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dat walls of text.

j-dog, you ever heard of a paragraph?

Sure, it's that thing after you write a sentence......either break it down into better gramer and structure and wind up with a text box that may appear better for those grammatically inclined and such, or I smash as much I can into one to keep it as concise as that much text is able to be....its a losing effort all around

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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.

tl;dr but dude it's all good.
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How can I fix a zipper? My balmain jeans' zipper got snagged and it came off...

Site isn't letting me attach photos... basically the mechanism holding the zipper pull of the pocket is cut in half
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I Just ordered a pair of easy guy Stretch denim from NF. Can anyone vouch for NF stretch Selvedge or Stretch denim at all?

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Hello SF. What's a good brand of jeans to wear in the Chicago summer when the temperature gets over 80? I was looking at the BR Travelers jeans and they felt pretty comfortable. What do you guys think of those? Due to my thin ankles, I don't like wearing shorts because they me look kind of funny and weird. So all I wear is chinos and jeans for casual wear. Any recommendations?
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Hello SF. What's a good brand of jeans to wear in the Chicago summer when the temperature gets over 80? I was looking at the BR Travelers jeans and they felt pretty comfortable. What do you guys think of those? Due to my thin ankles, I don't like wearing shorts because they me look kind of funny and weird. So all I wear is chinos and jeans for casual wear. Any recommendations?

Try Gustin!

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Newberry, I think you should be looking at the weight (and maybe the weave) of the jeans rather than just the brand. Gustin definitely makes some lighter weight jeans, but they also make some really heavy jeans. The former could be a good choice; the latter not so much.

Sugar Cane makes a really nice, lighter-weight (11 oz) summer jean. I think 3sixteen and NF make summer weigh jeans as well, although I have no experience with them.

Don't know the BR ones you're considering but I'd stay away from stuff with polyester and anything heavier than 11 oz or so. Chicago can be humid as a mofo and you want something as light at porous as possible.

And some unsolicited advice: give shorts another chance as well. I'm sure you look perfectly fine in them, but if you don't get used to wearing them you'll build yourself more and more of a complex around it.
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Hey guys...

Bought my first pair of rigid denim from RRL (slim rigids).

I got them in March and have been wearing them 2-3 times a week.

I haven’t washed/soaked them and they’ve been breaking in nicely. I am new to the fade stuff so I am not super nitpicky but I do want a nice uniform fade with SOME contrasting. What is the recommended approach – cold/hot soak, washes, etc.? I've read a bunch of different approaches - I'm just not clear on which approach gives you which results.

Thanks!
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It's easy to go overboard trying to figure out the perfect wash process, but I prefer to keep it simple: turn inside-out; wash in cold water, gentle cycle (or the hand-wash setting if your machine has it); and use a detergent with no optical brighteners (Woolite dark as well some of the natural-type detergents, for example). Lay flat or hang to dry.
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Hey guys...

Bought my first pair of rigid denim from RRL (slim rigids).

I got them in March and have been wearing them 2-3 times a week.

I haven’t washed/soaked them and they’ve been breaking in nicely. I am new to the fade stuff so I am not super nitpicky but I do want a nice uniform fade with SOME contrasting. What is the recommended approach – cold/hot soak, washes, etc.? I've read a bunch of different approaches - I'm just not clear on which approach gives you which results.

http://www.blueowl.us/blogs/news/96363457-how-to-wash-your-jeans

http://www.blueowl.us/blogs/news/92294593-denim-mythconceptions-popular-denim-myths-debunked
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Two options, in my experience: cool soak with something like woolite dark flat in a tub -- then hang dry. This will produce minimal fading and avoid any chance of lighter vertical fades, which can happen in a machine. The other way is to do as notwithit suggested and wash inside out in machine on gentle/cold, then hang dry.

I've had best results with soaks (can use cool or lukewarm water, would advise against hot, agitate by hand a bit) if the jeans are just dirty from wear/sweat etc. if you have actual spots etc or want a deeper clean, the washer is fine. You will definitely lose more color in a machine no matter how gentle the cycle. Once you've done the first washer cleaning, you might as well keep going that route...
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Thanks, guys. If you first do a soak, do you "lock in" a slight fade and any ensuing machine wash would have minimal fading affects?
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Okay, tapping out on Raw denim for a while.  I know I'm a big wuss, loser, wimp, all that!  

 

 

Bought a pair of Neuw Ray Tapered a while back.  Very comfortable, the stretch is much appreciated.  

 

Any suggestions on good quality tapered stretch denim?  Looking for decent top block room with at least a 10" rise, 11-12" thigh, and approx 7" leg?  

Typically take a 33 in non vanity brands, 31 in Neuw.  33 in pretty much everything else (all EP, Gustin, N&F)

  

 

Budget say $150-250.  Not interested in mall brands, want different.  

 

 

Thanks experts. 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

Okay, tapping out on Raw denim for a while.  I know I'm a big wuss, loser, wimp, all that!  

 

 

Bought a pair of Neuw Ray Tapered a while back.  Very comfortable, the stretch is much appreciated.  

 

Any suggestions on good quality tapered stretch denim?  Looking for decent top block room with at least a 10" rise, 11-12" thigh, and approx 7" leg?  

Typically take a 33 in non vanity brands, 31 in Neuw.  33 in pretty much everything else (all EP, Gustin, N&F)

  

 

Budget say $150-250.  Not interested in mall brands, want different.  

 

 

Thanks experts. 

I know the stretch factor was a thing, but since you said you're inclined to grab something different, why not consider Pure Blue Japan? Always interesting textures and fading potential. You can either go classic right hand twill and end up with interesting, slubby textures. See, e.g., the 18 oz xx-013 model sold at Blue Owl or BiG. About a 7" opening (as most of their slim taper fits have). Pairs well with most things, including your Aldens and Ep shirts. If you want a smoother, left hand twill, go maybe for the 011. If the cost is a factor, you can order for cheaper from Denimio in Japan. They let you even modify the customs statement so as to avoid duty fees etc. PBJ also makes a very versatile indigo/indigo jean in a slim taper (xx-012).

 

I still wear the hell out of my Ep jeans, but there is quite a world out there with neat textures and fits. I'd also recommend looking into The Strike Gold from Self Edge, but the fits don't always work for people. That said, consider the 1109 for a slim tapered slubby fit with indigo warp / white weft. Maybe the 3109 for left hand twill with lots of electric blue / vertical fading potential.

 

Best of luck in the search!

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Good info, thanks very much.  I do like PBJ and may explore their line a bit more.  

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