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Gustin - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by joshgustin, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    For how I measure my thighs, I think you're measuring incorrectly in that photo. You have the denim laying not flat. You should have it so that the crotch is folded just at the crotch, and then measure to the outside. Right now, it looks like you are measuring from the crotch seam and going out, but you're missing about an inch of the thigh that's going to the left of where you have your thumb.
     
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    Is your real body waist around 31.5/32? If so no stress is applied on the jean hence no big stretching, and this is compatible with being able to stretch up to 2'' if you are very tight at the beginning..
     
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    Any plans on doing black/black denim soon?
     
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    Getting around to soaking my loomstates. How long do I leave them in cold water? Never done this before...
     
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    Temp of water and length of time depend on how much you want them to shrink.

    Generally people do 1.5 to 3 hours from what I know... Colder water less shrink hotter water more shrink.
     
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    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    That's great. Thanks. I'll probably start with 1.5 or something and cold and see how that goes.
     
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    My worry would be by cold shrinking you aren't taking all the potential shrink out so when you wash them down the line, they shrink again. Mine barely fit pre-soak!
     
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    1.5 hours is *way* too long. Guys at self-edge suggest 10-20 minutes. Once all the fibers are soaked through, you don't get additional benefits from leaving them in the water. And the longer you leave them in, the more likely you are to damage the leather patch by sapping all the oils out of it.
     
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    OK. I'll try 10-20 minutes soak to start then. I suppose that makes sense when you consider what a wash cycle in an actual machine is probably not really much longer than that when you consider how long water is on the clothes.

    Mine aren't as big in the waist as I was expecting given the sizing up, so not sure whether cold soak is going to come back to bite me or not. In the end, it's just a pair of jeans I suppose. Hopefully it all goes well enough.

    Thanks for all the advice.
     
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    I had the same worry with my Loomstates. I cut a piece of scrap wood to fit tightly inside the waistband, wrapped it in aluminum foil (to prevent wood from staining the denim), and left it in the waist during the soak. That prevented the waist from shrinking at all. I am thrilled with the fit of my Loomstates post-soak.

    Others have used hangers, baking pans, etc. to get the same effect. You might want to give it a try.
     
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    Thanks @BernieIsMyCat. This could be quite an adventure. :)
     
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    Will there be another batch of loomstates anytime soon?
     
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    @joshgustin, new wallets look great. Any plans for one in natural?
     
  14. joshgustin

    joshgustin Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Yep. Definitely more colors coming very soon.
     
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    Oxblood or Cordovan 8 would rock in that new wallet
     

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