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. GY!BE

    GY!BE Senior member

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    +1 Febreeze works wonders. I've worn my SCs for about a year and a half (not everyday but often) and have never washed them. The soaking will fade the fades unless the fades are deep. With 4 months (continuous) of wear you probably have some decent fades that could withstand a soak. Then again, I've never soaked. Well there goes my credit (if I ever had any).


    hahaha yeahhh i just couldn't bring myself to soak them tonight, earlier someone asked if I could smell the stench ^ and the answer is ONLY when i smell them up close but yeah im thinking about just doing the "anti microbial febreeze followed by hang dry" thing. as far as fading goes the whiskering is coming along amazing, as well as the honeycomb behind the knee. I guess im just impatient about the six months [​IMG] thx guys

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  2. Sigmatic

    Sigmatic Senior member

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    i think you loose your creases that you have set in
    it really depends on the denim and how set your creases are. I've hot soaked my nudies and my 5ep (both after a few months of 3-ish days/week) and the lap and leg creases pretty much stayed the same. the combs were less set, however and suffered slightly, but came back in no time. just wear them while still damp and they'll go right back. oh and GY!BE, if you decide to hot soak them and wear while still damp, they'll stretch back out quickly
     


  3. Glory Daze

    Glory Daze Active Member

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    If I wear size 30 for APC NS's and my true waist size is 32, what size Imperial Dukes should I get?

    Any help?
     


  4. sillydilly

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    What is the general concensus on Maiden Noir denim? Is the quality worth the price? I like thier cuts, and was thinking about grabbing a pair. Just wanted to know what everyone else thinks of them.
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Any help?
    http://www.contextclothing.com/brand...go_selvage.php Context suggests not sizing down, Selfedge says that they'll stretch out 1.5" but shrink .75." Depending on how anal you want to get about stretching, it's probably a safe bet to just stay where you are; if you want to keep things slim, size down one at most.
     


  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    What is the general concensus on Maiden Noir denim? Is the quality worth the price? I like thier cuts, and was thinking about grabbing a pair. Just wanted to know what everyone else thinks of them.
    If their price point is $200 then there are probably some other brands that most people would get here before MN. It's hard to expect much from a street brand like that.
     


  7. Smokestack

    Smokestack Senior member

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    I've heard (and have not tried) to wet them a bit, and then stand on one end and gently pull on the leg a few times.

    I don't think your inseam will stretch out that much naturally, because there is no pressure pulling it in that direction.


    Worked like a charm...gained back that missing inch. Thanks!
     


  8. breakz

    breakz Senior member

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    BSullivan, other threads here mention patching the hole with denim. I think you should be able to take the jeans and some denim to a tailor and have them patched.

    I've got a repair question for you guys:

    I have been wearing my APC new standards for 6 months (straight) and, due to a few ill-advised bike rides around the city while wearing them, I now have a nickel sized threadbare hole in the crotch. How shall I proceed in fixing them? Bring 'em to a tailor? If so, is there anything in particular I should tell the tailor to do?

    I feel like I should probably have the whole crotch reinforced so I can continue to wear these without issue long into the future. I've got a killer fade going and love these jeans. It would be a shame to have to start from scratch!

    Let me know what you guys think. Thank you!
     


  9. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I've got a repair question for you guys:

    I have been wearing my APC new standards for 6 months (straight) and, due to a few ill-advised bike rides around the city while wearing them, I now have a nickel sized threadbare hole in the crotch. How shall I proceed in fixing them? Bring 'em to a tailor? If so, is there anything in particular I should tell the tailor to do?

    I feel like I should probably have the whole crotch reinforced so I can continue to wear these without issue long into the future. I've got a killer fade going and love these jeans. It would be a shame to have to start from scratch!

    Let me know what you guys think. Thank you!

    I guess it depends on how you plan on wearing them from here on out. If you're going to stay away from a bicycle then a simple patch job should be fine. If you're still toying with the idea of entering this year's Tour de France then you'll want more work done.

    Just know that if you habitually treat APC's like shit, they'll kindly return the favor. They're simply not meant to live up to abuse.
     


  10. AK47AZ

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    mk i have a pair of sjjd that ive worn for about 4 months, the fading is nice, but i could do with a little more contrast and they feel a little too grody

    hot soak and outdoor hang dry?

    yes or no


    No

    I hot-soaked my KMW's at 7 months with detergent and the water turned yellowish/brown, the water smelled similar to piss and so did my jeans after sitting in there (they smelled worse AFTER the soak) I hung dry them outside and they still smelled. I even left them outside for a few days by accident and they still smelled. So at 9 months i got sick of the smelly jeans and washed them 3 times with detergent in the wash machine. Now they dont smell bad. They do shrink a little bit in all areas, but if you've worn them for months, they usually just shrink back to about the size they were before you wore them and stretched them out.
     


  11. selbsttatig

    selbsttatig Senior member

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    Ok I have worn denim for a long time, tried all different jeans, started with Levis,then diesel, replay etc. But now i wear Edwin, Blueblood and True Religion.
    These 3 brands are awsum and i would recommend you buying them, I live in chesterfield and i get all my clothes from Sa-kis in sheffield, its a independent store.

    Any way serach online for BlueBlood and Edwin, Sa-kis are launching their website so may be you can try them


    Who are you talking too?
     


  12. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    Well, technically it is partly a jean recommendation thread and he's giving a recommendation (though I'm not entirely sure if it's a jean recommendation or a business recommendation cloaked as a jean recommendation). A bad one, but a recommendation nevertheless.
     


  13. aerether

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    OK, might as well try again. Not quoting previous post as I'm adding things! 5' 7" height. 33" true waist Quads are 23.5" around largest part.(they are massively/xbox huge) 16.25" calves. Usually wear a 30" inseam. Me in Size 31 New Standards (sized down two): [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] Yeah. I am not sure it works at all. In my opinion my legs look like stubby carrots. (Of course I could just have a crippling lack of confidence in myself) So based on this information, what pair of jeans do you think would work well with my body type? Based on measurements alone I am looking at: KMWs. 2010 might be too straight-leggy for me. 1950's might be better. Or maybe I could go for the 1980s? (big reach) Flat Head F380 Iron Heart 634S Samurais... but I'm not sure which model would work. S5000VX maybe? -Your recommendation here?- -Maybe a trip to the gym?- Input would be much appreciated. [​IMG]
     


  14. PG2G

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  15. aerether

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    Edited my previous post [​IMG]
     


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