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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sho'nuff, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. IIIrd Icon

    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    Samurai JIN 170z

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    2y/o= 12mos effective wear= 5 washes + a final dbl cold wash for final evo shots [*last 2 pix @bottom]

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  2. esheen

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    I was reading the fit guide for Samuari but I am unclear as to what size to get in the Samuari 512 bootcut-just buy my normal size as I wear in sanforized denim or, size up one/

    Thanks guys
     
  3. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Thought this would be a good place to share.

    These are my old Samurai 710xx 19oz, proxy'd them from Japan so I could have the tab and pocket details, back when Blue in Green was only selling pairs without any pocket details. I wore them for about 2+ years and they went through 2 crotch repairs and I think 2 washes. They still fit pretty good after trying them on today, a little more snug in the thighs as I lift more now. I may touch up the crotch repairs as they are fraying a bit and them put them back in rotation.


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  4. esheen

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    I also just ordered that Samuari bootcut 512 size 31", as I wear a 30" in one washed, I could not get a good answer from Japan-do you know how much the waist will shrink?
     
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    Just got myself Samurai S710xx
    and boy, these are hard to shrink,
    I initially soaked them for an hour but felt there was still room to shrink
    so did another 1 hour soak and now I'm happy with how they fit,

    what do you guys think?

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    IIIrd Icon Senior member

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    ^[​IMG]Fit is fine. Denim will shrink a bit more after a couple of washes.
     
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    really? that is good news,
    I'm hoping these will maintain more or less this size,
    some people said they will stretch out about an inch of pre-soak size
     
  9. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    I think the fit looks great, they may stretch out a bit form where you are now in the waist and thighs but the rest should stay pretty much the same.

    Are you planning on washing them regularly? If your are just going to wear them as long as possible without washing don't even worry about more shrinkage, just wear them and enjoy. If you are worried about shrinking when it does come time to wash, just have them dry cleaned but be sure to specify not to press them. Or hand wash them in cold water and hang dry. As long as they don't hit the dryer I doubt they will shrink much more.
     
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    Thanks :)
    I guess some stretching was to be expected,
    and no I'm not worried about shrinkage, if anything I'm worried a little about the stretch.
    I wouldn't a bit more shrinkage,

    I'm not sure how I'll go about washing them, I tend to wear raws for as long as I can until they smell or the crotch area starts to get weak
     
  11. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    I am the same when it comes to my denim too, I go typically at least a year before thinking about washing. Normally I would just hand wash them when the time comes. I did machine wash my 710xx a few times as I wanted to really see the fade contrast kick in. I probably waited almost 2 years before machine washing.

    They will only stretch as much as needed, if they are not super tight right now the stretching will be pretty minimal. If they did end up stretching out too much you could periodically hot soak them to get them to shrink back up a bit. I have had success with a few pairs of jeans using that method.

    Enjoy the new jeans and in a year or two of moderate wear they will look as great as my pair posted above. I just got the crotch reinforced on my 710xx and will be giving them some more wear on the weekends. The 710xx is a great cut, one of my favs.
     
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  12. jay0514

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    thanks for your replies,
    yeh I think if they get stretched too much ill do what you said,

    btw how did you reinforce the crotch area? with jeans I don't see any problems except for the crotch area, did you get them done professionally or by yourself?
     
  13. Burzan

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    More of a repair since they were starting to wear through again in the crotch with a few holes.

    Just some denim patches inside the jeans, a local tailor did it for me. Not the ideal but it will do. I have sent a pair of jeans to Denim Therapy years ago and they did a fantastic repair with no patch, I just didn't want to deal with sending them away this time.
     
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    Guys,
    I'm seriously considering the S5000BKBs. I have the Samurai 19oz regular straight fit and love them. I prefer a vintage loose dungaree fit (straight leg , no taper and high waist). I also have the MF California Lot 54 and the Flat Head 3005 Straight Classics. Will the S5000BKBs be too slim? Thanks for your help.
     
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    noob question but do all samurai 710s have the same fit and sizing?
     
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    Fit/cut config is constant.
    Sizing depends on the denim used__ eg, VX 17oz, XX 19oz, 24oz, etc.
     
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  18. CityHunter

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    Finally got my 710's in the mail. Bought them raw in a size 34, but they did NOT fit larger. Has this happened to anyone? I cold soaked them for 1.5 hours anyway to get the starch out and now they fit like a 32 and some change. I can't button up the top button. Should I still try to stretch them out - wear them around the house as much as I can button them and hopefully break them in? I keep reading different tales of the 710, either stretching out a lot to not really at all.

    Edit: they worked out! In case anyone else was in the same predicament as me: at first they didn't button up all the way, so I struggled to get it buttoned as much as I could (the second to last button) and just sat on my couch and watched TV. After a while, I was able to button the top/waist button. It was super tight but now it's a lot better (currently wearing).

    Now I'm just worried about this 19oz denim...it's about 75 degrees outside and I started getting uncomfortable =/
     
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    I am interested in getting the S5000VX from Denimio. However, I could use some help in sizing. I have seen some posts here that Samurai shrink to their listed size after a hot soak and stretch out about 1 in after several wears. Is that correct?

    My waist is 31 in TTS using the flat method Denimio uses: https://www.denimio.com/sizechart/index/chart/id/127/

    Should I get a size 30?

    This is my first pair of unsanforized denim so any help would be appreciated!
     

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