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post #841 of 3032
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Originally Posted by LoveOfJack View Post

Would anyone care to measure the thigh of their Slim Fit size 36 or 35s for me as shown below, rather than 2 inches down from the crotch as described in their 'Fit Guide'? Would be much appreciated.8-Thigh.jpg

For how I measure my thighs, I think you're measuring incorrectly in that photo. You have the denim laying not flat. You should have it so that the crotch is folded just at the crotch, and then measure to the outside. Right now, it looks like you are measuring from the crotch seam and going out, but you're missing about an inch of the thigh that's going to the left of where you have your thumb.
post #842 of 3032
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Originally Posted by davidw25 View Post

My experience is slightly different than what has been mentioned before of 1 inch stretch. I have ordered two pair of 31's one slim one straight. Both have been worn 50+ times and they only stretched about .5 to .75 inches.

Is your real body waist around 31.5/32? If so no stress is applied on the jean hence no big stretching, and this is compatible with being able to stretch up to 2'' if you are very tight at the beginning..

post #843 of 3032

Any plans on doing black/black denim soon?

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Getting around to soaking my loomstates. How long do I leave them in cold water? Never done this before...
post #845 of 3032
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Getting around to soaking my loomstates. How long do I leave them in cold water? Never done this before...

Temp of water and length of time depend on how much you want them to shrink.

Generally people do 1.5 to 3 hours from what I know... Colder water less shrink hotter water more shrink.
post #846 of 3032
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Originally Posted by flatspotting View Post

Temp of water and length of time depend on how much you want them to shrink.

Generally people do 1.5 to 3 hours from what I know... Colder water less shrink hotter water more shrink.

That's great. Thanks. I'll probably start with 1.5 or something and cold and see how that goes.
post #847 of 3032
My worry would be by cold shrinking you aren't taking all the potential shrink out so when you wash them down the line, they shrink again. Mine barely fit pre-soak!
Edited by OzzyJones - 1/23/14 at 4:31am
post #848 of 3032
1.5 hours is *way* too long. Guys at self-edge suggest 10-20 minutes. Once all the fibers are soaked through, you don't get additional benefits from leaving them in the water. And the longer you leave them in, the more likely you are to damage the leather patch by sapping all the oils out of it.
post #849 of 3032
OK. I'll try 10-20 minutes soak to start then. I suppose that makes sense when you consider what a wash cycle in an actual machine is probably not really much longer than that when you consider how long water is on the clothes.

Mine aren't as big in the waist as I was expecting given the sizing up, so not sure whether cold soak is going to come back to bite me or not. In the end, it's just a pair of jeans I suppose. Hopefully it all goes well enough.

Thanks for all the advice.
post #850 of 3032

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Mine aren't as big in the waist as I was expecting given the sizing up, so not sure whether cold soak is going to come back to bite me or not. 

 

I had the same worry with my Loomstates. I cut a piece of scrap wood to fit tightly inside the waistband, wrapped it in aluminum foil (to prevent wood from staining the denim), and left it in the waist during the soak. That prevented the waist from shrinking at all. I am thrilled with the fit of my Loomstates post-soak.

 

Others have used hangers, baking pans, etc. to get the same effect. You might want to give it a try.

post #851 of 3032
Thanks @BernieIsMyCat. This could be quite an adventure. smile.gif
post #852 of 3032

Will there be another batch of loomstates anytime soon?

post #853 of 3032
@joshgustin, new wallets look great. Any plans for one in natural?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

@joshgustin, new wallets look great. Any plans for one in natural?

Yep. Definitely more colors coming very soon.

post #855 of 3032

Oxblood or Cordovan 8 would rock in that new wallet

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