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post #1696 of 1709
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If you're interested in really heavy denim, we have a 23oz Japanese selvedge coming today at 1pm PST. Thanks.

post #1697 of 1709
Anybody need a cream-slate flannel in medium? I received mine today. Very nice fabric and fit. I considered having it tailored into a short-sleeved version, but instead I have listed it in the classifieds, here.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
post #1698 of 1709
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I do recall that in the 70's, Levis were well made and we kids loved to work on causing them to fade, but if memory serves well, it was by washing them in hot water! smile.gif

That will cause the denim to fade uniformly all over. You won't get whiskers on the hips, honeycombs at the knees, or contrast in the areas with the most wear. Nothing wrong with wanting uniform wear, but most folks who like raw denim want fading with contrast.
post #1699 of 1709
Half an hour later and the 23oz is just sitting at barely 25% funding, stark contrast to the 26oz selling out in less than half that time. I think the same price tag for the two pairs is a bit off putting, combined with Gustin saying the 23oz will be back in July. $200 is still cheap for a 23oz, but I'm sure a lot of people are still thinking, "damn, coulda gotten 26oz for that price." I doubt most people would really notice the 3oz difference, but a denim that heavy is significantly harder to find/obtain. *shrug* Don't think you can go wrong picking it up though. If I was looking to get a pair of standard colored jeans, I'd probably hop on.
post #1700 of 1709
Yeah, I balked at the price. I've yet to pay more than $100 for any item of clothing, and I don't see changing that for heavy denim.

Maybe I'm cheap... I did get a Gustin belt in the mail today. Seems nice enough.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Yeah, I balked at the price. I've yet to pay more than $100 for any item of clothing, and I don't see changing that for heavy denim.

Maybe I'm cheap... I did get a Gustin belt in the mail today. Seems nice enough.

including footwear???

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including footwear???

 

I meant to say casual clothing. I've paid more for cycling, triathlon and rock climbing stuff. I'm a thrifty cheap bastard for the most part.

post #1703 of 1709
I backed the Heavyweight in 34" straight desperately hoping that the measurement will fit. It's a bit confusing reading that some are tighter than others but my comfortable jeans measure 17 1/2" across buttoned closed. I live in Maine. It snowed today. I wonder if I should have ordered 35" waist. I have gone by their guide. I hope the Heavyweight stretches out well. Like others, I have large thighs from picking up heavy things and putting them back down again.
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Originally Posted by Nuckinya View Post

Finally got my first pair of Gustins today! And they got here super quick, which I'm happy about. I got the Okayama Standards in a 30 straight. They look and feel amazing, but jeez you guys weren't lying when you said the leg openings were huge on the straights. I've also found that the knee and calf area are pretty big too, but this is all easily fixed.

My one reservation with these is the size on the waist. I can get them buttoned pretty easily. I mean the only struggle with buttoning them up is how stiff the button hole is. Once they are buttoned up however, they do feel a bit tight, but I'm worried that it's not tight enough at this initial stage? Especially if it's going to stretch up to an inch.

So I guess my questions are:

1. when you guys talk about how tight it should be around the waist on first wear (and buttoned up), are you talking so tight that you had to suck in your stomach to get it all buttoned up? Or just tight enough that it feels slightly uncomfortable, but was not too much of a struggle to get on and button up in the first place.

2. If this is the case and I've purchased a size too big, what are some ways that I can use to minimize stretching in the waist?

Nuckinya,

I have three pairs of Gustins, and they fit about like yours. I could button them up without sucking in my stomach. I don't want my jeans skin tight, so I could never wear a pair that I couldn't get all the buttons done up initially. You could do a warm water wash or soak at some point to shrink them down a little if you wanted a tighter fit.

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Originally Posted by jameslow23 View Post

Hey sounds like you got a good fit.


I've got 3 pairs, all 33 Slim and the Raw Umber seems to be the smallest in waist. The others are comfortable.


What i'm saying is, the fabric will only stretch to how much you want it to. If it's not too tight from the onset, it will only stretch till it's comfortable enough.

That's been about my experience as well. They stretched in the waist until they fit, and haven't kept stretching. I'm sure after a few months they will stretch a little more, and then I'll do another cold wash and they'll shrink back a little and fit perfect again for a few months.


I'm also surprised The Heavyweight 23oz are still around 35%. Being so heavy and starting that dark, I think they are going to develop some high-contrast fades. I backed them.
post #1705 of 1709

Something i tried, especially for those looking to stretch your denim a little faster/make them more comfy faster, is to do a cold soak for about 40-1 hr. No indigo will be lost. Leave them to air dry till damp and then put them on till dry. I find that this helps the denim mould to your body and stretches them in the right areas to fit perfect.

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I picked up the 23 oz. today . Really hope the 31 waist fits! I take a 31 in the Naked in Famous Skinny Guy jeans, so I hope it works out!

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I picked up the 23 oz. today . Really hope the 31 waist fits! I take a 31 in the Naked in Famous Skinny Guy jeans, so I hope it works out!

If you haven't already, measure your N&F jeans, and compare to Gustin's fit guide to be sure. You should aim for 1" smaller in the waist for your 23's to account for subsequent stretch. You can edit your size up until the fabric goes in for cutting.

post #1708 of 1709
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Originally Posted by goldenbear View Post

I picked up the 23 oz. today . Really hope the 31 waist fits! I take a 31 in the Naked in Famous Skinny Guy jeans, so I hope it works out!

I'll second what Berniels said, measure your current jeans and then compare to the Gustin fit guide. My three pairs of Gustins measured almost exactly what the fit guide said.
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Originally Posted by andy b. View Post


I'll second what Berniels said, measure your current jeans and then compare to the Gustin fit guide. My three pairs of Gustins measured almost exactly what the fit guide said.

Is there a difference in dealing with the stretch with these heavyweights rather than the lighter jeans?

 

My jeans measure 17.25 to 17.5  (two different pair)...

 

I have ordered 34" in the Heavyweights, while waiting on May delivery for another pair (Zimbabwe) also at 34".   

 

I went the .5" size down that their sizing guide instructs when I ordered the Zimbabwe.

 

Should I go up to the 35" in the Heavyweights, since the material is so much thicker?

 

Also, after the editing process disappears, generally how long until jeans ship?    thanks again...


Edited by Oldguy - Today at 5:00 am
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