or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › (Old) Ask a Question, Get an Answer - please ask all quick questions here
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

(Old) Ask a Question, Get an Answer - please ask all quick questions here - Page 823  

post #12331 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
I think fading depends more on how actively you crease your jeans. for example ryu washed his jeans every month and they came out beautifully, but this probably has more to do with the fact that he rode his bike ALOT on the weekends.

I dont think a high contrast fading is the holy grail of denim fades. i forget who it was but the old samurai contest on sufu had a dude who washed his jeans a lot and his fades werent as high contrast but they still looked great.

just wear your jeans. wash them when you or other ppl don't like the smell.

I agree. I'm not saying the people HAVE to wear them for "6 months" but I'm just curious about what it looks like depending on what people do and the length of time. It seems like by not washing them the creases stay in place and that really effects the fading. I really love the look of those jeans!

I'm curious about the differences. I really like that contrast but I also think it's kinda gross to wear them especially when they're smelly and I also think that body oils and such weakens the denim and the creases also weaken and rip the denim. I had a pair of KMU's that started to rip in the fabric because I had them cuffed in the same place for so long and they got wet a couple of times. i don't want that to happen again.
post #12332 of 12663
How hard would it be for a tailor to shorten the sleeves of a medium-thickness jacket with zippered cuffs? Would I need a good tailor to take it in from the shoulders without messing up proportions? The arms are cut high and slim if that makes a difference. Also, how much should I expect to pay?
post #12333 of 12663
from what i understand the armhole size can't be changed once the garment is cut. i wanted a black fleece shirt altered, but the sa lady said it can't be done.

usually you take in the cuffs, but i'm not sure if they can alter zippered cuffs.
post #12334 of 12663
Recommend me a boot for snowy weather...been pretty icy round these parts of late plus im going skiing in france soon so need something that i can wear in crappy conditions. would be pairing with jeans mainly...
post #12335 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post
How hard would it be for a tailor to shorten the sleeves of a medium-thickness jacket with zippered cuffs? Would I need a good tailor to take it in from the shoulders without messing up proportions? The arms are cut high and slim if that makes a difference. Also, how much should I expect to pay?
Best bet would be to take it to a good tailor and then ask him/her if s/he would be able to do it, taking it in from the shoulder is something that most competent tailors should be able to do (especially if they work on suits) but the material does matter in the process
post #12336 of 12663
long story short, ive been wearing my apc new cures for about 2 months and they have streched considerably. i want to wash/soak themm to get them back to size. what's the best way to go about doing so? soak in the tub with warm water for an hour then hang dry or should i jsut throw them in the washing machine? will the inseam shink much? sorry to beat a dead horse, but theres way too many pages of posts to dig through.
post #12337 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by sexonfabric View Post
Recommend me a boot for snowy weather...been pretty icy round these parts of late plus im going skiing in france soon so need something that i can wear in crappy conditions. would be pairing with jeans mainly...

One of the best for waterproof-necessary conditions would be sorrel, and they don't look half bad when actually worn. Alternatively you can use something like snoseal on a pair of leather workboots
post #12338 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by gordon jraber View Post
long story short, ive been wearing my apc new cures for about 2 months and they have streched considerably. i want to wash/soak themm to get them back to size. what's the best way to go about doing so? soak in the tub with warm water for an hour then hang dry or should i jsut throw them in the washing machine? will the inseam shink much?

sorry to beat a dead horse, but theres way too many pages of posts to dig through.

Jeans plus tub plus lots of boiling water plus time
post #12339 of 12663
What distinguishes chukkas from desert boots? Is it just the crepe sole?
post #12340 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by aoluffy View Post
http://needsupply.com/mens/shoes/weston-boot.html

shall i pull the trigger or can you suggest better looking pairs?

i do like shoes with more of a heel

If it's a heel you want, you may not like the Westons. I was surprised at the weight-distribution in the boots and the heel-heavy stance when I wear mine. It has a thinner heel than most boots I've worn. Otherwise, great boots.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerm View Post
What distinguishes chukkas from desert boots? Is it just the crepe sole?

I think the crepe sole, simplicity of construction, lack of welting, lining, cushioned insole or waterproofing. Beyond that, it depends on the chukkas you're referring to.
post #12341 of 12663
Specifically, I'm talking about the Alden suede chukkas. I'm just debating whether it's worth the upgrade from Clarks.
post #12342 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
If it's a heel you want, you may not like the Westons. I was surprised at the weight-distribution in the boots and the heel-heavy stance when I wear mine. It has a thinner heel than most boots I've worn. Otherwise, great boots.



I think the crepe sole, simplicity of construction, lack of welting, lining, cushioned insole or waterproofing. Beyond that, it depends on the chukkas you're referring to.

I want the heel for height. Does it fit a thick insole or w/e? I just want it to be similar height to old dr. martins or trainers/sneakers.
post #12343 of 12663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerm View Post
Specifically, I'm talking about the Alden suede chukkas. I'm just debating whether it's worth the upgrade from Clarks.

Well the Aldens would cost 5X as much, but I don't think they are 5X better than Clarks.
post #12344 of 12663
In an attempt to start branching out from wearing denim all the time and add some different pieces to my wardrobe, I purchased these trousers from Context during their flash sale. Pic below...



My question is regarding the inseam length/break - obviously they're long on the model (and stack even more on me - I'm 5'10", and a no-break inseam for me is 29" - the inseam on these is 35"). They definitely look better on the model than they do on me (the legs are a little baggier on me, which gets exaggerated by stacking them), which is why I feel like it may be better for me to get them hemmed to at least a half break (if not no break, but that seems like it may be too formal), but I'm not sure how well that's going to work for a "casual" fit. I'm not looking to wear these to weddings or anything, but I get a little confused about how trousers should look, since I'm used to wearing denim or a suit.
post #12345 of 12663
I received both a BoO White Oxford and a R&B Sunset shirt for Christmas. Now I know that BoO is infamous with buttons falling off but with both shirts within one to two wear I already have threads popping loose on 3-5 buttons. Now is there something I might be doing that is causing this and is the simplest way to fix it just a DIY with a needle? Also, a question about BoO fit. I put the measurements of a current season M Oxford (ran a size small this season) to my S in the R&B shirt. The measurements pretty much align. The problem is on the BoO the buttons are pulling a little bit. I am unsure as to where the pulling is coming from as I have room in the chest area and my shoulders are fine, does it maybe need a wash before I can accurately judge? Could it just be the material that is making it more constricting? The R&B is a looser fabric whereas the BoO is an oxford.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › (Old) Ask a Question, Get an Answer - please ask all quick questions here