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post #17101 of 20699
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

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.

Do unsanforized jeans stretch out with wear as well? Specifically, I'm thinking about the LVC 1947 501. Thanks.
post #17102 of 20699
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post

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!

I'm pretty sure that Uniqlo selvage is sanforized, so per whodini above, buy them tight and let them stretch. With sanforized denim, soaking does not cause much shrinkage.
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Do unsanforized jeans stretch out with wear as well? Specifically, I'm thinking about the LVC 1947 501. Thanks.

Yes, unsanforized denim stretches as well. The denim used in the LVC 1947 501 tends to stretch less than most, though, IME.
post #17103 of 20699
Thread Starter 
I've never really found a majority of the Cone on the market to stretch as much or as quickly as other mills, and that's regardless of weight.
post #17104 of 20699
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

I'm pretty sure that Uniqlo selvage is sanforized, so per whodini above, buy them tight and let them stretch. With sanforized denim, soaking does not cause much shrinkage.
Yes, unsanforized denim stretches as well. The denim used in the LVC 1947 501 tends to stretch less than most, though, IME.

I've found that the 1947 LVC 501 stretched less than my Raleigh Denim, which both are of Cone Mill denim

Of course, that may be due to the fact that the '47 501s were a "rough rinse" vs the Raleighs which were raw
post #17105 of 20699

Hi everyone. I have been lurking for a while, but decided to contribute to the forum. I have a question though...

 

Which brand fits closest to Levi's 527 except I would like something that's tapered straight? I have tried on 505s but I didn't find them appealing.

 

So I'm looking for straight fit jeans that are low rise and fit like 527s. Any suggestions?

 

 

post #17106 of 20699
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Originally Posted by 1Approve View Post

Hi everyone. I have been lurking for a while, but decided to contribute to the forum. I have a question though...

Which brand fits closest to Levi's 527 except I would like something that's tapered straight? I have tried on 505s but I didn't find them appealing.

So I'm looking for straight fit jeans that are low rise and fit like 527s. Any suggestions?


511s?
post #17107 of 20699
514? I thought the 527 was literally just a tapered version of the 514...
post #17108 of 20699
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

514? I thought the 527 was literally just a tapered version of the 514...

Low-rise, tapered straight leg = 511. 514 is more of a slim straight leg. 527 from what I remember is slim, low-rise boot, so if you just reverse the legs to flaring inward rather than outward, you would have a 511.
post #17109 of 20699
how can i put a green distress on my apc raw denims before i soak them ?
post #17110 of 20699
Thread Starter 
?

Aside from dying them in something green so that the weft soaks up the color...
post #17111 of 20699
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

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Aside from dying them in something green so that the weft soaks up the color...

i need some ideas on what to dye it with, im very new to any of this
post #17112 of 20699
Thread Starter 
Some have used tea with varying success. Frankly, it's not going to do much because it's the indigo itself that gives off the green appearance, or greencast, and not the color of the weft. If you coat the indigo then the coating will come off and you'll still see blue. If you dye it you'll now have green jeans instead of blue jeans that turn green. If you waited until months down the line when you've already got faded jeans then the tea idea would probably be much more effective.

You can't quite change the color of your car by spray painting your rims.
post #17113 of 20699
Question regarding sizing -

Earlier this year I purchased, and then resold, a pair of Momo 705SPs. Loved the cut and all, but just ended up being too tight. I'd been set on getting the 201 instead.

Now, I'm debating about essentially purchasing the 705 a size bigger (34>36). I know that Momotaro's vintage line is unsanforized denim, would shrink down w/ exposure to water. The JapanBlueXMomotaro version of the 701 looks to be about the same measurements as the unsanforized vintage line versions. But the question is here - would the JBxM collab shrink down as drastically as the vintage line will? I was boarderline on the 34 being too tight (after shrinkage), and the starting measurements of the sz.36 look to be slightly too big. I'd be counting on shrinkage to get down to be fitted enough. But if it's already sanforized with no hope of shrinking down, then they'd just stay too big.

Anyways, any advice would be appreciated.
post #17114 of 20699
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Question regarding sizing -
If I'm understanding you correctly, you're asking if a sanforized pair will shrink as much as an unsanforized? By definition, nope.

Let's say you're a size 35 but can only get size 34 unsanforized jeans. The 34s would fit a bit loose unsoaked and too tight soaked. Assuming that the top block the main fit issue, then in theory if you were to soak the jeans while wearing them then they could only shrink so much. They wouldn't shrink smaller than your body and it'd be a lot easier to make a 35" waist to a comfortable 36" than if they were shrunk down to 34" and you needed 36". From then on out, I'd probably dry clean them or be in them when I washed them again. Again, this is in theory if you were trying to play the unsanforized guessing game.

Otherwise, I don't think you can count on shrinking sanforized jeans since they will only stretch back out after a day or two.
post #17115 of 20699
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're asking if a sanforized pair will shrink as much as an unsanforized? By definition, nope.
Let's say you're a size 35 but can only get size 34 unsanforized jeans. The 34s would fit a bit loose unsoaked and too tight soaked. Assuming that the top block the main fit issue, then in theory if you were to soak the jeans while wearing them then they could only shrink so much. They wouldn't shrink smaller than your body and it'd be a lot easier to make a 35" waist to a comfortable 36" than if they were shrunk down to 34" and you needed 36". From then on out, I'd probably dry clean them or be in them when I washed them again. Again, this is in theory if you were trying to play the unsanforized guessing game.
Otherwise, I don't think you can count on shrinking sanforized jeans since they will only stretch back out after a day or two.

Yeah - it was just a desperation question really. I know deep down that they're probably too big, I just hoped someone would contradict my logic smile.gif
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