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. sho'nuff

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    whodini how you get that title "conan o brien"?
    Are you saying I'm not funny or that I'm not white?
     


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    Are you saying I'm not funny or that I'm not white?

    im sayin he's good looking
     


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    onion Senior member

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    I was planning on getting a pair of Ande Whall jeans tapered (streaky grifter), and was curious how high up the leg can be tapered, without making the jeans look horrible? I wanted to taper the knee about 1/2", and the hem about 3/4" to 1".

    The current measurements of the jeans are:
    Knee 8 1/2"
    Hem: 8 1/2"

    I would like the measurements to come out around:
    Knee: 8"
    Hem: 7.5"

    Any reason to think this will throw off the look of the jeans?
     


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    Okay, I just got my first raw denim (Levi's STF 501xx) and heard it was unsanforized. Is it okay to wear them unwashed ? Because I love the greyish blue tone of them, and know they turn a deep rich blue if you soak them. Unless someone knows a washing method to preserving that color.
     


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    anyone know where i can get a pair that fits like this (taken from sufu) below?

    this is my preference in jean fit , and below is perhaps the epitome in what i want in a fit (my preference in jean fit is more aligned with sufu ok guys?)

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    low rise,
    not antifit seat,
    very slim thigh,
    tapered leg not skinny but slim
    36~ inch inseam
    heavy 14oz or more japanese selvage denim.

    those above are somet 008 which i did return for an exchange for the 003 due to the silly darts that run way past my knees. if it werent for the darts, i would have kept them

    what resembles the 008 the most? what is out there? the 003 somet i have are slim but are baggy from the knee down compared to the above. my pure blue xx007 alhtough very slim are almost bootcut. i would think dior, but i heard they are antifit and unfortunately non selvege.

    anybody have any idea? the above fit has been always elusive to me yet far and i am still searching searching.
     


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    I want to get some regular Levis 514's. I have a 31" waist but my thighs are a little larger than average. I went to Kohl's but they only have 32", I'm wondering how the 31" would fit. Do people normally get these in their normal waist size?
     


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    upnorth Senior member

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    I just received my 5EP LDB in raw from revolve. Awesome jeans. The color itself is very complex and hard for other brands to replicate. The materials and hardware appear top notch. A size 32 seems to fit my size 33.5" waist fine. I was a little apprehensive when ordering because of the relatively high rise (due to my short torso) but the fit turned out exactly what I wanted in the jeans.

    I just wanted to know what weights the denims are so I can plan my next purchases. I probably need a lighter one and one heavier one. Are the 5EP's a 14.5oz?
     


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    Hey guys, I've got a stain on my raw's, checked the SuFu list, and this one ain't on it.

    Last night at dinner some grease from garlic bread dripped onto my lap, causing one big, and two smaller dark spots on the crotch. I tried cold washing only the affected areas, but got up this morning and found them still there.

    I really don't want to walk around looking like I pissed myself, and these are only 1 month old (one hot soak to set creases) so I don't fancy washing them yet. Should I try using small amounts of soap or detergent?
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I just wanted to know what weights the denims are so I can plan my next purchases. I probably need a lighter one and one heavier one. Are the 5EP's a 14.5oz?
    I think 5ep uses the same weight for all their jeans (prove me wrong, people) in which case the 5epxSF is 13.5oz.

    Hey guys, I've got a stain on my raw's, checked the SuFu list, and this one ain't on it.
    There's two ways of looking at it. One is that you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. Not sure which "raws" you have but typically if you try spot cleaning dry denim you end up making that particular area lighter than the rest of the jean because you'll need some friction to get the oil out. Washing the jeans with just water isn't going to help here since if I remember my jr high science class... oil repels water. So spot clean it and you'll live with jeans that have lighter areas than others; don't clean it and you've got oil stains.

    The other way to look at it is my preferred method: anything that happens in the course of breaking in a pair of jeans is fair game and trying to clean up bits here and there is like trying to rewrite history.

    We've all got stains somehow or another. Eventually they'll fade away and become part of the denim.
     


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    if I remember my jr high science class... oil repels water.

    Being a chemistry student, i really should have remember that.[​IMG]

    So either wash them in the machine, or just leave it until it goes naturallly. I think I'll leave it, who knows, might add some lovely character after 6 months.

    Cheers.
     


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    is the KMW 1980 slimmer in most respects than the Rag and Bone RB11 eventho they are straight legs?
     


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    hey guys
    i'd like some help on another pair of jeans to get. I'm not a skinny jeans kinda guy, so those are out right off the bat.

    i'm only 5'8, so usually have to get the bottom hemmed. i weigh 175lbs so not skinny, but not fat.

    i like low rise, darker denim, either straight or bootcut


    as example something that works for my body that ive been wearing are: 7's "montana style", 34" waist, dark soft denim, boot cut.

    What would work for me?
     


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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    How much are you looking to spend?
     


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    i'd say up to $200 would fit my budget

    oh and i know this is getting picky and its not a deal breaker, but i prefer zip up fly to buttom fly. oh and if age matters, i'm 28
     


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