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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. Milky_Madison

    Milky_Madison Member

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    Hi, I just bought a pair of H&M Sliq jeans. I want to know if they are raw or not. There look like the ones in this picture: [​IMG] They came with a tag that says: "There are Two lessons you should learn about newborn jeans: 1. Dark denim might make a white sofa blue. 2. You can expect 5% shrinkage." Alright so they a little bit long on the inseam (maybe 2" too long). I was wondering what would be the best way to "shrink" these jeans. And should I wash these regularly? I'm wondering about the raw part because they do not feel stiff or anything like that. They are however stiff compared to my super soft 7FAM lol.
     
  2. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    I'd say they are raw. They probably are just not very starched if they aren't too stiff.
     
  3. djs488

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    I'd say they are raw. They probably are just not very starched if they aren't too stiff.
    +1, look raw to me.
     
  4. otc

    otc Senior member

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    [​IMG] Khaki 501 STF before shrinking. Should I keep them or return? I am leaning towards yes. If I keep them, should I cold soak for a few hours? Warm soak? Get in the bath with them? Never had a pair of STF before
     
  5. aqhong

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    Should I keep them or return?
    If they're 30x34, you should sell them to me [​IMG]
     
  6. heyheyhey

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    Does anybody have the picture that went around a while ago of one of the owners/designers of Levi's. It was from a magazine, and he was wearing really old dry Levi's that were ripped to hell and patched all over. They looked amazing. He was quite an older gent, but was rocking them.

    Cheers.
     
  7. redmanca

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    Does anybody have the picture that went around a while ago of one of the owners/designers of Levi's. It was from a magazine, and he was wearing really old dry Levi's that were ripped to hell and patched all over. They looked amazing. He was quite an older gent, but was rocking them. Cheers.
    [​IMG] This one? Credit Conor
     
  8. heyheyhey

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    Thats the one, thanks.
     
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    I saw a backpocket design on a pair of jeans that I didn't recognize.

    It was like the Dior Homme backpocket (A line radiating from the center, going outward) except instead of one line there were two.

    Anyone know which brand this is from?
     
  11. adamha21

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    If I do a warm soak of my jeans in the washer instead of the bathtub, should I run the spin cycle as well to help start the drying process or should I let them drip dry?
     
  12. whacked

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    If I do a warm soak of my jeans in the washer instead of the bathtub, should I run the spin cycle as well to help start the drying process or should I let them drip dry?

    Crate Routes are sanforized, so there's really no point in soaking or drying them. Especially if you want to risk ruining the possibility of mad fadez down the road. I didn't soak my Hammis, just wore them for a week for the creases to set in before hemming.

    How do you like the jeans, BTW?
     
  13. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    If I do a warm soak of my jeans in the washer instead of the bathtub, should I run the spin cycle as well to help start the drying process or should I let them drip dry?
    When I soak my jeans I typically press out the water on my ex girlfriend's washboard stomach before hanging them up to dry. YMMV.
     
  14. adamha21

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    Crate Routes are sanforized, so there's really no point in soaking or drying them. Especially if you want to risk ruining the possibility of mad fadez down the road. I didn't soak my Hammis, just wore them for a week for the creases to set in before hemming.

    How do you like the jeans, BTW?


    These weren't for the Routes, haven't gotten those yet.

    I was finally going to do a warm soak of my unsanforized Dry Bones/Sufu jeans to shrink up that waist and inseam.
     
  15. whacked

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    These weren't for the Routes, haven't gotten those yet.

    I was finally going to do a warm soak of my unsanforized Dry Bones/Sufu jeans to shrink up that waist and inseam.


    Oh that makes sense. I'd warm soak and air dry them then. I would avoid the unnecessary agitation in dry spinning cycles if I can.
     
  16. robbie

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    should I even try to help my fiance find jeans, i realize I know nothing about fit on lady jeans... but denim is denim so atleast some of the 'principles' I've learned here would apply right?
     
  17. robbie

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    every time i see 'ymmv'... I think to myself 'you make me vommit'.

    I dunno why.
     
  18. MrG

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    I'm trying to shrink down a pair of Levi's 501 STF. I put them in a hot soak for 1.5 hours. The problem is the inseam didn't shrink nearly enough. MAYBE a little more than an inch. I need the inseam to be a least an inch more before they're wearable. Anyone have input on how to shrink them farther? I'm thinking another hot soak, but I figured I'd look for ideas before I took that step.
     
  19. adamha21

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    whodini Senior member

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    should I even try to help my fiance find jeans, i realize I know nothing about fit on lady jeans... but denim is denim so atleast some of the 'principles' I've learned here would apply right?
    PM MAURO.
     

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