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I have a pair of APC Rescues I've been wearing daily for like 3 months. However I lost weight and they've stretched and are kinda too big. What's the best way to wash them so they shrink without being a waste by washing to early? By which I mean....if I soak them in cold water for 5-10 minutes will they shrink and not be a big deal? Or since I'm "washing" them at all should I just hot soak / machine dry (line dry?) to get max shrinkage?
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Soaking at 10 minutes is the same as soaking at 60 minutes if there's no agitation. Hot soak should shrink it back a little and I don't understand what you mean from hot dry.
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Question: I have a pair of lucky brand jeans that I found out wasn't true to size when I went and had it altered. They trimmed 2 inches off the length, and did an original hem. What they did was cut off the end and sewed it back so that it has that original manufacturer's worn edge look. However, they didn't sew on just the hem, but also an extra inch of the cut off part. I guess they call it an "uncut original hem" (but they never asked me if I wanted it uncut or cut). So now I have a doubled- feel around the leg openings and it feels stiff. Kind of disappointed. Oh, found it.. here is exactly what my jeans look like before and after: http://www.truejeans.com/blog/fashio...s_an_orgi.html I'm wondering if there's a way to get that original edge look without doing the original hem, Because the next time I get any jeans altered I think I'll just do a normal alteration and work out the rest myself. Does anyone know what process the manufacturer uses to make the pant leg edges like that?
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I will look into the 514s. Also I noticed my 510s have somewhat curvy hips. Are the 514s like this too?

Alright thanks. No detergent, correct?


Oh my bad, yeah I used tide and fabric softner and a dryer sheet.. the works..
so i guess without that stuff you'd have very minimal changes
post #4280 of 21424
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Yeah those are not the same Levi's Reds that I have. The labelling was way different, maybe they were called Red Tab? Anyway, what jeans DO last? APC?
The Red brand is technically dead and gone from all I have heard. Levi's Red had different labeling and branding in it's existance. My skinny stacked have "Red" sewn in cursive on the waist band while my low yoke 10 years have a simple black tag that says "Levi's Red." I have never seen the label that is on that website actually ON a Red Jean. And no, APC's are not known for their durability. Even if they do hold up the stretch will do you in I would think, especially a guy like you with big thighs.
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I'm wondering if there's a way to get that original edge look without doing the original hem, Because the next time I get any jeans altered I think I'll just do a normal alteration and work out the rest myself.
Does anyone know what process the manufacturer uses to make the pant leg edges like that?
Have you tried talking with your tailor about what you specifically want? My tailor did the exact job you're looking for a few years ago and did it well. It wasn't exactly rocket science.

The manufacturer uses sandpaper and other abrasion tools. You can do the same.
post #4282 of 21424
Took My stfs out of the wash on cold with a little bit of detergent, still look nice.
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Took My stfs out of the wash on cold with a little bit of detergent, still look nice.

cool

Mine are still stuck at a shade a bit darker than dark stonewash. I'm actually frustrated the color isn't leaking out faster..
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You're weird.
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You're weird.

what.. why?
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The Red brand is technically dead and gone from all I have heard.

Levi's Red had different labeling and branding in it's existance. My skinny stacked have "Red" sewn in cursive on the waist band while my low yoke 10 years have a simple black tag that says "Levi's Red." I have never seen the label that is on that website actually ON a Red Jean.

And no, APC's are not known for their durability. Even if they do hold up the stretch will do you in I would think, especially a guy like you with big thighs.

Yeah I have the ones with the "Red" sewn in cursive on the waistband. They're incredible jeans...except I've put on about 20 lbs of muscle since then and my thighs are exploding out of them and I can't fit into them anymore

514s don't do it for me, and the two brands I thought I could trust, APC and Nudie, apparently don't hold up very well. Can anyone recommend jean companies that make slim-straight jeans (or perhaps tapered jeans because my thighs are so big) similar to the Levi's Red that are as durable as Levis? I feel like every time I think I've got a reliable jean brand, I end up finding out that they're totally bogus.
post #4287 of 21424
^^^ Crate Routes. End of story.
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Agree, although maybe he should be careful with sizing b/c of the thighs? Like consider sizing up? I'm asking, mainly...
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I feel like every time I think I've got a reliable jean brand, I end up finding out that they're totally bogus.
Also, like somebody (me?) told somebody else (forget who) a few pages back: the way people size, wear and treat their jeans on here lends itself to crotch hexplosions. If you buy a pair super tight, stretch it out through wear, sag it, and then don't wash it for months on end...even a lot of good denim isn't built to withstand that. This is especially true with slubbier/rougher denim; it appears at least a few Crate models have a little bit of slubbiness going on (someone correct me on this if I'm wrong). Also, the weight of the denim plays a part as well. Crates are probably the best buy out there right now, BUT I don't think they do any super-heavy models, and some are fairly light-weight. If you really want a tough pair of jeans, look for something in 17 - 21oz range. Otherwise, welcome to the raw denimz game, crotch repairs and all. EDIT: re: APC: the old reputation was that they were tough as nails, per Fok himself...I take it that's no longer the case? FWIW I still don't think they blow out as often as some pricier stuff.
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EDIT: re: APC: the old reputation was that they were tough as nails, per Fok himself...I take it that's no longer the case? FWIW I still don't think they blow out as often as some pricier stuff.
AFAIK their current line is the same denim they've always used. They are good denim for the price, but they definitely are not the best. Also the denim is imo "boring". Also I agree with buying Crate, assuming the OP finds a cut that fits well. From what I've seen the vertical fading, colorfastness, and lap/general fading is quite nice, especially when you consider they retail for around $160. The denim itself is leaps and bounds better than APC. And ifyou're not worried about the money, and longevity is the most important thing, then you really can't go wrong with Ironheart.
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