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Guide On How To Break In Raw And Nonraw Jawns

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by datasupa, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Oops, I was beat by a much more thorough whodini :p

    Seems to be the theme, no?
     
  2. Mushroom77

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    *Thumbs up* Good addition Who, now denim noobs like myself can't screw it up :p
     
  3. whacked

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    Whacked's just getting 12 different kinds of pwn3d tonight...

    Dude stop following me around. Don't you have many-a-Lakers'-fan-mourning drinks to go through? [​IMG]
     
  4. whodini

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    Dude stop following me around. Don't you have many-a-Lakers'-fan-morning drinks to go through? [​IMG]

    Fixed (yes, I do!) and I can't help it if your mistakes follow you around like shit on a shoe.
     
  5. Pilot

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    great post. should probably be stickied/pinned
     
  6. JohnnyLaw

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    Awesome thread.

    Yes, it does put the emphasis on Japanese denim but the information is useful and well written. Every new member here interested in denim should give it a read. The pictures are really helpful as well. +1 on pinning this.

    Thanks datasupa.
     
  7. indesertum

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    where is that damn +rep button
     
  8. Geno Malkin

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    if i've been wearing a pair of raw denim for a week (about 30-40 hours) is it worth it still to hot soak them?
     
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    The jean storage thing is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
     
  10. whodini

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    if i've been wearing a pair of raw denim for a week (about 30-40 hours) is it worth it still to hot soak them?
    Wow. Did you fucking read my post?
     
  11. Saucemaster

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    Wow. Did you fucking read my post?

    Perhaps he needs it broken down in visual form?
     
  12. whodini

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    Perhaps he needs it broken down in visual form?
    Well done. Thanks, Ken, wherever you may be this evening: [​IMG]
     
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    Well done. Thanks, Ken, wherever you may be this evening

    I had to search many old ken posts to find it. Now I miss that guy. I will have a whiskey in his memory this evening. RIP.
     
  14. whodini

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    I had to search many old ken posts to find it. Now I miss that guy. I will have a whiskey in his memory this evening. RIP.
    Somewhere out there is a drunk ditch missing its ken, too. I guess we, too, much learn to share. L'chaim, old buddy.
     
  15. breakz

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    Mad helpful. Thanks data.
     
  16. MortyGras

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    This part about the natural indigo being more expensive than synthetic is a bit misleading.

    Natural indigo isn't in itself more expensive (maybe a few dollars for a whole pair), but the hank dying where natural indigo is used is helluvalot more expensive than the ropedying that's usually used.
    A good example is KMW where every pair is made with natural indigo, but where the price for a standard pair never exceeds 275USD.

    The reason that it can be misleading is that you never see a pair of jeans hank dyed with synthetic indigo (impossible because of the molecule size if i'm right)
     
  17. pruppert

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    Hot soak my kwm 1980s? Any help appreciated.
     
  18. breakz

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    Hot soak my kwm 1980s? Any help appreciated.

    I'm almost positive they're sanforized, so no.
     
  19. pruppert

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    I'm almost positive they're sanforized, so no.
    thanks.
     
  20. MonkeyFresh

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    Very Informative post, like others i wish this was around 5 months ago when i really started getting into denim, although during that 5 months, Iv'e learned just about everything this guide has gone over by surfing forums (HB, Sufu, SF) and lurking ALOT.
    pretty thorough guide, this along with denim terminology would be a great crash course in the denim culture, although imho nothing is better then learning little bits every day and taking them to heart
    again, great guide, I'd def reccomend this be sticked [​IMG]
     

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