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how do you rock 'em jeans? : Fit Pics & Description

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by IIIrd Icon, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. enigma77

    enigma77 Senior member

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    Did you soak or wash them yet? I always wait to hem until I soak them. They can shrink mightily in the inseam, even sanforized denim (not sure if NGD is sanforized or not).

    EDIT: As far as the length looks, you've got a fairly standard stack there. Is that what you want? It looks OK to me.
     
  2. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    Just got these my first pair of raw denim. NDG straight cut 36x36, I am 6'1 190 pounds. Any comments on fit? Should I keep them long or have them hemmed?

    too big, size down.
     
  3. Murdoc

    Murdoc Senior member

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    nice fits there morgan...

    Really, maybe this is a preference thing, but the Eternals look ridiculous, cuff too large and still looks like there are inches to spare bunching up.

    Not attacking your opinion, just questioning these specifically in hopes to learn why those are considered a good fit.
     
  4. Morgan

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    Murdoc, I actually had the Eternals tailored recently and will post photos this weekend. The changes are pretty dramatic.
     
  5. Rikkar501

    Rikkar501 Senior member

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    IIIrd Icon, your jean collection is seriously the nicest I have ever seen! I was wondering if you could post some of your tips on how to care for jeans, from raw state to very worn in.
     
  6. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    IIIrd Icon, your jean collection is seriously the nicest I have ever seen! I was wondering if you could post some of your tips on how to care for jeans, from raw state to very worn in.
    tnx for the huge compliment on the jeans, man. but, as far as proper break in & care for jeans, there's no singular tried & proven way. every1's got their own little kinks & quirks to it. the collage of fades, tears, frays, stains, reinforcement stitches, patches, etc.__ make each pair unique and personal. i could go through identical pairs of jeans [in succession] and come out with 2 entirely different evos/results. [​IMG]

    ... to me, raw denim jeans is comparable to a painter's white [blank] canvas. the result is an abstract recording & summation of my every activity in them__ like an un-scripted journal.
     
  7. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    early on, i knew the toughness & roughness [like burlap] of the denim seemed an overkill for the 100% cotton thread, so, i figured i should not treat them like breaking in [a usual] raw denim pair. the denim was ultra stiff and heavily laden with starch. breaking them in [as is] would have been like operating a machine without lubrication. i had to either double wash right away to flush out most of the starch & start to temper the yarns [on both fabric & thread] or take a more leisurely break in process [and soak on shorter intertervals] until the fabric softens up to certain degree and becomes more pliant__ @which stage i can really start to rock 'em harder.

    i decided on the latter cuz the denim was a new production and untried... 'afraid the waist would shrink beyond expectation. 'seemed on the 1st 3 soaks, the denim resets back to [almost] new condition and the weave got even tighter on each soak. good thing i was able to keep the waist @ a manageable 34".

    don't know how the denim will behave after a full wash [and beyond], but i'm not expecting for high contrast or even for the high traffic areas to fade to white. but, there's gonna be greycasting + some massive vertical falling due to the linear slubbing.

    height= 5'11" :: weight= 180 lbs approx. :: jeans size= W33x32, 33-34 w/cuffs [ i don't stack ]
    Samurai s5000ai-10sp :: 17oz natural indigo dyed :: TTS @W33
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    @4 mos [effective wear] x 3 hotsoaks x 0 wash :: current measurements : w= 34, ins= 33.5 , f/r= 10, b/r= 14.25, u/t= 12, kn= 9, l/o= 8.25


    current: @1 y/o = 5 mos [effective wear] x 4 soaks [3 hot + 1 warm] :: n0 wash :: n0 thread breakage [ei, due to preventive reinforcement on pressure points + "tempering" by muliple soaks]
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  8. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    Studio D'Artisan :: SD 101 :: 15oz :: size +1 @34 [could've TTS]
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    @6 mos eff. wear x 4 soaks x 1 cold wash :: current measurements : w= 34, ins= 33, f/r= 11, b/r= 15, u/t= 12.75, kn= 9.5, l/o= 9



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  10. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    P.S. Hey IIIrd, I haven't got around to the fit pics of most jeans, will do soon!
     
  11. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    mikecch, none of those pairs are really working for you imo
     
  14. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    mikecch, none of those pairs are really working for you imo

    Thanks Danda74, but I've been into vintage denim long enough to know what works for me and what doesn't - thanks for the feedback though (I size one up on my jeans for a loose fit, it's the way I wear my denim) [​IMG]

    I'm cross-posting these pics from mynudies forum & my blog as requested by a member here: mainly to contribute to the details of different vintage-style makers' denim. More as a reference than anything - no need to comment on the fit (since people have different preferences anyway), just keep in mind that the fit pics from me are usually 'sized one up'.

    I've cut-out the descriptions of the different jeans for the sake of brevity, those who're interested in knowing more about the brand, denim hand,& the pictures of many other jeans/jackets (mainly Japanese makers) etc please see my blog: http://indigoshrimp.wordpress.com/
     
  15. haspy

    haspy Active Member

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    6' 190 lbs.
    Samurai S5000Bk 34 x 33
    Purchased from IIIrdIcon, I really like the fit of these, however the seat has some creasing action again. Is low rise the culprit?



    Can I be honest.... I think you look fat in those jeans i.e. you don't look comfortable in it.
     
  16. dmash

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    somebody post some Skull 5507's!
     
  17. Rikkar501

    Rikkar501 Senior member

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    mikecch, can you put up some post-soak pics of the ROY jeans? I've been really interested in them and love the details he puts into each pair. I think they're going to be my next purchase when I have the $$.

    EDIT: NVM, I saw the pics post-soak on your blog.
     
  18. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    I'm a noob, what do you guys mean by soak? I have a pair of raw jeans that I got from a neighbor brand new and they were some sample jeans but they're a little baggy. How can i shrink them a little?[​IMG]
     
  19. haspy

    haspy Active Member

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    I'm a noob, what do you guys mean by soak? I have a pair of raw jeans that I got from a neighbor brand new and they were some sample jeans but they're a little baggy. How can i shrink them a little?[​IMG]

    You could either pre-soak it or just wear the shit outta them and then wash 'em after 6-8 months. By that time you could have your jeans form to your body. Or be normal and wash them every time you get your jeans dirty. I've had a 36 x 34 Levi Raw Jeans when I was dropping weight. I went from a 36 to a 34 but the jeans over time wash after wash fitted better for my body and now fit great!! So choose your poison, you'll be okay.
     
  20. mrtophat

    mrtophat Well-Known Member

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    I'm a noob, what do you guys mean by soak? I have a pair of raw jeans that I got from a neighbor brand new and they were some sample jeans but they're a little baggy. How can i shrink them a little?[​IMG]

    if the jeans are not sanforized, you have to soak them to get the proper fit, otherwise they will be much to large. If it is sanforized, the jeans won't shrink anymore so you do not need to soak.

    there are plenty of threads that tell you how to soak, but basically just submerge them in hot water for an hour and let them air dry.
     

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