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Nudie jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gracian, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. BlvdDandy

    BlvdDandy Well-Known Member

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    Brian -

    Are you doing something to make your creases more permanent/noticeable? I've been wearing my RR dry same as you, everyday 12+ hours for 2 months, and while they always crease in the same place, you wouldn't notice the creases as much when I'm standing up or when the pants are off (maybe with the exception of the whiskering behind the knees). That is to say, the creases exist as topographical differences but not chromatic ones. Any tips?
     
  2. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Well-Known Member

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    You could get Nudie Flare Glenns in Dry. Nudie FG They aren't selvedge, but who cares? edit -- sorry, misread you statement. forget what I said.
     
  3. Brian SD

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    Dandy,

    I wear my Nudies while biking, so this is probably the cause of having more fading where the creases rub together at my lap.

    You can take a piece of very very fine grit sandpaper (almost completely smooth), and rub very lightly across the top of the creases on your thighs when you're sitting down. You have to do this extremely lightly, otherwise youre going to ruin the jeans. You will start to see the color lighten up around the high points when youre sanding them. I did not do this with my Nudies, but I have with other unwashed jeans that came out very successfully. Good luck - and be very very careful. You cannot wing this with a coarse sandpaper and do not rush it at all. It took me about two hours of rubbing to get my APCs how I wanted them. Use those 7-year Anglaise jeans as a guide to how you whiskers should look.
     
  4. Sevcom

    Sevcom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Brian. I guess I'll just get a pair of dry selvage RRs (though LA Guy's argument for the greycast has merit too).

    Hopefully I'll be happier with them than with the pair of Levi's 517s I bought on sale for $24. The rise is too high and the cut generally not that great. Coupled with the crappy quality of the denim, I don't wear them more than once every couple of weeks, and obviously not enough to get good fade/wear patterns.
     
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    Brian, you are not cuffing your jeans? Just wondering what you think about shrinkage. I suppose 3% of a 30-inch inseam is around 1 inch, so do you think the wear process can be done without cuffing the jeans?
     
  6. Brian SD

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    (Brian SD @ Mar. 31 2005,13:09) Here is what the front legs of my Nudie RR Dry Selvages look like after 2 months of hard wear.
    Brian, you are not cuffing your jeans? Â Just wondering what you think about shrinkage. Â I suppose 3% of a 30-inch inseam is around 1 inch, so do you think the wear process can be done without cuffing the jeans?
    I am pretty sure that if you wear them for 6 months, the water in the air is going to give them as much shrinkage as you'll get. Mine have shrunk up probably an inch since I bought them. I go the 29x32 size, and they are now actually 32", when I first got them they were at least 33. Also, when I got them, I cuffed them so that the bottom of the cuff *almost* touched the ground when I wore shoes. They shrunk up enough naturally (perhaps from bunching /creases as well as moisture) that they were like wearing high-waters, so I stopped cuffing them. I am anticipating another .5" of shrinkage on the first wash, but that is no problem, they are plenty long enough so that they won't be too short after the wash.
     
  7. LA Guy

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    Yup, that's about how much more you'll get, maybe even less.
     
  8. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    Geez... I hope SF doesn't turn into another one of those "Nudie" fanboy sites [​IMG] . How many of you are now fed up with their constant harping of how to wear jeans.... its not as if the Swedes has as long a history with denim as the Americans...
     
  9. T4phage

    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    (Brian SD @ Mar. 31 2005,03:06) APC Anglais - 7 years with no wash.
    Wow--the wear on those jeans is incredible. It's like Scott Morrisson's work on Earnest Sewn, only achieved naturally. What's not incredible is the mold that was growing on them, per the author. Are there any other unwashed bootcut jeans with a GTO-type-rise other than the Nudies? I might pick up a pair of RRs at some point, but I'd like to consider some other options. If they were around the Nudie pricepoint or less, that'd be even better.
    If you can find it, look for Lee's X line Roscose in Raw Denim. Here in the Netherlands they cost about Euro 70-80. Great fabric and fits almost like Nudie's Reg. Ralfs.
     
  10. kiya

    kiya Well-Known Member

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    Where to get these crazy NOODY jeanz?
     
  11. Enigma89

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    You can get them online at a bunch of websites. I bought one pair from a Proxy in Australia and another at revolve clothing.com.

    As for me. I have had a lot of Nudies. I have had 3 Slim Jims, 1 Tight Long John and one Straight Sven. As of now, I only have one Straight Sven which I wear on a day to day basis. I have only had it for a few weeks but as of now I am extremely happy with the cut. When I go out to parties, I wear my Slim Jim Dry Black which fit me like a glove. I have had those for 3 or 4 months now. The honey combs and whiskers have set in but the fading process has not really started yet. Dry Blacks take a long, LONG time to start fading.
     
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    For the record, i was not the one that bumped this three year old thread.. check the post before mine. [​IMG]
     
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    For the record, i was not the one that bumped this three year old thread.. check the post before mine. [​IMG]

    Looks like that post was deleted kiya [​IMG]
     
  14. OPTiK

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    I'm about to pick up some regular ralf dry selvage, I've been looking at alot of pictures, do they really get that much lighter after the first wash? They're one of the best looking jean I've seen post wash!

    -OPTiK
     
  15. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    I still have some left and are about to go 50% off
     
  16. dragonz

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    I still have some left and are about to go 50% off

    Could you provide a list of what you have left? Thanks in advance.
     
  17. BrettChaotix

    BrettChaotix Well-Known Member

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  18. clarity

    clarity Well-Known Member

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    Relax, he's new.


    yea this should be in i has a jean but w/e, the thread will die by the evening anyways.
     

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