- Sep 23, 2012
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Haha, that ivory colored double breasted jacket with all black underneath. Looks like a chef's coat or something to me, I can't get past it.You trippin wit that one lol
I know a lot of people do it and are okay with the results, but every time I tried it, I never thought the hem sat right. It was always like a little too big for the new leg opening or something and created this minor flare that looked awful. I hear you on wanting to keep the distressing, which is why I generally won't hem distressed denim in the first place. Even with attaching the original hem, you still lose a lot of the natural looking fades going on from the shin down to the cuff.interesting take on the original hem, although the article comes off pretty bias especially with the 2nd paragraph starting with "it's cheesy, hacky, corny, wack" without providing any real reasons why. At the very end, he finally states it loses flexibility and creates a stiff, uncomfortable line. Also, depending on the stitching technique it can be messy so you wouldn't want to cuff them. IMO these are exaggerated reasons. All my JE jeans have an original hem except raw and jets since there isn't a need for them. After they're hemmed, I have them pressed so that it minimizes any bulk. I also do cuff my jeans and have probably posted photos of them here and I don't think anyone has said anything, meaning, I don't think anyone cares/noticed.
I like the original distressing on the jeans which is why I keep them and while it's true, "patience pays off", I don't think it's clear on how many times "washing regularly" will achieve this. I only wash my jeans when they get dirty and I have a good rotation going so a pair may take months for it to hit the washer so it would take me a very long time to get the same distressing on the hem.