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13.5 oz Cone Mills Selvedge, Made in San Fransisco, and only $81? Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by SparhawkJC, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. pk977

    pk977 Well-Known Member

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    I brought it,


    Hello!
    Thank you so much for for backing #27 - The Heavy American from Gustin! Slim fit,
    Unlike most brands, we produce only what our community wants to wear. We’ll shoot you a note when your choice gets fully funded! You can also keep an eye on it yourself at www.weargustin.com.

    Take care,
    The Gustin Team



    Safa Mahzari (about 1 hour ago) ​
    "I would love to see a brown/espresso belt, like stated below. I also think that some medium denim would sell quickly. "​
     
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  2. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, I coped the tan belt, too! Even if their new fit and fabric (white oak) sucks (which I highly doubt they would), for $50 a pop, I'm all sunshine and margaritas here!
     
  3. single origin

    single origin Well-Known Member

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    How are you guys buying them for $50, I checked their website and all of their denim is either $81 or $99.
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The "Early Bird" for $50 is sold out. It was for the launch of their new webstore today.
     
  5. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the whole thing ran out within 10 minutes!!! I thought I was going to be the first one...But no...# 16...*Le sigh...
     
  6. single origin

    single origin Well-Known Member

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    Oh well, these look tempting for $81. I was looking at a pair of Imogene and Willie, but can't justify paying for those since these are made from Cone Mills, NC like I&W
     
  7. pk977

    pk977 Well-Known Member

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    Even if I pay for US$81 I think it's worth it in term of quality and fitting. They do have certain good choice inside the website.

    Fabric they use shows on the photo with good texture. The main reason I recommend is the quality in afforable price whereas other brands Jeans or denim product are overprice throughout the market like lucky Jeans, RRL.....etc. [​IMG]


    https://www.weargustin.com/store/8
     
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  8. DC Office Hack

    DC Office Hack Well-Known Member

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    Just got mine. Tgey ard my first raw jeans. What do i do with them? Just wear them? Can i was them to keep them ftom bleeding indigo everywhere?
     
  9. Kajak

    Kajak Well-Known Member

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    Wear them.

    Wash or soak if you want; you can probably wait a few days to see if they're gonna bleed everywhere first. Wear a beater-ish tee and shoes for those days if you're really concerned about it.

    Waiting on my 16.25 oz, should get here in May, which is perfect timing for mid-heavyweight denim.
     
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  10. ylkim30

    ylkim30 Well-Known Member

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    Ideally, raw denim should not be washed for the first 6 months, otherwise the fade will be too uniform.

    Also, make sure you handwash your jeans. Just soak them in warm water with some woolite dark and give them a shake to get the dirt loose. Then air dry them.
     
  11. DC Office Hack

    DC Office Hack Well-Known Member

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    I need to hem, them. What is the consensus on the need to wash sanforized jeans before hemming?
     
  12. Kajak

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    I'd soak, but everyone will tell you something different. Basically, the first time they touch water they're going to shrink, so either a) take account and hem them an inch longer than you want or b)soak then hem.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    First, don't ever dry them in the dryer. I've seen cases where even the best Cone Mill sanforized denim will do some odd things and shrink quite a bit when thrown in a hot dryer. When you wash them, turn them inside out, wash with just a little bit of soap on cold water and then hang to dry.

    I try and wear new denim as long as possible before the first wash but I'm not a fanatic. If they get dirty, they get washed. After I will wear them for 7-10 wearings then I do heavy yardwork, hiking or go camping. That sets some nice whiskers and fade lines. Then, in the wash they go.
     
  14. Mox C

    Mox C Well-Known Member

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    I just washed my LVC '66 501s for the first time (the odor snuck up on me). I used a bathtub of room-temp water, some Woolite Black, and a splash of vinegar. I used just enough water to cover the jeans laid out flat, and let them soak inside-out for about an hour. I drained the tub and refilled with cool water. I moved them about to get any soap residue out, then hung to dry with an open-ended hanger run through the back belt loops.

    There wasn't a lick of indigo in the water afterwards, and the jeans look just as dark to me, so I'm happy with the result. I didn't have dramatic whiskers or combs to start, but what was there before the wash reestablished itself rather well after only a single wear afterward (the folds, not any fade). The vinegar smell was strong right after the wash, but aired out quickly. They smell nice and fresh now. They are tighter now, but I think they just went back to how they were when I first bought them.
     
  15. TactileOne

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    Just ordered a pair of the original. This whole jean thing is a bit confusing, you see I'm a grumpy old man used to wearing khakis day in and day out. Last pair I bought was a pair of 501s, let the sales person talk me into 38s which fit fine till I wore them a bit then they were hugh. Washed and dried them hoping they shrink, they did a bit. I had to have them altered and they still could be taken in more. Live and learn I guess, ordered 35s based on their fit guide, here's hoping I did right.
     
  16. pk977

    pk977 Well-Known Member

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    The #34 GREEN WEFT is awesome fabric too, i like that . cannot imagine how the color fade after one years daily normal wearing with blue and greenish [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. SparhawkJC

    SparhawkJC Well-Known Member

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    I caved and added another pair of the new Indigo/Indigo to go along with my Heavy American previously ordered. The denim looked too awesome to pass up!

    https://www.weargustin.com/store/25
     
  18. jamaaltt

    jamaaltt Well-Known Member

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    +1000. I got an alert on ma phone when they dropped. I think there was only 12. Woulda hit the back button but I picked up the indigo/indigo NF x kamikaze attack collab a month ago. Keep us updated when u get them.
    Not sure why they don't have actual fit pics of the pant not just fabrics.
     
  19. jamaaltt

    jamaaltt Well-Known Member

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    Anybody got the belt yet? If so how does it compare to corter, tanner, and other natural leather belts on the market.
     
  20. jfoonly

    jfoonly Well-Known Member

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    I think it's because they haven't made any of the pants yet, maybe not even bought the fabric (though hopefully reserved it). That is even the new website is still kickstarter style -- raise the money first, then purchase and produce the pants.
     

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