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Flathead 3001.
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What is the difference between one washed denim and sanforized denim? Which category does nudie slim jim fall into?
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Raw denim has not been washed before. It can be sanforized or unsanforized. Unsanforized denim will shrink a size or two to fit you. Sanforized denim will not shrink at all except for maybe an inch in the inseam like all jeans (even mall jeans). One washed denim is just raw denim that has been rinsed once before. A lot of times, you can find japanese jeans with unsanforized denim that have been washed once to get the shrinkage out of the way to help ensure that the buyer has a product that will fit the way he wants. It also enables the seller to measure the jeans to make it easier to purchase. The raw nudie jeans are all raw(unwashed) and sanforized so there will be no shrinkage making it pointless to soak them before wearing. All unsanforized denim (a lot of japanese jeans from BiG and self edge) MUST BE WASHED BEFORE WORN. If not, the jeans will not fit right. It's not a matter of it fitting like a size up, but the whole fit needs to be adjusted. There is no benefit to wearing unsanforized jeans raw. The first soak/wash will not ruin any chances of fades/honeycombs/etc...
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
There is no benefit to wearing unsanforized jeans raw.
I beg to differ. Some people like having their honeycomb fades halfway up the back of their thighs after six months.
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You're right. That would look really krispy
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Does anybody know how the quality of nom de guerre's jeans are? I haven't seen their most recent jeans, but $204.00 for a nice pair of raw jeans doesn't seem too expensive.
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If I were to buy a pair of skinny (or non skinny for that matter) 514s or 511s should I buy them loose expecting them to shrink, or tighter expecting them to stretch?
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If I were to buy a pair of skinny (or non skinny for that matter) 514s or 511s should I buy them loose expecting them to shrink, or tighter expecting them to stretch?

expect them to stretch. The only jeans you want to shrink (for the most part) are japanese denim and stf 501's, with some exceptions, of course.
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Originally Posted by zacharydschroeder View Post
expect them to stretch. The only jeans you want to shrink (for the most part) are japanese denim and stf 501's, with some exceptions, of course.

+1

I bought some 511's true to size hoping they'd shrink with hotwashes etc... they only stretched and returned to their original size. I was able to find them a good home though.

i'd deffffff suggest sizing down one on the 511's. You also might try the new 520's.

robbie
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Are the Common Projects - Achilles low-top in Black sold anywhere? I checked their stocklists with no luck. When will they release their F-W line?
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I got an Edwin (Euro) ED-55 concrete denim on sale for practically nothing . The fit is really nice and the length right now is spot on + 1 inch, so I'm afraid of soaking it. Does anybody know how much these will shrink in length? If it's too much, i'd just use them for work around the house, never wash or soak them and that's it. If shrinkage is low, i'd like to "give them a chance".
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what's the difference, if any, between a wingtip and a brogue
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Originally Posted by bsyde82 View Post
what's the difference, if any, between a wingtip and a brogue

wingtip requires that the cap portion being shaped like a wing.

brogue requires brogueing (those holes on the edge of the leather panels).

the definitions aren't very precise - for example, an austerity brogue has a cap portion shaped like a wing, but no perforations or medallion.

the term brogue in english shoemaking is using broken down into full brogue, semi-brogue, quarter-brogue, while in the US, those are known as a wingtip, captoe with perforations and mediallion, and captoe with perforations.
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These 2 photos from the sartorialist were posted in the MC forum and i figured you guys might have some info on the shoes. I think i really like them and was wondering what they were and if anyone knew where i could get them in store or preferebly online. They look kinda like these marc jacobs i saw awhile back but haven't seen since. Disregard the rest of his ensemble. http://photos1.blogger.com/photoIncl...48/1600/KW.jpg http://bp3.blogger.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/...st-Hampton.jpg
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I think those shoes in the second pic are J Crew...I know the shorts are J Crew and the shoes look like these:

http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...catId=cat90217

on sale now as well.
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