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post #18241 of 20605
Presoaking if when you soak before wearing.

Only way to really stretch them is to just wear them. If you soak them they will shrink a little and youre still going to have to wear them to stretch.
post #18242 of 20605
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Originally Posted by kraands View Post

Question regarding presoaking…
I have a pair of APC that are a year old, worn off and on. They are partially broken in but not fully, just some light whiskering. They're sized down 2 but are still pretty tight even after a lot of biking and activity. Would I benefit from soaking them in a tub then wearing them around to stretch them out? I'm not ready for a wash yet, I just want them to loosen up.

 

They're not going to stretch any more, sounds like you sized down too much.

post #18243 of 20605
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Originally Posted by kraands View Post

Question regarding presoaking…
I have a pair of APC that are a year old, worn off and on. They are partially broken in but not fully, just some light whiskering. They're sized down 2 but are still pretty tight even after a lot of biking and activity. Would I benefit from soaking them in a tub then wearing them around to stretch them out? I'm not ready for a wash yet, I just want them to loosen up.

If you've been wearing them, even infrequently, for a year, you're not going to get much more stretch by washing, and really, you may not have a good sense for what a 'good fit' feels like. Namely, the recommended 'size down 2' might not be the fit you were actually looking for.

Assuming you've worn them on a dozen or more days in the past year, you've got about as much stretch as you can expect--washing or soaking isn't going to increase it much. They soften up a bit with the wash/soak, but nothing crazy. If they're really that snug on you still, trying a wash is about your best option at this point though.
post #18244 of 20605
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Originally Posted by sneaky aziz View Post

Just wanna know somewhere I can get some grey jeans, I'm new to the whole fashion game and i'm lookin to step it up.
Good grey jeans are few and far between. Anywhere from Levi's, APC, Rag & Bone, or Jean Shop depending on price. I doubt you'll want to go higher into Dior, etc.
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Originally Posted by kraands View Post

Question regarding presoaking…
Just to clarify, getting your jeans wet to try stretching them out only works when they're still new. After they've been worn to your extent, that's it.
post #18245 of 20605
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

Assuming you've worn them on a dozen or more days in the past year, you've got about as much stretch as you can expect.

i disagree with you there, my APC's took about a month of daily wear to fully stretch out. waist stretches quick (maybe 1 or 2 weeks of daily wear to fully stretch them out) but the legs stretch alot slower.

then again, depends on your activity level. if he's running around, jumping, working etc in them, it would take less time.
post #18246 of 20605
disagree slightly with what whodini said, i had some success stretching out the waistband of some new standards after i gained a bit of weight. soaked the waist in water, then tugged on it a bit. finally just put them on and wore them damp with some wadded up sports socks shoved into the waist. they are noticeably more comfortable now.
if you are talking about general fit, around the legs etc, then you are probably out of luck.
Edited by robinsongreen68 - 7/21/12 at 5:36am
post #18247 of 20605
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Seam ripper is the only way I've seen it done. Personally love the leaf too, don't know why you'd want to tear it out.

a seam ripper is the tool for this if you really must do it (don't do it.)
post #18248 of 20605
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

a seam ripper is the tool for this if you really must do it (don't do it.)

removed mine with a seam ripper.
was way more difficult than I would have imagined and I regretted doing it almost immediately once I started b/c it was so hard to do well.

however - with patience, I was able to get it off fully and it came out fine.

I like the leaf and it was honestly a selling point for me - however, I wear them to work often and was CONSTANTLY getting people in the office telling me i had something stuck to my ass (gum, etc)

I am happier with the leaf gone but still think it is hella cool.

when you try to remove it, you will get a taste of how their quality control is.

on a semi-related note.......... I also freaking love how the leaf is on the inside of the buttons as well - dunno why this impresses me so much.
post #18249 of 20605
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on a semi-related note.......... I also freaking love how the leaf is on the inside of the buttons as well - dunno why this impresses me so much.

Love this too. Little touches make the product.
post #18250 of 20605

 

 

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Jeans too tight? Dior 19cm, first time wearing them. I'm hoping they'll stretch out some, because they're a little uncomfortable in the thighs.  Just wondering if they look ok.

post #18251 of 20605
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Originally Posted by lckychrmsbboy View Post

Presoaking if when you soak before wearing.
Only way to really stretch them is to just wear them. If you soak them they will shrink a little and youre still going to have to wear them to stretch.

Thanks fellas.
post #18252 of 20605
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Seam ripper is the only way I've seen it done. Personally love the leaf too, don't know why you'd want to tear it out.

I just bought a pair of JB0701, my first raw. I haven't worn them yet but love them. The color is jus right. I don't think I would need another pair. WAY better than my Joe's Jeans.
post #18253 of 20605
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

I just bought a pair of JB0701, my first raw. I haven't worn them yet but love them. The color is jus right. I don't think I would need another pair. WAY better than my Joe's Jeans.

I agree completely - I think Japan Blue are an incredible value for the money. Color, weight, construction seems great. My 400sp's are fast becoming one of my favorite pairs ever.
post #18254 of 20605

Hagg, I think the fit looks good. I've been liking the skinny jean look a lot more lately and just having a more fitted pair. I've never really looked at how the jeans actually fit on me before..just always made sure the waist fit. But like I said I think they look good!!

post #18255 of 20605
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

disagree slightly with what whodini said, i had some success stretching out the waistband of some new standards after i gained a bit of weight. soaked the waist in water, then tugged on it a bit. finally just put them on and wore them damp with some wadded up sports socks shoved into the waist. they are noticeably more comfortable now.
if you are talking about general fit, around the legs etc, then you are probably out of luck.

Assuming the OP spent a year on/off and being fairly active in a pair of jeans, how much more stretch do you think he could get out of them? How much did you get out of them?

Denim types aside, cotton has a limit to which it will stretch. Most people on here tend to buy a bit snug to play into this fact. Granted, that means that if the pair you purchased wasn't originally tight but then you gained weight, you didn't reach that limit through normal wear.

Unless you had different pairs of the same jeans and after one year of wear you were able to damp stretch another 1"-2", I don't think you can assume what the OP's fit was like.

And again, still tight after a year? C'mon...
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