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. CosmicOsmo

    CosmicOsmo Senior member

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    Two part question: I have a pair of Rescues that are nearing the 1-year mark, and getting ready for their first wash. However, they've also recently developed a small hole in the crotch that I'd like to get fixed before it develops into a full-blown crotch blowout.

    1) Should I wash them first, then repair, or repair first then wash, or does it matter? I'm worried about the possibility of the denim and the patch not shrinking/stretching the same amount, but maybe I'm inventing a problem in my head and it's a non-issue.

    2) Is this something I should leave to a professional or should I attempt to patch them myself (bear in mind I have NO experience with sewing). I saw a post that went into detail on how to patch them, but I'm not sure I trust myself, and also I don't know where to get a suitable piece of denim for a patch. Can just any old tailor do a decent job on this or should I find a denim specialist?s
     


  2. tehbry

    tehbry Senior member

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    Just purchased Uniqlo MIJ Selvedge for $50 (sale was running) from the New York store. A few questions...

    1) It was branded as the UJ line, but 'Made in Japan' on the tag. Are these jeans raw?

    2) Are these jeans sanforized or unsanforized?

    Thanks,

    B
     


  3. Nopike343

    Nopike343 Senior member

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    I purchased a pair of Jean Shop Rockers in dry selvedge, got a great deal, only problem is there are some long marks on the legs of the jeans. That explains the great deal. They look look like wear marks where the jeans were folded. It's as if the jeans were at the bottom of a pile and the pile was shifting. Is this normal with dry denim? I wonder if with washing and wear the marks will fade to some degree. Anyone have any experience with something like this.
     


  4. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    I know the general advice is the Size down 2 on the APC but what type of fit would you get if you go true to size? Something like a 501? Thing is I know a lot of people here like the whole skinny/slim jean thing but I'm starting to grow out of it because my body is growing pretty fast and for the last couple of weeks I've been wearing my Levis 501 and I like wearing those a lot more than my skinny Uniqlos.
     


  5. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    And also where to kop APC NS?
     


  6. giraffe lookout

    giraffe lookout Senior member

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    amazing jake, good one love.

    my question is- if i get them wet and shrink them, will i ruin my fades?
     


  7. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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  8. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Couple things.

    I have a pair of APC New Standards that I have had for about a year though I don't wear them everyday. I haven't washed them yet and I'd like to avoid washing them for awhile because I want them to fade out more. Problem is, I just got a big olive oil spot on them. A big stain. Will dry cleaning take care of them???? What do I do if it doesn't??

    Next question- I bought a pair of shrink to fit Levis a little while back. I typically wear a 32 waist. I got these in 32 X 34 even though it Levis suggests sizing up a full size because they'll shrink when you wash them. I just figured I wouldn't wash them. Turns out, they are real baggy and just kind of fit big. I want to shrink them down but I don't want to wash them because I want to get them to fade out. Can I soak these to get them down a size without ruining my fade? What's the best way to do this?

    Any help is appreciated.



    You should soak the levis in hot water for a couple of hours before you wear them. Won't ruin the fades. Will make them fit and look better.

    As for the olive oil spot, i don't think it'll come out with dry cleaning. put some dishwashing liquid on the spot before you put them in the wash. if you're really worried, hand wash them. The wash after a year will bring out the fades better anyway.
     


  9. giraffe lookout

    giraffe lookout Senior member

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    alright good looking out hendrix. cheers
     


  10. giraffe lookout

    giraffe lookout Senior member

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    Couple things.

    I have a pair of APC New Standards that I have had for about a year though I don't wear them everyday. I haven't washed them yet and I'd like to avoid washing them for awhile because I want them to fade out more. Problem is, I just got a big olive oil spot on them. A big stain. Will dry cleaning take care of them???? What do I do if it doesn't??

    Next question- I bought a pair of shrink to fit Levis a little while back. I typically wear a 32 waist. I got these in 32 X 34 even though it Levis suggests sizing up a full size because they'll shrink when you wash them. I just figured I wouldn't wash them. Turns out, they are real baggy and just kind of fit big. I want to shrink them down but I don't want to wash them because I want to get them to fade out. Can I soak these to get them down a size without ruining my fade? What's the best way to do this?

    Any help is appreciated.
     


  11. BossTweed

    BossTweed Senior member

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    I know the general advice is the Size down 2 on the APC but what type of fit would you get if you go true to size?

    People don't just size down because they want a skinny fit; APC NSs stretch a ton. If you buy TTS they'll likely stretch to be too big in the waist after a few weeks. Even if you want a more relaxed fit than many on SF preach, I would still recommend sizing down so they are "tighter than you would prefer" initially.
     


  12. Jakesteraholic

    Jakesteraholic Active Member

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    Well giraffe lookout, they're shrink-to-fit. So I would suggest...shrinking...to...





    ...fit.
     


  13. connor

    connor Senior member

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    the looser your jeans are the less youre gonna stretch them out
     


  14. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    ^ That's what I was thinking.

    I think I'll just size down 1 because I think I'll probably grow another inch in the waist over the duration of me wearing these.

    Until I saw the Epaulet Denim.

    asdfsdgsdgsdfsdg decisions decisions.

    I think I'll just go with the APC NS.
     


  15. Nopike343

    Nopike343 Senior member

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    I purchased a pair of Jean Shop Rockers in dry selvedge, got a great deal, only problem is there are some long marks on the legs of the jeans. That explains the great deal. They look look like wear marks where the jeans were folded. It's as if the jeans were at the bottom of a pile and the pile was shifting. Is this normal with dry denim? I wonder if with washing and wear the marks will fade to some degree. Anyone have any experience with something like this.


    Probably should not be responding to my own post but what the hell. After seeing what jean shop does to customize their jeans I'll just consider the marks free customization.

    http://www.worldjeanshop.com/
     


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