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post #18826 of 20247
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Originally Posted by twocoloreyes View Post

i got a pair of levis 1947s and i was told two very different opinions on how to treat them. i was told by one salesmen that i should soak them no question, or wash before wearing, he said i had to do it or the denim would fall apart altogether. the other salesmen said it was ok to wear them for an extended period before washing without soaking them first. so whats the deal?

More info prez e.g. are they raw? Assuming their these wash them first but in a bathtub (google wash raw denim) or if your feeling awesome put em on and sit in the bathtub with them to achieve an awesome fit. They are shrink to fit so you have to soak/wash them first to get sizing right or else when you wash them in the washing machine they could get too small or make the fades look all gnarly and weird.

post #18827 of 20247
they are raw. unwashed. will it damage the denim to not soak them?
post #18828 of 20247

It won't damage at all but if they fit you well now and after few months of wear you deicide to chuck em in the washing machine they could shrink and fit really tight and the 'sick az fadez' you've achieved will be warped into different places. I would say you can wear for the time being if you really can't soak/wash them but as soon as you get the chance do it; do it know if possible.

 

Here's a simple guide: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/03/soaking-raw-denim-the-critical-preliminary-step/

Don't worry too much and have fun in your denim journey...after all it's the journey that you remember not the end result :)

 

EDIT: OMG THIS IS SICK AS FUK; but you guys might have seen this already :)


Edited by TehBunny - 12/9/12 at 11:52pm
post #18829 of 20247

Short question: I wear Levi's 511 in 33/34, what APC (Petit Standard) size should i get?

post #18830 of 20247
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Originally Posted by ameg View Post

Short question: I wear Levi's 511 in 33/34, what APC (Petit Standard) size should i get?

Probably 32, unless you are very skinny.

post #18831 of 20247
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Same size here. Stick w/ Levis if you've found a fit you like but aren't yet prepared to splurge big. Entry level is about $100 here while on sale.
You already know what works for you - no need to change.
The problem with the Levis is that 513s are becoming difficult to find for some reason, at least in my size and color preferences. I'm not too comfortable with spending 70 bucks on Levis when I know they don't have the longest lifespan since I'm a fairly active person. So if there's some alternatives out there with a similar fit I'd really like to check them out. Those Uniqlo are right at the price, maybe the slim fit although its straight leg. Perhaps the 508s will surprise me though
post #18832 of 20247

I'm looking for a ~14oz pair of jeans (or at least something that won't get too hot in summer in New England) with a lowish rise (9.5" looks decent on the pair I wear normally), a slim but not skinny straight or slightly-tapered fit (I have rather beefy soccer-player legs), willing to pay $200-300 or more, but I am less concerned about the brand name, flashy detailing, or extreme fades than that they'll last a long time and continue to look decent (bike riding tends to wear out the ass on all my jeans).

 

An esoteric but slightly less expensive brand would be fine, if it still meets these criteria. What models should I consider first?

post #18833 of 20247

High rise straight to slim-fit anyone?

post #18834 of 20247

700

 

 

New to the board, a few years back I bought a pair of jeans from century 21 that I really liked. Sadly, they've come to the end of their run. I was hoping someone knew what brand this was since I have not been able to figure it out. Thanks

post #18835 of 20247
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

and the 'sick az fadez' you've achieved will be warped into different places.

Any pictures of this? Everyone says it, but no one can show me pics of how bad it can get.
post #18836 of 20247

Hi everyone. I've just noticed that a small hole has developed in the crotch of my jeans. They are about 1 year but they have around 7-8 months of wear. Never washed.

 

Now what should I do? It's too early to get rid of them anytime soon, because it's now when some interesting fades are starting to happen.

 

Given that I cuff them because they are about 2 inches too long, I thought I might wash them (because of the shrinkage, even if they are sanforized) and have them hemmed and ask to have the crotch repaired/reinforced with the extra fabric from the hems. Is that what people usually do? I'd lose the chain stitching, though.

 

Why did this happen? Is it because I never washed them, something that I've red it might weaken the fabric? Is it because they are lightweight (13.5 oz, I think)? They are PRPS Barracuda (limited edition, don't know if that makes any difference), and while probably they are not as good as Samurai, FH, IH and so, they should be pretty good (made in Japan, zimbabwean cotton...). And no, they are not too tight (they were for a month or so, but they stretched and I lost a bit of weight), if anything they are a bit loose now. And PRPS aren't slim jeans, to begin with.

 

700

post #18837 of 20247

I just had a quick question...sorry if it has been asked and answered already lol but I was wondering for all those that work full-time, how do you find the time to get them "sick azz fadez"?? Special workplace? Haha...

post #18838 of 20247

@MickeyPunch

 

I've had that with a pair of my Levi's 501s before (not STFs) and the hole gradually grew bigger to the point of a full blown crotch. I didn't do anything to re-enforce it or repair it or anything which is kinda why lol. I think your pair can hold out longer until you actually get a hole where you can see your undies and then repair it. You can get a denim repair patch from a local fabric store (i.e. fabricland) and iron/stitch it on (or however it tells you) or if the hole gets big enough, you can check out Self Edge and ask them how much the repair would cost since that would be the legit way of repairing your denim by darning your torn fabric back together. If anyone else can shed some light

post #18839 of 20247

Thanks, jonnie. The problem is that I live in Europe and I don't think we have anything like Self Edge, Denimtherapy... And I love my jeans but no so much to send them overseas to have them repaired. :)

 

I think I will ask a local tailor about my idea of having them hemmed and using that fabric to put a patch that reinforces the crotch area.

 

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Originally Posted by jonnie View Post

@MickeyPunch

 

I've had that with a pair of my Levi's 501s before (not STFs) and the hole gradually grew bigger to the point of a full blown crotch. I didn't do anything to re-enforce it or repair it or anything which is kinda why lol. I think your pair can hold out longer until you actually get a hole where you can see your undies and then repair it. You can get a denim repair patch from a local fabric store (i.e. fabricland) and iron/stitch it on (or however it tells you) or if the hole gets big enough, you can check out Self Edge and ask them how much the repair would cost since that would be the legit way of repairing your denim by darning your torn fabric back together. If anyone else can shed some light

post #18840 of 20247
does anyone know which Iron Heart cut is most similar to APC's new cure. I'm looking at the 666 and 555, but can't decide. If I wear a 30 in APC NC I'm guessing 31 in Iron Heart?
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