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post #18361 of 20892
Alright guys, so is there a tutorial on how to get teh perfect honeycombz?

I'm looking for that super crisp, well defined honeycomb. I always get these squiggly vertical lines in between the combs and come on, we all know that's no bueno. Also, it looks weird if the combs are too narrow and squished. So any honeycomb Ph. D's out there who's got some tips?
post #18362 of 20892

i always assumed the tigher the pants, the tighter the combs would be...

no point in stressing over them too much.  

 

post some pics of your "no bueno" combs

post #18363 of 20892
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Originally Posted by Harbin View Post

Alright guys, so is there a tutorial on how to get teh perfect honeycombz?
I'm looking for that super crisp, well defined honeycomb. I always get these squiggly vertical lines in between the combs and come on, we all know that's no bueno. Also, it looks weird if the combs are too narrow and squished. So any honeycomb Ph. D's out there who's got some tips?

When wearing for the first time, spray the back of the knees a bit, with water. Squat a few times. Tadaa, defined and settled combs.

Don't use the method by the way, but heard from reliable source.

Then again, they are just jeans. Wear them.
post #18364 of 20892
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I picked up a pair of Momotaro 0201 slim straight leg jeans on sale TTS but am new to the raw denim game.  Before I soak them, and ruin some of their resale value, what kind of fit should I be looking for and what should I be wary of (like them being supertight in the thigh before shrinking).  I would like to avoid the skinny jeans look in favor of a slim straight leg look.  They are partially sanforized but apparently still have some significant shrinkage after a hot wash.

Also, I have heard that if they are already a little tight just do a cold wash or even to get in the tub with them, but because I need to get them hemmed because I'm 5' 8", I should definitely hot soak them, right?  I'm excited for these to come in the mail, I've been reading around the Momotaro thread and these look like they are top top quality denim.  

Thanks for any help. 

The 0201 is a fairly roomy cut. If you have a normal build, TTS is the way to go on these. If you're a bit more athletic/slender then SD1 is also doable. This fit will in no way ever look skinny, but a nice slim tapered fit (to our standards) is possible. I mention this because of the fact that while the description mentions slim, Japanese manifacturers and repro denims mostly have a rather different point of view regarding the terms slim or tight.

Shrinkage will likely be 1 to 1.5" in the waist, 0.5 in the thigh and up to 2.5" in length. Waist will stretch back to about raw measurements with prolonged wear.
post #18365 of 20892

i would call these 'perfect combs'

 

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post #18366 of 20892
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i would call these 'perfect combs'




Yes exactly, those are teh perfect combz. I guess it takes a certain weight of denim and certain fit to achieve those. If the denim is too tight then you won't get defined fatty combs like those but instead you'll get female looking combs kind of like jeggings
post #18367 of 20892
Probably going to return these, but looking for opinions. Are these cut too skinny for me?



Edited by Mountains - 8/13/12 at 5:49pm
post #18368 of 20892

"Too skinny" All depends on your personal preference for fit and how well it matches the rest of your style. They fit how they supposed to so if skinny is what you're looking for that's the right cut. I would say they're fine, as you are a slim person and can pull off the tight fitting look. 

Those look a wee bit too broken in to return at this point. Already got some solid combs going on there.

post #18369 of 20892
Yes. And a tad to short too.
post #18370 of 20892
Confused and way too many pages to read them all.

I'm looking for a pair of jeans in the $100-$200 range. They don't have to be selvage, but it would be great. I'm a senior manager in a wind energy company. Jeans will be used for windfarm visits and air travel snad should be decently sturdy yet comfortable. I try not to look over dressed at the windfarms as I'm on a construction site after all. However, I do go out to dinner, hang out in Hotels, and trudge through airports so I don't want to look like Joe the plumber.

I have recently gotten in shape and lost weight so I need to find a new pair of "work" jeans (I don't really work--think Mit Romney trying to look blue collar).

N&F sounds good to some but is slammed by others
I have a pair of BB 501s that I have been wearing for this purpose for a year now--they are now too large and baggy
I would consider BB 514s snce I am thiner now
I have a pair of white J Crew 484 selvage that fit pretty well--a little tight maybe that is also a possibility in a dark wash

All of these are around $150 but most people on here will say that they are "junk" or not up to the SF standards. Just trying to figure out where I can get a decent pair to wear on construction sites and while traveling for around $150.
post #18371 of 20892

Japan Blue springs to mind.  http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7992002

 

pretty much a slim straight model.  

post #18372 of 20892

If $$ was no object, which brand raw denim jeans would you choose?

post #18373 of 20892
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Confused and way too many pages to read them all.
I'm looking for a pair of jeans in the $100-$200 range. Just trying to figure out where I can get a decent pair to wear on construction sites and while traveling for around $150.

Tellason John Graham Mellor in 12.5oz denim. It's 200, but the cut is a flattering slim straight, and the denim doesn't fade with high contrast.
post #18374 of 20892
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Japan Blue springs to mind.  http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7992002

pretty much a slim straight model.  

Interesting. However, put off by the white leather branding on the back--a bit loud for business purposes. I like the "going to battle" ones too but the white stripes on the pocket make it a very casual jean.
post #18375 of 20892
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Tellason John Graham Mellor in 12.5oz denim. It's 200, but the cut is a flattering slim straight, and the denim doesn't fade with high contrast.

Do you go down a size as suggested on the Mohawk website? Anyway, I ordered a pair in my usual size. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let you know how they work out.
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