Originally Posted by helius
Hi all, this is my first post ! (so take it easy on me if I break any rules) ...
I've been reading through hundreds of posts on this thread and learned a lot about jeans. I've decided to go and try out some APCs and N&Fs this weekend to decide on which cut fits me. I would probably decide on a pair that I would wear in everyday casual situations.
However, I initially came looking for a pair of jeans that does NOT fade. Ideally a low to mid rise, tapered, dark indigo, $200 or less, with a fit suitable for a well built physique of average height and 32 waist. I would use this pair for more "dressy" situations, with fitted tucked in shirts and jackets. What brands would you recommend? (some brands that I saw mentioned so far in the discussions did not meet the price criteria).
Alternatively, if there is a way to slow down the fading on APC or N&F, I would consider this as an option ...
I know that I'm asking for the opposite of what most people in this thread go for, but hopefully someone can help
The TW PIs that people have suggested are a good recommendation for longevity without fading, but they are still dyed with indigo and will fade eventually.
If you want something that will never fade at all (and if you are willing to go over $300 in price), I'd consider the Pure Blue Japan NC models, which are dyed with indanthrene, a stable, colorfast dye (unlike indigo).
Originally Posted by mike868y
is throwing jeans in the dryer to shrink them bad for the denim?
It will soften the denim up, which many denim enthusiasts don't like, especially on a new pair of jeans.
Originally Posted by jangie
Quick question: I wear my jeans cuffed, but am now realizing that they're now ripping/tearing along the cuff.
Is there any way to prevent this? Find it kinda annoying, because I don't want the jeans to fall apart before I can even get a fade into them.
Is the answer just to hem them and just not cuff anymore? Is there a good way to prevent the fraying once it's started?
I think that kind of tearing is just something that comes with the territory of cuffing. Personally, it bugs me, too, so I try to avoid cuffing altogether.
Originally Posted by whatever123
you do realize you can get good fading characteristics and wash your jeans every other week right?
I agree with this, but you're also going to get a different kind of fade washing that often. Less contrast, more of a vintage-type fade. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just a matter of what you personally prefer.
Originally Posted by lesamourai
If I soak a pair of jeans, how long do you think it'll take to air dry indoors? I was thinking of doing this whenever I got home later tonight, going to sleep, then waking up and putting them on while they're still damp. Think 6 hours will be short enough so they're still a little wet?
If you don't wring them out after washing or soaking and don't put a fan on them, they should still be at least damp after 6 hours unless you live in a really hot and dry environment.