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post #3511 of 21424
I want a pair of jeans that look like raw, but will not fade, staying dark blue all the time to wear with white sneakers (not coloring them blue), any styleforum approved option?
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Originally Posted by TheFedora View Post
damnt! no wonder my pant legs are always baggy.. I'm not a fat guy but I wear fat guy pants!

crap I need to lose more weight
You do realize that they make different jean models in the same waist size, right? As in, not every jean is cut like a 501...?
post #3513 of 21424
Hey everybody, just joined the forum. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with all this talk of jeans, mostly because a lot of this is foreign to me. I just joined the forum and I imagine most of the jeans I own would be ridiculed by everybody for how pedestrian or overpriced they are: Sevens, True Religion, Diesel (all bought at a fraction of retail) and Paper. I like the 2 pairs of Paper Denim the best because of the simple style and lack of crappy detail work. I want some new jeans and from what I've been reading there's a lot I don't know about.

First of all, is their some good pre-washed jeans that are decent? I've checked out a bunch of the recommended brands and I like the Earnest Sewn, Acne and 575's that I have seen but please feel free to recommend others. Or perhaps I would be better served by entering into the scary subculture that is raw denim, although I'm not sure I have the patience to wait a few months until they look cool. I'm a size 32 in most jeans and I need advice on sizing as well. Also, I don't think I'm ready to venture into "skinny" jean territory yet so I guess I'm looking for something in boot-cut or "relaxed" as compared to tapered and skin tight. Looking forward to your responses.

Brian
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what happens if your jeans get wet due to heavy rain pour (cold rain mixed with snow)? they got so wet and it seems like im losing all my creases in my honey combs (they've turned flat), and my stacks seem to have disappeared. Should i just hang them up? I was originally going to, but the loss of creases and what not has led me to wear them for now until they dry.
post #3515 of 21424
It's not a big deal either way...the creases will reset wet or dry. They'll probably be a bit better if you do it while they're wet, but I've always seen that as a little too obsessive; not really worth the discomfort imo.

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Originally Posted by cinecal View Post
Looking forward to your responses.

I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about washed denim, although I've heard people say good things about Earnest Sewn, Acne, Nudie and 5EP. You can get washed Sugarcanes, too.

Maybe you should reevaluate your philosophy, though; I know most people here would probably say they like the look of a pair of raw jeans throughout its lifespan, from crisp out of the box to a nice 18-month fade (if they hold out that long). And it usually takes more than a "few" months to get a fade that's equivalent to (but much cooler looking than) your average washed pair.
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So Im going to get some STFs

does that literally mean the pant legs will shrink to formfit your legs?

Does anyone have a link to a good article on how to shrink them?
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Originally Posted by TheFedora View Post

does that literally mean the pant legs will shrink to formfit your legs?


Yes, but you have to wash them while you are wearing them to make sure they take on your unique shape. Slip into a cold bath in nothing but your jeans (no underwear) for about three hours. When you emerge, your pants will fit like a wet glove.
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Originally Posted by mulansauce View Post
Yes, but you have to wash them while you are wearing them to make sure they take on your unique shape. Slip into a cold bath in nothing but your jeans (no underwear) for about three hours. When you emerge, your pants will fit like a wet glove.

Yeah I'll take a bath with them but does it have to be cold and for 3 hours? lol

are you sure the dye can't hurt your private parts..
post #3519 of 21424
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...ad.php?t=12464

Basically, max shrinkage right off the bat comes from hot soak (keeping water temp up) for a few hours, and then tumble drying. If you do the bath thing, cold wash and hang dry throughout their lifespan, as a little shrinkage will remain. They will not shrink more than 1" in the waist and 3" in length no matter what you do.

Also consider:

http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...146854.3194290
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Originally Posted by Bona Drag View Post
http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk...ad.php?t=12464

Basically, max shrinkage right off the bat comes from hot soak (keeping water temp up) for a few hours, and then tumble drying. If you do the bath thing, cold wash and hang dry throughout their lifespan, as a little shrinkage will remain. They will not shrink more than 1" in the waist and 3" in length no matter what you do.

Also consider:

http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...146854.3194290

Well I'm happy about the the 1 and 3 thing because that's exactly what I need.. a max of 1" in the waist and as much off the length as possible.. I'm going to buy it with a 30" inseam to start with and hope it shrinks a lot off..

Thanks
post #3521 of 21424
Can anyone direct me to a good website to buy either of these pairs:

Levi 501 Tidal Blue

Levi 501 Shrink-to-fits (I don't know what colors are available, what do people usually get?)

Preferably 28" inseam but 29 or 30 will do
post #3522 of 21424
I went into H&M today and saw a pair of sliq jeans in black. I wanted to know if they're raw. they felt stiffer than the other jeans and had a tag on them saying not to sit on white furniture in it because it will bleed. Do you guys think its raw?

I know H&M has made some other raw denim before. Does it specifically say raw on them? I looked at the other sliq jeans and most of them felt softer. Thanks for any help.
post #3523 of 21424
OK, I wanted to make fun of both of you, but you at least used the right thread, so...


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Originally Posted by TheFedora View Post
Can anyone direct me to a good website to buy either of these pairs:

Levi 501 Tidal Blue

Levi 501 Shrink-to-fits (I don't know what colors are available, what do people usually get?)

Preferably 28" inseam but 29 or 30 will do

Tidal Blue sounds like a wash; try Google Shopping.

STFs are available pretty much everywhere; western stores like Shepler's and Drysdales usually have them for cheaper than levis.com, Macy's, etc.

People usually get indigo; they also come in black. I used to think that was it, except there was some talk towards the end of that superfuture thread I posted about gray and green.

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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post
I went into H&M today and saw a pair of sliq jeans in black. I wanted to know if they're raw. they felt stiffer than the other jeans and had a tag on them saying not to sit on white furniture in it because it will bleed. Do you guys think its raw?

I know H&M has made some other raw denim before. Does it specifically say raw on them? I looked at the other sliq jeans and most of them felt softer. Thanks for any help.

Maybe they are, maybe they're one wash. If you're looking for a pair that will fade, these likely will, based on the dye warning on the tag. If you're not looking for a fade, who cares if they're raw or one wash? Buy them if you like them.
post #3524 of 21424
Thanks BoneDrag. I was looking for raw denim to try it out.
post #3525 of 21424
Hello everyone!

I recently ordered a pair of these Gap selvage jeans during a sale in size 28x28. Once I received them I found, much to my dismay, that while the length and leg fit is perfect, the waist is way to big. I mean, they don't fall down because of how rigid they are, but I can pull them down quite easily. Measuring them, they are actually about 30 inches.

I'm probably going to just return them, but before I do I just wanted ask if there was any possibility of the waist shrinking to an adequate size.

Thanks.
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