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post #17086 of 20628
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Return them.
I think too many people have caught into the APC train of thought and are convinced that all jeans are supposed to not fit at first.

Yeah I'd agree, unless you are planning on losing an inch or so in the waist. I'm in the same boat with a pair of raw sz 29 KMW (Kicking Mule Workshop). I'm running and working out more so I plan on being able to get those top buttons fastened in a few weeks
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Ah the tagged size is 29 but the actual measurements were 30',now it has stretched a good 31.5,so its absolutely perfect on my waist.Even after a short period of 3 days they have broken down nicely,the only trouble i have is doing a full squat with them and that's about it!

post #17088 of 20628
Anybody know how much the cone oak Left Fields stretch (http://www.leftfieldnyc.net/product/cone-mills-slim-straight-jeans). Can't button the top button right now but the denim feels slightly more stretchy as it is a bit lighter weight (feels around 12oz or so).
post #17089 of 20628
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Looks kinda similar to my APCs before wash, though I had a bit more fading...after wash, there was an overall lightening, but wasn't night and day like I expected and even now there's more a general wear that's obvious than crazy fades. I'd say wait to wash if you can hold out.

 

The problem is that they've become really loose from the 5 months of wear, so I'm not sure if wearing them any more is going to cause the whiskers to keep fading.

 

If I just throw them in the dryer, will the heat make them shrink?  Or could I soak them in cold water without the indigo bleeding much?  They really need to be tighter.

 

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shog[1].gif OK so I have a pair of boots I want to build a few outfits around jean wise.... and I feel like I'm failing. Currently I am matching them with a pair of edwin 505s and I feel like I got the cut entirely wrong. I'm a 31x31 and I got bit of an ass on me so rise-wise I seem to suffer from male camel toe on most jeans... I am hoping there are some good suggestions around the 300 level (not opposed to higher)
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post #17091 of 20628
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The problem is that they've become really loose from the 5 months of wear, so I'm not sure if wearing them any more is going to cause the whiskers to keep fading.

If I just throw them in the dryer, will the heat make them shrink?  Or could I soak them in cold water without the indigo bleeding much?  They really need to be tighter.

The cold soak might shrink them down to their original size when you bought them, but with Nudies, it probably won't make them any smaller than that, and IME, they'll stretch back out pretty quickly once you start wearing them again. If they've never touched water before, you'll lose whatever sheen is on the raw denim by doing a cold soak.

You might get a little more shrinkage out of the dryer, but again, they'll stretch back out pretty fast once you put them back on.
post #17092 of 20628
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Anybody know how much the cone oak Left Fields stretch (http://www.leftfieldnyc.net/product/cone-mills-slim-straight-jeans). Can't button the top button right now but the denim feels slightly more stretchy as it is a bit lighter weight (feels around 12oz or so).
Per the same link you gave: "0.5" - 1.5" OF STRETCH CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF WEAR."
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shog[1].gif OK so I have a pair of boots I want to build a few outfits around jean wise.... and I feel like I'm failing.
So if the rise is your problem, how about going with higher rise jeans? RRL Straight Cut or some of the better known Japanese brands like Sugar Cane, Iron Heart, etc. If you measure the rise on the Edwins you can compare it with that of other jeans.
post #17093 of 20628
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shog[1].gif OK so I have a pair of boots I want to build a few outfits around jean wise.... and I feel like I'm failing. Currently I am matching them with a pair of edwin 505s and I feel like I got the cut entirely wrong.

Your boots have a sleek profile, so I would recommend a pair of jeans with a smaller opening. My guess is that the jeans in your pic have an opening of around 8.5 - 9".
post #17094 of 20628
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Per the same link you gave: "0.5" - 1.5" OF STRETCH CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST MONTH OF WEAR."
So if the rise is your problem, how about going with higher rise jeans? RRL Straight Cut or some of the better known Japanese brands like Sugar Cane, Iron Heart, etc. If you measure the rise on the Edwins you can compare it with that of other jeans.

Yeah I saw that, trying to see if anyone has any first hand experience with them as 1.5 inches of stretch would be about what I need but it's on the higher end. The site also says the Chinos stretch a bit although my haven't
post #17095 of 20628
Thread Starter 
It's not hard to get an inch out of Cone, so what's an added .25" across?
post #17096 of 20628
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

It's not hard to get an inch out of Cone, so what's an added .25" across?

Yeah that's what I figured. I've alway had Japanese denim though so I wanted to make sure
post #17097 of 20628
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

Unless your jeans smell bad, I would say that they are not yet ready for a wash, at least from looking at the pics you posted. There are no visible fades, just creases. Washing will not bring out contrast in fades if there is no fading there to start with.

I think I'll have to be wearing my jeans for like a year before any of this shit happens... I think I'm just not very hard-wearing on stuff.... shoes stay nice, jeans don't fade... the Raleigh's I've had on for a couple months still look the same! patch[1].gif
post #17098 of 20628
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Originally Posted by CDHagg View Post


The problem is that they've become really loose from the 5 months of wear, so I'm not sure if wearing them any more is going to cause the whiskers to keep fading.

If I just throw them in the dryer, will the heat make them shrink?  Or could I soak them in cold water without the indigo bleeding much?  They really need to be tighter.
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

The cold soak might shrink them down to their original size when you bought them, but with Nudies, it probably won't make them any smaller than that, and IME, they'll stretch back out pretty quickly once you start wearing them again. If they've never touched water before, you'll lose whatever sheen is on the raw denim by doing a cold soak.
You might get a little more shrinkage out of the dryer, but again, they'll stretch back out pretty fast once you put them back on.

Heat (mostly) is what makes jeans shrink, so the dryer is your best bet if you're hoping for a bit of shrink without a wash. I've never simply dried unwashed jeans, so I can't comment on whether this will actually work though.

Any kind of soak or wash will strip some portion of the starch from the jeans, and the rigidity (due in part to the starch) is what causes a lot of the creasing/fading in raw denim. Like I alluded to in a previous post, a simple soak won't cause a ton of indigo loss either.

How did they fit when you first got them if they're too loose now?
post #17099 of 20628
hi all,

i'm not exactly a denim newbie, but i am a person who always seems to buy the wrong size in denim. in the last few years have bought APC petit standard (decided too small/skinny for my frame) and i bought LVC 55's which i loved, but i've recently lost weight and the jeans look quite saggy now..

anyways, so my question is - what is the correct way to size Uniqlo selvedge regular fit (not skinny). should they be tight? or should i buy them a bit bigger and soak them??

i'm willing to do a tub soak(s)..
i wear a 32 in most trousers nowadays and the 32 in the uniqlos feel OK (not tight, not super loose) but really just looking for help for how the Uniqlos should look and sizse presoak..

going with uniqlos as if i mess up the sizse again i wont be out as much money and they look like they are pretty decent !
thanks!
post #17100 of 20628
Thread Starter 
You soak unsanforized jeans before wear to shrink them per their design.

Sanforized jeans should fit snugly at first and don't need a soak to fit because they stretch out with wear.
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