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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Empire, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. tedadoret

    tedadoret Well-Known Member

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    hey all

    can anybody direct me to a website selling the crate chinos in either sally or james cut? if there are any brick and mortar stores in downtown la that sell them, that would be nice to know as well
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    hey all can anybody direct me to a website selling the crate chinos in either sally or james cut? if there are any brick and mortar stores in downtown la that sell them, that would be nice to know as well
    DressCodes ATL (see affiliate link above) a few pairs of Hamilton I believe. Most places are getting restocks but so far there's nothing on the Sally cut. Crate's still trying to just meet the demand so you might have to wait a while longer for them to hit Barney's, Context, etc. Don't think any place in LA sells the chinos. You could try Barney's but I don't remember seeing anything at the Coop when I last checked. Secret Service, aka Crate HQ, also doesn't have any in stock as everything's going straight to retailers.
     
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    cocostella Senior member

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    My 3 day old KMWs stretched enough to sag them... if I want to do so. I never do as a rule but i think itd be more comfortable in the heat here so I dunno. Should I do it? Here's a sagged pic, the normal pic is in the waywt thread.

    One other plus would be more length for stacking. The top of my belt is a full 6 inches below my belly button. :p


    #1. Sag 'em.
    #2, Don't ever post another photo carressing your belly again.
    #3. Carry on per your usual.
     
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    Can someone ID this jacket?

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    Thanks!
     
  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    ^^^

    Paging Kronik. Kronik, You Are Wanted In The Q&a Thread.
     
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    Thanks cocostella. That was just to show how sagged they were but on retrospect it looked bad, lol.
     
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    I've tried at sufu a couple times, but I still haven't gotten an answer. How do you recognize loopwheeled sweaters? When I went to BiG I was told the eternal? PBJ? loopwheel crewnecks were recognizable as loopwheel because the spacing of the loops in the underside of the garment (I dunno what you call them) was so far apart (probably indicative of the 24 rpm knit) in addition to the soft feelings. I bought a sda crew from superdenim recently and I was told it was loopwheel. I love the crewneck (nice thick cotton, nice long ribbing on the cuffs, perfect fit), but I swear it's not as soft as the ones at BiG nor are the spacings very far apart. Does anybody know a lot about loopwheel sweaters?
     
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    Oh also, where to cop blank loopwheel sweaters? I've tried searching, -_- information is hard to come by.
     
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    i have a pair of levi's 510 jeans (http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban...hpush&color=91) people here confirmed they were raw and should therefore wear/fade like regular raw denim. i bought them about 6 months ago and have never washed them and i am starting to see some denim fade. anyway it's gotten to the point where i really want to wash as well as shrink the jeans. they've stretched out a lot and i've been wanting to shrink them since the day i bought them anyway. i also want to wash them because a) they're dirty and b) i really want to see some fading. i'd also like to starch them (i have liquid starch.. not the spraycan kind) because i really like the feel of rigid/raw denim, plus i heard it helps with fading and such. how would i go about doing this? would i wash them in cold water/hot water? pour starch into hot water and just leave them soaking? throw them in the dryer? (doesn't the dryer make denim softer though?... that would contradict the whole starching deal) etc. i've never really done anything like this before so it'd be cool if someone could help me out. thanks
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    ^^ If those are the same jeans you linked, it seems somewhat counterintuitive to heavily starch jeans that are a spandex blend. [​IMG] Hot/cold doesn't really matter but people tend to think the hotter the wash, the more shrinkage. I'm not sure the kind of luck people have had shrinking lycra/spandex/etc. blends so you're going to be on your own with that. You could throw them in the dryer if you're still obsessed with getting the most shrinkage possible but I'd probably just hang dry. I'm sure the starch bottle came with directions and what better people to believe than them...?
     
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    ^^

    well i suppose the spandex is for added movement when they're ridiculously tight, but in my case i've been wanting to shrink them ever since i bought them (which implies that they're a bit big on me). the starching is to help set in creases/help fading process (i read starch helps overall)... plus i like how rigid denim looks

    hmmm well hopefully i'll be able to shrink them regardless of them being a spandex blend, i'll take as much shrinking as i can get. i'm interested in seeing what kind of fading i can get after washing them though.

    i was thinking of doing a very hot wash with woolite dark and then a hot soak with the starch mixed in (since the starch bottle says not to mix the starch with detergent, soap, etc.) I'm thinking in both the wash and soak the water should be hot... since i want them to shrink. i've never done anything like this before (i've asked.. but never done it). is that a really stupid combination?

    i don't think it's a good idea to throw them in the dryer, doesn't that make denim softer (counteracts the starching), doesn't it also get rid of whatever creases where there before? (i'd assume it would... all that tumbling around and such).
     
  13. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Just wear them. They're not gonna fade really well or act like raw jeans. Treat them like any other pair of mall jeans. They're not really gonna permanently shrink (whatever you shrink will probably stretch back) besides maybe an inch in the inseam. Don't bother starching them. If you really want a jean to be stiff, fade, bleed, and generally act like raw denim, just save up a bit and buy some apc new cures (similar fit to 510). If you can buy $50 jeans, you can save up another month and buy $100 jeans. There are a fair amount of barely used new cures for sale in the buy&sell forum here and on superfuture.
     
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    well keep in mind i got these jeans a really long time ago and they didn't exactly come out of my pocket.

    i don't expect miracles, but i'll take what i can get and what others will help me get... as gay as that sounds hahah
     
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    You're not gonna get much. Just wear them as you would normal jeans. Maybe in the future you can save up or ask for a pair of new cures or something as a xmas/bday present. Like i said, i see used raw jeans like nudie/apc going for under $115 on the supermarket and here. Until then, don't worry about fades that much. Wear them, dont' really wash them until they get noticeably dirty or smelly and then when you do, put them in a tub with some detergent, swirl it around a bit, and hang dry.
     
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