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post #15151 of 20607
I'm nearing my 3rd month now out of my first raws(Cheap Uniqlo's) and the whiskerings, honeycombs and back pocket fades are just about to start. They don't smell and are not soiled. My plan is to wear them while playing the drums with, that'll get them a good amount of wear. but the problem is I get to the point of dripping sweat when I play the drums. I look like I just ran 10 miles. I also live in a tropical country which does not help. What would you guys suggest? Could just airing them out after I sweat in them take care of the smell? I'm hoping to not wash them so much as to get the most contrast possible.
post #15152 of 20607
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post
When quality becomes a subjective matter, it will be hard to draw any conclusions.

I feel like quality is kind of an elusive (and drastically overused) term. I can tell that my Edwins and my Nudies are both of comparable quality, and my Samurais, SExSCs, and SExDBS are all of higher quality, but I can't exactly put my finger on why. The SExSCs actually have very stretchy denim, and they're supposed to because it's a special "slack weave" denim that has more give to it than tighter weaves.

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Tell me if this is a good idea...

I'm looking for something to wear with slim boots like PS Ricards. I'm thinking about getting a pair of black KMW 1980s and having them tapered, and leaving the inseam long and stacking them. Is that a sound plan? Will this be an okay look for year round?

Why not just get some jeans that already have the leg opening you want?

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What are your guys thoughts on Artist Denim? I've been debating over getting a pair of those or Nudies.

They look interesting, and the denim will be way cooler on the Artist jeans than on the Nudies. I haven't heard much about Artist Denim since it launched, though, so I don't know whether people have had any complaints.

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Originally Posted by wurlwyde View Post
I'm having a jean dilemma. I have a pair of Flathead BSP's in a size 32 which presoak don't fit too bad. (I'll have to post a picture). I'm a size 31 in a pair of Iron Heart 301S. I have no idea how much these will shrink as they're my first pair of unsanforized denim, but as they're not loose now, should I exchange them for a 33 or just cold soak? I'd like them to fit similar to the Iron Hearts.

I've never had Flatheads, but I've never had a pair of unsanforized jeans that didn't stretch out to at least the pre-soak size in the waist.
post #15153 of 20607
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post


Why not just get some jeans that already have the leg opening you want?



Most jeans with a slim leg opening are too tight for me through the knee and thigh. Just wondering if that will look weird if I get a pair of KMW 1980s tapered.
post #15154 of 20607
You could always get something like Naked & Famous Weird Guys, which are a bit more relaxed through the hip and thigh but taper to a narrow opening below the knee. I have no idea whether it would look weird to get KMW 1980s tapered, but I don't think it makes sense to buy a pair of jeans only to have them altered when you could get a pair that fits the way you want them to in the first place.
post #15155 of 20607
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post
I haven't worn the 1101s, but if my 1108s are any indication, you're going to want to go with the 33. That Fullcount denim stretches a good amount with wear.

Thanks man. I just pulled the trigger on the 1101XX '93 Revival in 33.

It sounds like the US cotton used in the Revival model doesn't stretch quite as much as the Zimbabwe cotton in their other jeans, but I'm hoping I'll still be fine.
post #15156 of 20607
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Originally Posted by dogboots View Post

What would you guys suggest? Could just airing them out after I sweat in them take care of the smell? I'm hoping to not wash them so much as to get the most contrast possible.

You should probably be soaking your jeans more often if you're sweating like that. I'm not sure what kind of wear you think you'll be getting while you're sitting.
post #15157 of 20607
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post
I've never had Flatheads, but I've never had a pair of unsanforized jeans that didn't stretch out to at least the pre-soak size in the waist.

What about the legs? How much do they shrink up/stretch back?
Thanks?
post #15158 of 20607
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
You should probably be soaking your jeans more often if you're sweating like that. I'm not sure what kind of wear you think you'll be getting while you're sitting.

Well. I play in a metal band so there's a lot of movement with my legs while playing the drums. You don't think it's a very nice workout for the jeans?
post #15159 of 20607
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Originally Posted by dogboots View Post
Well. I play in a metal band so there's a lot of movement with my legs while playing the drums. You don't think it's a very nice workout for the jeans?
Nah. Even if you're on double bass kit you're really not giving your legs any kind of motion as you would, say, running.
post #15160 of 20607
dammit. I need more outdoor activities. Haha!
post #15161 of 20607
The back of the knees will probably wear, but everywhere else wouldn't see much friction/contact
post #15162 of 20607
So, I've had some LVC 1947 for years now, and they are finally falling apart on me. Multiple holes, back pocket is basically gone, front pockets are coming un-sewn/have holes in them...etc. They are also more of a relaxed fit on me and would like something a little slimmer. I am now looking to get a nice new pair of expensive(ish), raw, Japanese selvage denim to replace them. One of the major things I am looking for is very high quality workmanship and hardware. I want these jeans to last me for a long time. Here are some of the things I have decided that I need in this new pair: - Slim fit (duh) - Hidden rivets - Nice pocket bags that won't fall apart with constant wear - Leather patch (brown preferably) - Not too modern-looking - $200-300 price range - Must get them chainstitch hemmed! (I am short, and roping sounds cool) Quality is the name of the game here, something that wont fall apart. I plan to basically live in these jeans for a while. I am willing to get some tapered legs, as I will probably lose some of taper as I only need a 30-31" inseam, but I prefer straight. I am also fairly thin, and do not have very muscular thighs... The absolute slimmest I am willing to go would be the N&F Skinny Guy's. I tried them on at Barney's the other day to see how they would fit. I would probably get something closer to the Slim Guy fit though, which I also had a chance to try on, but sized down 1 from the Skinny Guy's. Anyways, the one pair of denim I have seen that has met all these criteria are the Momotoro Grand Indigo's from blue owl. Momotoro's seem to have a good reputation for quality, and the chambray pocket bags look super-awesome. I am slightly weary of the black weft though...as I do not want them to look black. PBJ's also look pretty nice, but they lack the chambray pockets! This all boils down to three questions: 1. Will the Momotoro's fade to a nice blue color, like the Context collabs? (I assume they will...) 2. What other brands/models should I look at that I may have missed? 3. Is there anywhere I can send my Levi's in to get repaired? (This turned into a much longer post than I expected! Thanks in advance..)
post #15163 of 20607
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Originally Posted by ManCalledNova View Post
So, I've had some LVC 1947 for years now, and they are finally falling apart on me. Multiple holes, back pocket is basically gone, front pockets are coming un-sewn/have holes in them...etc. They are also more of a relaxed fit on me and would like something a little slimmer. I am now looking to get a nice new pair of expensive(ish), raw, Japanese selvage denim to replace them. One of the major things I am looking for is very high quality workmanship and hardware. I want these jeans to last me for a long time. Here are some of the things I have decided that I need in this new pair: - Slim fit (duh) - Hidden rivets - Nice pocket bags that won't fall apart with constant wear - Leather patch (brown preferably) - Not too modern-looking - $200-300 price range - Must get them chainstitch hemmed! (I am short, and roping sounds cool) Quality is the name of the game here, something that wont fall apart. I plan to basically live in these jeans for a while. I am willing to get some tapered legs, as I will probably lose some of taper as I only need a 30-31" inseam, but I prefer straight. I am also fairly thin, and do not have very muscular thighs... The absolute slimmest I am willing to go would be the N&F Skinny Guy's. I tried them on at Barney's the other day to see how they would fit. I would probably get something closer to the Slim Guy fit though, which I also had a chance to try on, but sized down 1 from the Skinny Guy's. Anyways, the one pair of denim I have seen that has met all these criteria are the Momotoro Grand Indigo's from blue owl. Momotoro's seem to have a good reputation for quality, and the chambray pocket bags look super-awesome. I am slightly weary of the black weft though...as I do not want them to look black. PBJ's also look pretty nice, but they lack the chambray pockets! This all boils down to three questions: 1. Will the Momotoro's fade to a nice blue color, like the Context collabs? (I assume they will...) 2. What other brands/models should I look at that I may have missed? 3. Is there anywhere I can send my Levi's in to get repaired? (This turned into a much longer post than I expected! Thanks in advance..)
If you want a quality pair of American made denim, try the new Tellason Tapered model. By the end of July they will have a new denim created FOR them by Cone Mills, so that'll be a cool new texture. They are chain stitched, include heavy duty canvas pocket backs & back pocket fortification so your back pockets wont rip as easy, a leather patch made by Tanner Goods, really nice hardware all sourced domestically, etc. They're a really fine pair of jeans. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me. Cone Denim fades differently than Japanese denim... so if you want high contrast fades, you'll probably need to stick to Japanese denim.
post #15164 of 20607
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Originally Posted by ManCalledNova View Post
So, I've had some LVC 1947 for years now, and they are finally falling apart on me. Multiple holes, back pocket is basically gone, front pockets are coming un-sewn/have holes in them...etc. They are also more of a relaxed fit on me and would like something a little slimmer. I am now looking to get a nice new pair of expensive(ish), raw, Japanese selvage denim to replace them. One of the major things I am looking for is very high quality workmanship and hardware. I want these jeans to last me for a long time. Here are some of the things I have decided that I need in this new pair: - Slim fit (duh) - Hidden rivets - Nice pocket bags that won't fall apart with constant wear - Leather patch (brown preferably) - Not too modern-looking - $200-300 price range - Must get them chainstitch hemmed! (I am short, and roping sounds cool) Quality is the name of the game here, something that wont fall apart. I plan to basically live in these jeans for a while. I am willing to get some tapered legs, as I will probably lose some of taper as I only need a 30-31" inseam, but I prefer straight. I am also fairly thin, and do not have very muscular thighs... The absolute slimmest I am willing to go would be the N&F Skinny Guy's. I tried them on at Barney's the other day to see how they would fit. I would probably get something closer to the Slim Guy fit though, which I also had a chance to try on, but sized down 1 from the Skinny Guy's. Anyways, the one pair of denim I have seen that has met all these criteria are the Momotoro Grand Indigo's from blue owl. Momotoro's seem to have a good reputation for quality, and the chambray pocket bags look super-awesome. I am slightly weary of the black weft though...as I do not want them to look black. PBJ's also look pretty nice, but they lack the chambray pockets! This all boils down to three questions: 1. Will the Momotoro's fade to a nice blue color, like the Context collabs? (I assume they will...) 2. What other brands/models should I look at that I may have missed? 3. Is there anywhere I can send my Levi's in to get repaired? (This turned into a much longer post than I expected! Thanks in advance..)
1. Yes, the Momotaros will fade to a nice blue color. They should fade very similarly to the Context collabs. I wouldn't worry too much about the black weft, it just gives the faded parts a slightly darker hue, but it won't show through as black until you start breaking warp threads from wear. 2. Since you mentioned more than once that durability is a big deal to you, I would recommend the brand Iron Heart. IME, their jeans are probably the most durable that I've worn yet, and I've worn jeans from most of the major high end Japanese and American denim manufacterers before. Cuts that you might like from this brand, since you want things somewhat slim, include the 301S, the 666, and the Beatle Buster. 3. I would recommend Denim Doctors at the Hollywood Trading Company for repairs. They do a great job, and they accept mail-ins for repair, so you don't even have to be local to them to take advantage of their services.
post #15165 of 20607
I am a little short and my inseam is about 25" so it best for me to avoid tapered cuts because I have a 10.75" thigh and a 7.125" knee and just go with a straight cut? This is what I was told. My only specific example would be the APC New Standard's cut, or anything similar. I just recently threw away my 30x30 Levi 511's because they got way too tight at the thighs and am looking to buy my first pair of raw selvedge that fits like the Levi's but without the constricted thighs.
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