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post #21346 of 21439
You are obsessing way too hard over this. A hot iron and 5 seconds.
post #21347 of 21439
Jeans were probably folded in storage. You could iron them inside out with a press cloth so you don't singe them.
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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post
 

Recently bought two pairs of jeans from two different retailers.  Both pairs have unnatural creasing/wrinkles at the bottom of the legs.  Someone please set my mind at ease and tell me this is not something I need to give any thought to.  Why would wrinkles of this nature appear on a brand new pair of premium denim, something to do with storage perhaps?  My apologies for what is probably a very basic / simple question, I know very little. 

 

 

Dude, put them on and wear your jeans and forget you ever saw the things. You can take an Iron to them, won't do any more damage then that shitty sanforization process already hasn't (essentiallly the same shit) but there is zero discoloration or permanent type markings on those creases. This means that they were not creased and stored in a manner that would make those lines permanent in the fabric purely by coloration, far beyond the time you wear out the actual wrinkles (because before you know it those things will dissappear). You're fine. Your Jeans are fine. You can sleep tonight.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Blog Marley View Post

Anyone know what the stretch on a pair of Geller Type 1 jeans is? If not, how likely are a pair of 98% cotton and 2% spandex washed jeans to stretch an inch in the waist?

Robert Geller actually has a pair of jeans for sale that are 2% synthetic for men? Dude, no bro. If you spend $325 on a pair of jeans that aren't 100% cotton, you will 100% regret it in 6 months and a couple wash cycles or so. But be sure you do get them in contact with hot water at least once every couple of months to reinforce the cotton strentgh, otherwise those fuckers are just gonna rip.

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Can't believe I haven't found this thread until now. I am still a denim novice, so this is where I belong.


I am looking for a pair of go-to "dressy" jeans that can be worn at night. To me, what qualifies as dressy is a dark color, a slim fit with a narrow leg opening (to wear with sleek shoes/boots), a rise appropriate to tuck my shirt in, and a mid weight (14+ oz.). My experience so far is with APC, Gustin, and Epaulet Wilshires, but I think I'm ready for something more niche. I am deciding between 3sixteen's shadow selvedge (ST-120x) and perhaps Big John Slim Tapered (M106D). Any thoughts on either of these?

 

I am open to other suggestions as well. I prefer something more "luxe" than workwear. I have been recommended brands like Acne, but found the rise too low. Anything in the 200$ price range is fine if it's worth it.


If your buying these jeans strictly for dressier type of affairs and not casual wear, then just go with something like the deep indigo Momatoro has, they even have jeans that are darker with the weft threads dyed as well and I'm fairly sure this denim is available in a few of their standard fits, obviously your not gonna wanna buy the war paint models cuz those aren't exactly appropriate for classier wear. With that said though, out of any, the jeans you really want are the PBJs NC-005 model. They aren't rope dyed with synthetic indigo like most denim is, the fibers are nearly entirely soaked through with a water insoluable dye...in other words, the shits don't fade and stay permantly dark...if this is what your looking for, then fork over an extra hundred and go with these. PBJ denim is miles beyond the quality of the shit available in the 200 range like Momatoro or any of numerous American brands that all use the same fucking 14 ounce sanforized cone mills shit. Spend 300 now, thank me later.

 

Ok, regulars you can have back at it. I remember why I quit posting on this thing well over a year ago now, shits exhausting. All yours.

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Fuck it 2 more.

 

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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

possibly a dumb question, but is this a "fake" selvedge line?

they're 100% japanese cotton gabardine pants from apc (http://usonline.apc.fr/men/clothing/pants-jeans/petit-new-standard-cobev-m09047#Black&38):
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No, never ever with you find any shuttle loomed cotton fabric sourced from Japan that will have any sort of faux or fake selvedge edge, the Japanese would never ever allow this to occur and wouldn't sell something like this in a million years. As long as the fabrics sourced from Japan, your safe.

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Originally Posted by Thruxton1246 View Post
 

Could use some feedback here.... These fit fine everywhere else.... Should I have them altered in the waist? Or just belt it? I can't return them :(

 

Eat your losses, sell them, and buy a pair of jeans that fit everywhere this time. Belting those is gonna look absolutely terrible and bunch like a motherfucker, and the last thing I would do is drop a pair of heavier weighted, indigo dyed, 3x1 loomed cotton off at your neighborhood tailor and have him take a knife to them shits. You'll wind up with a fucking hack job that'll totally look like shit. If you live in LA by any chance, there are two places I could point you to, but I still wouldn't even do that procedure even at these spots, however odds are you do not. Sell them, move on. sorry bro.

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Hi all, brand new to the forum! (besides some lurking here and there :P)

 

I was looking to pick up some light wash jeans for the summer, and was wondering what recommendations you guys had for some tapered light wash jeans that are a bit roomier in the thighs. I normally wear a size 30, and ideally want around 11.5" for the thighs.

 

Thanks! 

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@Jompso droppin' truth bombs
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I'm having some trouble figuring out if Levi's Made & Crafted are vanity sized.

A seller on eBay has the Thumb Tack in 30 waist, and the (regular Levi's) selvedge 522 in a 31. I'm actually pretty interested in both fits. He's making it sound a little like either will fit me, but that doesn't sound right to me. Most of what I can find online seems to indicate that M&C is only slightly vanity sized, and after trying on some 522s yesterday, they seemed like regular Levi's sizing. Awkwardly enough, the photos he sent me of the Thumb Tack jeans with a waist measurement read about 14.5" across, which is smaller than anything I'm finding online for a size 30--I think he may have mismeasured by not making sure the jeans were perfectly flat, but I can't tell.

What I do know is this:
Levi's M&C in a 29 doesn't fit. I couldn't close the waist without feeling like I was going to break the button.
I usually wear a 29 or 30 in Levi's. 31 loosens up much too much after a little wear. 30s even get a little saggy some days.
My actual waist is around 32 or 33.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

@Jompso droppin' truth bombs


Believe it or not, but you can even go and check, however I;m sure my words enough and besides that you more or less probably dont care, but the date stated on my account was my first post here, and maintained a steady presecen for the next 2-3 months essentially providing the same service you and a few others do now, post fashion school, pre employment period, just when I was bored. However people's laziness and refusal to reread from the beginning, be resourceful and do their own research, or ask questions that surpassed stupidity bordering on evident loss in essential brain function abilities and such, eventually just got me to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and had to fall back. I tried to help everyday, but people here need to learn to also help themselves, do a little reading, and that figuring shit out on your own isn't a bad thing, it's actually called being resourceful and something adults shoulld be able to do and want to do. So I respect your presence and you giving the guidance to all in need, at times it's fun to spit about denim for hours on end, answering "when should I wash..." type questions though make my brain hurt....anyway just was curious and wanted to stop by for a little bit....keep up the good work holding down the fort, peace.

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post


If your buying these jeans strictly for dressier type of affairs and not casual wear, then just go with something like the deep indigo Momatoro has, they even have jeans that are darker with the weft threads dyed as well and I'm fairly sure this denim is available in a few of their standard fits, obviously your not gonna wanna buy the war paint models cuz those aren't exactly appropriate for classier wear. With that said though, out of any, the jeans you really want are the PBJs NC-005 model. They aren't rope dyed with synthetic indigo like most denim is, the fibers are nearly entirely soaked through with a water insoluable dye...in other words, the shits don't fade and stay permantly dark...if this is what your looking for, then fork over an extra hundred and go with these. PBJ denim is miles beyond the quality of the shit available in the 200 range like Momatoro or any of numerous American brands that all use the same fucking 14 ounce sanforized cone mills shit. Spend 300 now, thank me later.

Ok, regulars you can have back at it. I remember why I quit posting on this thing well over a year ago now, shits exhausting. All yours.

I'm not really a fan of the concept of "dressy" jeans unless you're still in high school. But to each his own -- and on that note, I just wanted to point out that while pretty much everything Jompso said here is reasonable, I'd note that the slubby texture of the PBJ's might not be entirely consistent with what some people see as dressy denim. Most of the dressy jean looks I see (and working in the entertainment industry I see quite a bit of it) are built around dark jeans with a much smoother hand.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


I'm not really a fan of the concept of "dressy" jeans unless you're still in high school. But to each his own -- and on that note, I just wanted to point out that while pretty much everything Jompso said here is reasonable, I'd note that the slubby texture of the PBJ's might not be entirely consistent with what some people see as dressy denim. Most of the dressy jean looks I see (and working in the entertainment industry I see quite a bit of it) are built around dark jeans with a much smoother hand.

I don't know what not being a fan of dressy jeans means? Are you stating that in certain specific social settings where perhaps jeans are appropriate however they obviously need to fit well and possess a solid very dark hue of indigo to be appropriate for the situation, isn't something you believe in, except for high schoolers, who you are cool with doing this? Is there anyone that doesn't keep a pair of dark raws to wear out with something like a light colored oxford or something and casual, perhaps light gray donegal triple patch pocket wool blazer or something for a casual dinner with a fried or something?

 

Also is this addressed to me personally also? Because I wasn't telling someone my personal preference of denim that I want to buy, I was telling someone the right denim they should buy for the needs they desired. Also yes, PBJ isn't the most regualr non slubby woven denim out there, they are comprised of crazy dyed denim, however true these too possess a very very subdued in relation, but a slight irregularity and slubby PBJ type nature, with that said, who wants to be fucking plain? If I'm buying dark jeans to stay dark strictly for certain social settings I'd take ones that slightly differentiate themselves from the rest, 10 times out of 10. And since the industry is quite large, and I have no clue what you actually do, I cannot state my opinion on the looks you are choosing to reference. However with that said, prior to 3 years ago, I spent 12 straight years fully immersed within the industry. Went to school almost solely with industry people, followed by years of constant and cpnsistent socializing to partying with everyone from the wannabes to the bes and everyone in between. Was employeed for a little while as well, however I decided to go back and get another degree instead, just definitely not the industry I ever wanna work in, no offense, it's just the whole nature of the thing, it's not exactly a reliable career choice..and I don't know if your talking about the faces, the sea of clones that inhabit some establishment north of 3rd, 7 nights a week, "the young and trendy" praying that this is the night that they meet the producer with the perfect part for them etc.. If you are talking about them, well, honestly they deserve no mention here whatsoever, they all dress the same because they don;t know how to dress, to be frank, they just dress like assholes, no offense, but it's terrible, however if your referring to the suits and such, well I have no opinion on that.

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

I don't know what not being a fan of dressy jeans means? Are you stating that in certain specific social settings where perhaps jeans are appropriate however they obviously need to fit well and possess a solid very dark hue of indigo to be appropriate for the situation, isn't something you believe in, except for high schoolers, who you are cool with doing this? Is there anyone that doesn't keep a pair of dark raws to wear out with something like a light colored oxford or something and casual, perhaps light gray donegal triple patch pocket wool blazer or something for a casual dinner with a fried or something?

Also is this addressed to me personally also? Because I wasn't telling someone my personal preference of denim that I want to buy, I was telling someone the right denim they should buy for the needs they desired. Also yes, PBJ isn't the most regualr non slubby woven denim out there, they are comprised of crazy dyed denim, however true these too possess a very very subdued in relation, but a slight irregularity and slubby PBJ type nature, with that said, who wants to be fucking plain? If I'm buying dark jeans to stay dark strictly for certain social settings I'd take ones that slightly differentiate themselves from the rest, 10 times out of 10. And since the industry is quite large, and I have no clue what you actually do, I cannot state my opinion on the looks you are choosing to reference. However with that said, prior to 3 years ago, I spent 12 straight years fully immersed within the industry. Went to school almost solely with industry people, followed by years of constant and cpnsistent socializing to partying with everyone from the wannabes to the bes and everyone in between. Was employeed for a little while as well, however I decided to go back and get another degree instead, just definitely not the industry I ever wanna work in, no offense, it's just the whole nature of the thing, it's not exactly a reliable career choice..and I don't know if your talking about the faces, the sea of clones that inhabit some establishment north of 3rd, 7 nights a week, "the young and trendy" praying that this is the night that they meet the producer with the perfect part for them etc.. If you are talking about them, well, honestly they deserve no mention here whatsoever, they all dress the same because they don;t know how to dress, to be frank, they just dress like assholes, no offense, but it's terrible, however if your referring to the suits and such, well I have no opinion on that.
Dide, I was just noting that PBJs are fairly slubby, for whatever that extra piece of information is worth to him. Take a pill.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


Dide, I was just noting that PBJs are fairly slubby, for whatever that extra piece of information is worth to him. Take a pill.

Well first I will just start off on how I seemingly came across to you, because by your response it seems as if I may have read as having some sort of harsh tone of some sort. In all hoesty, I just flat out truly had no idea what to make of your oiriginal post, if you were directing it towards me, telling me I was wrong? Sorta calling me out? Just telling me I was flat our wrong? Accusing me of liking a certain style of dress (dress) jeans and then proceeding to sorta judge me for such, etc... So In return no offense at all was meant, I just however was sure to try and touch on every topic you discussed and state my opinion in return, purely because I didn't know how else I should have approached that then merely responding to what was seemingly directed towards me and my advice and such.

 

Now with that said, the opinions I did share, I still do mean, I'm not saying those were stated incorrectly or anything like that. I do believe that those would make a great dress pair exactly because of the properties you brought up. Because from a couple feet away sure they just loook like some nice dark denim, however a little closer there not just some standard dark "dressy" denim, they are in fact a pair of jeans that may be one color but also possess a great deal of deptha nd complexity regardless of their simple monochromatic appearance at first. So I still think they would be an great option for someone who appreciates denim and doesn't want to merely just blend in with the rest, and actually by some gorgeous denim. And rereading I do admit a tone does indeed come across when discussing further down as far as the industry and such is concerned and I ddin't mean offense there either, but just as before, what I said before I honestly, still do share this opinion. Speaking purely as me for myself, I do not believe that those guys deserve to have some sort of reference or leverage weighed on a site that is etirely dedicated to have tons and tons of forums about all types of passion, however all sharing the same simularity, that being that they all consists of people that are truly passion ate and love that fashion garment or item they are discussing at the moement etc.. Those guys and their fashion sense is truly bad. Like personally, I don't get to wear a suit for work, but I love suits, so when I go out, I wear a suit, and without fail, on first appearance, I might as well be a alien or some strange species of human that was just discovered or something, and after it soaks in, I then of course get the inevitable follow up question regarding the suit. Always, without fail, but I just love em so I deal with it, however meanwhile as they are question my attire I am trying to understand theirs, and I simply cannot. Outfits are different, but they might as well not be, cuz the stuff is all the same, and of course so much of it is worn on the 3 or 4 hottest nights of the week, cuz theier line is maxed for sure after an hour on rodeo and a couple trendy Gucci club shirts or something for example. I just don't think it's fashion because I see no individuality, nor any identies or direction, or attempts at a certain look or some thing, it's simply they prefer to to just be camoflouge instead, I simply fail to understand the inability to trulyy love quality clothing and wanting to wear it and express yourself in the best manner we are given as humans, by the way we simply allow the world to see us in what we truly feel represeents us and our true passions and tastes the closest possible. Simply wasting the possibility to convey so much about yourself via a simple form of self expression by respecting and understanding the stuff as not just clothes but art and more, etc.... Theres just none of that there at all and in actualitly in a large part of this city as well now that I truly think about it, it's sad. I love this place to death and I've been here my hole life, however I do wish we did have a little more Chicago or New york influence in our population, a classic sense and respect of clothing and respecting yourself by appearing nice and in turn showing respect for others by showing up nice etc.... Sorry I digress...

 

Conclusion, My apologies for my original response and perceieved distasteful tone, I didn't mean to come off in that manner, I  merely didn't know what tone I should have or what I acutally was or should of been answering and such etc.... so my apologies for making your think I was trying to purely come back at you in a confrontational manner.

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