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My 003s were perfect when I first got them. I gave them a soak and they didn't shrink up much and became very comfortable very quick. They're actually relatively loose now. I'd say go for it. I love Somet denim!

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I just recieved a pair of 003s from Context, and all I could say is "wow." Quality of denim and construction are top of the line. Currently, the fit is spot on, would you guys still recommend a soak?
post #542 of 715
Does anyone know how the 008s compare to Levi's 511s? Are they skinnier? The measurments on a my size 32 511s seem kinda close to the measurments BiG has on the size 32 008s except maybe for the rise.
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My 003s were perfect when I first got them. I gave them a soak and they didn't shrink up much and became very comfortable very quick. They're actually relatively loose now. I'd say go for it. I love Somet denim!
Cool, cool... Well I took your advice and just cold soaked them for 20-30 mins. The tub water turned really yellow. Hopefully I won't lose too much stiffness. Can't wait to wear these jeans hard.
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Cool, cool...

Well I took your advice and just cold soaked them for 20-30 mins. The tub water turned really yellow. Hopefully I won't lose too much stiffness. Can't wait to wear these jeans hard.

from what i've heard and my limited experience, the starch (yellow stuff) doesn't actually make the denim stiff or contribute to the fading - it's an urban myth. My KMWs actually got stiffer after a hot soak, and turned a nicer colour.
post #545 of 715
The 008's aren't just skinny, they have a very low rise and they are not elastic at all. Levi's will be more stretchy, the 008's wont give your legs much room.
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The 008's aren't just skinny, they have a very low rise and they are not elastic at all. Levi's will be more stretchy, the 008's wont give your legs much room.

Thanks, Eason. Do you or anyone else know of a pair of jeans that fit close to the 511s, preferably with a low slub denim?
post #547 of 715
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Somet 008. Size 28.



I'll chime in too and say those look awesome on you. Slim guys like you and Mistral can really pull off the 008 cut. Nice fit.

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Cool, cool...

Well I took your advice and just cold soaked them for 20-30 mins. The tub water turned really yellow. Hopefully I won't lose too much stiffness. Can't wait to wear these jeans hard.

Good call. They'll crease up just fine.

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from what i've heard and my limited experience, the starch (yellow stuff) doesn't actually make the denim stiff or contribute to the fading - it's an urban myth. My KMWs actually got stiffer after a hot soak, and turned a nicer colour.

Very true, brother.

The starch does make them stiffer, for a week or two, but they soften up just as fast with or without the starch. If the jeans are gonna crease and fade well, they'll also do so with or without starch.

Long-term, all that icky brown shit both causes the fibers to be more brittle and attracts and traps more dirt, which degrades the fabric (plus it yellows/gets shiny, etc). On top of that, soaking really brings the denim to life and knits the weave more densely, even if there's little shrinkage.

Starch, long-term, is not a winning proposition for your jeans longevity.
post #548 of 715
My 008's are in the washing machine right now... Wore them for about 3 months straight. Dunno how they turn out, but will post pictures when they are dry.

I'm kinda experimenting between the two pairs... The 008's are gonna get washed frequently, while the 003's are getting as much wear as possible untill the stench is unbearable or if the 6 month mark is passed, maybe I'll even hold out longer. Would be nice if there is a difference betweem the two approaches of washing denim.
post #549 of 715
Question to Mistral, Myln, know both of you guys have been soaking your somets - How much inseam shrinkage did you have? 008's are in, and they're a spot-on fit at the moment, but I think any inseam loss will leave them too short (wearable, but I won't have any stacks). I'd really like to soak these, but would probably stop short of clamping them to 2x4's while soaking. Any ideas? thanks
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Question to Mistral, Myln, know both of you guys have been soaking your somets -

How much inseam shrinkage did you have? 008's are in, and they're a spot-on fit at the moment, but I think any inseam loss will leave them too short (wearable, but I won't have any stacks). I'd really like to soak these, but would probably stop short of clamping them to 2x4's while soaking. Any ideas?

thanks

Inseam will shrink a bit, about 0.5 to 1 inch/ Nothing major but it can make the difference between just good and too short I guess.

I hemmed my 008's too, they are still wearable after the soak, but I only have a minor break instead of decent stacking.

Consider soaking anyway, when you are about 6 months (or whatever timespan you're going to wear them) and decide to wash, they eventually will shrink.
post #551 of 715
Man, the low rise takes a bit of getting used to. Every time I bend over or sit down, I feel like I'm showing my crack to the whole town. I still can't get over how well the rest of these jeans fit, though...they're just fantastic.
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Man, the low rise takes a bit of getting used to. Every time I bend over or sit down, I feel like I'm showing my crack to the whole town. I still can't get over how well the rest of these jeans fit, though...they're just fantastic.
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