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Lots of fashion houses make washed/faded/distressed selvage denim... DH, SLP even John Elliott types etc.
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Is pre washed/faded/distressed selvage denim not that popular? Most selvage denim pairs of jeans I see are all raws. Is there a reason for this?

Most people that are in the market for selvage denim want their denim raw so they can make their own fades and distress marks, these being denim purists. Thus, they are not in the market for predistressed jeans, because they want their own, personalized pair of denim, that is unlike anyone else's. It almost seconds as a hobby to a lot of people, to see what they can create with a "blank canvas." 

post #20493 of 20885
Im interested in getting a pair of unbrandeds. Is the quality difference significant as opposed to gap non selvage?
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I soaked a pair of raw jeans and put them on when they were damp to make sure the waist didn't shrink too much. I made a big mistake by sitting most of the time and now I have very unsightly knee bags. Anyone have the misfortune of experiencing this before? I was thinking of maybe putting some hot water localized in the knee area, not sure if this is a good idea.

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Im interested in getting a pair of unbrandeds. Is the quality difference significant as opposed to gap non selvage?

Yes, significant. 

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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
 

I soaked a pair of raw jeans and put them on when they were damp to make sure the waist didn't shrink too much. I made a big mistake by sitting most of the time and now I have very unsightly knee bags. Anyone have the misfortune of experiencing this before? I was thinking of maybe putting some hot water localized in the knee area, not sure if this is a good idea.

That's the problem with wearing your raws before they have dried, unless you spend the entire time laying down, movements you make can cause the damp fabric to stretch. I never recommend someone wear their raws damp. If they are unsanforized, they will conform to your body just fine without the need of wearing them while they are still drying. I would just resoak them in hot water for 45 minutes or so. It will shrink the knees back down. Don't agitate them or you may lose some indigo. And if your worried about the waist, see if you can find something that you can put inside the waist band, like a coat hanger or something, to make sure they don't shrink down too much. But also keep in mind that the waist will stretch a good inch with wear. 

post #20497 of 20885
Man, I just gotta say it- seeing the word "raws" is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I love denim, but that damn word just kills me
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Is there any way to get rid of the sulfur smell in black jeans without washing or drying them?


Edited by accordion - 6/24/14 at 3:15am
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Thanks Jompso, will try that out mate. Rosenberg, maybe I should have said unsanforized, would that have been less nail-on-chalks for you?

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All good man, I just had to rant for a sec.
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Is there any way to get rid of the sulfur smell in black jeans without washing or drying them?

http://www.rawrdenim.com/2011/12/raw-denim-cleaning-vinegar-soak-oven-treatment/

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I just bought the Okayama Spirits and I think I screwed up the sizing. They're already well fitted that a soak will make them too tight. Is there any disadvantage of not soaking beside the fact that they'll shrink at first wash? Is there any alternative to washing with water? What do you think of dry cleaning? Thanks a lot!
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I just bought the Okayama Spirits and I think I screwed up the sizing. They're already well fitted that a soak will make them too tight. Is there any disadvantage of not soaking beside the fact that they'll shrink at first wash? Is there any alternative to washing with water? What do you think of dry cleaning? Thanks a lot!

I might try to sell them here or Sufi.. Too tight jeans are no fun, esp if raw.

If they're wearable I don't really see a need to soak,but eventually you'll probably have to wash them..I've had good luck with inside out cold wash on the wool cycle, then hang dry. But I think you're going to see some shrinkage no matter what. Dry cleaning is certainly an option. I'm sure it won't hurt them.

Ime if they get really foul smelling a soak won't do it..
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Should I make some cut offs using my first pair of raw denim, now retired (PRPS)? I don't know if I want to do it, but on the other hand it would be a way (the only way) to bring them back to life.

post #20505 of 20885
I don't think I can't afford any shrink, especially in the inseam (32") and leg opening (6.5"). I'll just never gonna wash them I guess, haha. Thanks, man.
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