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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. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    I bought some Capital E Matchsticks a few months ago and they were supposedly rigid/raw. I've been trying to break them in and fade them by wearing as much as possible before I do the first wash. I've worn them a lot over the last few months - maybe on average 4 days a week. However there is no sign of fading! They have stretched in some places where they were previously snug, and they have developed some wrinkles (e.g. quasi honeycombs and whiskers), but there is really no fading at all. Shouldn't I have seen some fading by now? Could it be that they are not truly raw jeans or that Capital E denim isn't really suited for this? They looked raw when I got them but were softer than typical raw jeans. Do you have to have that extra rigid, cardboard kind stiffness to get fading without washing? I know Capital E's aren't that highly regarded here but I thought somebody might have some relevant knowledge about this nonetheless.
    Thanks.


    Yeah in the future stay away from capital e. while they look nice when you buy them I've heard that they fall apart after serious wear.
     
  2. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    Anyone can point me to a resource on DIY Resin Coating? I want to retain that sheen and keep the indigo color dark.
     
  3. Neorotic

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    I just scored my first pair of actually decent denim! Jack Threads has Nudie Straight Sven's on sale for $119, so I scooped up a pair.

    My question is, I couldn't find Straight Sven on Nudie's website, so I was just wondering if anyone knew if they're true to size, or if they run big/small.
     
  4. 4saken

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    My experience with Nudies is that the waist is larger than listed, and it will stretch maybe an inch or two.
     
  5. Liquidus

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    Hello, a few questions from someone clueless about jeans.

    1. I am buying to buy a pair of Levi 501s tomorrow. Are the rise on those designed to be worn at the waist or below the waist? I ask this because I have been seeing different information. Regardless of the rise, at the hips?

    2. In what way is STF better than preshrunk? For someone that doesn't plan to wear jeans that often, is it worth the trouble?

    Thanks.
     
  6. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Hello, a few questions from someone clueless about jeans.

    1. I am buying to buy a pair of Levi 501s tomorrow. Are the rise on those designed to be worn at the waist or below the waist? I ask this because I have been seeing different information. Regardless of the rise, at the hips?

    2. In what way is STF better than preshrunk? For someone that doesn't plan to wear jeans that often, is it worth the trouble?

    Thanks.

    1) Depends on how you want to wear them: Trad/old man? At the waist. Otherwise, sag them down a bit. 2) It isn't other than if you're looking for a raw pair of Levi's it is sometimes easier to find STF than preshunk depending on the cut.
     
  7. adversity04

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    At approx. 4 months of wear without washing on some KMW 1980s MiC and getting this at the crotch area. Wash and get them patched and hemmed now or am I good to keep wearing them?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. connor

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    if you don't have it patched or stitched up it will just keep getting bigger until it rips... i had a rip develop in the same area on my SJDJs a while ago and Kiya said if it had gotten any bigger they might not have been able to fix it. err on the side of caution IMO

    anyways, i want to wash my jeans. if i throw it in a coldwater wash it shouldn't shrink too much, right? SJDJs are sanforized but i still want to minimize even that minimal amount of shrinkage; they are pretty snug as they sit.
     
  9. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    anyways, i want to wash my jeans. if i throw it in a coldwater wash it shouldn't shrink too much, right? SJDJs are sanforized but i still want to minimize even that minimal amount of shrinkage; they are pretty snug as they sit.
    Hot or cold the difference in shrinkage is about the same and is nullified once they stretch back out.
     
  10. connor

    connor Senior member

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    i'll probably wash cold then. wear around when i take them out of the washer?
     
  11. whodini

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    That will help stretch them back out, yes.
     
  12. connor

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    right on, thanks
     
  13. unicornwarrior

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    What's a good jean that fades relatively quick?

    my wings and horns haven't done much fading, my naked and famous silk denim faded minimally.

    I was either considering a pair of flatheads slim, apc nc, or n&f weird guys (sized down). I just want a jean that I can mess with to fade nicely.


    also what is a good slim/skinny black jean? Can anyone recommend any particular brands?
     
  14. ConcernedParent

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    What's a good jean that fades relatively quick?

    my wings and horns haven't done much fading, my naked and famous silk denim faded minimally.

    I was either considering a pair of flatheads slim, apc nc, or n&f weird guys (sized down). I just want a jean that I can mess with to fade nicely.


    also what is a good slim/skinny black jean? Can anyone recommend any particular brands?


    Flatheads and APC's fade notoriously fast.

    Have you considered Ande Whall? Good cuts, great jean.
     
  15. unicornwarrior

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    familiar with the product, I didn't know he carried black jeans.

    i'll look into it.
     
  16. adversity04

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    if you don't have it patched or stitched up it will just keep getting bigger until it rips... i had a rip develop in the same area on my SJDJs a while ago and Kiya said if it had gotten any bigger they might not have been able to fix it. err on the side of caution IMO

    Yeah....about that. Managed to rip em open today. I'll post pics after I wash them. Taking them to the tailor monday.
     
  17. connor

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    lol once it is started to that degree it is very easy to go- i had a hole like in your picture and then got called down for an activity at a pep rally... ripped wide open during a little run around :/
     
  18. free man

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    What is a pair of jeans that fits like a fully stretched out pair of APC sz 29's? Obviously that isn't a APC sz 29.
     
  19. aqhong

    aqhong Senior member

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    What is a pair of jeans that fits like a fully stretched out pair of APC sz 29's? Obviously that isn't a APC sz 29.
    Hard to say, because a) you didn't say which fit, and b) "fully stretched out" varies, because jeans will only stretch as much as they need to in order to accommodate the wearer, and each person not only has a different body, but sizes the same jean differently.

    Best thing to do would be to take full measurements for the APCs in question and post them, and maybe someone could help you.
     
  20. v3l

    v3l Senior member

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    Anyone know where you can buy APCs in Houston? Looking to get some relatively cheap raw denim to try it out over the summer. Probably should have gotten a pair in NYC while I was there but didn't think about it..
     

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