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I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. gdc_2008

    gdc_2008 Well-Known Member

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    Gdc_2008, while I haven't owned any S5000s, my experience with other raw denim leads me to believe that they will stretch somewhat in the thigh, but I've never had anything other than APCs stretch really signficantly; so if they're tight now, they'll probably stay relatively tight. You can always try spraying the denim around the thighs with water, then wearing them and doing everything you can to stretch it. This might result in some pretty significant stretching in the knees, too, though.

    Someone with more experience with the Samurai denim please correct me if I'm wrong.


    Thanks for the help. They are a bit tight, and I've tried getting just the thighs wet to see if that'll help stretch them out...its really only that one spot that seems to tight....the rest seems like its ok.

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  2. nino

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    What jean has a fit like the APC rescue but with a normal yoke (not lowered like on the rescue)? I like the straight leg of the rescue otherwise i would go with the NS, and I still may, I just think tapered legs might look funny on me being 6'5" 200. I could do with a little tighter overall than the rescue, but not baggier. Oh ya and the inseam needs to be 35" after shrinking. I've heard the Somet 003 might be what Im after but they are 300 bones [​IMG] .
     
  3. tizim

    tizim Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a pair of APC NS for 3 months or so, and as happy as I am with them, I'm thinking about getting a new pair of jeans.

    I'm 6'2", 165lbs - so I'm tall and skinny. What jeans do you guys think would look flattering on my body type? I'm thinking something somewhat slim (although certainly not super slim)... I would really like a fit like this: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...l/DSCF0991.jpg or http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...DSC_0059-2.jpg (credit to headtowall's Eternall 811s and fix's Sam 710s both from sufu).

    I've browsed a ton on sufu, and I'm so far considering the Skull 5010 6x6 and the Samurai 710s. I like the Eternal 811s also, but I think the inseam on those is too short for me. Is there anything else I should look into?

    Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks!
     
  4. americanswede

    americanswede Active Member

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    (New post here since I may have missposted earlier in the wrong thread)

    I have a little question.
    I´ve been working on a pair of (raw) Evisu no 2´s for about a year now and I was wondering if anyone else has had a pair. If so, how long do you recon´ I should wear them for some really good post wash effect. I´m sort of worried the usage won´t show if I wash them to early, and I´d hate to buy a new pair and start all over.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. HATORI HANZO

    HATORI HANZO Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a pair of APC NS for 3 months or so, and as happy as I am with them, I'm thinking about getting a new pair of jeans.

    I'm 6'2", 165lbs - so I'm tall and skinny. What jeans do you guys think would look flattering on my body type? I'm thinking something somewhat slim (although certainly not super slim)... I would really like a fit like this: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...l/DSCF0991.jpg or http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...DSC_0059-2.jpg (credit to headtowall's Eternall 811s and fix's Sam 710s both from sufu).

    I've browsed a ton on sufu, and I'm so far considering the Skull 5010 6x6 and the Samurai 710s. I like the Eternal 811s also, but I think the inseam on those is too short for me. Is there anything else I should look into?

    Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks!


    MIJ Diors, Imperial collaberations, KMW Rockers. These all have long inseams and I think they would compliment you long lanky build.
     
  6. constant struggle

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    I've owned a pair of APC NS for 3 months or so, and as happy as I am with them, I'm thinking about getting a new pair of jeans.

    I'm 6'2", 165lbs - so I'm tall and skinny. What jeans do you guys think would look flattering on my body type? I'm thinking something somewhat slim (although certainly not super slim)... I would really like a fit like this: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...l/DSCF0991.jpg or http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...DSC_0059-2.jpg (credit to headtowall's Eternall 811s and fix's Sam 710s both from sufu).

    I've browsed a ton on sufu, and I'm so far considering the Skull 5010 6x6 and the Samurai 710s. I like the Eternal 811s also, but I think the inseam on those is too short for me. Is there anything else I should look into?

    Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks!


    stay with the apcs for a year
    you lack dedication
     
  7. tizim

    tizim Well-Known Member

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    stay with the apcs for a year
    you lack dedication


    haha I agree, I definitely lack dedication. But I've been browsing these forums a lot, and damn... I gotta have something new!
     
  8. chiral

    chiral Well-Known Member

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    Im in the market for a new jean, and Im just overwhelmed by the choices.

    Right now I have a pair of APC rescues and a pair of Rogan raw selvedge, but I want something with a slimmer leg opening. The problem is I'm not a skinny guy by any means, I'm 6' 6" 230 pounds, and I have veritable tree trunk thighs due to cycling and laziness.

    I've been considering Dry Bones Red-D slim jeans, Somets, Warehouse, and a few others, but I have my experience is severely limited.

    Can anyone make any recommendations as to a dry selvedge jean with a bigger top block but a more slim leg (leg opening <9")?
     
  9. BYucko

    BYucko Well-Known Member

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    I got my new Nudies today (Even Steven). Hemmed.

    The waistband is pretty good and sits well. When I'm standing up.

    When I sit down, it seems to move away. Not from anywhere, though. Just my ass. The jeans are semi-tight at the front, but form a one-inch peeping triangle when I sit. As in, there is an inch between my ass and my jeans' waistband.

    What to do? Get fatter? Just wear em more? Am I forever doomed to long shirts when I wear my Nudies?
     
  10. chronic

    chronic Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Been lurking for a few months, and finally bit the bullet and joined SF.

    I have to wear a suit for work, so the only time I can wear my jeans is after I get home for a few hours until I go to bed. I've got a few pairs of raw denim, and am trying to rotate them to break in/stretch them out. Aside from sleeping in them, does anyone have any tips on how to break them in faster? And is it better to wear one pair constantly, or am I missing out by rotating them daily?
     
  11. chiral

    chiral Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Been lurking for a few months, and finally bit the bullet and joined SF.

    I have to wear a suit for work, so the only time I can wear my jeans is after I get home for a few hours until I go to bed. I've got a few pairs of raw denim, and am trying to rotate them to break in/stretch them out. Aside from sleeping in them, does anyone have any tips on how to break them in faster? And is it better to wear one pair constantly, or am I missing out by rotating them daily?


    Riding my bike about town has broken my rescues fairly well (I ride 5 miles a day, at least). Literally broken, holes are starting to develop already.
     
  12. T0t

    T0t Active Member

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    I have a pair of Levi 510's (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...poppush&color=) and people have confirmed that they are raw denim. I haven't washed them since I bought them and I bought them 4 months ago. I want to starch as well as shrink my jeans (they're starting to stretch) but I don't want any fading. I want them to keep the same deep blue color/sheen. Suggestions? I've never starched anything before (but I do have liquid starch) and this is my first pair of raw denim.
     
  13. americanswede

    americanswede Active Member

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    I have a pair of Levi 510's (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...poppush&color=) and people have confirmed that they are raw denim. I haven't washed them since I bought them and I bought them 4 months ago.

    I want to starch as well as shrink my jeans (they're starting to stretch) but I don't want any fading. I want them to keep the same deep blue color/sheen. Suggestions? I've never starched anything before (but I do have liquid starch) and this is my first pair of raw denim.



    Feel free to correct me if I´m wrong. But the beauty of raw denim is that it enables you to create your own wear, and will therefore fade after your first few washes and then not so much. I would rather suggest that you look for some jeans that have been colored to look raw and that wont fade as much as the genuine raw jeans. Sadly I can´t think of any brand/models at the moment that come colored like that, but I know some of my friends bought some jeans like that just because they liked the raw look.
    Don´t know how the starching works really, feels like it would only work temporarily.
     
  14. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Levi 510's (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...poppush&color=) and people have confirmed that they are raw denim. I haven't washed them since I bought them and I bought them 4 months ago. I want to starch as well as shrink my jeans (they're starting to stretch) but I don't want any fading. I want them to keep the same deep blue color/sheen. Suggestions? I've never starched anything before (but I do have liquid starch) and this is my first pair of raw denim.
    I don't feel americanswede's explanation is correct and is also rather confusing. To break things down: All jeans will fade. Those 510 rigid's probably have some creasing and fading already. If you're absolutely set on keeping them as dark as possible, you have one of two options: 1) Dryclean them. Problem is that this won't fix your shrinking problem. 2) Wash them CAREFULLY. This means a soak in cold water or a soak with Woolite dark. Starching is just spray and iron. The caveat is that starching promotes stiffness which promotes creasing which promotes fading. 510's are a beginner jean. If you're deadset on keeping a jean its darkest blue your options are either buying a new pair of 510s every 6 months or buying a single pair of something notoriously hard to fade like a pair of Ironhearts.
     
  15. T0t

    T0t Active Member

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    Well I'm not deadset on keeping them as dark as possible. But for my first wash (Or rather, soak? I don't know the correct term) I'd prefer to keep the denim as dark as possible. I want to starch the jean because I love how rigid jeans look (especially the creasing and such).

    I was just wondering what the best combination would be (for example, warm soak, no detergent, liquid starch mixed in) in order to achieve shrinking and minimal color loss. I was under the impression that warm water was needed in order to shrink clothing (apart from putting them in the dryer). I also have liquid starch laying around, might as well use that, right?
     
  16. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm not deadset on keeping them as dark as possible. But for my first wash (Or rather, soak? I don't know the correct term) I'd prefer to keep the denim as dark as possible. I want to starch the jean because I love how rigid jeans look (especially the creasing and such). I was just wondering what the best combination would be (for example, warm soak, no detergent, liquid starch mixed in) in order to achieve shrinking and minimal color loss. I was under the impression that warm water was needed in order to shrink clothing (apart from putting them in the dryer). I also have liquid starch laying around, might as well use that, right?
    You can really search around for this info and see the experiences others have had. But to put things simply, the thought behind maximum shrinking is hot wash with a trip in the dryer. Understand that most shrinkage you get from this will likely be lost within a couple of wears. You could also loose a fair amount of indigo from the hot soak/drying. So for saving color, just cold soak them or if they're especially dirty, use woolite dark. Then throw them in the hot dryer to shrink. As far as the starch goes, the only experience I have is with the spray can variety.
     
  17. gdc_2008

    gdc_2008 Well-Known Member

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    So anyone know how 5EP Straight Downs are supposed to fit? I have a pair that seems to have some hip flair issues...I thinking they are likely a size too big...but maybe its the cut?
     
  18. drizzt3117

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    So anyone know how 5EP Straight Downs are supposed to fit? I have a pair that seems to have some hip flair issues...I thinking they are likely a size too big...but maybe its the cut?

    I don't think hip flare is that common, but how is the fit in the waist?
     
  19. gdc_2008

    gdc_2008 Well-Known Member

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    a bit too loose...and kind of like the RB6s I use to have, the crotch is pretty....baggy...
     
  20. km83

    km83 Active Member

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    I need some help re One Wash Sorahikos.
    I usually wear a size 32 that sort of stretches out to a size 33 given time.
    However the 45rpm online store only has size 31 or 32 available. (i will be shipping to friends house who lives in japan).
    http://www.45rpm.jp/shop/goods/goods.aspx?goods=5036031
    question do i get the size 31 and hope the stretch or get the size 33 and hope they don't?
    thanks guys.
    any help is appreciated living in the denim wasteland that is Australia.
     

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