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post #19261 of 20762
so I wore my new pair of unbranded to sleep and woke up with a horizontal crease along my calf. will it disappear? will it cause a fade mark when I wash the jeans?

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
post #19262 of 20762
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Have you tried soaking yet? Especially if it's a unsanforized pair.

A hot soak then dry in dryer will shrink it considerably.

 

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)?

post #19263 of 20762
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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)?

Yes it will shrink the jean overall. You may lose some color as well. But if you soak inside out and dry it inside out you should be fine.

If you don't want it shrinking elsewhere, you prob don't want to do this then.
post #19264 of 20762
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Yes it will shrink the jean overall. You may lose some color as well. But if you soak inside out and dry it inside out you should be fine.

If you don't want it shrinking elsewhere, you prob don't want to do this then.

if they're sanforized, it doesn't matter. whatever shrinkage you get (besides for length) will stretch back out again with a few wears.

post #19265 of 20762

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. 

post #19266 of 20762

^I have the Naked and Famous Deep Indigos.  They're sanforized, raw, and can take a serious beating before fading begins.  If you're having crotch tightness issues go for a jean with a longer front rise but crotch blowouts don't happen overnight.

post #19267 of 20762
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Originally Posted by bbhues View Post

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)?

you can hang them from the hem with only the waist submerged in hot water. I just tested this on a pair of old jeans and it will shrink the waist only.
it took out less than an inch though and they've stretched half way back after a weeks worth of wear. ymmw.
post #19268 of 20762

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?)

post #19269 of 20762

Hollister Jeans for beginners

post #19270 of 20762
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Originally Posted by changlorious View Post

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?)

You should search (or ask your seller) for information about the particular brands you are considering, because the amount by which they will shrink varies widely by make. Non-brand specific generalizations are not going to be reliable.
post #19271 of 20762
Just spilled some red wine on my new flat heads frown.gif . I used a damp towel and patted it down on the places that had the wine. Can I leave it this way until I wash them in a month or 2, or should I wash them asap? Will the wine stains show up when the denim lightens up in a couple years?
post #19272 of 20762
I don't know how this will affect the indigo, but the standard procedure for wine spills is to soak the spot properly and the sprinke with salt to absorb the thinned out wine. it works really well.
as for the denim, I think I would rather loose a little indigo colour in the area now than having an odd red spot appear.
no use in machine washing yet imho.
post #19273 of 20762
^^ the spill isn't that bad after seeing it in the day. Think a cold soak will help keeping the wine stains from setting in?
post #19274 of 20762

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.

post #19275 of 20762
Not exactly sure what you mean but the 3sixteen 120x could pass as black from afar, and it will fade to electric blue which makes for nice contrast. But if you're looking for regular distressing on a black pair I'm sure any would do that over time
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