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Yes, GAP denim falls more towards Kia. I think I saw one pair on a forum that faded decently well, but it took a very long time. Also, just because something is selvage doesn't mean it's quality.

Nothing bad happens if you wash more frequently, they'll just fade differently. When people go for very long stretches without washing, it's usually to get higher contrast fading. If you were to wash them after every few wears, you'd end up with virtually no distinguishable fading outside of the theighs and ass getting a little lighter than the lower legs.
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If he's talking about Diesel, CoH, etc. then clearly he's not afraid of wearing something of the norm.

While most jean cuts are going to slightly overlap I'd have to disagree that there isn't much variation. Maybe you're just not very familiar with jeans but if someone wrote asking for suggestions for a straight-legged jean over $100 I could easily come up with ten different brands before even touching different models.

Just read over this thread and see how many times people ask something to the effect of, "I'm looking for a nicer version of APC NS. Ideas." Clearly there's tons of variation if you know where to look.

good point. in my original post i had said that was the standard recommendation... not the best.
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I'm getting the impression that not washing the jeans ends up the way I'd imagine it to: stinky.
Try buying a pair, wearing them a few times, and get back to us on the smell.

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I understand the Kia/BMW metaphor just fine, but what if I'm more curious about a Mercedes vs Porsche comparison?
Then I'd say look at the RRL, KMW, 5EP, etc. brands. The differences come primarily in the type of indigo used and combination (aside from the obvious fit.)

Sorry, but the only way you'll understand what I mean is to see them in person. You can hang up photos of cars up on your walls but until you drive it's hard to describe why they're worth paying for.
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i'm in 32 in dior 19cm, how should the julian red hobokens compare?
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Originally Posted by everybodynobody View Post
Quick denim question:

How can I keep my jeans shiny looking like new denim? Would starching them make them shinier?

Has anyone ever tried lacquering their jeans with polyurethane or something similar or would I ruin my jeans? Is this what clothing manufacturers mean when they say "resin coated?" What is in the coating?

Starching would definitely help with the shine.

I can't imagine putting polyurethane yourself on jeans could turn out well but...

I'm sure Rye could fill you in more on what "resin coating" entails.
post #2437 of 21424
33 in dukes, can go no lower then that as far as the thighs, i am considering some APC NS or NC, i want something with a cut similar to Acne Max (size 34 but loose), what do you think the size i should pick on in NC or NS?
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Two questions: 1) What are peoples sentiments about the MarcOoperative line of jeans that have recently gone up on the Urban Outfitters website? I would link directly to them though I'm not sure if that's allowed...anyone know anything about this brand? 2) [With a lot of lead-up] I'm also considering getting into the high quality raw denim thing... Here's what I've got right now, to give you an idea of what I'm currently working with: Theory slim fit indigo wash Oak brand original skinny fit Cheap Monday Black Monday wash All pretty dark, heavy dyes, slim fitting, pretty good quality stuff by my mark. But then again I really have no idea how this stuff compares to companies like APC or Nudie etc. When I first tried on the Oak pair (which are the oldest) I couldn't believe how they felt compared to my old jeans, though they haven't held up as well as I'd hoped, probably because I didn't wash them right initially. A little bit of fraying over the pocket stitching occurred after the first wash (in warm rather than cold water), though since then they've been fine. The Theory pair have held up extraordinarily well and are my favorite. Very soft, perfect fit for me and perfect indigo wash. (slim and dark, but not too slim or funky to be classy or to dress up). I got them on sale for ninety bucks. The Cheap Monday ones seem like they'll hold up and age pretty well too, I can't believe that they were sixty five dollars (not on sale, apparently this is how the company prices all their stuff), perhaps they won't hold up the way I imagine/hope they will? Can anyone tell me how a pair of jeans from APC or Nudie or another Denim Bar brand thats supposed to be "the real deal" would compare to what I have right now?
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Crate James IV -- TTS / size down 1?

Crate Journals -- size up 1?
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you know how there's a ripple in the material at the hem of jeans? is this something that just comes w/ wear? i need to hem some jeans, but i hate how you don't get the ripple at the bottom (applies only to washed denims obviously)...and i don't wanna get an original hem. if i go w/ a normal hem, will that ripple just come naturally w/ wear?
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i have a pair or nudie dry heavys that i haven't washed yet and they are bleeding into my white shoes. will they bleed untill i wash them? and will washing them stop the bleeding entirely?
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you know how there's a ripple in the material at the hem of jeans? is this something that just comes w/ wear? i need to hem some jeans, but i hate how you don't get the ripple at the bottom (applies only to washed denims obviously)...and i don't wanna get an original hem. if i go w/ a normal hem, will that ripple just come naturally w/ wear?

Are you talking about roping?

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Crate James IV -- TTS / size down 1?

Crate Journals -- size up 1?

Crate James IV - true to size or up 1. They are quite slim through the thighs.

Journals - size up 1 or 2. I know whodini went with the latter.
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Crate James IV - true to size or up 1. They are quite slim through the thighs. Journals - size up 1 or 2. I know whodini went with the latter.
I'd go true with the James or sized up one if you're looking for something to wear OTR. With the Journals, I sized up two since I wanted them to fit comfortably from the get-go. I always wear a belt with my jeans, which would limit the stretching, and after two months of straight wear I can wiggle out of them fairly easily. Could I have have just sized up one in retrospect? Of course, but it would have been a while until I could button the top button or two and with the rise being as low as it is I didn't want to risk it. I should be picking up another pair of Journals this week (Chad is fucking relentless) made of a different denim that is slightly slubbier stuff then what I have and I'm going to only size one up. I'll report back but it's probably the best way to go.
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Originally Posted by BrendanIYC View Post
i have a pair or nudie dry heavys that i haven't washed yet and they are bleeding into my white shoes. will they bleed untill i wash them? and will washing them stop the bleeding entirely?
Short answer: It'd help quite a bit but I can't guarantee that it'll get rid of the staining completely.
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