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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ManofKent, Nov 10, 2015.

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    g transistor Distinguished Member

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    Any cool bandanas? :)
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Can I ask what shoe size you wear and if the socks fit? I really like mine, but they're a bit small. And I want to get more, but every time I see a pair in a store, it also still looks small. Kind of wary of buying since socks are always final sale.
     

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    I'm a narrow us 9. They do look small, plus they shrink in the dryer, but like a knit cotton sweater, they stretch out and mostly stay there if you pull on them. I've got some too-small wool socks from whatever brand and these are nothing like those.
     

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    So I really really really want a Ring Coat. Has Kapital ever made a waxed or waterproof version? If I’m primarily in New England/old England would the Melton version be 3 season appropriate? 5’11 190lbs 42inch chest. So a 3? I notice a lot of 2s being sold on that G site listed as larges...
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a size 37 chest and take a 2 in Kapital tops and jackets, including the ring coat. It's an oversized garment, so theres a lot of wiggle room in terms of sizing. for a 42 chest, i would prob try a size 4
     

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    I think they only make the ring coats up to a size 3? I’ve seen it mentioned a few times that the only real difference is the length.
     

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    Go for a 3. I'm way larger and it still works IMO. I wouldn't bend over backwards looking for a 4
     

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    size 3 ring will be plenty oversized for you.
     

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    Question for you guys; I just got a pair of the indigo century denim and I am going to be hemming them, but wondering about shrinkage for these before I do? Do they tend to shrink after the first wash or two?
     

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    I have the #5 and the #7 century denim jeans and noticed that while the #7 shrank quite a bit, the #5 did not shrink as much. Based on this, I would recommend waiting to hem until at least one wash, if not longer.
     

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    Interesting! Thank you so much for the info.
    I have the #123, but I'm definitely going to take that advice and wait till I soak them. They're pretty much unwearable now anyway because the crocking is just insane.
     

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    Eekie at independence recommended soaking with borax in hot water, assuming you sized up. That should reduce the crocking, and it's not like you'll get really contrasty fades with that material anyway, so no harm in soaking.
     

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    Kop'd this comfy boy for a song
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