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. ysb

    ysb Senior member

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    Quick question -- any online shops (or in SanFran) where I can pick up some DH 19 cm mij raw denim?

    Thanks in advance


    Saks in Union Square has DH, but I don't remember if it was the MIJ or not.
     


  2. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I'm hoping someone who has owned both can chime in on this - Flathead vs Pure Blue Japan for fast fades? I'm hoping to pick up a pair of jeans which fade novelty quick like.

    Flat Heads and Skulls are known for being fast. PBJ is a pretty unique denim which fades fast-ish, but with very different results because of the texture. Suggest you hunt for evo pics on the Forums.

    Most of the Japanese brand jeans here fade relatively fast due to the rope-dyeing. So don't limit yourself to just those two brands.

    As for 'novelty quick', you're looking at six months of daily wear for any fast-fading jeans before you'll see real results. You're not gonna speed that up unless you cheat.
     


  3. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    Naked and Famous has a 501 fit IIRC, for only a pinch over 100.
     


  4. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

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    Any place in Seattle to get patches/repairs?
     


  5. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Any place in Seattle to get patches/repairs?
    Blue Owl
     


  6. Lustre

    Lustre Well-Known Member

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    Okay so current plan for a pair of still-unworn levi's 501xx STFs:

    1. hot soak for 1-2 hours
    2. hang dry until damp
    3. put on while damp, go biking until dry

    Then for maintenance:

    1. hang up to air out in between wears
    2. febreeze to keep away smell? any other tips to keep the jeans from getting the funk?

    When i need to wash:

    1. washine wash cold, inside out (i have almost no intention of washing them by hand unless it's a matter of life or death)
    2. hang dry away from sun



    Does that sound like a good path towards keeping the jeans dark, with a good fade? any more suggestions any of you knowledgeable people would like to throw in?


    reposting, didn't get any answers
     


  7. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

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    Blue Owl

    TY, sir.
     


  8. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Has anyone played with acid washing? Is it something I'd be able to do in my parents house without having to evacuate? I don't want a full on trailer trash acid wash; just looking for some subtle discoloration & lightening.
     


  9. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    No need for wearing it dry, that step is generally only done to stretch jeans back out if they shrink too much. If you have to febreeze the jeans to keep stench at bay, you should just wash them. 501s aren't anything all that special so there's no real need to baby them (they're lightning fast faders, too)
     


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    ivan k Senior member

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    Should I get a hem on these? I got these specifically to wear with no cuffs. Showing the break on different shoes:

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  11. RedLantern

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  12. yoshimagikmagik

    yoshimagikmagik Well-Known Member

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    I had a question about which pair of jeans to buy. I currently own imperial dukes and i love them, but i'm looking to get another pair, and here are the criteria: slim (small leg opening for sure), relatively roomy around the thighs, strong fading properties, super durable (hopefully should last for a long time). i'm thinking of the following:

    1. Flat Head 1001
    2. Flat Head Slim Tapered, SE05BSP
    3. Iron Heart Slim, 301S
    4. Strike Gold, SG1105

    Between the two flat heads, I know that the 1001 is made from the same denim as the SE FH collabo, is that better denim than on the SE05BSP? Overall which one would you guys select? Thanks!
     


  13. Keeb

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    Going to be in New York this weekend and planning on checking out uniqlo for the first time. Do they have different inseams on their jeans or is it just all one length? Also, I'm probably looking for something around 33/34 waist with a 35 or 36 inseam, am I going to be out of luck?
     




  14. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    I came across these Uniqlo jeans on ebay. Any comments regarding quality, fading, price etc. I am looking for slim straight something like 3sixteen straight. How would these fit in comparison. The rise is mentioned as 9.3 inches on a 34 size. I was hoping that it is incorrect and the knee is mentioned rather than the rise. Are they very low rise ? Thanks for your answers
     


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