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Operating with a baggy knee. .

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by nastyandy, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. nastyandy

    nastyandy Senior member

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    This problem may have been addressed before back in the days of dry denim pioneering, but after a little searching to no avail I've decided to bring it up.

    I have noticed in some of my jeans, especially in my RRL slim bootfits, that the knee area is stretching and getting baggy. From the front it doesn't bother me, but from my profile it makes the silouhette of my upper leg look like the legs of one of those fat people in the special clinics that they have discovery channel documentaries about.

    I've had my RRLs for 2 or 3 months and maybe worn them 20x at the most, so I don't want to wash them yet.

    Would it help (or hurt) if I iron them? Any easy fixes for this?
     


  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Nah, just let the knee stretch out more. Over time it will get so worn down that it just kind of flops over instead of bulges out. Baggy knee is an unavoidable quality of denim. Even the pre-distressed stuff has this problem after a couple wearings, it's just less obvious cause they aren't as stiff.
     


  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Are baggy knees ghey? [​IMG] I actually like having my knees bulge out a bit. It tells me what I'm wearing is quality and now use it as an indication as to what other people are wearing.
     


  4. nastyandy

    nastyandy Senior member

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    Well, to be honest, I never noticed it (or it never bothered me) until I was reading the recent "Esquire Black Book," wherein there is a guide to how many wears you should subject garments to.

    On jeans, they said something like 5-10+ unless the knee becomes baggy. This had never occurred to me, and suddenly I realized my knees were baggy.

    Maybe I'll just keep telling myself I'm a jeans snob or something and secretely pride myself on my knee boners [​IMG]
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Wear jeans only 10 times? Damn...

    Knee-boners away!
     


  6. theantihipster

    theantihipster Member

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    If your that concerned hang them up and use the steam function on your iron or if you have access to a garment steamer use that.
     


  7. ardeetee

    ardeetee Senior member

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    this bothered me as well since mine were really stretched out after I did a cold soak and wore them damp. I fixed it by just letting it dry and then spraying water on the knees only. after they dried, the knees shrank down to an acceptable level.
     


  8. smw356

    smw356 Senior member

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    on my rrl bootcuts if I just hang em for a week or so w/o any wear the knees come back in on thier own a bit. Though granted I don't really wear my rrls with a whole lot of frequency anymore (maybe 1-2 days a week) so that might have something to do with it.
     


  9. theantihipster

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    If your that concerned hang them up and use the steam function on your iron or if you have access to a garment steamer use that.

    I'd like to point out that I don't really give a shit about baggy knees and that they flatten out a bit as you wear them. Also the bagginess seems to help with the atari on the sides of the knees.

    Just something to think about for good fadezzz [​IMG] :carlfist:
     


  10. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    run your steam iron over the knees. that brings them back to square one.
    takes 30 seconds just before you put them on each time.
    a wider leg, less bag.
     


  11. nastyandy

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    Thanks to everyone for all of the suggestions, I am going to give the steam iron a shot and see how sexy my knee profile becomes.
     


  12. uNotAzFreshAzImIz

    uNotAzFreshAzImIz Senior member

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    andy are your knee bulges sexier after the steam ?
     


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