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post #9226 of 10357

Well - just got notified that my #204 Cone Khaki Overdye jeans have shipped.   My first raw/selvedge pair.  I'm kind of jazzed, but I have to say I'm not excited about the idea of crocking when it comes to my Aldens, so I'll probably limit my wears to the JCrew Kenton Leather Pacer boots (my beaters).

post #9227 of 10357
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Got my shoes.  SO gorgeous, but I can't entirely decide if they're too big.  Any suggestions for knowing whether they're too big or not?


Post the pics!!

post #9228 of 10357
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Got my shoes.  SO gorgeous, but I can't entirely decide if they're too big.  Any suggestions for knowing whether they're too big or not?


Mine felt a bit weird somewhat loose initially.  The problem was not that they were too big but that I hadn't had low tops quite that low before.  Also the shoe could probably use one more higher up eyelet for a more secure fit.  Having said that, now I throw them on and don't need to tie super tight or anything.  I never notice them and they fit and feel great, just needed a bit of time to get used to it.  Make sure your foot is hitting all the right spots without too much room from your toes to the front and don't worry if they are a bit loose to start.  

post #9229 of 10357

I'm curious as to when the first run of jackets is due to be shipped...did anyone take the plunge?

post #9230 of 10357

hey guys, i want ask for size of the gustin chinos.

i am 171cm, 62kg.  i wear W29 j crew slim chinos.

 

what size of gustin slim chinos should i buy ?

W29 or W30 ?   

post #9231 of 10357
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hey guys, i want ask for size of the gustin chinos.

i am 171cm, 62kg.  i wear W29 j crew slim chinos.

 

what size of gustin slim chinos should i buy ?

W29 or W30 ?   


Id measure the j crew pants and then refer to the fit guide on their website. Its a pretty reliable resource.

post #9232 of 10357

So I have what I'm guessing is a controversial question.  

 

My Gustin #204 Cone Khaki Overdye jeans arrive Saturday, and they'll be my first pair of raw jeans.  I've read all the washing instructions for maximizing glorious fades, but what if I'm looking for a bit less in the way of sick fades?  I've read the Gustin Care guide, and the one over at ofironandoak.com seemed useful, too, but I'm looking for a little more moderation.  Any advice?

 

Also, the advice to put the jeans on slightly damp was interesting - I assume that means wear them until they are dry?

post #9233 of 10357

^ Don't wash them when you get them.

 

Just wear them and wash when dirty for glorious fades.

post #9234 of 10357
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So I have what I'm guessing is a controversial question.  

 

My Gustin #204 Cone Khaki Overdye jeans arrive Saturday, and they'll be my first pair of raw jeans.  I've read all the washing instructions for maximizing glorious fades, but what if I'm looking for a bit less in the way of sick fades?  I've read the Gustin Care guide, and the one over at ofironandoak.com seemed useful, too, but I'm looking for a little more moderation.  Any advice?

 

Also, the advice to put the jeans on slightly damp was interesting - I assume that means wear them until they are dry?

It works on a bit of a spectrum. More washes will result in color loss that's more consistent across the entire pant. There will still me more loss on stress points and high friction areas, but the contrast will not be as high. This is a more "historical" or "classic" fade pattern b/c when denim was invented they didn't have people going years between washes lol. Conversely, as you might expect, higher contrast is obtained by waiting as long as possible between washes - in effect the color loss on this end of the spectrum comes almost exclusively from friction. 

 

How and when you wash is completely up to you. 

 

I would personally advise against wet wear - the denim is much more pliable/stretchy when wet and a few deep knee bends could lead to "knee bags." The only time I could ever see wearing them damp is if you purchased unsanforized (not pre-shrunk) and were really concerned they were going to shrink too much - even there there are better options though. 

 

Personally, I soak or wash every pair right away. I'm 5'9" so I need any remaining shrinkage out of the way prior to having them hemmed - and the will shrink some more so be forewarned. Also, I've read/heard that the first soak can actually help adhere the dye a bit better (not sure if this is scientific at all though)

 

Hopefully that helps

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^ Don't wash them when you get them.

 

Just wear them and wash when dirty for glorious fades.


he said he didn't want that....

post #9236 of 10357
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So I have what I'm guessing is a controversial question.  

 

My Gustin #204 Cone Khaki Overdye jeans arrive Saturday, and they'll be my first pair of raw jeans.  I've read all the washing instructions for maximizing glorious fades, but what if I'm looking for a bit less in the way of sick fades?  I've read the Gustin Care guide, and the one over at ofironandoak.com seemed useful, too, but I'm looking for a little more moderation.  Any advice?

 

Also, the advice to put the jeans on slightly damp was interesting - I assume that means wear them until they are dry?


Fading is inevitable with denim. It's best to accept it now or you'll freak at the sight of a crease.

I soak mine before a hem and wash them when dirty. Washing them will bring out the fades. Soaking them also releases a lot of the starch in denim, which is partly responsible for causing wear on your jeans

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post #9237 of 10357
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he said he didn't want that....

 

I read that as sarcasm ;)

 

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Fading is inevitable with denim. It's best to accept it now or you'll freak at the sight of a crease.

I soak mine before a hem and wash them when dirty. Washing them will bring out the fades. Soaking them also releases a lot of the starch in denim, which is partly responsible for causing wear on your jeans

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I'm not worried about fading in an of itself.  (A) I want to avoid as much crocking as possible.  I know it is a stupid thing to say when a pair of raw jeans are on the way to my house, but I don't want to sacrifice my furniture, my car interior and my shoes to the denim. (B) fading is fine, but I don't really care about "high-contrast, sick fades" a little loss in the depth of the fade is ok with me in exchange for achieving "A"

 

I'd do the soak and see how things go.  :)

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he said he didn't want that....

 

I read that as sarcasm wink.gif

 

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Fading is inevitable with denim. It's best to accept it now or you'll freak at the sight of a crease.

I soak mine before a hem and wash them when dirty. Washing them will bring out the fades. Soaking them also releases a lot of the starch in denim, which is partly responsible for causing wear on your jeans

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I'm not worried about fading in an of itself.  (A) I want to avoid as much crocking as possible.  I know it is a stupid thing to say when a pair of raw jeans are on the way to my house, but I don't want to sacrifice my furniture, my car interior and my shoes to the denim. (B) fading is fine, but I don't really care about "high-contrast, sick fades" a little loss in the depth of the fade is ok with me in exchange for achieving "A"

 

I'd do the soak and see how things go.  :)


Crocking will also occur no matter what. I own a pair of Taylor Stitch overdye denim and they crock like a mofo. I hardly wear them these days because it turns everything blue

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post #9239 of 10357

yesterday, i got gustin slim XS pink oxford shirt, it is too small for me , and i measure it , i think it is smaller than the website size guide.

 

do all style gustin shirts have same fit ?  

 

OR

 

only this pink oxford shirt run smaller?

post #9240 of 10357
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

 

I read that as sarcasm ;)

 

 

I'm not worried about fading in an of itself.  (A) I want to avoid as much crocking as possible.  I know it is a stupid thing to say when a pair of raw jeans are on the way to my house, but I don't want to sacrifice my furniture, my car interior and my shoes to the denim. (B) fading is fine, but I don't really care about "high-contrast, sick fades" a little loss in the depth of the fade is ok with me in exchange for achieving "A"

 

I'd do the soak and see how things go.  :)

 

Then why are you purchasing raw denim? There are lots of brands that make nice jeans that don't crock. The dye will get on your shoes. That is just a fact you need to accept. 

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