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Are you washing and spinning in the machine? That would explain the random electric lines. I try to keep it to a bath soak in woolite every 3 months for first year or so.
 

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Are you washing and spinning in the machine? That would explain the random electric lines. I try to keep it to a bath soak in woolite every 3 months for first year or so.
As far as I remember, I hand washed them in the tub every time besides once. I have never put them in the drier, however.
 

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Hmm. Not sure so.
I’m not the right person to advise on hemming, because I don’t like cuffs at all, I always get a straight chainstitch hem. I expect the knees would drape a bit better if you got them hemmed and re-cuffed.
 

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Hmm. Not sure so.
I’m not the right person to advise on hemming, because I don’t like cuffs at all, I always get a straight chainstitch hem. I expect the knees would drape a bit better if you got them hemmed and re-cuffed.
Alrighty. Do you think the fade looks bad? Will it get better with age, or should I just sell them and get a new pair?
 

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Knees bag. It's denim and that's just what happens.

If you handwash, it'll regain it's shape.

If you're looking for legitimate fading, then only wearing them a couple days a week probably won't get you there. Fading contrast is just something that happens as the denim ages. Sometimes it does it well. Sometimes it can be a bit goofy. The good news is that, a few months down the road, it'll fade into something else.

Don't bother hemming unless you can find a place with a legitimate machine -- otherwise you'll ask for a chainstitch and just get back hemmed jeans without a chainstitch because they weren't certain what you meant. You'll have to ask around although 3sixteen used to fix jeans up right. I don't know if they still offer this service.
 

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Currently been eyeing RRL selvedge jeans online. Anyone familiar with RRL? Looking for a similar fit like 501’s. Love the washes that RRL comes in. Thanks!
If you're a fan of the 501 fit, then I would recommend trying RRL's straight-leg fit. And if you don't mind a lower rise, you can try the low-straight fit.

So, I bought these LVC 1955 501's in Rigid back in April~. I wear them like 1-3 times a week. I've washed them maybe 4 times or so with Woolite Black. They have Electric Blue fades, and I'm not sure if that is what its supposed to fade into...? When will they start to overall fade? I don't really like random lines of Electric blue. Also, should I get them hemmed a little? I think the cuffs may be too big. Another thing that bothers me a little is how the bagginess around the right knee is. I assume If I got them hemmed it would straighten out a bit? Thanks!

(older pic -- before first wash.)
It's not unusual for jeans to fade to an electric blue throughout the fading process. The color will continue to evolve and, ultimately, lighten, as the threads bleed indigo. How quickly they fade depends on a variety of factors that are specific to your lifestyle -- and what you're doing in your jeans. Whether or not to get them hemmed is a matter of preference. For reference, I generally get my jeans hemmed 2 inches longer than my actual inseam length, which I find allows for versatility of use: one 2" cuff, two 1" cuffs, and although uncommon, worn without a cuff. Hemming the jeans should alleviate the knee-bagging (sagging around the knee) a little, but not by much. Unfortunately, knee-bagging (is it just me or does that sound crass?) is part of the process. That said, I don't think it looks bad. And I, personally, would not purchase another pair, because you're likely to have the same or similar experience. Hope that helps.
 

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Stumbled on the easy guy fit from n&f. Are there any other denim with that kind of relaxed taper fit?
 

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What are some good jeans that are out now? I prefer a slim fit, a bit of stretch, not too heavy, blue.
 

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I'm looking for a versatile pair of jeans, something I could wear with a tshirt and sneakers or shetland jumpers and chukka boots or with the occasional casual odd jacket and chukka boots. I really like the orslow 107. Do you think they could have such versatility?
 

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Any reason they wouldn't?

Indigo jeans that have more white or natural weft visible are always going to look a shade more casual, as are jeans that have contrast stitching. That could conceivably make the odd jacket pairing less intuitive, but that mostly means you just want to focus on jackets with casual fabrics (more texture, less sheen) and details (patch hip pockets, less shoulder structure and padding).

On the plus side, the rise on those should be high enough that you can tuck a button-front shirt in without looking like a doofus.
 
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Any reason they wouldn't?

Indigo jeans that have more white or natural weft visible are always going to look a shade more casual, as are jeans that have contrast stitching. That could conceivably make the odd jacket pairing less intuitive, but that mostly means you just want to focus on jackets with casual fabrics (more texture, less sheen) and details (patch hip pockets, less shoulder structure and padding).

On the plus side, the rise on those should be high enough that you can tuck a button-front shirt in without looking like a doofus.
yes, makes sense what you say. I feel some jeans go fine with tshirts and jumpers but less so with odd jackets since their rise is too low and looks out of place, but since the orslow have a midrise they should go fine. Thanks for your help
 

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Looking for recommendations for awesome (quality and comfort) washed denim, specifically light stonewash. I like skinny/tapered fit with little to no distressing, 100% cotton.

So far Han Kjobenhavn's tapered jeans in heavy stone have caught my eye, but the big tag in the back is not my fav.

Thanks!
 

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