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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. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    two questions:

    1.) looking to get rag & bone RB15s. i'm a 29" waist and getting bigger hopefully to a 30"-31" soon. how many should i size down? will a 29 be ok? 28? not certain they even make 28s...

    2.) anyone have RB15 measurments on hand? for 28-30?
     
  2. robba

    robba Well-Known Member

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    How do I avoid honeycombs? Will hemming help?
    (APC NS.)
     
  3. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    How do I avoid honeycombs? Will hemming help? (APC NS.)
    1) Wash your jeans very, very frequently. 2) Don't wear raw jeans.
     
  4. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    question on APC rescues:

    a size 28 is vanity sized and is actually 30" in the waist. my waist measures 30". is it fine for me to pull the trigger, or will the APCs stretch even though they fit me snug/perfect in the waist? they wouldn't just stretch to 31/32/33 on their own and not fit me anymore, would they?

    lol
     
  5. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    they will stretch like O.O.

    they'd probably stretch to a 32......
     
  6. hughker

    hughker New Member

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    Hi,
    My first post and looking to score my first pair of Samurai's tonight...
    I'm looking to get my first pair of Samurai Jeans. My waist is normally a 34.
    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/inde...mart&Itemid=28

    I am looking on Blue in Green's website right now, and I am trying to figure out, accounting for shrinkage, if I should get a "SIZE - 33"; b/c it says that its pre-wash waist size is 35" and that it should shrink about 0.5-1" in the waist. OR, would I be better off getting a "SIZE - 34"; b/c the pre-wash size is said to be a 36", just in case it shrinks more than 1".
    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Much thanks.

    -hughker-
     
  7. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    ^^^

    On the page they tell you that they shrink postwash to within half an inch of their tagged size. You could throw in stretching and figure you'd get an inch or so back from that. Personally, I'd get my usual size seeing as how they're 19oz and probably wouldn't be much fun to stretch out/break in. The alternative theory would be to go down to a 33 and then stretch them out to your normal size. Everyone has their own preference for how their jeans fit but the alternative sounds unpleasant.
     
  8. hughker

    hughker New Member

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    Alright, thank you for helping me out with that.
    You made it a lot clearer for me.. I had been looking at the table completely wrong.

    Let you know how I like them when they arrive.
     
  9. rice rocket

    rice rocket Active Member

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    two questions: 1.) looking to get rag & bone RB15s. i'm a 29" waist and getting bigger hopefully to a 30"-31" soon. how many should i size down? will a 29 be ok? 28? not certain they even make 28s... 2.) anyone have RB15 measurments on hand? for 28-30?
    Yeah. I have RB15-5147's. Tagged 28x30. I'm a 29" waist. Waistband doesn't stretch much at all so I'm told. 14.5" waist (aligned) 10.25" front rise 14.25" back rise 2" dip 10.25" thigh opening 7.75" knee opening 7.5" leg opening 29" inseam That's after wearing it for a week around the house. Did you say you want to gain waist sizes? Who ever wants that?
     
  10. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    hey thanks a lot for the measurmeants, didn't expect anyone ot actually help me out haha just figured i'd give it a shot. yeah i'm too skinny lol [​IMG]. so yeah.
     
  11. GiantSwan

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    i just bought some momotaro jeans (i'm living in Okayama, the prefecture where they're made) their website is http://www.japanblue.co.jp/momotaro/

    I went with the copper label (slightly lighter blue than the going to war label, but has Japanese indigo detailing on the inside) in a 29 waist. they all start out 35 length, but they hem them there in the store on an old union chainstitch right in front of you if you buy them at an official Japan Blue Denim House. I usually wear a 28, but in the "tight straight" fit that I got, I had a lot of trouble getting the 28s over my thighs, even though the waist fit.

    They also give a 10 year fix it free guarantee on rivets and belt loops (as far as I can tell crotch blow-outs aren't covered) I got mine a little long so I can cuff them, and they said they'll shrink 2-3 cm, even though they're 1 wash. The one wash is done in Japan's inland sea, and they honestly smell a little salty, not bad though.

    sorry, my camera skills are sub par, but here's some pics. the inseam and selvedge are pink! its supposed to represent the peach that momotaro popped out of according to the shop girl.

    front is no flash, back is with flash
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    selvedge
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    any thoughts?
     
  12. WallyChamp

    WallyChamp New Member

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    I am considering buying these 45rpm Sorahiko Slim Jeans. I am currently very comfortable with some Levi's 511 skinnys in 33x30 even though my waist is about 29.5"-30". I stand 5'4" at 125lbs. If the size is ever available, is a size 4-30" good for me? Also, should i go with the regular Sorahiko or the Sorahiko Slim jeans?
     
  13. DocHunter

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    I soaked my raw selvage jeans today for the first time. I've had them for a few months and I've worn them sorta infrequently so I was a bit disapointed that I didn't get very good fade on them, though they're not totally dry yet.

    They're from the Jeans Shop on W. Broadway in NYC. A cool little boutique down in Soho and they have awesome quality denim.

    My question is: the denim got sort of slimy after I soaked them. They're drying on the back deck right now and when I pick them up and turn them over I have to wipe my hands off because they're so slimy.

    Is this normal? And how can I tell if they're sanforized?
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I soaked my raw selvage jeans today for the first time. I've had them for a few months and I've worn them sorta infrequently so I was a bit disapointed that I didn't get very good fade on them, though they're not totally dry yet.

    They're from the Jeans Shop on W. Broadway in NYC. A cool little boutique down in Soho and they have awesome quality denim.

    My question is: the denim got sort of slimy after I soaked them. They're drying on the back deck right now and when I pick them up and turn them over I have to wipe my hands off because they're so slimy.

    Is this normal? And how can I tell if they're sanforized?


    Don't worry about the "sliminess." Wet, formerly dry raw denim will feel that way after the first soak.

    Jean Shop jeans are made from fixed denim. They should not shrink but minimally.
     
  15. aerether

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    If your jeans were really stiff when you first got them, the slimy feeling's because of the starch that was applied to make them stiff in the first place.
     
  16. DocHunter

    DocHunter Senior member

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    Don't worry about the "sliminess." Wet, formerly dry raw denim will feel that way after the first soak.

    Jean Shop jeans are made from fixed denim. They should not shrink but minimally.


    Could you tell me what fixed denim is and how it differs from other types of denim? You have any pointers on how to break them in and get a good fade other than the standard soak and wear technique?

    By the way, I've been extremely happy with the quality of these jeans. I don't hear Jean Shop mentioned on here ever but I'm happy to report that they're absolutely fantastic and have an awesome cut with good quality denim. It's a cool shop and the people in there were really nice and helpful.
     
  17. BOF

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    It just means that they're sanforized denim. Sanforization is a process applied to most any piece of clothing to make it shrink-resistant.

    As for wearing them in, you just have to wear them. There's no short-cuts. There are activities that may put more wear on jeans, like bike riding and such, but it really just comes down to wearing them.
     
  18. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Can't say I've ever heard the term fixed denim, in context it sounds like he's just talking sanforized though.

    That said, you shouldn't have expected to see much of a fade after a soak if you didn't see much before the soak.

    There aren't really any special techniques, wear them as much as you feel like and wash them when they are dirty. That's all there is to it.
     
  19. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    i just bought some momotaro jeans (i'm living in Okayama, the prefecture where they're made) their website is http://www.japanblue.co.jp/momotaro/
    Pink selvage isn't new but pink threads along the inseam are...

    Cool to see a different company on here. What did they run? What would you compare the denim to?
     
  20. effang

    effang Senior member

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    I'm 5'7", and around 165 pounds, which means I am fat and short. I can't really wear "skinny" jeans because they look horribly tight on me, and my thighs are quite restricted.

    If i were to purchase selvage or raw denim, would they fade at all if they weren't skin tight or stacked? I'm short enough that i have to hem, and like i mentioned, too tight wouldn't look right.
     

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