Coloring jean stitching with a permanent marker. Bad idea?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nambio, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. nambio

    nambio New Member

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    OK, so we all have a pair of raw denims which came with yellow stitching for some reason... and maybe it will look better if that stitching was black. Or, definitely, it will look better black. In my case I got an awesome deal on a denim/leather Rick Owens DRKSHDW jacket which is looking a little nineties for my taste, since it has contrast stitching.

    Has anyone ever colored over their stitching with a permanent marker? What were the results? Did it last? Would you recommend it?
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    God no. And it probably won't look better in black either.
     
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    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    Not sure if serious, but no, don't do it.

    If you want a raw denim jean with dark stitching, buy a raw denim jean with dark stitching. Such jeans are not hard to find these days.
     
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    I used to do that when I was younger, didn't last of course.
     
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    CalTex Senior member

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    I would not do it, I have a pair that has pink stitching and I deal with it.

    I would imagine that it would eventually come off.
     
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    Mariooo Senior member

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    is this the new handicraft hobby subforum? :lurk:
     
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    This totally sounds like something I would have done when I was a kid. I remember when my friends and I used to get those silicon guns for caulking and put it on the bottom of our shoes thinking it looked like nike airs.

    Regarding your specific question, would strongly recommend against it for several reasons:

    - When the thread rolls, it will look horrible b/c the coloring won't be even.
    - If you slip or the ink bleeds onto the jacket, you'll have marker stains on your clothing.
     
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    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    Why are you libeling us in this way?
     
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    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Doesn't acne have great raw indigo with dark sticking? The marker idea would end badly man. you know it. We all know it.
     
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    CalTex Senior member

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    What size are they? Maybe you should send them my way so I can have a professional take a look... :)
     
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    Haha ok, point taken! I'll live with it.

    Yes, it was a serious question, and we don't always have the luxury or budget for buying EXACTLY what we want, especially if we already have it in our wardrobe being unused :)
     
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    Silly idea - it will wash out anyway and simply look dreadful.
     

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