for the info!
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alright sweet that's what I'm going for. just ordered them. I'm hoping they are Japanese but they didn't have them in the soho nyc store when I went so I ordered online. I'll check the pocket bags for confirmation. some sites I've browsed said they are 16oz and others said 13oz but I guess it varies by their stock. I don't mind thigh whiskers that much but many honeycomb fades don't really line up with my knees so I usually prefer raw or rinsed. anyway thanks for the info!


The wrinkles are "pre-set" or baked in or something...but not faded whiskers.

 

To the best of my knowledge the plain new black-on-black should be 13oz, Japanese denim and $300 (the ones I purchased): http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11750065&cp=11588650.12138266&ab=ln_men_cs_denim&parentPage=family

 

the other varieties of black jeans are different, sometimes distressed, sometimes non-japanese, sometimes faded, different weights...etc...

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Great pick-ups. Love that sweater
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I used to own that sweater. Very nice quality... as are all RRL sweaters.

 

Wish there were more sweater pics in this thread.

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