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I know chainstitching is highly prefered for hemming jeans, but if I'm having trouble finding a place to do it, is it the end of the world to just have them straight stitched? Even if using the method that leaves the original hem?
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Originally Posted by Johnathan View Post
I know chainstitching is highly prefered for hemming jeans, but if I'm having trouble finding a place to do it, is it the end of the world to just have them straight stitched? Even if using the method that leaves the original hem?

It's personal preference. Neither one is going to rip open or anything due to wear.

You will not get the roping effect though, which to me, is worth paying a premium for.
post #3453 of 21424
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It's personal preference. Neither one is going to rip open or anything due to wear.

You will not get the roping effect though, which to me, is worth paying a premium for.
If it makes a difference, my jeans aren't selvage. I've heard that basically renders the chainstitching useless? A quick image search leads me to believe it would indeed be paying a premium for. At the same time though, these are my first pair of raw denim (514's) and I'll probably just wait till I get a pair of APC's or something. Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Johnathan View Post
I know chainstitching is highly prefered for hemming jeans, but if I'm having trouble finding a place to do it, is it the end of the world to just have them straight stitched? Even if using the method that leaves the original hem?
No, it's not the end of the world.
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
It's personal preference. Neither one is going to rip open or anything due to wear.

You will not get the roping effect though, which to me, is worth paying a premium for.
This is total BS that is passed along as truth by purists trying to exaggerate the benefits of staying true to the original craftsmanship of jeans. It's a minor detail that personally I prefer in my jeans at time of purchase but could care less about when it comes to alterations.

I'm going to steal Baron's photo of non-chainstitch roping, which apparently is impossible:
post #3455 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Johnathan View Post
If it makes a difference, my jeans aren't selvage. I've heard that basically renders the chainstitching useless? A quick image search leads me to believe it would indeed be paying a premium for. At the same time though, these are my first pair of raw denim (514's) and I'll probably just wait till I get a pair of APC's or something. Thanks for the help.
It has nothing to do with whether or not your jeans are selvage.
post #3456 of 21424
Gooday, I am looking at picking up my first pair of Raw Denim Jeans soon, and was wondering if anyone here might have some suggestions as to brands? Right now most of what I have is made by Nudie/Union and I have a pair of Diesels also, Normally wear straight leg or bootcut, not really into the super skinny jeans. Price range Id like to keep it under 500 for the pair, but use that as a guideline. Also any clue on a good online store to pick them up? I use Revolve a lot, but dont know to many other online shops, I am from Canada if that makes any difference.
post #3457 of 21424
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No, it's not the end of the world.

This is total BS that is passed along as truth by purists trying to exaggerate the benefits of staying true to the original craftsmanship of jeans. It's a minor detail that personally I prefer in my jeans at time of purchase but could care less about when it comes to alterations.

I'm going to steal Baron's photo of non-chainstitch roping, which apparently is impossible:

Strange. I have 5 or so pairs of normal stitched hems and none of them have roping.
post #3458 of 21424
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Gooday, I am looking at picking up my first pair of Raw Denim Jeans soon, and was wondering if anyone here might have some suggestions as to brands? Right now most of what I have is made by Nudie/Union and I have a pair of Diesels also, Normally wear straight leg or bootcut, not really into the super skinny jeans. Price range Id like to keep it under 500 for the pair, but use that as a guideline. Also any clue on a good online store to pick them up? I use Revolve a lot, but dont know to many other online shops, I am from Canada if that makes any difference.
Take a look at our affliates: Farinelli's, Context, Secret Service, Brigade, Detour, etc etc etc. Farinelli's probably your best bet in terms of selection and price as there's a 20% discount for forum members. Brands I'd recommend looking into: RRL, Kicking Mule Workshop, Jean Shop, Sugar Cane, 5EP.
post #3459 of 21424
If I forego going into the APC store in LA to save some cash, should a measured waistline minus one be a fair enough guideline, or should I try and figure out brand-specific fitting suggestions before sinking a purchase? Or should a first pair of raw denim be tried on first? Again, thank you all for this archive of help. I have two pairs of pants and five shirts left after a wardrobe cleansing, so I'm feeling a slight grip of excitement/anxiety.
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If I forego going into the APC store in LA to save some cash, should a measured waistline minus one be a fair enough guideline, or should I try and figure out brand-specific fitting suggestions before sinking a purchase? Or should a first pair of raw denim be tried on first? Again, thank you all for this archive of help. I have two pairs of pants and five shirts left after a wardrobe cleansing, so I'm feeling a slight grip of excitement/anxiety.
Don't waste your time going to APC, buy from Farinelli's and you'll get free shipping. If you're sticking with APC, you'll want to size down two from your "usual" waist for their New Standard fit. If you're going with another brand, GET MEASUREMENTS FIRST. Most people will typically size down one to account for future stretch but it really depends on the brand. It wouldn't hurt to try on a pair on first, like anything else, but it's not essential. I'd say a majority of the jeans I own I never tried on before buying and I've only been unhappy once.
post #3461 of 21424
Thanks for the answer! Was wondering a bit on the length of the jeans though, I normally tailor my jeans to a 31(everything I find is about a 33-34), with raw would I still do this? or is it better to wear them for awhile before making that move? prolly a stupid question, but I dont know the answer, so thought best id ask!
post #3462 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Christoff View Post
Thanks for the answer! Was wondering a bit on the length of the jeans though, I normally tailor my jeans to a 31(everything I find is about a 33-34), with raw would I still do this? or is it better to wear them for awhile before making that move? prolly a stupid question, but I dont know the answer, so thought best id ask!
I'd recommend wearing the jeans a few times so that the creases can set before sending them off to the tailor.
post #3463 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Don't waste your time going to APC, buy from Farinelli's and you'll get free shipping.

If you're sticking with APC, you'll want to size down two from your "usual" waist for their New Standard fit. If you're going with another brand, GET MEASUREMENTS FIRST. Most people will typically size down one to account for future stretch but it really depends on the brand.

It wouldn't hurt to try on a pair on first, like anything else, but it's not essential. I'd say a majority of the jeans I own I never tried on before buying and I've only been unhappy once.

Part of the problem is a lack of a 'usual' waist size, as I have 33s that are too big and 34s that i'm breaking. I was planning on getting some tailor-sized dress pants cheaply from a men's warehouse or somesuch local in town, and will carry the waist measurement with me. If I get a brand outside of APC, I'll come to this haven before making a purchase.

Thank you again for your quick help.
post #3464 of 21424
Thread Starter 
In that case just measure the waist on a pair of pants that fits you the most comfortably and use that as a guide.
post #3465 of 21424
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I'd recommend wearing the jeans a few times so that the creases can set before sending them off to the tailor.

so wear them with "stacks" for the first bit? Ill see how everything goes! I really like the 1980s from Kicking Mule Workshop, so I guess ill look into picking a pair up! thanks for the help!
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