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post #1531 of 1540
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post

Soak it for warm water in an hour to get rid of the excess indigo.

As far as plusses or minuses, the affect will be minimal. Honestly, unless you're super hardcore about getting high contrast fades, it won't matter.

Soak
- Removes excess indigo (it will still rub off on stuff, but not quite as much)
- Allows for shrinkage (it will be minimal)
- Lose some starch and crispness from the denim

Don't Soak
- Retains crispness longer -- creases can set in faster and potentially lead to higher contrast fades, but this is a debatable point.

Honestly, I always wear it a couple times before soaking, but soak within the first week. There's really no method to the madness, just what I do because I'm weird.

As far as washing is concerned, again it depends. I would suggest giving a first wash after 3-6 months of wear... or if it gets dirty. After that, i would wash infrequently -- no more than once a month... or if it gets dirty. The more frequently you wash, the less high contrast your fades will be. That being said, even if you wash regularly, your jeans will still fade. There's really no way to screw this up.

Congrats on considering raw denim, it's a ton of fun. Just try not to over-analyze it, even if it is a bit more expensive than what you're used to.

Thank you for your helpful input. I am going to order the skinny and the tapered and check the fit. Just measured the waist on one of my jeans and it is 32. Looking at the measurements on the Unbranded website, the 32 equivalent of UB101 and UB201 are tag sizes 31 and 30, respectively. I have no prior experience with raw denim, so I am not sure how much they will shrink/stretch.

Should I go with tag sizes 31 and 30 or go up/down?

 

Thanks

post #1532 of 1540
I don't have a ton of experience with unbranded, but do know that any jeans will stretch a bit from whatever they're measured at originally. When you wash, they typically go back to the original size, but once you wear them again they should stretch back out.

If this is your first pair, I'd suggest going true to size or maybe size down one depending. The true test is when you put them on. You want them to be just a little tight, but not too uncomfortagle. If there's a little wiggle room, it may stretch out farther than you want it.

Also, you can always wear a belt, which should mitigate some unwanted stretching.

I typically buy true to size in most of my denim and let it stretch a bit, but I'm not a big fan of the super tight fits. It really depends on what you want.
post #1533 of 1540
These seem to come with really long inseams (34.5"). Does hemming affect the leg opening width much (say to 31-32") and how much shrinkage to account for, 1/2 inch?

Anyone with Alpha Khakis can comment on the fit of the UB201? Just going by the measurements they seem very similar, or is the UB101 closer?
post #1534 of 1540

Urban Outfitters has all Unbranded on sale for 30% off

 

Stretch Straight $56.00

 

Skinny, Straight & Tapered $57.40

 

Indigo Medium Wash Tapered, Black Skinny, Black Tapered $61.60

 

21 oz Skinny, 21 oz Straight & 21 oz Tapered $82.60

post #1535 of 1540
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

These seem to come with really long inseams (34.5"). Does hemming affect the leg opening width much (say to 31-32") and how much shrinkage to account for, 1/2 inch?

Anyone with Alpha Khakis can comment on the fit of the UB201? Just going by the measurements they seem very similar, or is the UB101 closer?

UB101 is closer for sure, but doesn't taper as narrow.

post #1536 of 1540

I couldn't button my UBskinnies on the first day, and the back of my knees hurt the next few, a week in it was fine, and now after 3 weeks I feel the fit is perfect. It is tougher to get them on than what I am used to though since my last 3 pairs were either looser or was stretchy, but once on they are comfy. The stress points actually has grown on me which is weird. Wearing tough denim and feeling uncomfortable has become a "cool sensation", like I feel badass or something stupid. Oh how easily pleased our minds are. I'm going through my first soak tomorrow. Will report but I imagine nothing new since my experience so far has been exactly as SF wisdom has told me, I expect nothing surprising. Anyway, wanted to say so far I'm very happy with my unbranded jeans.

 

Been doing squats and some leg exercises, lunges and such, in my jeans, thinking it'd make the fades happen quicker, anyone else do this? =P

post #1537 of 1540
Really digging the 21 oz tapered - my first heavyweight denim.
Was tough the first few days, but after a week of wearing they're starting to break-in nicely.
post #1538 of 1540
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

Urban Outfitters has all Unbranded on sale for 30% off

 

Stretch Straight $56.00

 

Skinny, Straight & Tapered $57.40

 

Indigo Medium Wash Tapered, Black Skinny, Black Tapered $61.60

 

21 oz Skinny, 21 oz Straight & 21 oz Tapered $82.60

 

Thanks for the heads up.  I ordered my first pair yesterday

post #1539 of 1540
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Originally Posted by The Hunter View Post
 

 

Thanks for the heads up.  I ordered my first pair yesterday

Oh! yeah that sounds good. If I would have know earlier about this I would have got my brother a pair too. But I got him three things in that range, one was a blue sweat shirt, the second was a grey colored V-Neck tee and the last item which I got for him was a snapback which he had been asking for a long time. 

 

I must mention here that the price of all the three things costed me only $54 after a discount of 15% from district clothing. Their collection is huge and they have got some reasonable prices that what made me shop over there. I might consider getting a denim for my brother from Urban Outfitters next month.

post #1540 of 1540

I'll be giving my 21oz tapereds their first wash soon. I like them a lot, especially for the price. The indigo dye looks kind of cheap compared to my old raw PRPS though, but that it comes off so easily is pure fun.

 

I just wish they were really tapered, they look like straight jeans to me.

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