- Mar 22, 2009
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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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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.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.
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?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.
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.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!
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.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.)
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 helpAny 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.