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Originally Posted by blynch View Post


original hem only useful to keep distressed hems. On raw denim there is no point, waste of money and actually worse than just hemming normal.

Chainstitch will please the denim gods, and might slightly improve resale, but in real life it will have little difference.

seriously just get them hemmed locally, regular hem anywhere can do it.

I agree with you on the original hem. They also look horrible if you cuff the jeans.

On the chainstitch, it's not the end of the world if you don't do it, but you do get better roping on your hems if you do.
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Originally Posted by UltimateSwag View Post

Raw denim noob here, asked in the N&F thread already but i'll see if i can get more answers here


i'm about 5'7 and seeing that pretty much all raw denim comes in 33+ inseam which is too long for me, should I buy all raw denim in a waist size bigger than what i'm used to, and then shrink them down with washing?

I wouldn't do that. Most raw denim is sanforized (pre-shrunk), so that strategy wouldn't work well. The best thing to do is to buy your correct waist size and hem if necessary.
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^^^^^Is roping referring to the type of fades/creases, or the way that it drapes/lays down on and above the shoe?

 

 

 

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For those of you from the LA area, where is the best place to get a pair of jeans hemmed? Denim Therapy/ Denim Doctor? Selfedge? Any others? Just looking for a good price to quality to speed option for my girlfriend's APCs.
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I am in need of a recommendation for a particular cut. I need a waist size of 31.5-32, hopefully with minimal stretching effort, and with thighs as close as possible to 10in, 10.5 is too big. I wear a 26 in most slim diesel cuts and they seem to fit this profile, and a pair of crate sallys in 29. I'm just looking for something raw and better quality in a similar cut. Tried n&f X momotaro in 29 and the waist was too small while the thighs were too big. Also tried a broken-in pair of petit standards in 28, the waist was comfortable while the thighs were still too big. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post


I agree with you on the original hem. They also look horrible if you cuff the jeans.

On the chainstitch, it's not the end of the world if you don't do it, but you do get better roping on your hems if you do.

I thought I was the only one who thought chain stitching was horribly overrated.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

naked-famous-big-john-denim-3.jpg

"Ride 'Em Cowgirl!"...as if the logo wasn't enough.  Can the patch be safely removed by someone who has no knowledge of sewing?

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^just take a seem ripper to it
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what color/kind of shoes do most people wear with black jeans? seems like a lot of sneakers don't really match black jeans all that well. contrast is pretty.
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Originally Posted by effang View Post

what color/kind of shoes do most people wear with black jeans? seems like a lot of sneakers don't really match black jeans all that well. contrast is pretty.

 

 

You can definitely wear sneakers of some sort in most colors, if it fits your taste....  Or if you wanna be a total bad-ass, wear some brown leather ankle boots (such as a Chelsea boot, or Florsheim.) with a brown leather belt -this works especially well if the jeans are a little worn-in. 

 

 You can wear black leather too, but everybody does that and it's a little heavy in my opinion.  Do the brown and you will look much cooler and stand out in a good way....

 

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stupid question: does anyone/ has anyone seen shirts tucked into jeans?
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Yeah...depends on what the shirt is though. 

 

Don't tuck polos, dress shirts, or t-shirts into your jeans, unless you're a masochist and relish being the object of ridicule amongst your friends and acquaintances.

 

I've definitely seen musicians and actors and generally stylish people pull off (tasteful) Western shirts, and tartan/gingham/madras patterned shirts tucked into jeans.  I think the key being that the both the jeans and the shirt are slim, well fitted cuts.  A nice belt helps pull it together too. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tharsos View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

naked-famous-big-john-denim-3.jpg

"Ride 'Em Cowgirl!"...as if the logo wasn't enough.  Can the patch be safely removed by someone who has no knowledge of sewing?


Had my nf x bj washed three times. Trust me, the patch looks better shrunk and worn out.
after all, its all part of jeans
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Should I size down 1 in Naked and Famous WeirdGuys or are they True to Size?
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Originally Posted by Vin E Bravo View Post

^^^^^Is roping referring to the type of fades/creases, or the way that it drapes/lays down on and above the shoe?

 

 

 


Roping refers to the way the denim scrunches up at the hem as it is repeatedly washed and dried.
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

For those of you from the LA area, where is the best place to get a pair of jeans hemmed? Denim Therapy/ Denim Doctor? Selfedge? Any others? Just looking for a good price to quality to speed option for my girlfriend's APCs.

I've had good experiences with Denim Doctors and Self Edge. Another place that does chainstitch hemming is Rising Sun in Pasadena, but I haven't used them yet.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post


I thought I was the only one who thought chain stitching was horribly overrated.

I still think it's the best way to have jeans hemmed, I just don't think it's an absolute necessity.
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Originally Posted by ToledoStyle View Post

Should I size down 1 in Naked and Famous WeirdGuys or are they True to Size?

Weird Guys run 2-3" bigger in the waist than tagged. Most people size down 1 or 2 sizes from their actual waist measurement in that model.
post #15510 of 20838
Learned tons of info in just a few pages, so thanks for all those who answered everyone's questions!

Looking into a pair made of Cone Mills White Oak denim, either from Raleigh (12.5oz), Tellason (12.5oz) or Left Field NYC (14oz).

1. How much does Cone Denim stretch? I'm aware that they're nothing like APC denim where they can stretch a few sizes

2. I know it's not a hard-and-fast rule, and it depends on one's lifestyle and how often they wear their denim, but how hard is it for Cone Mills denim to fade?

Thanks in advance!
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