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post #3481 of 21424
How slim are the Nom De Guerre Narrow Fit Jeans?

Are they okay for a guy who squats three times a week?
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Picked up some of the RRL straight usa selvedge which are going to need a shrink, but I am worried they will come up short on me after. Any idea how much they will draw up in the length? Is it the standard 3" or so? I could stand to lose probably 2" but that is about it. Would a cold soak minimize the loss? Thanks!

Cole
If they're not the buckleback STFs then they aren't going shrink even 1" in the wash.
post #3483 of 21424
Hello!
Is $250 the fair price for brand new Diors 19cm MIJ?
post #3484 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
Any shrinkage achieved through a hot wash would go away as soon as you start wearing the jeans again. Having the waist taken in by a tailor is your best bet, really.


Levis' denim, particularly the non-LVC range, stretches like a mutha. If that's too much of an annoyance, help yourself and invest on better jeans.

That kind of sucks. I'm not a denim junky so I am pretty happy with my $30 514's and how they fit, it just sucks that the damn waist stretches so much. Is there an alternative that cost the same (or close, around $50 the most I guess) and fit the same?
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New to posting on SF... what are thoughts out there about purchasing Japanese denim? I own a pair or samurai's S634XX II Ltd. worn for about 7 months http://www.samurai-j.com/samurai/det...2/s634xx2.html And i just purchased a pair of Sugarcane, but wanted to know what the thoughts are about j-denim or if there are any other recommendations out there?
post #3486 of 21424
I want to get a pair of jeans hemmed/chainstitched but here's the problem: I know it's recommended to give the jeans a (hot?) soak before hemming/chainstitching but I rather like the darkness of raw denim and would prefer to hold off on the soaking for a while. For sanforized denim, would I be ok with hemming pre soak and just leave about half an inch to account for shrinkage later?
post #3487 of 21424
Yes (although if you do something crazy like a combo hot wash/tumble dry down the road, you may get more shrinkage than you bargained for - if you stick with cold/gentle washes you're good).
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Originally Posted by Daaj View Post
New to posting on SF... what are thoughts out there about purchasing Japanese denim?

I own a pair or samurai's S634XX II Ltd. worn for about 7 months
http://www.samurai-j.com/samurai/det...2/s634xx2.html

And i just purchased a pair of Sugarcane, but wanted to know what the thoughts are about j-denim or if there are any other recommendations out there?

post #3489 of 21424
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post
I want to get a pair of jeans hemmed/chainstitched but here's the problem:

I know it's recommended to give the jeans a (hot?) soak before hemming/chainstitching but I rather like the darkness of raw denim and would prefer to hold off on the soaking for a while. For sanforized denim, would I be ok with hemming pre soak and just leave about half an inch to account for shrinkage later?
Everyone has their own personal experience and preference but I personally don't put much weight into soaking sanforized jeans before wearing them to minimize shrinkage before hemming. What's far more important, IMO, is setting the creases before chopping up the legs; in a soak you can stretch the legs back out while their still damp but there is nothing to prevent the inseam loss that comes from creases behind the knee or "honeycombs" as they only return after wear.
post #3490 of 21424
Yeah, good point - they will end up a little shorter and appear slimmer as they bunch up behind your knee. Just leave a generous amount of inseam. Staxx look good. And really, there is no point in soaking sanforized denim, unless you want to soften them or something.
post #3491 of 21424
Thanks for the replies. Normally I would just stack but these are bootcut with a 9" hem so it doesn't really stack.
post #3492 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Daaj View Post
New to posting on SF... what are thoughts out there about purchasing Japanese denim?

I own a pair or samurai's S634XX II Ltd. worn for about 7 months
http://www.samurai-j.com/samurai/det...2/s634xx2.html

And i just purchased a pair of Sugarcane, but wanted to know what the thoughts are about j-denim or if there are any other recommendations out there?

Everyone on this forum owns at least 7 pairs of dry Japanese selvage denim.

Not really, but this place is pretty much Japanese/dry/selvage denim central. Check this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=11022
post #3493 of 21424
What's the purpose of hidden rivets?
post #3494 of 21424
Thread Starter 
Keep your pockets attached to your jeans while not scratching up your seat.
post #3495 of 21424
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Everyone on this forum owns at least 7 pairs of dry Japanese selvage denim.

Not really, but this place is pretty much Japanese/dry/selvage denim central. Check this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=11022

Good to know... it's becoming a small addiction. I was just curious if there was anything outside of j-denim, but the more I read the more I'm moved towards Japanese dry denim. I appreciate the reply! Thank you!
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