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Pure Blue Japan (Denim) - Official Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jay-D, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. thomasec

    thomasec Senior member

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    So I just grabbed a pair of XX-005's at BIG, and I love everything about them except for the fact that they seem to flare a bit at the bottom (since they are a true straight leg, as opposed to a tapered fit). Has anyone had any experience tapering the bottom?
     
  2. snuff_daddy

    snuff_daddy Senior member

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    same reason im gonna get the BiG x PBJ XX-013 instead
     
  3. Rolfi

    Rolfi Senior member

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    i think BIG does hemming for their customers, just roll by their store and ask them if you could have em tapered isntead

    or exchange for a cut that you would actually want (if that's still possible)
     
  4. aoluffy

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    hey ive wore my PBJ-005s for 7 months now... washing instructions plzzz?
    fades have came throught but not thatttt great.
     
  5. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    i think BIG does hemming for their customers, just roll by their store and ask them if you could have em tapered isntead or exchange for a cut that you would actually want (if that's still possible)
    BiG doesn't do alterations, just hems.
     
  6. Rolfi

    Rolfi Senior member

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    i see, my bad.

    @aoluffy
    just wash em like a regular pair of jeans, just take them out before the spin cycle. you oculd also buy a special detergent for dark clothes if that's worth the extra money to you
     
  7. commodorewheeler

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    Just started working on a pair of the Blue in Green branded XX-013s that are manufactured by PBJ. These are a size 34, which is my normal waist size, and they start out pretty loose. I wasn't sure how much they would shrink, so I erred on the side of caution starting out with them. I gave them a cold soak for about 3 hours, a very hot soak for about an hour and a half, and I machine-washed them on the delicate cycle, allowing full drying and checking the fit in between each step.

    Here are pics of them pre-soak.
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  8. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    Pics post-wash. I'm going to have to have my wife shoot future fit pics from further away, they are really distorted when it comes to proportions, LOL!

    I plan on wearing these full time and hope to post updated pics as time goes by.
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  9. JazzyA

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    Those look too big and pbjs stretch alot too.
     
  10. commodorewheeler

    commodorewheeler Senior member

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    Those look too big and pbjs stretch alot too.

    I tend to like my jeans a little bit on the loose side, but then again, I've been losing some weight lately, so I think you're right. I'm hoping they shrank down a little bit more after the machine wash.
     
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  12. Scooba

    Scooba Senior member

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    yikes. you really should have sized down
     
  13. Nereis

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    Sell it in the marketplace and get a 32. God I'm a true 32 and my 005s fit my legs, you must have needles for legs.
     
  14. commodorewheeler

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    Sell it in the marketplace and get a 32. God I'm a true 32 and my 005s fit my legs, you must have needles for legs.

    Well, these did shrink down more in the washing machine and fit better now, I'll try to get some pics up when I get the chance. The XX-013s have a wider thigh than the 005s, so they'll always look a bit looser than those, but I do have pretty scrawny chicken legs. [​IMG]
     
  15. thorough

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    So I just grabbed a pair of XX-005's at BIG, and I love everything about them except for the fact that they seem to flare a bit at the bottom (since they are a true straight leg, as opposed to a tapered fit). Has anyone had any experience tapering the bottom?
    i hemmed about 2 inches and then i tapered mine(size 31 i believe) to a 7.5 inch opening. i wish i had just got a tapered a little less. I still wear them all the time but just a little wider hem would look a little more classic. nobody has ever told me they look wierd or anything. they might stack a bit crazy if you arent really tall. basically just do a little at a time cause you cant go back once you have tapered. use someone you trust. if they are loose at all in the seat then it will look strange if you taper them. Ive ruined a couple cheaper pairs that had a roomy top block. i can take pics of mine if you want but it will be shitty cellphone pics cause i cant find my cams USB cable. mine are looking quite decent lately.
     
  16. Trapp

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    DO NOT size down on PBJs

    KitAkira,

    Is this true? My waist measures 33" with a tape and BIG recommended I get size 30 in either the xx-005 or the xx-013.

    Live in California so I can't try on any PBJ's. These are other jeans and relative sizes i wear:

    IH 634S - size 31
    APC New Standard - size 30
    RRL raw indigo slim fit - size 30

    I'm looking for a good, slubby jean with a slim-straight cut that I can wear with big boots.
     
  17. KitAkira

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    I have a true waist of 28" and my PBJs (XX-010, cut the same as the XX-005) are tagged 28, for the first 2 weeks of wear my hips had to do battle with them to stretch, maybe I have bitching hips but that was a bit much (though I could easily have gone with a 29, my jeans fit about as perfectly as I'd like them to be though I prefer them to be very slim). The hips are actually more important than the waist in my experience (though I wear mine at the waist rather than sagged)

    If you plan on wearing them over boots, this may not be the cut for you, while they are indeed straight from the knee down (and therefore a literal slim-straight cut), they taper a ton in the thighs so the leg is still really slim. They fit perfectly over my PS Ricards but I doubt that they'd do well over some large Engineer boot (though they can be tucked). The hem/knee on mine is 7.125"

    PS: I skated in my jeans a few days ago for the first time and fell and got these amazing stack fades.... too bad the jeans weren't stacked normally because they were over skates so they look completely out of place, oh well
     
  18. Trapp

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    Thanks for the info on your experience. I'm confused then as to why BIG suggested I size down three whole sizes from my true 33 to a tagged size 30. It doesn't square at all with your 28 waist fitting so well with your 28 tagged xx-010.

    I need to find a way to try these on.

    btw, the boots I was referring to are aldens, so not quite as clunky as the engineers.

    Speaking of skating, I thrifted some roller skates last week and intend to skate outside soon. Just need to nail down my size so that I can do in some stiff new slubby jeans.[​IMG]

    I have a true waist of 28" and my PBJs (XX-010, cut the same as the XX-005) are tagged 28, for the first 2 weeks of wear my hips had to do battle with them to stretch, maybe I have bitching hips but that was a bit much (though I could easily have gone with a 29, my jeans fit about as perfectly as I'd like them to be though I prefer them to be very slim). The hips are actually more important than the waist in my experience (though I wear mine at the waist rather than sagged)

    If you plan on wearing them over boots, this may not be the cut for you, while they are indeed straight from the knee down (and therefore a literal slim-straight cut), they taper a ton in the thighs so the leg is still really slim. They fit perfectly over my PS Ricards but I doubt that they'd do well over some large Engineer boot (though they can be tucked). The hem/knee on mine is 7.125"

    PS: I skated in my jeans a few days ago for the first time and fell and got these amazing stack fades.... too bad the jeans weren't stacked normally because they were over skates so they look completely out of place, oh well
     
  19. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Yeah, I don't normally skate in these jeans (that's what cheap 501STFs are for lol) but I didn't feel like going home and changing, once they break in I'm comfortable enough doing just about anything in them
     
  20. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Also, it may help to know that the waist of my jeans actually measure out (just did this) to 30" unaligned, but the hips would likely never allow for a true sz.30 to fit into them
     

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