Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I can't get Levis LVC 1947 501XX in a long inseam any more 38-40" before washing. Can anyone recommend a nice Japanese raw denim with a long inseam in the 1947 style. I need a 35" inseam after several washings. Thanks!
Really irks me that it's borderline impossible to get LVC 1947s in a 30 x 38 (or thereabouts). I saw a pair on Cultizm once, and I really wish I'd jumped on it.
I'd probably just email Gordon (at Blue in Green) or Kiya (at Self Edge) with your question. They have probably the best two stores for raw denim, and I've been happy with my purchases from both (none of which are 1947-based, so I can't help you with that part).
Originally Posted by memarshalllee
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such a awesome resource. I got into the jean game very late. Before this I would wear w.e jeans express,ck,levi 511 505 514. Just recently I started getting nicer jeans. My friend gave me some brand new obey wax denim, and rock and republic jeans brand new and disel. They all fit very nice and quality seemed way better than what I was wearing. Finally jumped on the nudies train not to long ago and they are super comfy and love the fits.
I had no clue about soaking/washing jeans hemming ect... So I am on here to learn a good bit about those facts washing soaking and hemming. In nudies I buy a 36x34 and they are way to long I am 5 10.5 shorter legs.
-so what should I tell the cleaner to do with my jeans hem them or tapper not exactly sure
-cleaning nudies I read the book it states wait months and months, but heard washing will shrink them make the length ? I was thinking a ocean dip for them?
sorry for the long winded paragraph and grammer issues thanks your help guys.
I think the first question is what model of Nudies you bought. If they don't have "dry" in the name, you probably don't need to worry about washing or not washing them, because they're probably pre-washed and they're not going to fade the way raw/dry denim does.
Regardless of what type of jeans you bought, you should wash (or at the very least soak) your jeans if any of the following conditions apply:
- they smell bad
- they're dirty
- you spilled something on them
People take the "don't wash for 6 months" as a hard-and-fast rule and end up with gross smells, stains, and crotch rips. Don't be that guy. You can still get nice fades if you wash them when they need to be washed.
I'm aiming to wear the same pair of jeans basically every day for a year. It would be disgusting if I didn't wash them. Here's what I do:
- only wash when needed (I don't have any rules on washing every however-many days)
- cold water
- gentle cycle
- I use a small amount of Dr. Bronner's unscented liquid soap. This is a very gentle cleaner that doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or optical brighteners (which are found in most commercial detergents). You can also use Woolite Dark, and some people buy special jeans soaps available from some Japanese denim companies.
- hang to dry
If I just had a spill or a little bit of dirt, I might soak them in warm water, also with a bit of soap, maybe spot-clean if necessary, then rinse them to get the soap out and hang to dry.