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post #4726 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
rb denim doesn't shrink much and in my experience doesn't stretch that much, either. The denim they've used, past and present, has always been fairly resistant to fading, more so than the average pair of jeans discussed here. Somewhere in the "Post pics of your denim" thread this guy named cielo (?) posted pics of his rb6's that were nicely faded after a good period of wear. Just trying to give you some hope to stick in there with them.

FWIW, I almost picked up your exact pair a few months ago and am still kicking myself about not doing so.

Thanks! I found a few pictures and now just looking forward to the results. I found this particular pair of jeans in Barneys in Dec, during the huge sales- was expecting to pay a slightly marked down typical R&B price, but tags were missing and somehow i went home with them for only $40. There's not much coverage of R&B jeans in the forum/SuFu, I've noticed. Definitely sticking with these for a few more months, posting pics after a wash.
post #4727 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
I know TFs can vary on measurements depending on specific models but please don't size down on them. I'm begging you.

I believe in the past you said size down one from true waist. I think one down from true waist is necessary otherwise these would be too loose. No need to beg... I get the message. As always thank you for your advice.

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Originally Posted by aqhong View Post
Have you only owned a pair of APCs? If so, I think that may be what's tripping you up. Most jeans, raw or otherwise, do not stretch nearly as much as APC raw indigo denim. And as I said before, the Dry Black Coated models will stretch even less than typical 100% cotton jeans, since they contain elastane. If they fit you well right now, keep them. Do not size down more.

Excellent - thank you for the confirmation.

Anyone know what oz denim the Nudie TF DBC are? They feel really light compared to some other denim I've handled like APCs and FHs.
post #4728 of 21424
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Originally Posted by 8bpc View Post
I believe in the past you said size down one from true waist. I think one down from true waist is necessary otherwise these would be too loose. No need to beg... I get the message. As always thank you for your advice.
You must be thinking of the other whodini. My TFs are TTS. My red lobster Get Smart preaches the same advice and that's where I originally got my info from.
post #4729 of 21424
i've heard that pbjs stretch like a bitch, how much to size down on a one wash?
post #4730 of 21424
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Originally Posted by Kill_switch View Post
i've heard that pbjs stretch like a bitch, how much to size down on a one wash?
That's a tough question. The problem is that while the top block stretches the rest of the jean doesn't. I sized down one and while I can wear it (x005) it sure is tight as fuck around my knees and thighs in general. If I could have done it over again I would have just stuck to my size and appreciated the anti-fit.
post #4731 of 21424
At least; they look good sized up, even.
post #4732 of 21424
dumb newbie-esque question.

I bought some one wash momotaros a while back, and I love the jeans, but there is one problem: I've been riding my bike a lot, and my thighs have increased in size. Now, my previously perfect jeans have become rather uncomfortably tight in the thighs (it can be difficult to get them on). It's been about 8 ish months and I still haven't washed them, since I've been wearing them pretty lightly (weekends only, and even then not every weekend). Does anyone know of a good method to get them to stretch a bit and stay stretched?

I've tried searching but I can't come up with a search term that doesn't pull up every post there is about stretch denim. Thanks in advance!

pics of the jeans when i bought them, are back on:
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ro#post1320811
post #4733 of 21424
skulls?
post #4734 of 21424
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Originally Posted by 8bpc View Post
I believe in the past you said size down one from true waist. I think one down from true waist is necessary otherwise these would be too loose. No need to beg... I get the message. As always thank you for your advice.



Excellent - thank you for the confirmation.

Anyone know what oz denim the Nudie TF DBC are? They feel really light compared to some other denim I've handled like APCs and FHs.

I have a nudie conny jacket with their DBC denim and it's really really light. Lighter than other connys.
post #4735 of 21424
^ The thighs have much less give than the top block (waist + ass), mostly because of the difference in pressure being applied at those regions while wearing jeans. There's no proven method to get extra stretch, but you can always try something like holding one side of the thigh down with weight (bodyweight is the easiest), while pulling the other side to the opposite direction. Keep us posted if it actually works.


You can always get new jeans.


edit: when trying to stretch the jeans like above, get them wet first.
post #4736 of 21424
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Originally Posted by avery View Post
how do i size 501 STF for slimmest possible fit? i'm around a true 31 or 32, have APC in 30 and nudie in 31. what size should i buy in the STF?

also, if anyone knows where to get the STFs in toronto that would be great. i saw a few pairs at tnt blu but sizing was limited. tried the levis store, didn't see any but i didn't take the time to ask, either. thanks

The Levis Store one block north of Yonge and Dundas has them - It's on the same street as the World's Biggest Bookstore. When you walk in the store, the 501 STF's are on the right-hand wall, mid-way through the store.

The store at the Eaton Centre also has them. Neither store had the 1947 selvedge jeans though. The Canadian price for the STF is $75.
post #4737 of 21424
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
^ The thighs have much less give than the top block (waist + ass), mostly because of the difference in pressure being applied at those regions while wearing jeans. There's no proven method to get extra stretch, but you can always try something like holding one side of the thigh down with weight (bodyweight is the easiest), while pulling the other side to the opposite direction. Keep us posted if it actually works.


You can always get new jeans.


edit: when trying to stretch the jeans like above, get them wet first.

You could try finding a friend with bigger thighs and having them stretch them out wet (although I am not sure you would want to appraoch your friends about this).

Alternatively in the same vein:
Gain a bunch of weight, stetch and then lose it.
Wrap your thighs in a few layers of ace bandage and hope that the extra thickness stretches a little bit.
Wrap your legs in a bike innertube and inflate (there may be an easy way to do this without legs...find somethign leg sized, wrap with innertube, insert into thigh, inflate
post #4738 of 21424
Thread Starter 
Two words: disco ball.
post #4739 of 21424
As a general rule, how much should you size up from your raw dior size for washed models. Orange overdyes, UMC, clawmarks and such. I wear a sz29 MIJ that I'm fairly pleased with, what size should I be getting for any of the other models? Thanks everyone
post #4740 of 21424
Pure Blue Japan XX-005 one-wash - a couple of questions:

- They don't shrink at all, right?

- How do they fit compared to run of the mill, cheapo Levi's 501?

- Where can I buy them in the UK?
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