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post #661 of 1161
I have been wanting these jeans from Quality Mending Co. For a really long time, unfortunately I'm broke as hell. They appear to have that perfect, tapered 60's look that's still rather utilitarian with the high waist and rather loose thighs. Maybe I should sell of some LVC to fund them....
post #662 of 1161
two pairs of rigid, nwt LVC 501s (1915s and 1944s) for sale: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=242596
post #663 of 1161
this might be a stupid questions. can i hot soak the botom portion of my jeans. i want to shrink the length, but do not want to shrink anything above the knee. bad idea?
post #664 of 1161
seems to be a harmless experiment...if it works...it works, if not, you're not going to ruin the jeans.

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this might be a stupid questions. can i hot soak the botom portion of my jeans. i want to shrink the length, but do not want to shrink anything above the knee. bad idea?
post #665 of 1161
It's fairly common for people to soak everything but leave the waistband dry (when they don't want that to move) but I never heard of soaking just from the knees down. As shorty said, seems harmless. But I don't imagine you'll see much if any shrink.
post #666 of 1161
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this might be a stupid questions. can i hot soak the botom portion of my jeans. i want to shrink the length, but do not want to shrink anything above the knee. bad idea?
It will create a weird dual texture - the jeans will look different across the line - starched and shiny above, one wash below. Some people put a stick with the correct waist length in the waistband to hold it at that level during a soak. Seems like a better idea.
post #667 of 1161
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It will create a weird dual texture - the jeans will look different across the line - starched and shiny above, one wash below. Some people put a stick with the correct waist length in the waistband to hold it at that level during a soak. Seems like a better idea.

yeah thats what i was afraid of, i think i just will wear until they are really worn in, then take my chances. thanks for all the help fellows.
post #668 of 1161
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yeah thats what i was afraid of, i think i just will wear until they are really worn in, then take my chances. thanks for all the help fellows.

In the beginning. After a week or two of daily wearing you won't notice the textural difference.... unless you continue to do a few partial soak afterwards.
post #669 of 1161
If they still have the tags, I'd just go ahead and exchange them for a larger waist size. I'm assuming you're going to be wearing these jeans for a long time and it will be almost impossible to avoid any shrinkage up top for the life of the jeans.

Another important thing to take into account...although the upper part of the jeans will shrink with washing, that area (especially around the waist band) will stretch back out to pre-wash dimensions after a couple wears.

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yeah thats what i was afraid of, i think i just will wear until they are really worn in, then take my chances. thanks for all the help fellows.
post #670 of 1161
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Originally Posted by Shorty Long View Post
If they still have the tags, I'd just go ahead and exchange them for a larger waist size. I'm assuming you're going to be wearing these jeans for a long time and it will be almost impossible to avoid any shrinkage up top for the life of the jeans.

Another important thing to take into account...although the upper part of the jeans will shrink with washing, that area (especially around the waist band) will stretch back out to pre-wash dimensions after a couple wears.

thanks for all the help.
post #671 of 1161
LVC is now available in Saint Paul, MN at BlackBlue. www.blkblu.com
post #672 of 1161
I have two pairs of LVC Immortals from around 2005. The one on the left is one of the regular production ones and is numbered 543/1010. The one on the right is a Levis prototype. Both came to me by way of a Levis employee in Europe.

You can see that the darning is identical on both. The wash on the prototype is lighter. The prototype also has a few small spots that are darned using natural colored cotton thread (something I has seen on a few of the very first LVC special editions) but that didn't carry over to the regular edition.

I like the ring from a snuff can on the rear, left pocket.



post #673 of 1161
I love the Indigo Immortal. One of the best LVC/Bart Sights washes. Both those pairs are very blue - is the color accurate?
post #674 of 1161
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Both those pairs are very blue - is the color accurate?


No. I shot them outside in morning light that gives a blue cast and a bit more contrast. They are closer to the pic you posted.
post #675 of 1161
I went to the Levis store in SF on Union Square. They have a custom tailor shop in the basement. I asked them to do some repairs using the Levis gold thread. Here is darning on the rear pocket of the LVC 551ZXX. I could have chosen another color but I wanted to have fun and visual interest with the contrasting gold stitching. Here is how they darned the inside of the front pocket. It doesn't show through to the front.
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