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i currently own PBJs, just making a comment on the fit. that's what we're here for. get back in yr box.
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i currently own PBJs, just making a comment on the fit. that's what we're here for. get back in yr box.

I live at home with my 2 Siamese cats, or in hospital when things get too dangerous

Not I a box

Glad you like PBJ jeans as well!!!😊😊🐱🐱
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I need some help softening my jeans (raw)

 

I've had them for 7 months. They are 15.9oz and came unsanforized. Had 1 presoak and 2 washes by hand in salt/vinegar solution. I wear them almost every day. They are still rigid. The washing process has not made them even a little bit softer. They won't stand by themselves but it's impossible to wring them and they won't crease very easily. I don't know if it's the weave or there's still starch I can't get rid of.

 

Any ideas?

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Don't be so pedantic- the jeans are great, and are almost indestructible..

What more do you want???


Isn't pedantry why we're here?

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Originally Posted by hentaisan View Post

I need some help softening my jeans (raw)

I've had them for 7 months. They are 15.9oz and came unsanforized. Had 1 presoak and 2 washes by hand in salt/vinegar solution. I wear them almost every day. They are still rigid. The washing process has not made them even a little bit softer. They won't stand by themselves but it's impossible to wring them and they won't crease very easily. I don't know if it's the weave or there's still starch I can't get rid of.

Any ideas?

It probably is some leftover starch, which gets "reactivated" after washing. You could opt to wash them thouroughly, as in agitating the fabric and rinse them afterwards, so the starch comes out of the fabric.
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What brands are good for stout, stocky guys with thick legs? My buddy wants to get into some raw, selvedges but cannot find a cut that fits him well… and since this is his first foray he'd like to be in the N&F, APC, whoever range… decent starters but not break the bank. Any recs? Thanks.

btw… he's probably around 32 x 32… strong thighs, but his calfs are ridiculous. Tried on some Uniqlo's the other day and almost got stuck in them!

KN, is price a limitation for him (inferring that from what you've looked at so far)? Because otherwise I'd think there'd be lots of good options -- as scurvy suggests, I think they key is that he wants a slim straight cut, not an aggressively tapered cut. Maybe a trip to Self Edge on La Brea is in order?
32x32 doesn't sound terrible stout and stocky (maybe I'm just saying that because I'm generally 33x32 . . .), but if you're saying he's a bit stocky in the upper body he may want to shoot for mid-rise rather than low-rise.
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KN, is price a limitation for him (inferring that from what you've looked at so far)? Because otherwise I'd think there'd be lots of good options -- as scurvy suggests, I think they key is that he wants a slim straight cut, not an aggressively tapered cut. Maybe a trip to Self Edge on La Brea is in order?
32x32 doesn't sound terrible stout and stocky (maybe I'm just saying that because I'm generally 33x32 . . .), but if you're saying he's a bit stocky in the upper body he may want to shoot for mid-rise rather than low-rise.

Cheers, thank you. He's not super stocky but his calves are ridiculous so yeah he need a straight cut… and price is not prohibitive, but he's kinda in the shallow end of the pool at this point and is looking to keep it around $150 before he starts getting crazy. I was thinking also maybe (as another poster helpfully suggested) APC Rescues and they'll probably be on sale below that or even around $100-ish come Thanksgiving or so. Thanks for the suggestions fellas!
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