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post #17536 of 20697
Tapering a leg is a pretty standard alteration. It's usually frowned upon by the SW&D community because it will typically ruin the selvage line (inasmuch as tailors will most commonly adjust from the outseam as opposed to the inseam). I don't believe APC NS are a selvage jean, so you wouldn't be looking at any problems there. Denim Doctors / Therapy would do a decent job, specializing in higher-end denims as opposed to your local tailor. Might even maintain the chainstitch at the leg opening.
post #17537 of 20697
Yea, I asked denim therapy about the selvedge line and the chainstitch and they responded "That shouldn't be a problem.". I'm thinking I should give this a shot, I won't wear these because the leg opening and knee size bugs me but I would wear them a lot again if that was changed. Better to spend $40 to buy a whole other pair.
post #17538 of 20697
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacepope View Post

Who makes a solid slim-straight pair? Something similar to the Epaulet rivet chinos? Thanks.
Many people. You need to give a price range.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I don't believe APC NS are a selvage jean
Think you might be confusing things. APC has been using selvage as far back as I can remember. There might have been some confusion with the NC model because there is no selvage outseam due to the cut, it's still the same selvage denim used on the other models. NC isn't the only pair of selvage jeans where there's no visible tell.

Coldsnap, I think it depends on your tailor. $40 doesn't sound completely unreasonable, but I've had my tailor in LA do a similar job, albeit with a standard lockstitch, for $15. It's a "YMMV" story because I've seen a number of people on here try to explain to a tailor to taper from the inseam only to have them butcher the outseam. It's not a given, just a precaution to anyone like in any other scenario where the clearest of communication is needed.

Know that a common side-effect of tapering like this is "fatter" selvage because of how the jeans are put back together. Here's an exaggerated example:
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post #17539 of 20697
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

There might have been some confusion with the NC model because there is no selvage outseam due to the cut, it's still the same selvage denim used on the other models. NC isn't the only pair of selvage jeans where there's no visible tell.

Thanks for that clarification. Having not seen the outseam on pairs of NC I've handled, I just assumed it wasn't.
post #17540 of 20697

Bought a pair of Levis 501xx selvage.

I wear a length 30 but the jeans is length 36.

 

Is hemming a pair of selvage jeans "ok"?

 

I have to fold it more than once and it gets really bulky.

 

Thinking of hemming away a few inches.

post #17541 of 20697
Quote:
Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Many people. You need to give a price range.
Think you might be confusing things. APC has been using selvage as far back as I can remember. There might have been some confusion with the NC model because there is no selvage outseam due to the cut, it's still the same selvage denim used on the other models. NC isn't the only pair of selvage jeans where there's no visible tell.
Coldsnap, I think it depends on your tailor. $40 doesn't sound completely unreasonable, but I've had my tailor in LA do a similar job, albeit with a standard lockstitch, for $15. It's a "YMMV" story because I've seen a number of people on here try to explain to a tailor to taper from the inseam only to have them butcher the outseam. It's not a given, just a precaution to anyone like in any other scenario where the clearest of communication is needed.
Know that a common side-effect of tapering like this is "fatter" selvage because of how the jeans are put back together. Here's an exaggerated example:
263

Great, thanks whodini. I wish I had a local tailor I trusted although I a few days I'm moving to Raleigh, so who knows maybe I will have more luck there. How would you suggeste me to instruct denim therapy to hen my jeans right. "Would start at 7 1/2 inches down the thigh from crotch and take off .5 inches all the way down" suffice?
post #17542 of 20697
Can any one help me with dior raw sizing?

The waist measured flat from my jeans are 38cm - 40cm (~15 inch) (tagged 28 - 29).
Is a 28 good or should I pick a 27 (because it will stretch out).. I prefer a very slim look

I think people prefer MIJ over MII?
post #17543 of 20697
who makes good beige denim?

Slim fitting like levis 513 or 514.
post #17544 of 20697
Go with the 27 for a Dior MIJ raw.

And yes, MIJ is preferred for raw, it's also more expensive. Different story for Dior's washed denim.
post #17545 of 20697
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Is hemming a pair of selvage jeans "ok"?
The last couple of posts before yours have been talking about this... So, yes.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Great, thanks whodini. I wish I had a local tailor I trusted although I a few days I'm moving to Raleigh, so who knows maybe I will have more luck there. How would you suggeste me to instruct denim therapy to hen my jeans right. "Would start at 7 1/2 inches down the thigh from crotch and take off .5 inches all the way down" suffice?
If you have something specific in mind, be specific with them.
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Originally Posted by diplomatman View Post

who makes good beige denim?
Slim fitting like levis 513 or 514.
Few people do beige: RRL, N&F, I'm sure APC has, Uniqlo, etc. Problem is that it might be seasonal.
post #17546 of 20697
Quote:
Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Bought a pair of Levis 501xx selvage.
I wear a length 30 but the jeans is length 36.

Is hemming a pair of selvage jeans "ok"?

I have to fold it more than once and it gets really bulky.

Thinking of hemming away a few inches.

Have they been soaked/washed yet? I would not suggest hemming until most of the shrinkage is out.
post #17547 of 20697
Did a hot soak and high-heat dry on a pair of supposedly sanforized and one-wash jeans (J. Crew selvedge "salt soaked" 501's) that were too big on me.

I got some surprising results. They now fit perfectly, aside from the leg opening, which is still on the wide side.

Will these stretch back to the original dimensions everywhere? I know it will eventually stretch 1-1.5 inches in the waist


Pre Waist 35 Rise 11.5 Back Rise 15.5 Thigh 13.25 Knee 9.75 LO 9.25
Post Waist 33 Rise 11.5 Back Rise 15 Thigh 12.75 Knee 9.5 LO 9
Edited by jrd617 - 3/23/12 at 12:05am
post #17548 of 20697
Wow - that's a lot of waist shrinkage for supposedly sanforized denim. Inseam move at all?
post #17549 of 20697
Thread Starter 
An 1" off the waist on a high-heat pair? Doesn't seem that insane.
post #17550 of 20697
35 to 33 inches in the waist on a sanforized pair (?)
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