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post #18196 of 20605
Does the weight (in oz) of unsanforized denim increase after shrinking? I think I remember reading somewhere that LVC denim is 12oz, but becomes 14oz after shrinking. Can anyone corroborate this?
post #18197 of 20605
The weight is how much a square foot of the denim actually weighs. It would stand to reason that if the denim shrinks, you've got more of the same fabric in a smaller area, so its weight would increase. Not sure why this matters on the whole though.
post #18198 of 20605
Thanks for the info. I'm curious because I want to buy an unsanforized jean that's about 15oz or more. I was looking at ROY denim on selfedge and the RS03 is marked as a 13oz denim, which is thinner than I would like. But if it gets denser when it's washed I may reconsider.
post #18199 of 20605
Well, like to like, a jean that's described as 15oz is going to be heavier, before or after shrinkage, than one that's 13oz. I'm not entirely clear on why the 2oz difference is significant to you though, and more importantly, why you seem to be hung up on denim weight. You'll notice a difference when wearing 24oz denim versus 12oz stuff, but I can't imagine you'd notice any difference between 13 and 15 ounce stuff, unless you're way more of a denim fiend than I am.
post #18200 of 20605

Should I get my raw Naked & Famous altered at Nordstrom for free (take in the inseam) or getting it chain stitched for $25? Will there be a difference if I don't fold up my denim to show the selvedge?

post #18201 of 20605
Certain companies may use thicker yarn correct? I dont know much about that but I read some where that a pair was made with something like 6x6 or sometging...not sure whats that about.

3oz may not.seem like a lot but my apc's are a lot thinner than my 15oz deeo indigo NF. I would think it has to do with yarn thickness and the apc's are also woven a lot looser
post #18202 of 20605
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Should I get my raw Naked & Famous altered at Nordstrom for free (take in the inseam) or getting it chain stitched for $25? Will there be a difference if I don't fold up my denim to show the selvedge?
The difference is between a lockstitch and a chainstitch. The only person that would bother noticing that difference is you.
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Certain companies may use thicker yarn correct? I dont know much about that but I read some where that a pair was made with something like 6x6 or sometging...not sure whats that about.
3oz may not.seem like a lot but my apc's are a lot thinner than my 15oz deeo indigo NF. I would think it has to do with yarn thickness and the apc's are also woven a lot looser
"6x6" refers to the thickness of the warp (#6 with #0 being the skinniest) and warp. It's not to be confused with terms like 3x1 or 2x1 which refers to the weave pattern (3 warp to 1 weft, etc.)

For the reasons you mentioned (yarn thickness, tightness of weave), seeing a listed denim weight only gives a rough idea of what the hand will be like. Conversely, a higher listed ounce could feel lighter than a lower listed ounce. It's not uncommon to describe 15oz+ jeans as not feeling as heavy as one would think.
post #18203 of 20605
^ ahem...a yarn with #0 is the thickest
post #18204 of 20605

Some rawdenims similar too Wings + Horns raw slim fit jeans? aka tight around the leg opening. 

post #18205 of 20605
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Originally Posted by beautiful_FrEaK View Post

^ ahem...a yarn with #0 is the thickest

You're absolutely right. Mixed up the numbers.
post #18206 of 20605
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post

Without a price range...?

Well if they're good quality that will last me a few years then $300 is my limit.
post #18207 of 20605
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Well if they're good quality that will last me a few years then $300 is my limit.

Momotaro's are great for the price. Great construction and superb denim.

But their are much other brands in that league too, like Samurai, PBJ, Somet and a dozen of other brands. Momo's are my favorite though.
post #18208 of 20605
2nded^^^^

My experience w/ Momotaro has been nothing but superb once sizing is nailed down. Converted PBJ-ite here!
post #18209 of 20605

I just bought a brand new pair of raleigh denim.

My cat pissed on these selvedge denim, how do i remove the piss stain?

post #18210 of 20605
Wash them.
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