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. JaPo

    JaPo Senior member

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    Just to clarify;

    I do not want them to fade hugely. These were clearly the wrong jeans for my needs b-b-b-but do any cats got tips on how to make sure they don't?

    + Is it plausible to make them tighter in the seat. They fit like ass on the ass.
     


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    I'm not sure which is worse: people asking how to get sick fadez on their raw denimz or people asking how to stop them from fading... [​IMG]
     


  3. JaPo

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    What about the people who prefer to strike a happy medium? Chumpasaurus. [​IMG] WANT [​IMG] DO NOT WANT
     


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    I have a pair of APC Rescues waiting for me when I get home from college. The waist should be the right size, since I had bought one pair that didn't fit and sized down 2 from there - with the 1st pair I pinched all the extra fabric when I was wearing them and measured.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to need them hemmed - I usually wear about a 32" inseam for the correct fit in pants/khakis....no stacking, but when I'm standing the back falls near my heel, so they're long enough that when I sit there's no sock showing

    Should I have them hemmed to 32" before soaking, or do a hot soak then hem to 32"? My understanding is that APCs don't lose much length.

    I was planning on having my mom hem them. She does a lot of sewing/quilting, so the equipment and skill are there. Is there any special technique to follow?
     


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    I have a pair of APC Rescues waiting for me when I get home from college. The waist should be the right size, since I had bought one pair that didn't fit and sized down 2 from there - with the 1st pair I pinched all the extra fabric when I was wearing them and measured.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to need them hemmed - I usually wear about a 32" inseam for the correct fit in pants/khakis....no stacking, but when I'm standing the back falls near my heel, so they're long enough that when I sit there's no sock showing

    Should I have them hemmed to 32" before soaking, or do a hot soak then hem to 32"? My understanding is that APCs don't lose much length.

    I was planning on having my mom hem them. She does a lot of sewing/quilting, so the equipment and skill are there. Is there any special technique to follow?

    1. If I understand correctly, and you got a size that fits perfectly at the waist when new, then you need to size down more. APCs are notoriously stretchy.
    2. Wait a week or two before hemming as you'll lose some length as the creases set.
    3. APC denim is sanforized, so there's no point in soaking it (unless you're trying to get rid of starch, which would be counterproductive to creasing).
     


  6. benny196

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    Getting sick of my apc and thinking of picking up a pair of crates, probaly the james because it looks most similar to the NS cut. I sized down about 1.5 on my NS and love the fit, should i do the same on the crates or do they fit truer to size?
     


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    aqhong Senior member

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    ^ Crates fit true to size, but the Route is closest to the NS cut; James is slightly bootcut.
     


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    So, my only pair of raw denim at the moment is a pair of Slim Jims in size 30, which fit perfectly (true waist 32-33), but if anything I'd like more of a tapered leg. Considering picking up a pair of Cheap Mondays. Am I likely to get what I'm looking for? If so, how much should I be sizing down?
     


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    Why are raw jeans starched?
     


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    Why are raw jeans starched?
    Basically so they stay stiff. The point in being stiff is to make the creases sharper, and thus cause more abrasion from movement. More abrasion = faster denim fading.
     


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    Basically so they stay stiff. The point in being stiff is to make the creases sharper, and thus cause more abrasion from movement. More abrasion = faster denim fading.
    Was this always the case, though? I mean, why were they starched originally before people cared about fades? Nevermind, I just found the answer on http://www.oki-ni.com/page/denimcareguide:
    Now I'm wondering if other twill pants are coated with starch or resin before I see them in the stores, but I guess that's not a jean question.
     


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    QUESTION:

    I fit in APC Rescue 34's 12" thighs but not in SEXSC06' 12.8", why?!

    Sure the waist, rise and leg opening is bigger on the APC's but what the heck does that have to do with my my butt and thighs not fitting in the SC's? I lost weight and size since the APC's, too.

    Help a brother out, I'm mad confused.
     


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    could possibly be rise..wearing things lower or higher can dramatically change the fit. That 12.8 could be sitting much higher up than the rescues did. As I recall, the rescues were a mid rise jean, but I don't know about the sugar canes.
     


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    Any answers?

    So, my only pair of raw denim at the moment is a pair of Slim Jims in size 30, which fit perfectly (true waist 32-33), but if anything I'd like more of a tapered leg. Considering picking up a pair of Cheap Mondays. Am I likely to get what I'm looking for? If so, how much should I be sizing down?
     


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