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I'm currently looking for a black pair Sanforized, selvage slim fit jeans with a taper that don't stretch  too much with wear and retains it solid black color. Im not really trying to get any fades or whiskers.Ideal price point would be less than 350. Any Suggestions?

post #19982 of 20892
^APC ps faux noir. It's overdyed black so shouldnt fade much. Sometimes hard to find tho
post #19983 of 20892
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Originally Posted by VermilyeaPelle View Post


I think $25 is pretty fair...those Union Special chainstitch hemmers are quite expensive in good working order. I hemmed my Railcar Spikes myself with my Juki lockstitch. Double cuffing the Spikes, so you can't see the chain anyways. I will prob have my next pair chainstitch hemmed though at Blue Owl....http://www.blueowl.us/category/hemming-service/, also $25.

Actually, union special has produced so many models. How much do you mean by quite expensive for the one that makes decent chain-stitching? I'm curious. Regarding the fee, I still think about it. I kinda like the idea of the chain-stitch effect though, most of my jeans are not expensive. I paid less than $200 each. 

post #19984 of 20892
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Originally Posted by BenMurphy View Post

Got my Strike Gold 3109s in from rakuten today. Shipped to me in about a week, and no duty. Pretty pumped. The jeans are awesome. 

Can we have some pics please??smile.gif
post #19985 of 20892
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Originally Posted by boxdok View Post

I'm currently looking for a black pair Sanforized, selvage slim fit jeans with a taper that don't stretch  too much with wear and retains it solid black color. Im not really trying to get any fades or whiskers.Ideal price point would be less than 350. Any Suggestions?

Not Nudies!

Even the Black Black pair I had a couple of years ago really faded grey quickly :-(
post #19986 of 20892
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Originally Posted by pasteurisation View Post
 

Actually, union special has produced so many models. How much do you mean by quite expensive for the one that makes decent chain-stitching? I'm curious. Regarding the fee, I still think about it. I kinda like the idea of the chain-stitch effect though, most of my jeans are not expensive. I paid less than $200 each. 

The model most denim places are after is the 43200G.  These are all vintage machines, as Union Special doesn't make this machine any more.  The 43200G is highly coveted as the best denim hemming machine and fetches $4,000-$8,000.  There are a lot of other chainstitch machines out there, but none that are dedicated hemmers as the 43200G is.

post #19987 of 20892
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Originally Posted by pasteurisation View Post

Actually, union special has produced so many models. How much do you mean by quite expensive for the one that makes decent chain-stitching? I'm curious. Regarding the fee, I still think about it. I kinda like the idea of the chain-stitch effect though, most of my jeans are not expensive. I paid less than $200 each. 

Here's a new post about the Union Special 43200g machine that went up on Marrow Magazine today:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/26625/self-edge-sf-ny-la-pdx-japanese-denim-more-flat-head-iron-heart-strike-gold-3sixteen-roy/5745#post_6904791
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Here's a new post about the Union Special 43200g machine that went up on Marrow Magazine today:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/26625/self-edge-sf-ny-la-pdx-japanese-denim-more-flat-head-iron-heart-strike-gold-3sixteen-roy/5745#post_6904791

 

Kiya, do you happen to have any pictures of the bottom of faded chain-stitched denim where the affect is noticable, the article says "And then after time it fades and the pattern at the bottom of the pant leg becomes really crazy and nice and dramatic."  I am quite curious if anyone has a side-by-side to a regular lockstitch or non union made chain stitch, to see if this difference really exists as I have never seen it myself.  

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Originally Posted by boxdok View Post

I'm currently looking for a black pair Sanforized, selvage slim fit jeans with a taper that don't stretch  too much with wear and retains it solid black color. Im not really trying to get any fades or whiskers.Ideal price point would be less than 350. Any Suggestions?
Rogue territory stealth?
post #19990 of 20892
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Originally Posted by VermilyeaPelle View Post
 

The model most denim places are after is the 43200G.  These are all vintage machines, as Union Special doesn't make this machine any more.  The 43200G is highly coveted as the best denim hemming machine and fetches $4,000-$8,000.  There are a lot of other chainstitch machines out there, but none that are dedicated hemmers as the 43200G is.

 

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Originally Posted by kiya View Post


Here's a new post about the Union Special 43200g machine that went up on Marrow Magazine today:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/26625/self-edge-sf-ny-la-pdx-japanese-denim-more-flat-head-iron-heart-strike-gold-3sixteen-roy/5745#post_6904791

Thank both of you for the info. I have another question. Is it possible that some repairers use a wrong Union Special machine because they don't know much about 'real' chain-stitching' behind the denim history and that they simply went for one with the brand name? I just don't believe that they all are expert in denim like you two. 

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Originally Posted by pasteurisation View Post

Thank both of you for the info. I have another question. Is it possible that some repairers use a wrong Union Special machine because they don't know much about 'real' chain-stitching' behind the denim history and that they simply went for one with the brand name? I just don't believe that they all are expert in denim like you two. 

That is definitely possible but most stores that use this machine have photographs of their own machine on their site and many times the machine itself is on display at the retail store.
post #19992 of 20892

hi peeps,

im new with raw denim stuff and seriously need a few questions answered...
1) do we have to starch the denim before wearing it?
2) can any experts/ experienced people tell me about how long will the honeycomb start to come out?
3) is it recommmended to wear it EVERYDAY? to have the best results?

 

Thanks guys!

post #19993 of 20892
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Originally Posted by kagetsuki View Post

hi peeps,


im new with raw denim stuff and seriously need a few questions answered...

1) do we have to starch the denim before wearing it?

2) can any experts/ experienced people tell me about how long will the honeycomb start to come out?

3) is it recommmended to wear it EVERYDAY? to have the best results?

Thanks guys!

Welcome aboard!!!

Answers:

1) the denim will already be starched!

If it is raw, you need to soak it to get the shrinkage out

If it is one-wash you can wear it straight away

2)Different brands are not the same - some fade fast, some are slow faders

3)The more you wear the denim, the quicker you will have good results, so YES!!

Hope this helps:)
post #19994 of 20892
If it's raw but sanforized it doesn't need to be soaked
post #19995 of 20892

@kiya Thanks for the help. By the way, flatspotting asked you the question above. I'm also curious to know the roping effect of chain-stitching. If you can provide some pictures of differences, that'll be really helpful. Thanks again. 

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