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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: I wear my jeans cuffed, but am now realizing that they're now ripping/tearing along the cuff.

    Is there any way to prevent this? Find it kinda annoying, because I don't want the jeans to fall apart before I can even get a fade into them.

    Is the answer just to hem them and just not cuff anymore? Is there a good way to prevent the fraying once it's started?


    are they dragging along the ground when you walk?
     
  2. jangie

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    are they dragging along the ground when you walk?

    No, not at all. And it's happening on the front, too... maybe it's the denim rubbing against my shoes?
     
  3. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    No, not at all. And it's happening on the front, too... maybe it's the denim rubbing against my shoes?
    if you cuff your jeans at some point you will have to get them repaired where the crease is. if your not into that dont cuff. what up ysb!
     
  4. ac_slater

    ac_slater Senior member

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    Do you guys typically get a fair amount of dirt/stains on your jeans?

    The first few weeks I had mine I kinda got upset every time a drop of something got on them. But I played football in them yesterday and they got some dirt on the knees.

    Now I'm kinda thinking it's unavoidable and I'm just gonna have to deal.
     
  5. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    I don't really worry about it. I've had dirt, food, toothpaste, beer, all kinds of shit on my jeans. just wear them.
     
  6. ac_slater

    ac_slater Senior member

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    Yeah that's what I figured. FUck it.
     
  7. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    if anyone says anything you just gotta be like "bitch this is raw denim, you think I wash these, fuck no. you see these honeycombs, these whiskers? yo' damn true religion jeans aren't this swagged out. bitch." (8)
     
  8. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    if anyone says anything you just gotta be like "bitch this is raw denim, you think I wash these, fuck no. you see these honeycombs, these whiskers? yo' damn true religion jeans aren't this swagged out. bitch."

    you do realize you can get good fading characteristics and wash your jeans every other week right?
     
  9. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    I was joking dude. forgot the sarcasm meter.
     
  10. El Argentino

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    if anyone says anything you just gotta be like "bitch this is raw denim, you think I wash these, fuck no. you see these honeycombs, these whiskers? yo' damn true religion jeans aren't this swagged out. bitch." (8)

    i really want to sig this.
     
  11. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    Hey, it's me again. Well, I've decided to just get rid of my pair of Flat Head SE05BSP. http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=338 They retail now for $345, but when I bought them, they retailed for $325, though I paid a little over $355 with sales tax in San Francisco. Anyway: - size 29 - one soak - wore only once veeeeery casually So, what do you guys think a fair, yet attractive asking price would be for them? I was thinking $220~230 And as this would be the first pair of jeans I've ever offered to sell, is there any particular etiquette or anything else I should be aware of?
     
  12. ysb

    ysb Senior member

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    Hey, it's me again.

    Well, I've decided to just get rid of my pair of Flat Head SE05BSP.

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=338

    They retail now for $345, but when I bought them, they retailed for $325, though I paid a little over $355 with sales tax in San Francisco.

    Anyway:

    - size 29
    - one soak
    - wore only once veeeeery casually

    So, what do you guys think a fair, yet attractive asking price would be for them? I was thinking $220~230

    And as this would be the first pair of jeans I've ever offered to sell, is there any particular etiquette or anything else I should be aware of?


    I think that's a pretty reasonable price for jeans that have only been soaked.
     
  13. If I soak a pair of jeans, how long do you think it'll take to air dry indoors? I was thinking of doing this whenever I got home later tonight, going to sleep, then waking up and putting them on while they're still damp. Think 6 hours will be short enough so they're still a little wet?
     
  14. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    Hi all, this is my first post ! (so take it easy on me if I break any rules) ...

    I've been reading through hundreds of posts on this thread and learned a lot about jeans. I've decided to go and try out some APCs and N&Fs this weekend to decide on which cut fits me. I would probably decide on a pair that I would wear in everyday casual situations.

    However, I initially came looking for a pair of jeans that does NOT fade. Ideally a low to mid rise, tapered, dark indigo, $200 or less, with a fit suitable for a well built physique of average height and 32 waist. I would use this pair for more "dressy" situations, with fitted tucked in shirts and jackets. What brands would you recommend? (some brands that I saw mentioned so far in the discussions did not meet the price criteria).

    Alternatively, if there is a way to slow down the fading on APC or N&F, I would consider this as an option ...

    I know that I'm asking for the opposite of what most people in this thread go for, but hopefully someone can help [​IMG]


    The TW PIs that people have suggested are a good recommendation for longevity without fading, but they are still dyed with indigo and will fade eventually.

    If you want something that will never fade at all (and if you are willing to go over $300 in price), I'd consider the Pure Blue Japan NC models, which are dyed with indanthrene, a stable, colorfast dye (unlike indigo).

    is throwing jeans in the dryer to shrink them bad for the denim?

    It will soften the denim up, which many denim enthusiasts don't like, especially on a new pair of jeans.

    Quick question: I wear my jeans cuffed, but am now realizing that they're now ripping/tearing along the cuff.

    Is there any way to prevent this? Find it kinda annoying, because I don't want the jeans to fall apart before I can even get a fade into them.

    Is the answer just to hem them and just not cuff anymore? Is there a good way to prevent the fraying once it's started?


    I think that kind of tearing is just something that comes with the territory of cuffing. Personally, it bugs me, too, so I try to avoid cuffing altogether.

    you do realize you can get good fading characteristics and wash your jeans every other week right?

    I agree with this, but you're also going to get a different kind of fade washing that often. Less contrast, more of a vintage-type fade. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just a matter of what you personally prefer.

    If I soak a pair of jeans, how long do you think it'll take to air dry indoors? I was thinking of doing this whenever I got home later tonight, going to sleep, then waking up and putting them on while they're still damp. Think 6 hours will be short enough so they're still a little wet?

    If you don't wring them out after washing or soaking and don't put a fan on them, they should still be at least damp after 6 hours unless you live in a really hot and dry environment.
     
  15. masshi

    masshi Senior member

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    Hey, it's me again.

    Well, I've decided to just get rid of my pair of Flat Head SE05BSP.

    http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=338

    They retail now for $345, but when I bought them, they retailed for $325, though I paid a little over $355 with sales tax in San Francisco.

    Anyway:

    - size 29
    - one soak
    - wore only once veeeeery casually

    So, what do you guys think a fair, yet attractive asking price would be for them? I was thinking $220~230

    And as this would be the first pair of jeans I've ever offered to sell, is there any particular etiquette or anything else I should be aware of?



    Any other opinions?
     
  16. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    Any other opinions?

    I think $220-$230 is a reasonable price for the condition that those jeans are in, but you may have to go down to about $180 if you want to sell them fast.
     
  17. Astronaut888

    Astronaut888 Senior member

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    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1879 any input as to why the above listed Nudie Average Joes would originally retail for $250? I have a pair of Average Joes which are my go to denim. Interested in these at the sale price, but, being a denim newbie, don't see why the original price was so steep. Just curious.......any input appreciated.
     
  18. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1879 any input as to why the above listed Nudie Average Joes would originally retail for $250? I have a pair of Average Joes which are my go to denim. Interested in these at the sale price, but, being a denim newbie, don't see why the original price was so steep. Just curious.......any input appreciated.
    $250 is a pretty standard retail price for Nudie's selvage denim. Their non-selvage denim models go for less.
     
  19. Astronaut888

    Astronaut888 Senior member

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    oh......so, simply the selvedge, huh?

    I have some context cash, so may pick these up.
    My other nudies don't have the orange arcuate - it's black - but, perhaps i'll like it anyway.

    thanks for the input.
     
  20. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    oh......so, simply the selvedge, huh? I have some context cash, so may pick these up. My other nudies don't have the orange arcuate - it's black - but, perhaps i'll like it anyway. thanks for the input.
    context cash is so cool. i wish i had more. i love that store.
     

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