edit: hmmm, apparently the creases are caused by the way the jeans were folded in the factory.
Edited by dan138zig - 4/11/13 at 8:57pm
Thanks BuffaloWang - will the soak shrink proportions everywhere else? I don't want the overall fit to get any more snug elsewhere. Also, they are raw and fairly heavy material. I don't care too much about fades but any reason I should not soak them yet (~3 months of light wear)?
if they're sanforized, it doesn't matter. whatever shrinkage you get (besides for length) will stretch back out again with a few wears.
I got a pair of Sugar Cane Okinawa from Kiya and they fit wonderfully after a few wears. I didn't realize that the jeans had to stretch after a few wears in order for them to be comfortable. From my understanding, they have one wash. Does anyone know of Tommy Hilfiger Mercer and Naked and Famous dark indigo weird guy jeans? Are they unsanforized? They are already tight and seem like I might get a blow out by bending down. I was interested in getting the Roy SF01 and getting an unsanforized pair seems tricky as fit will never be a sure thing after a wash.
I apologize if this has been asked, but I went back a few pages and couldn't find anything: how exactly should one size for unsanforized denim? I understand that you need to soak it and it will shrink up to 10%, but then how much does it stretch out after that (i.e. will it stretch back out to that original sizing and then further)? I am interested in moving on from sanforized to unsanforized and if I order online I just want to make sure I size correctly. I am currently wearing 3sixteen's SL-120x (sz 34) and they fit pretty much perfectly (after they've stretched out. had them for a few months now). So if I want to jump ship to unsanforized, should I find a pair of jeans with measurements that are similar to that, just 5-10% larger (for example, if I were to get a pair of Strike Gold's SG1105 I would order in size 36, as it would shrink to approximately ~34 measurements?)
Do any brands make black skinny jeans that fade similarly to blue jeans?
I plan to check out the jeans at Allsaints and Zara, as they seem to have the distressing built in. I'm also curious about April 77, but it looks like they might be made out of legging material. Just wondering what else is out there.