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. fkhill33

    fkhill33 New Member

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    Where can I get imperial dukes in Sydney? I bought a pair when I was in jp but have since lost some weight so they fit no more.... would love to pick up another pair.
     


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    Also looking to move on from my converses when wearing my apc's..... clarks ok?
     


  3. whitekimchee

    whitekimchee Well-Known Member

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    Ok so another Levi's Capital E matchstick question. This time it has to do with raw denim.

    I purchased the matchsticks in raw denim and made the mistake of getting them hemmed before pre treating/soaking them. They feel loose around the waist and around my legs. Is there anything I can do about this without compromising the length of the jeans? Or do I have to just suck it up and wear them as is?

    I know everyone is all about jeans from APC, R&B, etc... How come Capital E jeans don't get any love on this forum?
     


  4. spagnutty

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    Re: 30/34s: call the stores? I know Levis doesn't limit their sizing to 32 inseam on smaller waisted jeans. Least I'm pretty sure. But this sizing problem (like fits) is one of the many good reasons to get away from Levis and mall brands. Sizing and fits is where the higher price pays off on more expensive jeans.
    Yeah Levis has all sorts of size options on 501s, but their 514s are 30x30/30x32 onry. Gap has 30x34 online, but never actually in store, fwiw.

    Where are you located? Forum members should be able to guide you to places to try on jeans. Blue in Green and SelfEdge have locations in Soho, SE also in San Francisco. Barneys Co-op is many places, etc, etc...
    I'm not so lucky as to live in NYC or SF hehe. Barneys Co-op looks like a great suggestion. Unless the in store selection is just absolutely awful, I should be able to try on a good deal of what I've been looking for.

    I guess I'll go ahead and ask we're on the topic: Anyone else have any suggestions for good places to try on / shop in Atlanta?

    Thanks again mlyngard, you're very helpful.
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I purchased the matchsticks in raw denim and made the mistake of getting them hemmed before pre treating/soaking them. They feel loose around the waist and around my legs. Is there anything I can do about this without compromising the length of the jeans? Or do I have to just suck it up and wear them as is? I know everyone is all about jeans from APC, R&B, etc... How come Capital E jeans don't get any love on this forum?
    1) Not such a mistake, it's really not that big of a deal. If they're loose, they're loose. You need a smaller size. 2) Stick around and you'll see why.
    I guess I'll go ahead and ask we're on the topic: Anyone else have any suggestions for good places to try on / shop in Atlanta?
    As mentioned before, Co-Op. Used to be another shop but it closed and the ex-owner now manages the Co-Op. You might even want to drop by and ask her/them.
     


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  7. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I purchased the matchsticks in raw denim and made the mistake of getting them hemmed before pre treating/soaking them. They feel loose around the waist and around my legs. Is there anything I can do about this without compromising the length of the jeans?
    I'm not sure how much inseam shrink you'll get with those, but that dimension will have the greatest shrink, so if you try and shrink them... However, soaking or washing them is the only way to cure what ails you. There's only way to find out, right? A warm soak and air dry first is the general method for not over-shrinking them. No dryer unless you need it! Otherwise, chalk it up as a learning and sizing mistake (as many of us have with even more expensive jeans -(see 'buying and selling sub-forum, or hell, even my for sale posts now ;-) Regardless of what you hear about raw denim, soak all jeans (not wash, per-se, but definitely soak) before hemming and wear.
     


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    Capital E has some good fits. Matchstick is a great fit if you size it right. Denim is of lesser quality. Washes from what I've seen aren't half bad either.
     


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    thanks guys. imma soak them and see what happens.

    Actually i've never really soaked jeans before. Should I just fill up the bathtub and let them sit for awhile? or put it in a bucket?
    a lot of you long time forum members are gonna rip me a new one for asking this.
     


  10. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Fill tub with hot water. Insert jeans. Wait. Remove jeans. Hang jeans. Drain tub.
     


  11. whitekimchee

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    I figured as much. Thanks kitakira. how long though? 30 mins? an hour? use my own discretion?
     


  12. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    45min is about as long as is going to really do anything unless you keep heating the water (which would only help with shrinking)
     


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    Hi to everyone ,

    I bought a Larkee 008DB stretch , cotton and elastante. I dont have experience with stratch pants. So are these going to keep better their original shepe because of the stretch facto or in time they will become bigger because of this same thing?

    thanks lot for your help
     


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    has anyone bought a belt from "unlucky" (scott) here?
    few questions:

    1. cowhide or horsehide?
    2. comparable with tanner belts?
     


  15. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    has anyone bought a belt from "unwanted" (scott) here? few questions: 1. cowhide or horsehide? 2. comparable with tanner belts?
    You mean unlucky and he has his own thread.
     


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