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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ImaPro

    ImaPro Well-Known Member

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    I think they have potential to be awesome but yea fucking dangerous.
     
  2. max_r

    max_r Well-Known Member

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    i'm considering it when i get less lazy and fix my sewing machine. I can't imagine it would be too hard, the hard part would probably be making sure they're straight (probably easiest with a checked or striped shirt).

    when i get around to it, i will probably start out with two lines with a pencil or something down the back of the shirt (on the inside), making sure they're straight and evenly spaced, should be easy from there.
     
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  3. smashwindow

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    don't use a standard pencil there are pencils that are made for drawing on fabric also tailors chalk, also make sure to end the dart at the tip.
     
  4. Parker

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    I'm thinking of making a stencil and going to town on an old suit. Something like this.

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  5. mudderfudder77

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    I don't know. That guy doesn't look too happy about what they did to his suit.
     
  6. L2U2K2E

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    That's because he's wearing cut-off shorts and a jacket.
     
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  7. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Well-Known Member

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    I dont trust my cobbler, so I topy-ed my own shoes this time. I wouldn't recommend if you have a good cobbler or don't have a steady hand. It ended up costing more than the cobbler would have charged. Still happy with the way it turned out though :)
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    Made use out of the long-ass DRKSHDW tag. I Just found a good spot diagonally across near the bottom and hand sewed it on
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    that is all for now
     
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  8. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial

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  9. colabear

    colabear Well-Known Member

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    a DIY spoof of Band of Outsiders.

    Band of Insiders oxford shirt w/ knit vest front
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    next up, a DIY spoof of Yves Saint Laurent :)
     
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  10. fireflygrave

    fireflygrave Well-Known Member

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    couple questions for the DIY pros:

    I'm looking to get some docs to go with some of the YYPH stuff I've been getting. I want to get all black, but I don't really like how shiny the leather is. I prefer this finish:

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    How difficult would it be to black out the soles and stitching? just tape off the boot and spray paint it? use black acrylic? I've got access to all sorts of paint, so whatever is best.


    Also, I have a levi's denim jacket that I think I want to bleach white. After i do that, I'd be interested in some kind of dark grey dye that would remain more in the seams and folds of the jacket, but come out of the larger flat spaces. I guess I want to ink wash the jacket. any suggestions?
     
  11. otc

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    One of those fat super-permanent black markers? (sharpies will probably be too blue/purple in this setting and not permanent enough)

    What about spraying them with a can of vinyl dye? That should work a lot better than paint since it will allow the sole to flex
     
  12. thatoneguy

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  13. aether

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  14. colabear

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    a DIY spoof of Yves Saint Laurent

    Hedi Fatmane for Yves Saint Nicholas "Wallstreet" moto jacket
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    next up, Balmain, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, who knows? :D
     
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  15. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    What's the main piece with the zipper?

    Anyway, this is really awesome, surely more in line with the OP. Colabear needs moar love, folks...

    :thumbs-up:
     
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  16. colabear

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    thank you. It's cotton/nylon blend
     
  17. colabear

    colabear Well-Known Member

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    ok already got an idea. next up, Marc Jacobs

    I'm so excited for this. It's going to be a mix of artsy-fartsy meets grunge meets utilitarian- luxury. definitely the best one yet. this DIY spoof is so ambitious that it will prolly take two weeks to make instead of one. is gonna be good mengh :slayer:
     
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  18. colabear

    colabear Well-Known Member

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    my Marc Jacobs DIY spoof piece is so dope that 3 of the components of the piece are coming from: Leenane Ireland, Paris, and Prato Italy. And to top it all off, the reveal of the piece will be photographed like an ad campaign by none other than TELLER himself :D :slayer:
     
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  19. NOBD

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    Operation Tetbury

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    Now wait untill they're dry...


    * * *

    – I brushed the shoes to get rid of dust and dirt. I also cleaned the soles with an old brush.

    – I put some of the suede shampoo (the small bottle in the pic) in a bowl of water (let's say 1:10 ratio shampoo/water)

    – I rinsed the shoes under a running tap (lukewarm); made them real wet (while trying to keep the inside of the shoe dry)

    – I took the yellow side of the spunge (not the scratchy green side), dipped it in the bowl with shampoo/water and 'brushed' the whole shoe

    – I left it with the shampoo on for a few minutes

    – Then I rinsed the shoe under a running tap to remove the soap

    – Then I repeated the process and gave the laces a litte rinse in the bowl

    – After that, I put newspapers inside the shoe to get the inside dry

    – I left the paper in for an hour or so and then put the shoe trees back in

    Now, I'll leave them to dry for a day or so (don't know how long it will take). If they're dry tomorrow, I'll give them a brush
    (I use a regular shoe brush, the one you see in the first picture, not a suede brush) and then spray them with Saphir Super
    Invulner spray (the black spray can). After that, I'll apply Saphir Rénovateur to the sole edges and the soles themselves.
    I leave that to dry for say half an hour. If the edges need some colour, I'll use a medium brown Saphir crème to touch
    up the colour. I might do part of the sole as well. I'll leave that to dry, and give it a brush for a nice finish.
    That's about it, I think.


    * * *


    Rénavateur applied on the sole edges:

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    The suede still feels a bit damp, so I'm going to let it dry some more.


    Also did the soles:

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    Added some brown wax on to finish the sole edges:

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    What's left to do: brush and spray (when the leather is completely dry.
     
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