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post #166 of 622

Oh well, these look tempting for $81. I was looking at a pair of Imogene and Willie, but can't justify paying for those since these are made from Cone Mills, NC like I&W

post #167 of 622

Even if I pay for US$81 I think it's worth it in term of quality and fitting. They do have certain good choice inside the website. 

 

Fabric they use shows on the photo with good texture. The main reason I recommend is the quality in afforable price whereas other brands Jeans or denim product are overprice throughout the market like lucky Jeans, RRL.....etc.   *

 

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/8


Edited by pk977 - 4/2/13 at 2:55pm
post #168 of 622
Just got mine. Tgey ard my first raw jeans. What do i do with them? Just wear them? Can i was them to keep them ftom bleeding indigo everywhere?
post #169 of 622
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Just got mine. Tgey ard my first raw jeans. What do i do with them? Just wear them? Can i was them to keep them ftom bleeding indigo everywhere?

Wear them.

Wash or soak if you want; you can probably wait a few days to see if they're gonna bleed everywhere first. Wear a beater-ish tee and shoes for those days if you're really concerned about it.

Waiting on my 16.25 oz, should get here in May, which is perfect timing for mid-heavyweight denim.
post #170 of 622

Ideally, raw denim should not be washed for the first 6 months, otherwise the fade will be too uniform.

 

Also, make sure you handwash your jeans. Just soak them in warm water with some woolite dark and give them a shake to get the dirt loose. Then air dry them.

post #171 of 622
I need to hem, them. What is the consensus on the need to wash sanforized jeans before hemming?
post #172 of 622
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I need to hem, them. What is the consensus on the need to wash sanforized jeans before hemming?

I'd soak, but everyone will tell you something different. Basically, the first time they touch water they're going to shrink, so either a) take account and hem them an inch longer than you want or b)soak then hem.
post #173 of 622
First, don't ever dry them in the dryer. I've seen cases where even the best Cone Mill sanforized denim will do some odd things and shrink quite a bit when thrown in a hot dryer. When you wash them, turn them inside out, wash with just a little bit of soap on cold water and then hang to dry.

I try and wear new denim as long as possible before the first wash but I'm not a fanatic. If they get dirty, they get washed. After I will wear them for 7-10 wearings then I do heavy yardwork, hiking or go camping. That sets some nice whiskers and fade lines. Then, in the wash they go.
post #174 of 622
I just washed my LVC '66 501s for the first time (the odor snuck up on me). I used a bathtub of room-temp water, some Woolite Black, and a splash of vinegar. I used just enough water to cover the jeans laid out flat, and let them soak inside-out for about an hour. I drained the tub and refilled with cool water. I moved them about to get any soap residue out, then hung to dry with an open-ended hanger run through the back belt loops.

There wasn't a lick of indigo in the water afterwards, and the jeans look just as dark to me, so I'm happy with the result. I didn't have dramatic whiskers or combs to start, but what was there before the wash reestablished itself rather well after only a single wear afterward (the folds, not any fade). The vinegar smell was strong right after the wash, but aired out quickly. They smell nice and fresh now. They are tighter now, but I think they just went back to how they were when I first bought them.
post #175 of 622

Just ordered a pair of the original. This whole jean thing is a bit confusing, you see I'm a grumpy old man used to wearing khakis day in and day out. Last pair I bought was a pair of 501s, let the sales person talk me into 38s which fit fine till I wore them a bit then they were hugh. Washed and dried them hoping they shrink, they did a bit. I had to have them altered and they still could be taken in more. Live and learn I guess, ordered 35s based on their fit guide, here's hoping I did right.

post #176 of 622

The #34 GREEN WEFT is awesome fabric too, i like that . cannot imagine how the color fade after one years daily normal wearing   with blue and greenish  

 

post #177 of 622
Thread Starter 

I caved and added another pair of the new Indigo/Indigo to go along with my Heavy American previously ordered.  The denim looked too awesome to pass up!

 

https://www.weargustin.com/store/25

post #178 of 622
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I caved and added another pair of the new Indigo/Indigo to go along with my Heavy American previously ordered.  The denim looked too awesome to pass up!

https://www.weargustin.com/store/25
+1000. I got an alert on ma phone when they dropped. I think there was only 12. Woulda hit the back button but I picked up the indigo/indigo NF x kamikaze attack collab a month ago. Keep us updated when u get them.
Not sure why they don't have actual fit pics of the pant not just fabrics.
post #179 of 622
Anybody got the belt yet? If so how does it compare to corter, tanner, and other natural leather belts on the market.
post #180 of 622
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Not sure why they don't have actual fit pics of the pant not just fabrics.

I think it's because they haven't made any of the pants yet, maybe not even bought the fabric (though hopefully reserved it). That is even the new website is still kickstarter style -- raise the money first, then purchase and produce the pants.
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