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post #18031 of 20553

Anyone know what jeans these are? Really like em. 

 

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post #18032 of 20553
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Alright folks. Looking to snag a new slim fitting jean. I love my Momotaro 0701, but I think it's time to add another to my arsenal. I like the weight of the 0701 (15.7oz), but interested in getting something a hair heavier. I'm fairly short - 5'6" about 155lbs. Pretty thick legs though - I had to size up one to a 32 on the 0701 to fit my thighs.

I was thinking either an Ironheart 666od or Beatle Buster; from Flathead I was looking at the F2001; from Strike Gold I was looking at the SG2109 (love the mud weft); and, finally, from Samurai I was looking at the S710XX or th
s003jp yamato.


ANy suggestions?

I'd definitely go with Samurai 710xx out of those choices. Iron Heart is pretty tough, but they fade poorly and the denim is kind of characterless. Samurai denim is beautifully striated and irregular, like a hand loomed tweed.
post #18033 of 20553

Im looking for a pair of jeans that fit like APC PS 27. Currently Im wearing a pair of Skinny Guys 29 which fit perfectly in the top block but i would like them to be skinnier from the knee down, something like a 6.5 leg opening. Can anybody recommend anything like that? Preferably higher quality denim as well. 

post #18034 of 20553

I read a lot about people doing an initial soak of their jeans as soon as they arrive. What is the point/goal of this soak? What is the process?

post #18035 of 20553
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I read a lot about people doing an initial soak of their jeans as soon as they arrive. What is the point/goal of this soak? What is the process?


Well, since most denim now comes in the popular RAW form they tend to shrink after the first wash as well as bleed a whole lot of indigo! The point of soaking denim post-purchase and pre-wear is to shrink the denim to your natural size. Initial soaking of denim also will cause the pair to bleed indigo which helps prevent from bleeding in the future when you choose to wash it again.

 

The process is to literally let the pair of jeans soak in a bathtub of water. What I've done in the past is actually wear the pair while it is soaking in a bath tub, lol - this allows the denim to shrink and fit your size. The main goal of all of this is really to further personalize your jeans to give it the look and feel you want.

Here is a link detailing the process more:http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/03/soaking-raw-denim-the-critical-preliminary-step/

 

hope this helps!

post #18036 of 20553
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Originally Posted by 1234 View Post

Anyone know what jeans these are? Really like em. 

 

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dior 19cm

post #18037 of 20553
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Originally Posted by denm bar View Post


Well, since most denim now comes in the popular RAW form they tend to shrink after the first wash as well as bleed a whole lot of indigo! The point of soaking denim post-purchase and pre-wear is to shrink the denim to your natural size. Initial soaking of denim also will cause the pair to bleed indigo which helps prevent from bleeding in the future when you choose to wash it again.

No. It isn't raw v. washed (unraw), practically, it's sanforized v. unsanforized. The initial soak is intended to deal with the shrinkage that comes from breaking in unsanforized denim. Technically, sanforized and otherwise washed denim shouldn't shrink (though it will likely somewhat), so it's only typically prescribed for unsanforized stuff.

That said, some folks like to do an initial soak of sanforized stuff to get rid of excess starch to make them less stiff and reduce the prob of blowouts.
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The process is to literally let the pair of jeans soak in a bathtub of water. What I've done in the past is actually wear the pair while it is soaking in a bath tub, lol - this allows the denim to shrink and fit your size. The main goal of all of this is really to further personalize your jeans to give it the look and feel you want.


Here is a link detailing the process more:http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/03/soaking-raw-denim-the-critical-preliminary-step/

hope this helps!

Mostly accurate, though I'd warn against wearing while wet as you can actually excessively stretch your denim out while it's in a more malleable state. Fill a tub with lukewarm water, soak for 30-45 mins and hang dry. Just that easy.
post #18038 of 20553
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No. It isn't raw v. washed (unraw), practically, it's sanforized v. unsanforized. The initial soak is intended to deal with the shrinkage that comes from breaking in unsanforized denim. Technically, sanforized and otherwise washed denim shouldn't shrink (though it will likely somewhat), so it's only typically prescribed for unsanforized stuff.
That said, some folks like to do an initial soak of sanforized stuff to get rid of excess starch to make them less stiff and reduce the prob of blowouts.
Mostly accurate, though I'd warn against wearing while wet as you can actually excessively stretch your denim out while it's in a more malleable state. Fill a tub with lukewarm water, soak for 30-45 mins and hang dry. Just that easy.

 

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Originally Posted by denm bar View Post


Well, since most denim now comes in the popular RAW form they tend to shrink after the first wash as well as bleed a whole lot of indigo! The point of soaking denim post-purchase and pre-wear is to shrink the denim to your natural size. Initial soaking of denim also will cause the pair to bleed indigo which helps prevent from bleeding in the future when you choose to wash it again.

 

The process is to literally let the pair of jeans soak in a bathtub of water. What I've done in the past is actually wear the pair while it is soaking in a bath tub, lol - this allows the denim to shrink and fit your size. The main goal of all of this is really to further personalize your jeans to give it the look and feel you want.

Here is a link detailing the process more:http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/03/soaking-raw-denim-the-critical-preliminary-step/

 

hope this helps!

 

Thanks to the both of you! I just purchased a new pair of 3sixteen ST100x, so seeing as its sanforized the only reason I'd do a soak is to prevent indigo loss during the first wash, right? I assume I wouldn't even be washing them for quite a while anyways.

post #18039 of 20553

it can also get rid of some excess starch.  there's really no right or wrong way when it comes to sanforized.

post #18040 of 20553
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Thanks to the both of you! I just purchased a new pair of 3sixteen ST100x, so seeing as its sanforized the only reason I'd do a soak is to prevent indigo loss during the first wash, right? I assume I wouldn't even be washing them for quite a while anyways.

Those guys meant well, and supergo cleaned up most of the mess from denm bar's... whatever that was, but they left out a bit or two.

Soaking sanforized jeans has NOTHING to do with preventing indigo loss. There are two simple reasons why one would want to soak, the first being the biggest:

1) Sanforizing doesn't truly eliminate all shrinkage. Some people prefer to get out whatever's left so that there are no surprises with shrinkage later on. Commonly, they're taking their jeans to be hemmed so losing ~.5-1" post-wash can be dramatic depending on the person's tastes.

2) Removing sheen/stiffness associated with heavily starched denim.


The problem with these "guides" is 90% of the time they're written by someone who regurgitates extreme examples or practices, thus making people freak out about how much indigo is lost in a soak versus what's actually lost through daily wear and from sun fading.

To answer your concerns, whether you soak or don't won't really have any effect on how the jeans wear in. Soaking is for shrinkage. Jeans soften up over time, anyway.
post #18041 of 20553
Need some advice on my upcoming purchase.

Just bought a schott perfecto 118 jacket and really loving it. The problem is I don't really have any high rise jeans to go with the rader short leather jacket. I just tried on the raw lee 101 logger and liked the high rise, tapered legs but can't stand the very yellow contrast stiching.

Would like some alternatives from you guys. high rise and tapered leg is a must, preferably raw selvage. going to wear with black boots, t-shirt/henley and the black perfecto...

Regards
post #18042 of 20553

raw indigo jeans aren't going to look great with black boots and a black jacket, i'd say go with a grey.  also you don't want high-rise jeans, just make sure your shirt is long enough and wear regular or low rise jeans.  unless you're like 6'4" or something in which case the jacket is probably too short.

post #18043 of 20553
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raw indigo jeans aren't going to look great with black boots and a black jacket, i'd say go with a grey.  also you don't want high-rise jeans, just make sure your shirt is long enough and wear regular or low rise jeans.  unless you're like 6'4" or something in which case the jacket is probably too short.

+1, the perfecto look requires the shirt to bridge the jacket and the jeans, unless you want to go for a full marlon brando look. If the gap is too large with low rise jeans, you can look into some of the Japanese repros for mid rise, like Warehouse, Samurai, Fullcount.

It's going too far to say that black shoes can't be worn with jeans. A lot of the old dior homme looks had black leather, white tee, blue jeans, black boots. It's a really classic look.
post #18044 of 20553
Ok, thanks for quick answer. Hm, I'm not sure I agree with you 100% on however raw denim looks good with black or not, I personally like the old-school "the wild one"-look for example but I can see your point.

I'm 6ft 1,5 in and normal build. Yes, the jacket is short but not too short imo. I already got a pair of a.p.c PS in stonewash (greyish) but think they look too tight and light weight to go with boots and the jacket. I could definitely go with a normal rise as well, do you have any suggestions for a grey or raw, heavier, jean that tics the boxes?
post #18045 of 20553

so i have a pair of size 30 unbranded slim straight i washed them once i got them because im stupid. they shrunk a bit but have now stretched out and fit decent imo. i am wondering how  a pair of 28x36 levis 501 stf would compare in sizing to the unbrandeds i have. i am looking for a new pair of jeans that are affordable and can actually fade because my unbrandeds have minimal fade after 6 months of wear
 

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