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post #31 of 381
Sorry for the double post, but i wanted to find out some stuff about these so i could possibly order them before they took the deal off. I didn't see the raw 514s at macys while i was at the horrible gainesville mall, but i did try on the pacsun soft rinse 514s. The coloring is actually pretty nice and it's red tab and the quality felt pretty decent(not too cheap at least. It was my first time trying on the 514s and i liked them except they didn't have my inseam because i need a 34. I think i'd rather have the raw ones for 16 dollars less, them being raw and all. I'm still not sure what waist size to get though. The 31s fit perfect on my waist and seat, but i felt like they looked a bit tight in the leg when walking. The 32s didn't fit as snug as the 31s, but still fit good. I was just worrying about stretching. They don't carry 31x34s on the macy's site. If i got 32/34, do you think they'd stretch out too much, or would there be a way to do a slight shrinking in the waist with a inside out cold or warm soak or something?
post #32 of 381
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Originally Posted by chronoaug
They don't carry 31x34s on the macy's site. If i got 32/34, do you think they'd stretch out too much, or would there be a way to do a slight shrinking in the waist with a inside out cold or warm soak or something?

You can't really shrink the waist, and any raw denim--actually, any denim at all--will stretch a little wherever there's pressure applied. Less pressure, less stretching, so the 32s won't stretch as much as the 31s would, for example, but they'll still stretch a little bit. The length is probably going to get a bit shorter, however, if anything, and if you really need a 34, I doubt you can make 32s cut it. My suggestion would be to go with the 32x34s, but you may be out of luck. On the plus side, you're not out very much money if it doesn't work out.
post #33 of 381
Thanks. 32inseam wouldn't fly. If i were to get 31x34 of the pacsun 514 soft rinse that was linked last page, do you think they'd stretch in the thigh at all. They fit perfect in the waist and seat, but i wasn't sure about the leg. My girlfriend said they were fine, so i should probably just listen. I'm just debating about getting 31x34 soft rinse or 32x34 raw.
post #34 of 381
just wondering, will a cold soak hurt the indigo and fading process?
post #35 of 381
It will but I don't think you need to worry about it as much. You'll get rid of a lot of indigo which might end up on your white shoes or clothing.
post #36 of 381
I just got mine in the mail. Can't beat the price.

I'm a little put off by the creases on the waist, knee and shin area already. For people who have these already, did these go away on their own? Would cold rinsing, or steaming get these out, or will these not be as noticable after a few weeks.
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post #37 of 381
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Originally Posted by chronoaug
I just got mine in the mail. Can't beat the price. I'm a little put off by the creases on the waist, knee and shin area already. For people who have these already, did these go away on their own? Would cold rinsing, or steaming get these out, or will these not be as noticable after a few weeks.
Those look good... wish I could find a pair here. BTW, do the Rigids have any spandex/stretch in them? Somebody correct me if this could screw up raw denim, but maybe you can try flipping the jeans inside-out, spraying down the creases with some water, and iron it on high.
post #38 of 381
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Originally Posted by chronoaug
I just got mine in the mail. Can't beat the price.

I'm a little put off by the creases on the waist, knee and shin area already. For people who have these already, did these go away on their own? Would cold rinsing, or steaming get these out, or will these not be as noticable after a few weeks.

I wore mine for about a week solid to set the creases, and now I'm just wearing them when I want a shiny, raw-looking jean, but in areas where the denim wanted to form its own creases--the lap, for example--the "real" creases ended up taking over the artificial ones. The ones on the shins just sort of sit there and look weird, though when you're actually wearing them and they're bunched up I'm not sure they're even really visible. I haven't tried steaming them out yet, mostly because I'm really lazy.
post #39 of 381
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Originally Posted by Bandwagonesque
Those look good... wish I could find a pair here. BTW, do the Rigids have any spandex/stretch in them? Somebody correct me if this could screw up raw denim, but maybe you can try flipping the jeans inside-out, spraying down the creases with some water, and iron it on high.
Seriously, why bother?
post #40 of 381
Yea, I figured the ones on the lap and knees would be overtaken by real ones, the shins just kinda bothered me. I might hang them by my towel when i'm taking a shower a few times or see if my girlfriend has something to steam it with. Not like it would take much effort. Thanks for the feedback, sauce. Yea, they definitely don't look like $32 jeans. It's good, because it buys me some time to put away a little bit of money at a time from paychecks to buy an actual nice pair of jeans around winter break time. I'm sure I can find a high end denim shop somewhere in Orlando in a month. There are so many little ritzy areas that there has to be one.
post #41 of 381
I ordered these but they're on back-order. I would try 'massaging' the light streaks out. Sort of like blending them in w/ your fingers. I did this w/ my dry thin-finns because I scraped off some indigo while I was sitting on a cement wall, and it totally worked.
post #42 of 381
FYI- these are back on sale, but most sizes have a pretty severe backorder.
post #43 of 381
I just got mine today, I like them and I don't think the creases are a big problem. They are barely noticeable, although I might try to steam them out. The back pockets are interesting and aren't the usual Levi's pocket- the design is set lower, I like it. I had planned to remove it because I'm just tired of the normal Lev's pocket, but I'll keep this. What I don't like is the way the bottom hem doesn't have contrast stitching, it looks very weird IMO. It looks like you had them hemmed by a bad tailor who didn't know how to hem jeans. I was thinking about taking them to a tailor and having contrast stitching added although I bought them to wear as my cuffed jeans so I might not bother. The other thing (and to those who have them, please give me you opinions on this) is that the inside of the jean has a sort of sepia tone to it w/ an almost greenish cast, instead of the normal white-ish color. Sort of dingy looking but very even. I'm not sure about it really, but I'm going to wear them cuffed anyway, just something to get used to I guess.
post #44 of 381
Yea, the inside, and the jean in general has a green vibe to it in contrast to the purple you get from some other jeans. I don't really mind the color. I need to see if my old iron has a steam function, or if it even works. How are you gonna get the creases out? The leather patch on the back is kinda funny looking. Not in a bad way, just haven't seen it before. I wish mine were an inch shorter though. They don't stack well, but i knew a 32 would've been too short. I've been wearing them a week and they're pretty solid. They've stretched about a inch or so in the waist, but that's just like all jeans. I'd like to see how they break in with creases/whiskering/fading and such but i'd really like to see if i could get an inch off the inseam. I was thinking of cold soaking and hanging, but i don't know if that'd do anything at all. Does anyone think warm or hot soaking would mess up and breaking in in the future?
post #45 of 381
levis.com doesn't show a "rigid scraped." they do have something called "ridge," which is 100% cotton. does anybody know anything about this? also, is macys the only placed selling the rigid scraped? i need a 28 with at least a 32 inseam if they fit anything like the other 514s i've tried, which macys doesn't carry.
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