or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Self Edge SF/NY/LA/PDX - Japanese Denim & More (Iron Heart, 3sixteen, Flat Head, Strike Gold...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Self Edge SF/NY/LA/PDX - Japanese Denim & More (Iron Heart, 3sixteen, Flat Head, Strike Gold... - Page 394

post #5896 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiya View Post


Yes we do, they're going up in our online store in about a week or so.

Sweet. Can they be purchased in store as well? SENY in particular...

post #5897 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skell6009 View Post

Sweet. Can they be purchased in store as well? SENY in particular...

Yup, they're available now at all stores.
post #5898 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiya View Post


316_BLUE_07-1025x682.jpg


I was wondering why the threads are loose like that?
post #5899 of 6018
Thread Starter 

Hey Kiya,

 

Do you still have those cycling jeans?  Tired of my jeans' crotches wearing down quickly because of my cycling around in them.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #5900 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post

I was wondering why the threads are loose like that?

I think it's part of the design:)
post #5901 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post

I was wondering why the threads are loose like that?

Many work shirts from over sixty years ago used to come with the chain stitched side seam still intact, so the buyer would cut them off or they would eventually fall off. It wasn't done on all shirts, very few shirts came like this, but the Japanese like this detail and include it on many shirts, which in turn now many American brands include the detail too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Hey Kiya,

Do you still have those cycling jeans?  Tired of my jeans' crotches wearing down quickly because of my cycling around in them.

Cheers,

Fok.

Fok,

Those have been sold out for about five years now, they were a collaboration we did with Iron Heart.
I suggest looking at the 30BSP from 3sixteen+:
http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1017&search=30bsp
post #5902 of 6018

can anyone comment on the differences between the 3sixteen 14.5oz line vs the 17oz denim?  i have the shadow selvedge now which is 14.5oz and has been fading great and had a great feel right from the beginning.  i plan on purchasing a new pair of 3sixteens this fall...just curious about the heavier weight fabric.  will it really fade that much faster?  does it actually feel that much heavier/thicker than the 14.5oz line?  (those are the heaviest denim i've ever owned).

 

any links to fade pics of the 14.5 vs 17 over time would be awesome as well.  thanks!

post #5903 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaudi0 View Post

can anyone comment on the differences between the 3sixteen 14.5oz line vs the 17oz denim?  i have the shadow selvedge now which is 14.5oz and has been fading great and had a great feel right from the beginning.  i plan on purchasing a new pair of 3sixteens this fall...just curious about the heavier weight fabric.  will it really fade that much faster?  does it actually feel that much heavier/thicker than the 14.5oz line?  (those are the heaviest denim i've ever owned).

any links to fade pics of the 14.5 vs 17 over time would be awesome as well.  thanks!

The 17oz denim is a completely different animal. The fabric itself is stiffer, crunchier and has a more abrasive hand to it than the 14.5oz denim which has a tighter weave and is extremely soft on the inside. The 17oz denim will soften up a bit over time with wear but you'll never mistake one for the other. Since you have the shadow denim right now, I'd look into the 140x denim which has the brown fill yarn - this will yield faster fades since there will be more contrast between the warp and the weft as the jeans age. Below is a photo of my 11 month old jeans next to a new pair of 140x.

post #5904 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajchen View Post


The 17oz denim is a completely different animal. The fabric itself is stiffer, crunchier and has a more abrasive hand to it than the 14.5oz denim which has a tighter weave and is extremely soft on the inside. The 17oz denim will soften up a bit over time with wear but you'll never mistake one for the other. Since you have the shadow denim right now, I'd look into the 140x denim which has the brown fill yarn - this will yield faster fades since there will be more contrast between the warp and the weft as the jeans age. Below is a photo of my 11 month old jeans next to a new pair of 140x.

can you elaborate on why the brown fill will result in faster fades?  i would have thought the opposite....white interior / blue exterior seems more contrasty (new word???) than brown/blue.  

 

that pic looks great btw.  i'm looking to get a pair of jeans that will fade into a more traditional lighter shade vs. the electric blue fading of the shadows.

post #5905 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaudi0 View Post

can you elaborate on why the brown fill will result in faster fades?  i would have thought the opposite....white interior / blue exterior seems more contrasty (new word???) than brown/blue.  

that pic looks great btw.  i'm looking to get a pair of jeans that will fade into a more traditional lighter shade vs. the electric blue fading of the shadows.

As the warp yarn fades from indigo to dark blue to light blue to eventually grey/white, there's more contrast if the fill yarn is darker vs lighter, as opposed to light blue against traditional white fill yarns. That's why shadow jeans appear to fade more quickly than traditional blue jeans, because the black weft makes the fading warp yarns pop more.

In fact if you want a more traditional fade, I would suggest the 130x (indigo x white) heavyweight denim:

http://www.selfedge.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=130x

The electric blues you mention are still visible on the 140x due to the brown weft. The 130x will yield the same fade color as a traditional blue jean but because of its crunchiness and abrasiveness, it fades more quickly than our 14.5oz 100x denim.
post #5906 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajchen View Post


The 17oz denim is a completely different animal. The fabric itself is stiffer, crunchier and has a more abrasive hand to it than the 14.5oz denim which has a tighter weave and is extremely soft on the inside. The 17oz denim will soften up a bit over time with wear but you'll never mistake one for the other. Since you have the shadow denim right now, I'd look into the 140x denim which has the brown fill yarn - this will yield faster fades since there will be more contrast between the warp and the weft as the jeans age. Below is a photo of my 11 month old jeans next to a new pair of 140x.

Wow, pretty amazing that was achieved in 11 months. can you elaborate on how often worn, # of washes, etc

post #5907 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Wow, pretty amazing that was achieved in 11 months. can you elaborate on how often worn, # of washes, etc

I wore them 6 days a week for the 11 months - every now and then I rotated in an older pair of jeans but altogether that might have added up to 3 weeks. I machine washed them 4 times, so once every 2-3 months.
post #5908 of 6018
This is why my fading / wear looks so weak... I can wear denim 2.5 days a week at most (Friday afternoon/night, Saturday and Sunday). Maybe i'll slip into jeans on a weekday evening as well. In this case, what is the best solution for care? Simply never washing for a year?
post #5909 of 6018

Not washing for a year is a marketing gimmick (derived form Nudie as mainstream?).

 

First two pictures show my SExI14. I washed them after 13 months for the first time (plus a couple since then for an overall wear of 15 months).

 

The second two pictures of my SE05BSP after close to 8 months and have had 7 washes. 

 

I would go to say that the pair I have washed regularly will look better at 15 months. Yes, different denim etc but washing gets rid of the grime and dirt making your jeans look more faded.

 

 

 

post #5910 of 6018
Quote:
Originally Posted by reallypeacedoff View Post

Not washing for a year is a marketing gimmick (derived form Nudie as mainstream?).

First two pictures show my SExI14. I washed them after 13 months for the first time (plus a couple since then for an overall wear of 15 months).

The second two pictures of my SE05BSP after close to 8 months and have had 7 washes. 

I would go to say that the pair I have washed regularly will look better at 15 months. Yes, different denim etc but washing gets rid of the grime and dirt making your jeans look more faded.











I agree..also dirt makes the denim wear out more quickly..smile.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Self Edge SF/NY/LA/PDX - Japanese Denim & More (Iron Heart, 3sixteen, Flat Head, Strike Gold...