I've searched endlessly for raw denim answers...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by GoonerPride, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. GoonerPride

    GoonerPride Active Member

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    I, obviously, know very little about raw denim and to be honest never really understood the hype until I recently looked into it.

    I love that sheen that raw denim has, as well as its stiffness
    so much so that my eyes are hurting and I've given up...can someone provide me with some answers

    I bought a pair of cheap rustler rigids as my first pair. I will not/cannot stand not washing my jeans for a prolonged period; therefore, I washed them after about a weeks wear

    I washed them inside out and in cold water, yet the color drastically changed...they lost that sheen and turned to a lighter blue...its okay, but nothing like they were to begin with

    My question is...will this happen to all raw denim once it gets washed or only in the cheaper denim

    Is there anyway to wash jeans regularly yet still maintain the color and rigidity of their original state?

    I read that japanese denim keeps the color better than any other denim..does it keep it near the original unwashed color?

    If there is a particular brand that comprises all of the characterisctics I've described and is under $70...please list

    And lastly, does woolite dark laundry do any good in preventing the indigo from fading?
     


  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    I bought a pair of cheap rustler rigids as my first pair. I will not/cannot stand not washing my jeans for a prolonged period; therefore, I washed them after about a weeks wear
    how much are rustlers? $20? x 52 weeks = $1040 45rpm jomons could end up looking cool with once a week washes and at $754, you are saving $286. That's only $63 a month for one year!
     


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    Stylin-1 Senior member

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    Do people really pay $700+ for jeans?[​IMG]
     


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    GoonerPride Active Member

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  5. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    for fuck's sake just answer my god damned question
    You're an ass.

    The quality of jeans you buy on sale at K-mart are not the same as the raw jeans discussed here, in any sense of the word. If you would have continued to search and learn instead of gettng pussed out because your question wasnt answered in 15 mins you would have seen that.
     


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    sonick Senior member

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    for fuck's sake just answer my god damned question
    Way to convince memnbers to help you out.
     


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    GoonerPride Active Member

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  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Looks like we got an internet big man... Hope he didn't hurt your e-feelings, Rome.
     


  9. Saucemaster

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    for fuck's sake just answer my god damned question
    You gave it three hours on a Saturday night before you brought out the cursing hostility? A little patience, man. Your blood pressure must be through the roof. All raw denim will lose that initial sheen and a little of that dark cast with the first wash. A lot of the Japanese brands (Surgarcane, Eternal, Pure Blue Japan, and a few million others that you can easily find with the search button) and some of the higher-end American ones (5EP, Rag&Bone) all seem to be very stubborn when losing indigo, and will stay dark after frequent cold washes. Yes, Woolite dark will help a little bit. I can't name any brands below $70 that have the characteristics you're looking for. Doesn't mean there aren't any, but if there are, I don't know of them. The H&M Sliqs might work, but I've never heard from anyone who's washed them every few weeks, so I couldn't tell you. I will say that it's hard to believe they can afford tons of indigo dips per jean when they're already selling them for $40, but when it really comes down to it, I don't know much about the process. Lastly, [​IMG]
     


  10. GoonerPride

    GoonerPride Active Member

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    the cursing wasn't accredited to the 3 hours without a lack of response, but rather the two responses that I received that mocked me

    maybe a misunderstanding now that I look back at it

    but thank you for your reply..informative
     


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    Arethusa Senior member

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    alright mother fucker, what did I say previously I searched through all of the previous posts usings..GASP...the fucking search function you cunt fuck you, you priss no shit the quality is not the same...the price difference is nearly $200 I'm not about to pay that much because frankly..I'm a college student and I don't suck dick for denim Yes, I understand there are a ton of people that come in here asking the same question..blah blah blah and you guys get sick of it but I've been trying to get my answers for the past week with no avail some of you are elitist pricks, those of you who are not...I'm asking for your help thanks
    INTERNET TOUGH GUY DETECTED. Sauce, you are an unreasonably nice person.
     


  12. Saucemaster

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    Sauce, you are an unreasonably nice person.

    Haha, thanks... kind of?

    I just got back from the gym. Blame the endorphin rush.
     


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    Ott Senior member

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    the cursing wasn't accredited to the 3 hours without a lack of response, but rather the two responses that I received that mocked me

    maybe a misunderstanding now that I look back at it

    but thank you for your reply..informative

    neither of the first two replies were mocking you, you idiot.

    Of course, all the replies after that were mocking you for blowing up over nothing.
     


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    xcoldricex Senior member

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    haha. it doesn't help to edit your messages after people have quoted them.
     


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    alright guys, I apologize...I'm the ass here, no question about it.

    I've just been stressed out on this paper I have to write and my computer was acting up earlier so I was in a pissy mood

    I love I Jah
     


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