What is typically the maximum amount of material a tailor can take in on a pair of denim jeans? Can you go down a size or two without ruining the look of them?
If you're talking about the top block, you're talking lots of money and effort. The jeans would have to be taken apart, cut, and then resewn completely. If you're talking about just the legs, theoretically they can be tapered to whatever you want but it won't always look good
If I wear a sz 30 in the N&F Slim Guy, a sz 30 in the Earnest Sewn Fulton, a 30-31 in standard office pants, and EU 48 in the slimmest of the slim Italian pants, what size should I buy in the LVC 1947 501 in the rigid denim? Would 31 work, and what kind of shrinkage can I expect?
There are 103432 threads on this, and just can't go through them all right now
I have a pair of ES jeans in size 31 (they're just a tad loose) and my '47s fit well in size 32. I've heard the new run of them isn't as undersized as old ones were. That said, mine are from '07 (so they should've been undersized by 1 inch, but I didn't measure before soaking) and here's the deal: directly after a soak and air dry, the waist measures 31". After I wear them they stretch right out to 32" (their tagged size), which is a tad loose but comfortable and everything else about them fits slim. They're about as loose on my waist as my Earnest Sewns are in size 31.
Overall, I'm super happy with them and I think upsizing 1 was a good move. I think I could've bought a 31 (the size I normally buy and get a comfortable fit out of), but they'd probably be on the small side for a few minutes after a soak and I don't think I have a sloppy fit whatsoever anyway.
I also posted this in the APC thread but am hoping others with raw denim experience may provide an answer.
I just got some APC New Standards, my first pair of raw jeans. I love the fit, I sized down two, three would be too painful. My only concern is the length, I would not want them to shrink more than 1/2 to 1 inch in length. Am I going to regret it when it's time to soak/wash them?
APCs are sanforized, so shrinkage should be minimal. I'd be very surprised if you lost a full inch. Just keep them away from the dryer if you want to be careful. Soak/agitate them in cold water inside out, roll them in a towel (still inside out unless you wanna absorb indigo and ruin a towel, too) to get rid of the excess water, and then air dry them (doesn't matter which side is out at this point). If you add soap to the water make sure to agitate them in clean water afterward. Also, warm water is fine after a while, too.
I think the rule of thumb for sanforized denim is 2% shrinkage. Putting them through a hot cycle in the dryer when soaking wet might increase that.
I just bought a really old vintage leather belt (40+ years). The leather is extremely dried out but the belt's distressing is great. What should I do to recondition the leather?
Obernauf's seems to be the standard answer when it comes to leather conditioning. I think any leather conditioner is probably gonna make the distressing more subtle but I'll bet it'll still look cool.
There's a thread here that a guy who makes belts and wallets put up, and over time it's gotten pretty huge with people discussing the belts, posting pictures, etc. I seem to remember a different product from Obernauf's being mentioned but the thread is too big for me to wanna search through it. Give it a shot!
USMC Roughouts or LL Bean Katahdin Engineers boots? Different enough boots, granted, and low enough cost I could pick up both, but they would play the same role in my wardrobe (ie rugged casual boot). Head says get the boot with the satisfaction guarantee, heart says the USMC are maybe more beautiful.
Where can I get a sweater just like this, but with better quality and less ugly color? (preferably grey) http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...scid=702417002 I really like the heavy knit, the mock collar, the extra long sleeves, and the fact that it is button (as opposed to zip), and the fit was so good I wouldn't mind the fact that it's BR (it was on sale). But the color, besides looking awful, won't really go with anything in my wardrobe.... any SF-approved brands have something very similar to this but in other colors?
I am going to ask here instead of being a bitch and starting a new thread, knowing the majority of people who's advice I am actually seeking don't surf this thread.
anyhow, here's hoping.
I have approximately 150 bucks. I know thats small timer for the majority of y'all but with bills and life and my bullshit retail job its whats spare for right now. I've been saving up for a short while change, 10 here, 20 there, I suppose much like a kid would with allowance. As un-baller, or peasant status as it might be I am ready to spend. I was trying to hold out and save up for some new denim... but after thinking about it a while (and the LVC's I bought not working out) I am fine with the 2 pairs I have so I am looking outside of denim.I am hoping for advice hopefully from people familiar enough with my WAYWT repertoire to lend me atleast a little bit of advice as far as my wardrobe goes..
stuff I was thinking of, maybe this will help maybe not
- fred perry polo (white,red,blue)
- blue jack purcells
-2-3 decent quality (decent is relative I know), well fitting(fit is relative as well I suppose) all season cotton shirts? (patterns, fabrics... I don't know shit outside of white/blue OCBD, they're really all i've ever worn, or needed to )
- using it for camera stuff ( like a minolta rokkor 58mm f=1.2 lens from ebay) instead
I don't always like the clothes in my closet, and tend to thrift/shop clearance. I am not looking to blow through all of it, but maybe splurge a little.
I don't know if this small of a budget is the sort of thing you big timers can even comprehend anymore, but if you're willing/able to think of a suggestion or two this void of an accent dead center in the middle of the so called 'fly over' zone kid is looking for some suggestions either here or via PM