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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post
^ I'm guess the Weird Guy is a little roomier in the crotch. Levis that gets the most love is the 1947 501 STF.
second that. Go up one for regular slim, TTS for tighter fit. Advise against TTS though. 1 up for me for sure. A tagged 31w will shrink to ~29.5" and 3" in the leg for sure.
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Originally Posted by blynch View Post
Thanks again for the model advice. Looks like BiG is getting a 5507 restock the 28th. Already planning the purchase. This will be my first pair of unsanforized denim, not totally sure on sizing. My true waist is ~33.5", for reference I have a size 31 KMW 2010 and size 33 AW Cougar(measure 33.5" and 34" waist) both fit pretty close to ideal in the top block (except the back rise is higher than desired) but both are a little too snug in the thigh. I'm thinking size 32 in the skulls which measures 34.5" (according to BiG) would shrink to 33" and then stretch out to about a perfect fit. Does that seem right? Also not sure on inseam shrinkage for these particular jeans, and I'll probably have BiG hem them.
Skulls are sanforized. Expect no more than ~.5 or .75 waist and 1" max inseam shrink with hot soak and machine dry. TTS on those is recommended. Skulls are almost too snug in the hips if you go 1 down. BiG's chart is slightly incorrect. - SE's is more accurate. 32w will measure 33.5"
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Think about purchasing this Denim Jacket... Levis Big E...








What would you pair with this jacket? I would imagine something like cords or perhaps much darker jeans would be ideal? I don't notice jean jackets wore that often...or it could be that I just dont notice them anymore...how would you go about wearing this?

I see denim jackets all of the time. If you want to wear that one with jeans, go for black jeans or like you said cords. You could get away with a different shade of blue jean, but that depends if you care about "double denim" or not. Personally, I have a really old Wrangler denim jacket which has lost most of its indigo, and I think it looks cool with my raw denim. Obviously if the jacket is the same shade as your jeans, you're going to look like a tool with a denim suit on or something.
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Skulls are sanforized. Expect no more than ~.5 or .75 waist and 1" max inseam shrink with hot soak and machine dry. TTS on those is recommended. Skulls are almost too snug in the hips if you go 1 down. BiG's chart is slightly incorrect. - SE's is more accurate. 32w will measure 33.5"
thanks, from the chart differences I assumed BiG was selling unsanf and SE was selling sanf. I assume by TTS that means I should get the size corresponding to my measured waist (33.5") which would be the size 32. Not looking for a tight fit either. TTS always gets me confused, never sure if it means go with normal jean size, or go with true measured waist size(usually at least an inch larger).
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Hi folks, What's the best way to stretch denim? I'm specifically talking about length. I have a pair of new raw jeans in sanforized Cone Mills that shrank too much in the length. They're slowly stretching out, but I'd like to get another inch out on the length, if possible. I know that people have recommended stretching them manually when they're soaking wet, but also found this thread that suggested wearing them when drying and doing squats. I've been doing squats and those haven't really helped to stretch out the length. A tailor also recommended to me taking a steam iron and pressing it against the jeans while pulling. Anyone have any recommendations or success stories they want to share? Again, this stretch will be just for the inseam, i.e. a vertical stretch (the waist and thigh are fine). Thanks!
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Which model of Flat Head is relaxed straight fit? Which line is the best (ie Exceed, Frontier, Future ect)?
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price check on this 100% authentic versace couture jean, i got these A LONG LONG TIME AGO and have never worn them, i was just wondering how much these were worth..
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Very little, at least on this forum. You'd have better luck on eBay.
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noob question, don't want to create another thread.

what is raw denim?
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Good call on not creating another thread Raw denim is simply denim that hasn't been washed after the dying process. It's much stiffer, has that rich indigo color, and isn't pre-faded or distressed. In a nutshell.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denim#Dry_denim
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Dry or raw denim, as opposed to washed denim, is a denim fabric that is not washed after being dyed during its production. Over time, denim will generally fade, which is often considered desirable. Most denim is washed after being crafted into an article of clothing in order to make it softer and to eliminate any shrinkage which could cause an item to not fit after the owner washes it. In addition to being washed, non-dry denim is sometimes artificially "distressed" to achieve a worn-in look. Much of the appeal of dry denim lies in the fact that with time the fabric will fade in a manner similar to factory distressed denim. With dry denim, however, such fading is effected by the body of the person who wears the jeans and the activities of his or her daily life. This creates what many enthusiasts feel to be a more natural, unique look than pre-distressed denim. To facilitate the natural distressing process, some wearers of dry denim will often abstain from washing their jeans for more than six months,[4] though it is not a necessity for fading. Often, enthusiasts will just hang their unwashed denim to help get rid of the smell.
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will sizing up in jeans take away the aesthetic appeal (make you look fatter)?

Say I'm a size 28 and buy a true 32 size jean.
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TTS or Size Down 1 on Dior 19cm
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Originally Posted by blynch View Post
thanks, from the chart differences I assumed BiG was selling unsanf and SE was selling sanf. I assume by TTS that means I should get the size corresponding to my measured waist (33.5") which would be the size 32. TTS always gets me confused, never sure if it means go with normal jean size, or go with true measured waist size(usually at least an inch larger).
Well, TTS means getting the tagged size that corresponds to your waist, rather going by the jean's measurements on the size chart. Keep in mind that it all depends on where you take your waist measurement. The size you wear in jeans will probably be smaller than the measurement you take with a tape at your waist (I get about 32.5" and wear 31 tagged). Also depends on where the jeans will sit on your waist, (but that's usually accounted for by the manufacturer when they tag). But you should know your true pants size by now. If not, measure a good fitting pair of trousers or jeans. 99 out of 100 times, going TTS on jeans is the wise call. If unsure, ask on the forums
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Originally Posted by enigma77 View Post
Hi folks, What's the best way to stretch denim? I'm specifically talking about length. Thanks!
Sadly, it's just not possible, and in the long run a recipe for dissappointment. Sell now and cut your losses.
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Originally Posted by Flight Bird View Post
Which model of Flat Head is relaxed straight fit? Which line is the best (ie Exceed, Frontier, Future ect)?
The 3005. There is no best, just differences in cut, details and denim weight. The character/texture of the denim is consistent. See here for a great explanation...
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Originally Posted by three_man View Post
will sizing up in jeans take away the aesthetic appeal (make you look fatter)? Say I'm a size 28 and buy a true 32 size jean.
It depends. If you really know your true waist size, sizing up one can work well for a successful fit (I sized up one on my Momos because my true size was really slim and tight). Keep in mind that there are some cuts that require sizing up one or even two on the tag (Denime 66xx, Evisu Lot 2000 No 1), just to end up with your proper size post-soaks. Sizing up more than one to achieve a different fit is unwise, as is downsizing to do the same. Better to find a different cut.
post #10334 of 21424
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post
TTS or Size Down 1 on Dior 19cm
Depends on where you want them to sit, anywhere from down 3 to down 1 (generally 1" of stretch, though that varies from raw to washed and MiI to MiJ to MiM)
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Hey all, looking to get some new jeans and wanted some advice to beforehand. Basically, I'm looking for stuff that won't dissintigrate within 9 months of wear.

Now, all I've really had experience with is Levi's and two pairs of Earnest Sewn non-selvage (I'm in love with the fit of the kyrre). My ES had crotch blowouts within the year, and the Levi's are still my go-to's, even if they don't fit as well.

Basically, is there any kind of higher-end denim that will fit slim and tapered (not skinny) and can stand up to some abuse? I was practically tearing my ES apart whenever I stretched, and that's not good. Also, I don't sag my jeans (don't like the look personally), so a mid-to-high rise would be preferred. Thanks!
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