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I have a jean...(The Ultimate Jean Thread For Beginners) - ask questions here.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Are they selvedge? If so Chainstich if you want to have proper roping fades at your hem...

    If you don't care about roping, then get any normal hem stich. Or if they aren't selvedge, get any normal hem stich.
     
  2. bcx

    bcx Senior member

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    They are selvedge. Now I just have to find a place that does it.
     
  3. changed

    changed Senior member

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    will one wash pretty much end all wear on a pair of jeans? I mean: if I wash them, will all progress stop after that?

    I washed my Nudies @ 5 months inside out on Warm/Cold cycle in the washer, and not much wear is visible...
     
  4. Doctor Quack

    Doctor Quack Senior member

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    Fading won't stop just because you've washed them once. How often and how long did you wear the jeans during that five month period? What were you doing while wearing the jeans? How visible was any fading before you washed them?
     
  5. changed

    changed Senior member

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    Fading won't stop just because you've washed them once.

    How often and how long did you wear the jeans during that five month period? What were you doing while wearing the jeans? How visible was any fading before you washed them?


    I wore them at least 6 days a week. The first month was spent in Germany, spilling beer, blood, and semen on them. I've wore them to dozens of parties, have worn them running (drunk) a few times, then mostly wore them for the other 5 months at college (sitting in chairs, sleeping in the library, etc...)

    I'm thinking I should just wear them all the time now (to bed, around the house, etc...)

    A funny thing did happen when I washed them though: they actually look darker.

    And pre wash, there were visible honeycombs. After, they were pretty much washed out [​IMG]
     
  6. lycan

    lycan Active Member

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    KMW are chain stitched and selvedge...so either way it won't matter?
     
  7. changed

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  8. bcx

    bcx Senior member

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    If your jeans fit everywhere except the waist is a bit large, do you hope for shrinkage or size down 1 and hope for stretching?
     
  9. Ringo

    Ringo Senior member

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    Does anyone have info on the following pair of jeans: Dior MII 19cm from F/W '07, denim is blue/indigo, but then either dyed or painted black? I believe they are raw. Serial # is 7H3110520581-906. Specifically, I would like to know what they are called (e.g. nightfall, mist, etc.).
     
  10. mumbai

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    should i sag less if i have a longer back rise cause a pair that i just got had like a 14 back rise and a 9 front rise and the usual ones that i get have like a 10 back rise and a 9ish front rise?
     
  11. slappysloopy

    slappysloopy Senior member

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    I was wondering at what point you start to see fading on raw denim. I'm used to pre-washed jeans but I'm starting to see myself in a pair of raw denim and I think I'd like to put some work into my jeans for once.
     
  12. Doctor Quack

    Doctor Quack Senior member

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    I was wondering at what point you start to see fading on raw denim. I'm used to pre-washed jeans but I'm starting to see myself in a pair of raw denim and I think I'd like to put some work into my jeans for once.
    There's no definitive answer (everything varies, from how people wear the jeans to what the denim manufacturers do). Just wear the jeans and be happy with the results. I'm sure you're familiar with the adage about the watched pot.
    I'm thinking I should just wear them all the time now (to bed, around the house, etc...)
    I don't think you'd need to go as far as sleeping them, but wearing them is about all you can do, unless you want to be drastic.
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    If your jeans fit everywhere except the waist is a bit large, do you hope for shrinkage or size down 1 and hope for stretching?
    Depends on the intended fit/cut. If they're meant to be worn with an anti-fit then they're purposely made to be a little loose in the waist; if they're a regular cut then yes, size down one and stretch.
    should i sag less if i have a longer back rise cause a pair that i just got had like a 14 back rise and a 9 front rise and the usual ones that i get have like a 10 back rise and a 9ish front rise?
    Assuming you have a 32 waist, it's a bit of a challenge to sag anything with a 9" front rise. Who knows what kind of cut your jeans are.
     
  14. mumbai

    mumbai Active Member

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    [/quote]Assuming you have a 32 waist, it's a bit of a challenge to sag anything with a 9" front rise. Who knows what kind of cut your jeans are.[/quote]


    im actually not sure what my waist is. i measured all the waists of my jeans following the Blue in Green way and it measures 32 but the tags range from 28-30

    so should it go higher or just wear it like i normally do?
     
  15. bcx

    bcx Senior member

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    Depends on the intended fit/cut. If they're meant to be worn with an anti-fit then they're purposely made to be a little loose in the waist; if they're a regular cut then yes, size down one and stretch.

    KMW 2010
     
  16. Juan234

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    New member here. I tried on some 501 STF today. I normally wear ~31x31, so I tried on the 32x34. They looked quite baggy on me. I want to try the raw denim thing, but do I have to wear baggy jeans for a year before I can wash them down to size? I'm not a "skinny jean" guy, I just like regular, non-relaxed fit (normally bootcut) jeans. I was expecting them to be long and loose around the waist, but I don't think it'd look right to wear these jeans w/all the room around the legs.

    Any advise for me?

    Thanks,
    Juan234
     
  17. pridecake

    pridecake Senior member

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    Although the Dior MIJ 21cm cut is based off of APC NS's, would a size 29 in the APC's end up looser than the diors in the same size. My 29 diors were too slim for my taste, so I'm wondering if the NS would be a better cut for something that is still slim but roomier in the legs. Or should I move on to rescues instead?
     
  18. keikun13

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    Although the Dior MIJ 21cm cut is based off of APC NS's, would a size 29 in the APC's end up looser than the diors in the same size. My 29 diors were too slim for my taste, so I'm wondering if the NS would be a better cut for something that is still slim but roomier in the legs. Or should I move on to rescues instead?

    NS is generally a straight leg cut but most size down for a slimmer look. If you want something much roomier, go with the Rescues.
     
  19. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    okay so i finally took pictures of my APC's with about 6 weeks of wear. These are new cures in size 28. The fit on these is about a 7 out of 10. They are a bit too tight in the thighs and a bit too tapered. Critique the fit? Should i go for a 27 in NS's next time? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. rioni

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    ^ they look fine
     

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