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. pdsf

    pdsf Senior member

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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.

    I am no expert (I ask the questions here vs giving answers) but I am wondering if professional dry cleaning might help?

    Why freezer?!
     


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    I am no expert (I ask the questions here vs giving answers) but I am wondering if professional dry cleaning might help?

    Why freezer?!


    Haha I have no idea why the freezer might help, but I read it on here somewhere and thought I might as well give it a try.
     


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    pdsf Senior member

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    ^haha, I see. Good luck and let us know how it all goes!
     


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    The freezer sucks moisture out which kills backteria growth. It works in a weird way. Also letting them hang and air out usually is fine too.
     


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    Dryer on high
    This, by the way, is a good way of accelerating indigo loss, according to mills who make denim. A hot dryer gets rid of the last of the sizing and resins - when they go, they'll take some of the indigo with them. Regarding hemming, if you're going to get your jeans shortened with a regular stitch, shrink your jeans first. If you're getting them chainstitched, shorten before the first wash or soak, then you'll get the roping at the hems that's part of the look of vintage jeans.
     


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    never shorten your jeans before you soak/wash them for the first time (if they are raw) unless you know 100% what you are doing

    the roping is a result of the pulling of the sewing machine on the cloth when it sews the hem together. so if you are going to get a chainstitched hem either way you will end up with some sort of roping.

    of course if your jeans are 'one wash' or 'sanforized' then there's no need to wash em before sending them in to the taylor
     


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    Does anyone know of a place in SE michigan that can do a good chain stitch? I love my tailor but my jeans never look as good when she is done with them?
     


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    never shorten your jeans before you soak/wash them for the first time (if they are raw) unless you know 100% what you are doing

    the roping is a result of the pulling of the sewing machine on the cloth when it sews the hem together. so if you are going to get a chainstitched hem either way you will end up with some sort of roping.

    First sentence, correct. Make your calculations carefully.
    Second sentence, incorrect. The roping is the result of fabric movement; even on jeans hemmed with a 43200G, the look after wash is different from the look before wash. If you chainstitch washed jeansm on which the bulk of the shrinkage and hence fabric movement has already taken place, you won't get yer proper, hardcore roping.
     


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    RE: APC PS, anyone know if it's comparable to any nudie jeans? I'm not able to try on the PS in sizes lower than 28, so just looking for a roundabout way to determine my proper size.
     


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    A pair of 511's in 32x30 fits me damn near PERFECT. However, I'd like to get a higher quality jean that will last me a bit longer, with similar fit and overall shape. What would you guys recommend looking at?
     


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    Are there any sizing issues I need to know about with Eternal 811s to get a good fit? I have a 35 inch waist. Should I buy a size 34 or 36? I am looking for a straight leg, medium rise jean. Thanks.
     


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    Does anyone know of a place in SE michigan that can do a good chain stitch? I love my tailor but my jeans never look as good when she is done with them?

    Finding a tailor with a proper double-chainstitch machine set up for denim hems is rare. Suggest sending them to Self Edge, Blue in Green or Blue Owl for a proper job.

    First sentence, correct. Make your calculations carefully.
    Second sentence, incorrect. The roping is the result of fabric movement; even on jeans hemmed with a 43200G, the look after wash is different from the look before wash. If you chainstitch washed jeansm on which the bulk of the shrinkage and hence fabric movement has already taken place, you won't get yer proper, hardcore roping.


    Second this. Denim shrink cycles/stitch pull and fabric movement both create the roping.

    A pair of 511's in 32x30 fits me damn near PERFECT. However, I'd like to get a higher quality jean that will last me a bit longer, with similar fit and overall shape. What would you guys recommend looking at?

    Take measurements properly off the jeans and then look at size charts. There are many options.

    Are there any sizing issues I need to know about with Eternal 811s to get a good fit? I have a 35 inch waist. Should I buy a size 34 or 36? I am looking for a straight leg, medium rise jean. Thanks.

    TTS is recommended on 811s. I was pleased. But since 35 isn't available, suggest the 34. There's plenty of stretch in them, and they're a forgiving fit for a slim cut.
     


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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(30") or a 29(31") in Somet 003's?
     


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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(30") or a 29(31") in Somet 003's?
    Somets will shrink ~ 3/4" with a hot soak. Also, you'll be wearing them lower because of the rise, so you'll need a bigger waist dimension. You'll fit both fine (I had 30w and 29w and im usually ~31/32w). But ultimately it depends on if you want a loose slim or a tight slim fit. There is that much difference if you downsize. My rec. is go with 29 and you can always machine dry for a tighter fit. Or order them unhemmed and exchange if the fit is really too big.
     


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    reccomend me some nice raw denim jeans which will show nice unique wear over time pleaseeeee.

    i like my pbj-005 cut but i did and still have problems/annoyances with the leg below the knee being a bit too baggy/not slim enough.
     


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