The Gizmo - denim stretching - waist

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mlyngard, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    Cobbled this together with some shit I had lying around.

    Results:
    Post hot-soak shrink, waist 29" :-(
    Post stretch and dry: 30.5" :)

    You'll need:

    Compression clamp. Hardware stores. ~ $Thirty-something
    PVC pipe joints: Hardware stores ~ $1.29 ea
    Girl and Boy Dog ceramic salt and pepper shakers ~ Lancaster County, PA diner giftshop ~ $7.95/pair

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    Reverse clamp format:

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    The usual...

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    Stretch:

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    Hang/dry...

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    Presto!

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    Do not try this at home. Only trained professionals were used.
    No animals were harmed in the making of this feature
    Any resemblance to your jeans is purely coincidental
     


  2. naaaaate

    naaaaate Senior member

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    Make one for inseams [​IMG]
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    5 stars would read again

    officially jet-approved
     


  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Around '07 some guy posted a pic of how he stretched out the waist of his jeans with a disco ball.

    I recommend that.
     


  5. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    Lol @ last picture... =P
     


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  7. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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  8. Zazzoo

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    thanx for sharing with us [​IMG]
     


  9. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    Suddenly less afraid to try slimming down on internet order jeans.
     


  10. HEWSINATOR

    HEWSINATOR Senior member

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    This looks like a much better idea and design than the "maternity" pant stretcher I got off of ebay and snapped trying to stretch out the waist of my jeans.

    good job.
     


  11. connor

    connor Senior member

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    seen the same thing done with rolls of duct tape


    what jeans?
     


  12. Kent Money

    Kent Money Senior member

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    make one that works to widen jean hems
     


  13. Pangolin

    Pangolin Senior member

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    I have another idea...
    Why not buy your correct size in the first place?
     


  14. mlyngard

    mlyngard Senior member

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    I have another idea...
    Why not buy your correct size in the first place?


    If you tell me you hit your correct size and have a comfortable fit with jeans every time you shrink a pair that are supposed shrink to your size, I'll buy you a fucking beer, dude.

    While you're drinking that beer, you can tell me all about all those jeans of yours that stretched out so much you can't wear them.

    That doesn't even count downsizing for some.
     


  15. Pangolin

    Pangolin Senior member

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    I don't know, I never seem to have problems with unsaforized denim. I soaked some Studio d'Artisan, Samurai, Evisu, sometimes bought more than two years ago, which still fit me. I just compare measurements, gather information, and that seems to work for me.
    I don't have a problem with stretching either since I wear a belt most of the time. From my experience, if you buy the right size, shrinking and stretching aren't anything to worry about.

    More seriously, are you really going to buy me a beer?
     


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