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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.
Edited by Oldguy - 4/16/14 at 4:24pm
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I am also thinking that in the long cold Maine winter, I generally put on a few pounds, so I think going up a size might be wise, but I would like to hear from others. It ain't easy buying without trying on!
Edited by Oldguy - 4/17/14 at 6:15am
As a really general guide, heavier denim will probably stretch less. But that's very general. What matters more is the tightness of the weave of the denim. Unless you're told explicitly about the tightness/looseness, it's hard to say how much it'll stretch. e.g. my 14oz PBJ 005's stretched WAY more than my 21oz IH 634s (3 inches versus 1.5).
Between the thickness and the natural tendency to slow down in winter and put on a few lbs, I think going up the .5" might be wise.
The "Heavyweight" is not moving quickly.
I missed out the Twenty-Six, as it went in minutes.
Why is this not running so quickly?