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How to stretch jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gt88, May 12, 2008.

  1. sle-z-e

    sle-z-e Senior member

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    It's just not that simple with denim. And there's really no need for bashing the guy when he's asking a valid question. It wasn't a personal attack on you.[/quote]

    People get shredded on sf for more valid questions than that. I realize denim isn't simple but i'm just saying, if it hasn't stretched out to even a wearable level through regular wear, could he maybe have sized up one? I think that its just not worth pushing the issue. Your jeans are too small. sorry

    Edit: calling him an idiot was unnecessary haha i guess SF is just getting me to the point where if someone makes a simple mistake they must be a foooooooool
     
  2. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    People get shredded on sf for more valid questions than that. I realize denim isn't simple but i'm just saying, if it hasn't stretched out to even a wearable level through regular wear, could he maybe have sized up one? I think that its just not worth pushing the issue. Your jeans are too small. sorry

    Edit: calling him an idiot was unnecessary haha i guess SF is just getting me to the point where if someone makes a simple mistake they must be a foooooooool


    I agree, but why continue the problem? I sense you;re not that kind of guy. Teasing is fine, but newcomers get run off the forum with one bad experience.

    Sizing up for some people results in bad fits. Properly fitting jeans are often uncomfortably tight before they're broken in. Dunno, but he may end up with a great fit.
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Honestly the easiest way is douse yourself with water and to wear them and do stretches until they dry on your body. It worked on my Vintage 1966 Big E pants.

    Honestly, I think gmku pointed out the easiest way.
     
  4. sle-z-e

    sle-z-e Senior member

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    I agree, but why continue the problem? I sense you;re not that kind of guy. Teasing is fine, but newcomers get run off the forum with one bad experience.

    Sizing up for some people results in bad fits. Properly fitting jeans are often uncomfortably tight before they're broken in. Dunno, but he may end up with a great fit.


    Yeah i agree with that but from the way the op was worded, it sounded like he'd been wearing them for a while already. I can understand tho, if you drop some money on something that doesn't fit in one area, you're gonna want to try to fix it... (am i disagreeing with myself now?)

    But you're right. It is an issue that doesn't need to continue. I'll leave the noob shredding to someone with much more experience than myself [​IMG]
     
  5. sle-z-e

    sle-z-e Senior member

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    aaaaaaaand i just realized how old this thread is haha nice...
     
  6. max_r

    max_r Senior member

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    i've got a pair of levis 514's that i think fit me perfect in the legs, but the waist is a bit snug, so i soaked the waistband and then wedged like 5 reams of paper (i have lots of printer paper for some reason) into the waist to stretch it out. after letting it dry, i got like an inch out of it, and now they fit way better.

    that is all
     
  7. dnk024

    dnk024 Well-Known Member

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    how would you go about stretching only the thigh area?...
     
  8. konadog

    konadog Senior member

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    i bought a pair of the prps black ramblers from the gilt sale. went tts, and while the waist was about perfect, the thighs and groin were really tight. wore them about 6 times with no stretch. thought about selling them. then i soaked them and went for a bike ride. they gave enough to be bearable. and after another day of regular wear they fit about perfectly.

    on another note, last year i bought a pair of nudie even stevens off another member. they were sized down 2 and had been worn previously a few times. i tried to stretch them using the same method as above and it was a no-go.

    i think if the jeans are new (and especially if they're raw) you'll likely be able to get stretch out of them. but if they've been worn quite a bit they're probably already at max stretch.
     
  9. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Sleep in them.
     
  10. pseudonym

    pseudonym Senior member

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    Squats, baby, squats.

    And dancing.
     
  11. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Ive got a pair of skinny leg jeans that are so tight around my groin and quad areas. They are my favouritre pair of jeans and I badly want to wear the again. What's the best way to stretch jeans?

    In the Good Old Days - to stretch or shrink jeans we used to put them on and sit in a warm bath for 10 minutes then walk o run or whatever around in them until they dry.
     
  12. ubc121

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    In the Good Old Days - to stretch or shrink jeans we used to put them on and sit in a warm bath for 10 minutes then walk o run or whatever around in them until they dry.

    Say I that and took them off before they were completely dry then what would happen?
     
  13. Rosenberg

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    I think everyone should learn the difference between snug and too tight
     
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    This is the coolest posting I've seen on the subject. He created a mechanical jeans stretcher using compression clamps and PVC pipes.... http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=2677924 I suppose you could make a smaller version and use it to stretch the thighs too.
     
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    This is the coolest posting I've seen on the subject. He created a mechanical jeans stretcher using compression clamps and PVC pipes....

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=2677924

    I suppose you could make a smaller version and use it to stretch the thighs too.


    i know some people probably think its stupid, but i think this is a great idea, as it seems like whenever i buy jeans, either i can have the waist right, but have the legs too baggy, or get the legs nice and slim with a too-tight waist. i have wide hips though, plus i like my pants to be loose in the waistband, so this makes it difficult to buy jeans to get the perfect fit.
     
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    Rolfi Senior member

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    do a barrel roll!
     
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    ignore
     
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