Hi I've just got some Ironheart Devils Fit, and am wondering what the first step should be. I usually just get any raw denim altered in the leg, then wear until they reach the point of no return! Then wash and so on... But these are absolute beasts and look like they'll bleed like hell! A pal suggested to soak them in a bath of tepid water to get rid of some of the excess dye. But I don't want to lose any colour as they look spot on at the moment. They also fit really well in the waist so don't want them to shrink too much. I've read that some people wear them in the bath, like a shrink to fit. Is this recommended? Sounds like a lot of effort. Also, shall I get them chain stitched before or after soaking? Any help appreciated!
If your Devil's Fit have never touched water before, you need to soak them before you wear or hem them. The Devil's Fit is one of very few IH models that will shrink significantly the first time that it touches water. Expect 1-2" of shrinkage in the waist and 2-3" shrinkage in the inseam after a hot soak or wash. Wearing them in the bath is unnecessary unless you are worried that you won't be able to get back into them at all after the soak. If your jeans are already really tight raw, you should probably either exchange them for a size up or keep your soaks and washes cold going forward to minimize shrinkage.
i have the IH and my roomie has a pair of weird guys. the fit isn't similar unless you size up on the IH, in which case you're going to get hip bulge.
666 fits nothing like weird guys. 666 has tight ass thighs and a straight-ish leg opening. weird guys have a roomie thigh and a tapered leg..
The 301S is tapered, and more so than the 666, but it's still significantly less tapered than the Weird Guy.
I own a pair of Weird Guys, and I've tried on the 666 and the Beatle Buster, and you are right, the fit isn't that similar to either of them. However, I would not describe the Weird Guys as being roomy in the thigh unless you have skinny thighs, and between the 666 and the BB, I still think the 666 fits a little bit closer to the Weird Guy of the two.