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Hey all, A pair of Diesel X-Rotuck jeans (30x34) that I bought on ebay just arrived today. They look so cool (aged brown-ish wash) but fit a little tight in the thighs. Actually, they are skin-tight. Is this considered 'in' now? I prefer them a little looser myself, and I remember reading a post here on how to make tight jeans more 'relaxed'. It involved taking a shower with the jeans on then pulling on them to get the damp cotton to stretch out. I also remember something about sleeping in the jeans, but I could be mistaken. Would anybody be able to give me advice on how to stretch them out a bit? I appreciate it, I'd hate to have to get rid of them.
post #2 of 5
All of my jeans stretch out after multiple wears. I think sleeping in them would work, since you'd be wearing them for a long period of time. It's worth a shot, anyway.
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I like the look of the X-Rotuck jeans in the 80Q wash as well, but they are about the tightest jeans in the Diesel line. My original advice would have been to buy a size or two larger, and to forget the idea altogether if you are above, say a 34 or 36 waist, since the jeans will end up just looking sloppy. But since you hve the jeans already, wear them around the house, doing chores, whatever. This will usually loosen them up somewhat. Be aware that they'll never be anything but tight though.
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I like the look of the X-Rotuck jeans in the 80Q wash as well, but they are about the tightest jeans in the Diesel line.  My original advice would have been to buy a size or two larger, and to forget the idea altogether if you are above, say a 34 or 36 waist, since the jeans will end up just looking sloppy.  But since you hve the jeans already, wear them around the house, doing chores, whatever.  This will usually loosen them up somewhat.  Be aware that they'll never be anything but tight though.
I agree, the 80Q wash is awesome; very unique. The seller advertised them as 'regular slim fit', so I figured they would be on par with the Rabox's I own, instead of a super-slim fit like the Fanker. I'm a 31 waist but can take a 30 in Diesel since they normally seem to run large. I would ebay them, but there are two problems. 1) I only paid $35 with shipping, and a pair in the correct size would be $90+ on ebay. 2) I got them as factory seconds (hence the low price), there is a 3" rip near the fly that was advertised as a 'small hole', I don't think they'd do too well in this state on ebay. I guess I'll just keep them. I'm going to wear them at home all the time, and even sleep in them. I'll also try the shower trick I heard about before (the damp cotton will stretch out). I need to take them to the tailor to get them hemmed 2". I figured the tailor would also be able to use a strip of hemmed fabric to repair the hole as well. Might look kind of weird but the patch might make the jeans look more 'worn'; besides, it would be covered up by my shirt most of the time.
post #5 of 5
I have those X-Rotucks in 80q. I love them. ALthough I never noticed them being too tight around the thighs (no more than Zathans), personally. However, I do actually like pants that are tight around the thighs, which is why some brands of womens jeans fit me very well. I heard the shower method works best, but make sure to hang-dry them when its done. The 80q ones seem to be made out of a lighter material, I imagine that it would stretch out nicely. Good luck.
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