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post #166 of 1086
Here are the Uniqlo chinos I had partially lined with the classic J. Press triple stripe. Hopefully these photos are enough for someone to replicate this. Post in this thread if you have any more questions, instead of PMs.

Stitching was undone at the bottom hem as well as the inseam and outseam, shirting material fitted in, and everything was stitched back up.

Because of this there is no horizontal seam visible to the outside of the pants, although you can easily catch your toes in the side when putting them on. Not a big deal for making them look better. I emphasize this part because in the 3rd photo you can see horizontal stitching at the top, but that is to close up just the shirting material that is folded over itself on the inside, not the shirting stitched to the pants. Hence the inclusion of the 4th photo to emphasize where the shirt is actually stitched to the pants.

By no means a perfect job and not close to the level of polish of something like the Junya ones from SS11, but it was the first time and for $30 of alterations on a pair of $20 chinos, I can't really complain. I also really didn't like the material on the lining of the Junya ones and I wanted the classic J. Press material for that super-subtle "fuck you americana" steez. It's the little things satisfied.gif

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post #167 of 1086
^ Very Nice!

Opinions on what the above would be like on denim?
post #168 of 1086
I think I might try that but with navy gingham or some other patterns redface.gif
post #169 of 1086
Wanted to do the same but uniqlo NYC is sold out of those chinos in my size :Fu: need to pick up some other cheap chinos to fuck up with this DIY project.
post #170 of 1086
Thats nice ^^

I bought a few metres of fabric, gonna make a cloak or whatever maybe like synth.

Anyone thought of doing somethign to shoes? Chucking extra eyelets and getting longer laces, copying kvas or osmehting?
post #171 of 1086
There's a guy on B&S who sells waxed laces in pretty much every color. That alone was enough to revive several old pairs of shoes, enough to make people stop and take note.
post #172 of 1086
^What's his name? I may pick some up.

EDIT: nvm. Pretty sure I found him.
Edited by pickpackpockpuck - 7/27/11 at 8:39am
post #173 of 1086
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Originally Posted by tween_spirit View Post

Here are the Uniqlo chinos I had partially lined with the classic J. Press triple stripe. Hopefully these photos are enough for someone to replicate this. Post in this thread if you have any more questions, instead of PMs.

Stitching was undone at the bottom hem as well as the inseam and outseam, shirting material fitted in, and everything was stitched back up.

Because of this there is no horizontal seam visible to the outside of the pants, although you can easily catch your toes in the side when putting them on. Not a big deal for making them look better. I emphasize this part because in the 3rd photo you can see horizontal stitching at the top, but that is to close up just the shirting material that is folded over itself on the inside, not the shirting stitched to the pants. Hence the inclusion of the 4th photo to emphasize where the shirt is actually stitched to the pants.

By no means a perfect job and not close to the level of polish of something like the Junya ones from SS11, but it was the first time and for $30 of alterations on a pair of $20 chinos, I can't really complain. I also really didn't like the material on the lining of the Junya ones and I wanted the classic J. Press material for that super-subtle "fuck you americana" steez. It's the little things satisfied.gif

Try fusing the fabric next time, just get some cheap iron-on fusing and insert it between the lining and the fabric, basically glues the layers together without needing a seam
 

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^^ Unless you learn to knit and find that you really enjoy it I wouldn't recommend it. Enough (nice) materials to make a sweater can be anywhere from $40-200+, and then you have to factor in the time it'll take to complete. A hat can be done in a weekend, if you're fast. Socks in maybe a week. A sweater would be quite a bit longer, as you might imagine. It's hard, for me at least, to find a pattern that's both interesting and within my skills. Can't make it boring if you're going to be with a project for a long time.

A friend of mine can finish a hat in about an hour of work, but she sells them and she's been doing it for a while (I hate and am really shitty at knitting, too monotonous for my tastes)
 

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this place is dead i have triple posted lol. anyway i saw this on one earlier page

http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Odyn...and_17656.html

anyone have any idea whatsoever on how to make something like it?

Patterning for this would be weird since the laid out fabric would look nothing at all like that end product

 

Some ideas in various stages of production (some exist only on this sheet, some are at the patterning part, hopefully I'll be making a muslin for some soon). And no, you aren't intended to actually be able to decipher any of this because my form drawings are really shitty and the descriptions often don't make sense even to me

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post #174 of 1086
any try flattening the toebox on RW GT's?
post #175 of 1086
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any try flattening the toebox on RW GT's?

Yeah just get a buddy to slowly roll over them in a car, but make sure you're wearing them while he does this so the leather molds to your feet properly and you get the best shape.
post #176 of 1086
how would one go about painting shoes like mmm painted gats? dip it in or get a brush?
post #177 of 1086
Last year I tried to make my own pair of black coated jeans.
I used a tutorial I found here and these are the results:
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They're stiff as fuck and I never really got around to wearing these. I tried sanding them down with 150 grit paper but they still feel like putting my legs in paper towel rolls.
Thoughts?
post #178 of 1086
But fuck they look dope. Can you post a pic with some better light (daylight)? And which denim did you use?
post #179 of 1086
Those look great. I bet applying blue paint to white jeans would yield some interesting results as well...
post #180 of 1086
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Reminds me of the greatest drone band of all times:

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