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post #17611 of 20759
Trying to decide between two pairs of Dior 19cm jeans: one is flat black (both warp and weft are black), and the other pair is not (warp/weft alternates between white and black threads). Which would look better, be more versatile, etc.? Just looking for random opinions.
post #17612 of 20759
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what are you looking for fit-wise?

They all fit roughly the same in my size. 33 waist, 11 inch rise, 12.75 thigh, 8.5 leg. Basically straight upper leg with a slight taper
post #17613 of 20759
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

..."Weird" to whom? Unless you're cuffing, who's that anal? And if you're cuffing, who other than you an less than 1% of the population would bother to look or care about that detail?... bfd... It seems like a such a minute detail to fuss over...

Agree with whodini.
Don't worry so much about the small details. No one outside of SF will care about your "roping", they probably won't even see/know what roping is.
post #17614 of 20759
Cool thanks guys. I took my Tellason's to my local tailor, while a chain stitch would be a cool thing to have in my own mind I'd rather be wearing the jeans then waiting to have them sent off and wait for 1-2 weeks.

A couple more questions. I'm new to this raw denim scene. Do you guys recommend soaking them before I wear them or wear for like 6 months then soak? How much will they shrink if I soak them in warm water?

Second question; the Rogue Territory Stantons I bought are the over dyed indigo's and I am wondering what kind of bleeding I can expect, will they bleed onto my car seats or other furniture? Kinda seems ridiculous, I have read about them bleeding onto your legs and hands, I'm not really interested in ruining my friends or my furniture.
post #17615 of 20759

On the bleeding, I think it's just the nature of the beast. You can't see it on anything dark. For the first pic below, I took a household cleaner and paper towel to my leather computer chair. Second pic is of the upholstery in my truck where I slide in and out. I've had the indigo rub onto white undershirts when I tuck them in, but it washes right out.

 

I haven't bothered with finding out if I could get the chair in my truck cleaned, but it comes right off leather. I can't imagine it would be tough; if it came off the jeans, it should come off the chair. Would probably have to get my truck detailed or something.

 

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post #17616 of 20759
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Originally Posted by Newstyle View Post

A couple more questions. I'm new to this raw denim scene. Do you guys recommend soaking them before I wear them or wear for like 6 months then soak? How much will they shrink if I soak them in warm water?
Second question; the Rogue Territory Stantons I bought are the over dyed indigo's and I am wondering what kind of bleeding I can expect, will they bleed onto my car seats or other furniture? Kinda seems ridiculous, I have read about them bleeding onto your legs and hands, I'm not really interested in ruining my friends or my furniture.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/68358/guide-on-how-to-break-in-raw-and-nonraw-jawns/0_50

Yeah, they'll bleed. Certain brands use denim that bleeds a lot less. Cone, with a few exceptions like that duck that RT, Roy, etc. used, doesn't bleed much and I've never gotten bluehand from it. Overdyes, however, tend to be pretty streaky.
post #17617 of 20759
I currently own a tagged size 30 APC Rescue. It took some time to break in, especially around the thighs, but I've since slimmed down some and they're pretty much a perfect fit. Unfortunatly, they're also about to fall apart, and I need a new pair. What fits in a similar manner, but is considered the next level of quality? I like the darker rinse, that can withstand a beating.

Cheers, and thanks!
post #17618 of 20759
Looking for a new pair or two.. I have worn through 2xAPC New Standards sz 29 and its time for something new. The NS fit is great on me, and I may consider buying another pair just to have, but I need some something else. 155lbs 6'. I don't need anything tighter than the APC NS, but I wouldn't mind a slightly higher rise. Price range is whatever good jeans go for these days.. 200? 300? I have a pair of Rescues, but those are too loose fitting for me.
post #17619 of 20759
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

What fits in a similar manner, but is considered the next level of quality? I like the darker rinse, that can withstand a beating.
Cheers, and thanks!
Off the top of my head, LVC '47 fits a lot like that but the rise is a bit longer. There's also the 105BSP from Real Japan Blues but that's a bit more expensive. Denime 66 could work for you to if you don't mind a STF. My advice is usually to look at the affiliate pages like Blue Owl, Self Edge, etc., and even blue in green, to see what they have to offer and compare measurements and prices.
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Looking for a new pair or two..
Same advice as the guy above with respect to looking at affiliates. With the kind of price range you're looking at, you'll have a lot of options. There isn't an NS replica by the Japanese but you can find a few jeans that are close, so my advice would be to keep your search to Japanese brands like Eternal, etc. As I remember, a lot of the jeans on Self Edge tend to be lower rise than NS or they're fuller cuts.
post #17620 of 20759

Hello,

 

I purchased these raw selvedge Levi's and they fit me well without having washed them:

http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10948887

 

I have read that washing them in a traditional manner will cause the length to shrink two inches.  This will make them too small and I want to avoid any shrinking.  So here is my question:

 

Is this best way to avoid shrinking is to just have them dry cleaned or soak them in cold water with soap.  I intend to go months without washing at a time, but what is the best way to get rid of that musty smell over time without shrinking them?

 

Thank you.

post #17621 of 20759
Thread Starter 
Dry cleaning, in theory, is best in terms of minimizing shrinkage. I'd still argue that people can regain inseam loss just by pulling the legs while wet. If the waist can be stretched back out this way, then it will work this way, too.

Know that 2" isn't fact, it's an approximation of 3-5% in total loss for sanforized jeans.
post #17622 of 20759
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Dry cleaning, in theory, is best in terms of minimizing shrinkage. I'd still argue that people can regain inseam loss just by pulling the legs while wet. If the waist can be stretched back out this way, then it will work this way, too.
Know that 2" isn't fact, it's an approximation of 3-5% in total loss for sanforized jeans.


Thank you very much.

post #17623 of 20759
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

look at the affiliate pages like Blue Owl, Self Edge, etc., and even blue in green, to see what they have to offer and compare measurements and prices.

Would you consider the 3Sixteen denim to be more durable than APC? If so I think the SL might have the right fit for the OP, though he'd almost certainly need a size or two bigger in the waist. Have actually been looking at these myself; seems like both great break-in denim as well as something that can be worn in a more refined manner.
post #17624 of 20759
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post #17625 of 20759
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post

Would you consider the 3Sixteen denim to be more durable than APC?

The SL is the right cut, but if someone told me they wanted something better after owning a Toyota, my instinct wouldn't be to point them to a Honda dealership.

That is to say, APC isn't shoddily made and I think 3six puts out a great product for the price, but "next level" was kind of the clue to bump up to a nicer category.
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