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. trafficjam

    trafficjam Senior member

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    Getting jeans repaired. Wash before hand? They're not especially scuzzy or dirty, but I feel like a dick giving the tailor jeans that have been worn for a while if he's gonna be working with them.
     


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    Getting jeans repaired. Wash before hand? They're not especially scuzzy or dirty, but I feel like a dick giving the tailor jeans that have been worn for a while if he's gonna be working with them.

    Came here to ask something similar..

    My APC NS are displaying signs of an imminent crotch blowout, so I want to get them reinforced before that happens. I've put 6 months of wear into them without any washes or soaks, and was wondering if I should wash them before getting repairs? I just don't want to fuck up the repair job after I give them their first wash.
     


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    I'd definitely wash them beforehand if only to spare the poor bastard who has to handle them for a number of hours. Also, if the person fixing them thinks "I'm not touching those horrible stinking jeans", they might wash them for you, and that probably won't end well. I'd wash them yourself and add a note explaining they've been washed and you don't want them to be washed again.

    There are a few horror stories of tailors and fixers washing your hard work away by throwing them in the machine.
     


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    Well, the fixer is the owner of a local boutique, so he isn't some 10$ dry cleaning hack, but I think I'll give them a wash anyway. I've been itching to see some fades anyway!
     


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    hi guys,

    got a question here. Is there a way to avoid indigo running into light-colored shoes or perhaps minimize the color transfer? I have a pair of white shoes which I don't wear any longer because I don't to spoil the color.

    Or is it something to live with when you wear raw denim?
     


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    hi guys,

    got a question here. Is there a way to avoid indigo running into light-colored shoes or perhaps minimize the color transfer? I have a pair of white shoes which I don't wear any longer because I don't to spoil the color.

    Or is it something to live with when you wear raw denim?


    It will be something you have to live with. People have mentioned before that you can cuff the jeans to avoid it but I've found that when I do, it still happens.
     


  7. TerryWogan

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    It stops happening eventually. I only really notice it for the first month or two, then it tends to stop, unless you get rained on or something.
     


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    I have a jean from the Levi's Engineered line, and it's made with 16% lyocell. I really like the character of the denim; it's kind of rough and slubby, and it doesn't crease the way 100% cotton denim does.

    Does anyone know of a nicer pair of jeans that uses lyocell or something similar? Preferably something a little nicer (and ideally selvage)?
     


  9. mlyngard

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    Good stuff won't disintegrate in 9 months of wear. Basically, any kind of higher-end denim will stand up to a lot of abuse
    The answer is in your question
    , my young grasshopper. As for fits, email Blue in Green and Self Edge and ask for suggestions on slim tapered or slim straight cuts with a mid-rise. Unless you have a specific body-type fit issue, there's dozens of options in all types of denims and weights. Also, look at the denim 'waywt/evo' threads here and especially at Superfuture/Superdenim, like this and this to see what fits look like...(every brand has it's own thread too). Learning is fun!
    Getting jeans repaired. Wash before hand? They're not especially scuzzy or dirty, but I feel like a dick giving the tailor jeans that have been worn for a while if he's gonna be working with them.
    Well, I'd say wash too, but it depends on what needs repair. Washing can subject weak spots to enormous stress, exacerbating the problem. If it's a rip, it can cause the fresh, ripped edges to fray, making a less-clean repair edge. Crotch blowouts can get much worse. Suggest a simple hot soak for an hour. Wash after repair.
    hi guys, got a question here. Is there a way to avoid indigo running into light-colored shoes or perhaps minimize the color transfer? I have a pair of white shoes which I don't wear any longer because I don't to spoil the color. Or is it something to live with when you wear raw denim?
    Agreed w/Francis. other than cuffing (which only helps a little) and taping around the inside circumference (yes, it's done...), there's not much else except reevaluate your choice of footwear for a while.
     


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    hi guys,

    got a question here. Is there a way to avoid indigo running into light-colored shoes or perhaps minimize the color transfer? I have a pair of white shoes which I don't wear any longer because I don't to spoil the color.

    Or is it something to live with when you wear raw denim?


    I was able to drastically reduce indigo stains by taking a damp rag and rubbing inside the jean where they would contact shoes. Not a 100% thing, but helped considerably.
     


  11. mlyngard

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    I was able to drastically reduce indigo stains by taking a damp rag and rubbing inside the jean where they would contact shoes. Not a 100% thing, but helped considerably.

    Do you cuff? Did that help get shoe dirt off the denim at the crease? Hate that shit.
     


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    What's the difference between a hot soak and a cold soak (aside from the temperature [​IMG])?
     


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    I have these jeans

    These are measurements I took

    32 inch waist
    8 inch rise
    10 inch thigh
    7 inch knee
    8 inch leg opening
    31 inch inseam

    any similar cuts?
     


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    That seems like a really low rise.

    I have these jeans

    These are measurements I took

    32 inch waist
    8 inch rise
    10 inch thigh
    7 inch knee
    8 inch leg opening
    31 inch inseam

    any similar cuts?
     


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