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Slubby? I kind of want (though I've been disappointed by my current Crates, which sit folded and untouched in my closet, someone offer me some moneys for it)
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Thread Starter 
If you look at the waistband in the first shot and just above the selvage in the second, you can make out the brown slub specks.
post #11688 of 20851
If a size 32 Slim Jim(Nudies) fits me pretty well, could I fit into a size 30 Weird Guy(N&F)?
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I'm looking to get a pair of Uniqlo jeans, but since I'm not in NY it's kind of hard to decide on a fit/size for me. I'm 5' 11" and around 155 lb, and I usually wear 32x32. I like the fit of Levi's 511's but I kind of want to skinnier but not skin tight like the 510's. I've also been reading that for Uniqlo's to size down, but I'm not sure if that's true or not. So, how do you guys think the T-000 32x32 would fit given that? And what's the best way to order these? Phone order or find a proxy?
post #11690 of 20851
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
Soaking again doesn't "defeat the purpose" of anything unless the jeans are already too tight for you. A second soak will likely shrink the jeans a little bit more, but be aware that they will stretch back out as you wear them.

Why would you wear the jeans inside out?

Machine washing jeans does generally make them shrink a little bit more than just soaking them does. Tumble drying can also be used to give additional shrinkage if needed.



Alright, thanks man!

Guess I'll sit in the tub for an hour today.


But, about how to wear them - I SHOULDN'T wear them inside out?

I mean, for the initial soak, you're supposed to leave the jeans inside out and then dry them as such, but you don't recommend that for this second soak where I'll be wearing them in the tub?
post #11691 of 20851
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
Soaking again doesn't "defeat the purpose" of anything unless the jeans are already too tight for you. A second soak will likely shrink the jeans a little bit more, but be aware that they will stretch back out as you wear them.

Why would you wear the jeans inside out?

Machine washing jeans does generally make them shrink a little bit more than just soaking them does. Tumble drying can also be used to give additional shrinkage if needed.

It does defeat the purpose. If the jeans are too big dry, then they're gonna get even bigger once you stretch them out and you'll have to KEEP washing them over and over again to keep them the right size. And the entire point of raw denim is to keep it dry for a long time.
post #11692 of 20851
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Originally Posted by oov View Post
I'm looking to get a pair of Uniqlo jeans, but since I'm not in NY it's kind of hard to decide on a fit/size for me. I'm 5' 11" and around 155 lb, and I usually wear 32x32. I like the fit of Levi's 511's but I kind of want to skinnier but not skin tight like the 510's. I've also been reading that for Uniqlo's to size down, but I'm not sure if that's true or not.

So, how do you guys think the T-000 32x32 would fit given that? And what's the best way to order these? Phone order or find a proxy?


i am in literally this exact same boat, any insight into this would be great.
post #11693 of 20851
Hey all need help buying new jeans. I want to get a pair of Levis but i have no idea what fit to get. I want selvedge or raw denim and I'm 5'11 around 160 lbs so I am fairly skinny. Don't know if super skinny will look good on me. What fit should I get that has selvedge or raw denim for Levis? Does 511 have raw denim?
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post
Alright, thanks man!

Guess I'll sit in the tub for an hour today.


But, about how to wear them - I SHOULDN'T wear them inside out?

I mean, for the initial soak, you're supposed to leave the jeans inside out and then dry them as such, but you don't recommend that for this second soak where I'll be wearing them in the tub?

Why would you wear this pair of jeans while soaking them? The only reason to wear a pair of jeans while soaking them is if you are worried about them shrinking to a size that is too small for you to get back into. If yours are too big to start with, wearing the jeans while soaking them won't benefit you at all.
post #11695 of 20851
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post
It does defeat the purpose. If the jeans are too big dry, then they're gonna get even bigger once you stretch them out and you'll have to KEEP washing them over and over again to keep them the right size. And the entire point of raw denim is to keep it dry for a long time.

No, it doesn't. First of all, how much denim will stretch depends on the weave and manufacturer of the denim. Some brands, such as Samurai and Pure Blue Japan, do stretch back to raw size and beyond. Others, such as Momotaro and Studio D'Artisan, stretch very little and never return to even the raw size. The jeans in question here are Flat Heads, which from my experience, can eventually stretch back to raw size, but typically not beyond.

Also, it is not the "entire point" of raw denim to keep it dry for a long time. With unsanforized (shrink-to-fit) denim such as the OP's Flat Heads, you have to soak or wash it before wearing anyway. Once any denim has been soaked or washed once, it is no longer raw. If the jeans stretch out, he'll have to get them back into water to get them to shrink up again, but there is nothing wrong with that. If he doesn't want indigo loss to affect fades, he can soak again rather than wash.

Different people have different opinions on how to treat sanforized raw denim, and your statements are applicable to sanforized denim, in the opinion of some. They are, however, not applicable to unsanforized (shrink-to-fit) denim, which is what the OP's Flat Heads are.
post #11696 of 20851
Any favorable or unfavorable thoughts on Lucky jeans? At a Tanger outlet today--their store had gr8 sale--- picked up classic luckys --boot straight leg nice jeans IMO
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Hmmm...I see so I guess to get an idea of the fit around the hips my best bet is to measure a few inches (~ 5 inches) below the waist. Anybody else have any brilliant ideas?

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
That measurement is the back rise, and it affects the fit of the waist and crotch more than it does the fit of the hips, IMO.
post #11698 of 20851
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Originally Posted by Beancan View Post
Yep, I'm screwed. I was hoping there was something I could do to salvage them. Thanks for the input though. The sad thing is, I have a pair of APCs that are absolutely perfect but I decided to try and save a few bucks by going with the Levis rather than just buying another pair. Oh well. Looks like I have a new pair of work pants! Expensive, ill fitting work pants.

If you could - post the tagged size and actual measurements - I was curious about this line and would not mind more information.
post #11699 of 20851
I've searched the thread but I keep on getting conflicting answers. I'd love if someone could clear the air on Diors for me.

1) I presume that the different numbers are the 'slimness' or leg opening measurements. What's the slimmest cut available?

2) What should I know before purchasing their indigo and black raw selvage denim? Sizing, quality, how long it takes to break in, stretch

3) What's the diff between made in Japan and made in italy?

4) Where or when's the best to purchase without having to pay full retail?

Thanks in advance!
post #11700 of 20851
I wanted to direct a comment to masshi.

I understand that the fit may not be 100% what you're going for, but in terms of the long term with these jeans, the fact that they aren't as tight as you want may be a blessing. A more conservative fit than what you were going for (as it sounds like the jeans are--I still would love to see some pictures) may prove a more versatile cut through your life. As fashion changes and as you age, you will still have these jeans, since you bought a quality pair. You might have bought exactly the right thing.

And another soak is unlikely to tighten the legs significantly--there's just not that much denim there to shrink.
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