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Thanks for all the help guys. Much appreciated!

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Just wash it inside out with woolite dark when needed hang dry.
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I believe the theory is that long stretches (no pun intended) between washings promote the development of microbes or similar critters that weaken the denim.

yeah that's it! also you're right about holding the color. the only way to have jeans not fade is to buy denim dyed differently like the PBJ no fade jeans or not wear them haha: http://blueingreensoho.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=6810&category_id=&manufacturer_id=9&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=62&vmcchk=1

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Dirt also breaks down fabric through abrasion.

 

And new jeans with starch in them speed up the deterioration of the denim, the starch causes more defined creases which flex the fabric in a smaller area, leading to holes forming in the honeycombs and crotch. It's nice to wear for a while to get the creasing, but then wash/soak to get the starch out or just start out with a soak before wearing (necessary w/ unsanforized denim).

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Would you guys say it's normal to have some loose threads on jeans of Dior quality? When I turned my jeans inside out to hang I realized that the stitching had some loose threads running along the inseam. And I had to cut them because I didn't want anything to run if I pulled them. Even the selvedge had some loose cotton wool ish like string. Is this to be expected in all jeans?


I was thinking because its made in Japan selvedge I assumed it's made on those old looms hence maybe not everything's perfect, or is the exact opposite to be expected of traditional looms?
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Would you guys say it's normal to have some loose threads on jeans of Dior quality? When I turned my jeans inside out to hang I realized that the stitching had some loose threads running along the inseam. And I had to cut them because I didn't want anything to run if I pulled them. Even the selvedge had some loose cotton wool ish like string. Is this to be expected in all jeans?


I was thinking because its made in Japan selvedge I assumed it's made on those old looms hence maybe not everything's perfect, or is the exact opposite to be expected of traditional looms?

it's not too unusual to see some loose threads although if there is a good amount of loose threads, it could be a sign of sloppy construction. The loose tufts of cotton on the selvedge are fine. i believe it's just the end of that particular weft thread but i might be wrong.  

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Just picked up my first pair of raw denim, the Nudies Slim Jim. I'm a little heavy set (working on it) and normally wear size 36 but sized down to size 34 for the Nudies. My problem is, it is extremely tight. It is even tight around my thighs and butt. I know that they are supposed to stretch a little but am worried that they are going to still be too tight. Do the thighs stretch? Should I just get a size 36 instead?

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first if all your shirts are like that, that is going to hide how tight it is now until it stretches and yes that will stretch. some advice though i'd hem at least 1" since the hem opening isn't small enough to stack nicely.
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Thank you for the advice. How should I tell them to hem it? Is there a special way to do it so that you can't tell that it was hemmed?
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ask for a reputable tailor around your area but i doubt you would get a chainstitch unless you mail it out. what they call a original hem is pretty good.
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mind you it would probably shrink another 1" after its first wash/dry that is why i said hem at least just 1" but it looks plenty long to lose 2" total from your fit pics anyhow.
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Great. Thanks again.
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I was wondering if you guys can recommend me a pair of raws with the following criteria:

 

1) Metallic Indigo like APCs. Not dull indigo.

2) Slim fit; in between the APC PS and NS (taper is good too). PS is too skinny and NS is not slim enough.

3) Mid to low rise ranging from 9-9.5 inches.

4) Small minimalistic back pockets.

5) Up to $230 USD.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

PS. I realize that yes these are criteria for APC jeans, but I'd rather get something that is better quality at that price point. I like the aesthetics of APCs but its overpriced at the price its currently selling at.


Edited by HAL 9000 - 5/31/13 at 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

I was wondering if you guys can recommend me a pair of raws with the following criteria:

 

1) Metallic Indigo like APCs. Not dull indigo.

2) Slim fit; in between the APC PS and NS (taper is good too). PS is too skinny and NS is a bit too big.

3) Mid to low rise ranging from 9-9.5 inches.

4) Small minimalistic back pockets.

5) Up to $230 USD.

 

Thanks in advance.

Isn't that just criteria for the APC Petit New Standard?

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