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. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    Hey fellas,

    I am kind of new to denim and recently purchased a pair of APC NS. As I have been wearing them I noticed that the color outdoors seems kind of light. At first I did not notice, but when comparing them to say nudies or edwins (since they are in a similar price range) they seem much lighter and almost shiny. Do APCs use a low quality indigo or does it get darker after the first wash?


    most denim will get slightly darker in areas after the first wash in areas that do not receive as much wear. This is a result of the weave tightening slightly.
     


  2. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior member

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    It actually makes them crisp, as much or more than letting it air dry

    My sugar canes when i put them in the dryer got limp as sin. The tumbling does that. When I hang dried before they were really stiff.
     


  3. pdsf

    pdsf Senior member

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    Thanks everyone for answering my questions! I have another one [​IMG] Why does it say on the tag that it's recommended to dry clean before washing? Does it have to do with the color fading?
     


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    c00kz Senior member

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    Online alteration services.. ?
     


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    aj_del Senior member

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    I just bought these 2 and they should be arriving shortly. Questions 1. the Momotaro is one wash. Should I still soak it before wearing. 2. Despite being one wash, is the Momo still expected to shrink and if so how much 3. The Eternal is raw and I was thinking of soaking it before wearing. How much shrinking can I expect. 4. Does the Eternal get all shrinking out of the way after first soak or should I expect it to shrink some more after subsequent 1-2 soaks/ washes Thanks for your replies. Momotaro Jeans - 0703/0705SP - Low Rise Slim Fit One-Wash [​IMG] 811BG Raw 39" Inseam [​IMG]
     


  6. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    1. No
    2. Not noticeably
    3. Check BiG, they'll have shrink info
    4. No.
     


  7. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Looking for recommendations:

    Iron heart 634s is the perfect cut on me throughout the leg. Can anyone suggest a similar cut (esp. in the upper thigh) but with lighter weight denim? Not necessarily lightweight, just something 14.5 oz or less for warmer weather.

    FWIW, I also have the sugar cane okinawa's. Although I size them correctly, this cut (based on the 1947) is a little loose around my thighs, which are slim. I'll continue to wear and love them for the denim and comfort, but I'd like to find slim-straight cuts similar to 634s, at least throughout the leg.

    Preferably (but not necessarily) something available from Self Edge.
     


  8. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior member

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    The 634s are really similar to the levi 1966 501 cut. Look at the samurai s0500, sugar cane 1966 (slightly looser), and flat head f380.
     


  9. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    The 634s are really similar to the levi 1966 501 cut. Look at the samurai s0500, sugar cane 1966 (slightly looser), and flat head f380.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into the samurais...

    The other cuts, once I size for my waist, appear to leave 12" or more in the thighs, which will be too much room for me. My proportions are such that i need about 11.5" at the thigh.
     


  10. Christobevii3

    Christobevii3 Senior member

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    What size waist with that thigh size? Also are you wanting the taller rise like those?

    Check the kmw 1980's for measurements too, those are the coolest feeling jeans I have. The Sams I have are too hot tbh, though 15oz its very dense weave.
     


  11. Trapp

    Trapp Senior member

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    Well, I take 31 in both the SC Okinawas and the IH 634s.

    I haven't tried the F380s personally in quite some time but looking at the dimensions I think I would need a 32 to fit my 33" waist, and the thigh is huge at 12.4" (even the 31 is 11.9" at the thigh, which is roomier than I'd like). Which is too bad, because in theory I'd love to try some Flat Heads.

    As for the SC 1966, the size 31 looks good with the 11.5 thigh but Self Edge indicates these run smaller than most of their jeans, and the next size up, size 32, increases the thigh to 12"--again too big.

    I'll take another look at the KMW 1980's. I seem to remember they had low rear pockets, which I usually try to avoid, and the Context site indicates this cut has thighs that hover around 12" plus or minus in the sizes I would most likely need (31 or 32). Hmmm, now that I'm taking a look, the Sammy's have the 12" plus thighs as well.

    In terms of rise, I'm open to anything mid to high (not interested in anything less than 9.5) as long as the leg fits right and the cut overall looks balanced and good.
     


  12. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Thanks everyone for answering my questions!

    I have another one [​IMG] Why does it say on the tag that it's recommended to dry clean before washing? Does it have to do with the color fading?


    That's APC's retarded care recs. Ignore - wash and wear.

    Online alteration services.. ?

    You mean you're looking to have your denim properly hemmed with chainstitch, and want an online e-tailer?

    Self Edge and Blue Owl both offer it (as well as repair services). Blue in Green does hemming as well, and a great job at that.
     


  13. Branches

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    My best fitting pair of jeans measures 31" in the waist (more like 30.8)

    So should I get a 28 or a 29 in Somet 003's?
     


  14. pdsf

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    Thanks again for all your input. I thought I'd post some data on the shrinkage here for reference: SPURR size 30 indigo selvedge, after hot wash and dryer, as recommended, [​IMG] went from: waist - 15 3/4" and inseam - 34" to waist - 15 1/2" and inseam - 33" I initially wanted to do hot soak but my bathtub was leaky [​IMG] I am debating if I should repeat the procedure or take them to my tailor but tell them to leave some leeway.
     


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    What's the best way to get bad smell out of jeans? I bought them used from someone on this forum a while ago, and I'm not sure what he did to them, but they smell terrible. I've tried washing them and hang drying, I've tried Febreze, I've tried putting them in the freezer for 2 days, and I've tried hanging them outside for 2 days. Will the dryer do anything? I think my only option left is to wash them again and put them in the dryer on high heat.
     


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