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Mr Knightley

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Looks like it is just an inverted turn up as i cant see any sewing ?
I think it was @DonkeyJacket1 who used glue sometimes to do hems ?
I sometimes use a fusing web thing for casual cotton trousers but not jeans. Jeans normally go to the tailor as I like to recreate the original finishes on hems with denim.

@Yorky thank you. Your skills on the sewing machine sound impressive 😊
 

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That’s the turn up style I’m gonna try on the next raw/unwashed pair I buy.
Gets a nice look at the hem over time when the denim starts to fade .

Btw - Yorky, as regards to washing etc with raw denim . I tend to wear them infrequently at first and leave them outside on a cold (dry!) night or else put them in a bag and put them in freezer overnight . This kills any bacteria and keeps them clean .
If you wash them too soon the whole denim takes on a uniform fade which looks a bit weird with some denim . The aim is to get them creased to your body shape before the first wash ( cold with little or no detergent).

One thing I will say is watch light furniture when wearing- I once ruined a cream sofa lounging about with new jeans - lesson learned !
 

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That’s the turn up style I’m gonna try on the next raw/unwashed pair I buy.
Gets a nice look at the hem over time when the denim starts to fade .

Btw - Yorky, as regards to washing etc with raw denim . I tend to wear them infrequently at first and leave them outside on a cold (dry!) night or else put them in a bag and put them in freezer overnight . This kills any bacteria and keeps them clean .
If you wash them too soon the whole denim takes on a uniform fade which looks a bit weird with some denim . The aim is to get them creased to your body shape before the first wash ( cold with little or no detergent).

One thing I will say is watch light furniture when wearing- I once ruined a cream sofa lounging about with new jeans - lesson learned !
Also watch what shoes/socks you wear as the dye will transfer to them as well!
 

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APC washing recipes

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The problem if you never wash them is that they tear easily after a while.
 

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The problem if you never wash them is that they tear easily after a while.
I never heard of this before, care to explain why your jeans would tear due to not washing, I would think it would be the other way around.
 

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I never heard of this before, care to explain why your jeans would tear due to not washing, I would think it would be the other way around.
Nope, they usually tear at the crotch if you don't wash them, it is well known.


It even became a game for the denim heads to say how many times they had them repaired.
 

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That’s the turn up style I’m gonna try on the next raw/unwashed pair I buy.
Gets a nice look at the hem over time when the denim starts to fade .

Btw - Yorky, as regards to washing etc with raw denim . I tend to wear them infrequently at first and leave them outside on a cold (dry!) night or else put them in a bag and put them in freezer overnight . This kills any bacteria and keeps them clean .
If you wash them too soon the whole denim takes on a uniform fade which looks a bit weird with some denim . The aim is to get them creased to your body shape before the first wash ( cold with little or no detergent).

One thing I will say is watch light furniture when wearing- I once ruined a cream sofa lounging about with new jeans - lesson learned !
Thanks for the advice, I intend to wear them infrequently, not just an everyday pair of jeans, but will probably wear them a bit more at first to break them in.
 

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Also watch what shoes/socks you wear as the dye will transfer to them as well!
Yes ! No lighter suede footwear .
Jackets and tops too. Limits your choice of what to wear with them .
It’s actually a bit of a pain to live with the dye transfer issue, but worth it after a year or two and a couple of washes .
I have an indigo dyed sweatshirt type top which is also a pain to wear ( looks good though !) .
 

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Nope, they usually tear at the crotch if you don't wash them, it is well known.


It even became a game for the denim heads to say how many times they had them repaired.
But surely Inspector that article is a send-up! If you crap your pants...if you want to become a criminal! Not aimed at people like us who look after our clothes and wear them 'lightly' and have enough in rotation for them not to need washing but very infrequently?
 

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But surely Inspector that article is a send-up! If you crap your pants...if you want to become a criminal! Not aimed at people like us who look after our clothes and wear them 'lightly' and have enough in rotation for them not to need washing but very infrequently?
At least Point 1 is very serious. :-D

I agree with Dopeman when he says :"If you wash them too soon the whole denim takes on a uniform fade which looks a bit weird with some denim . The aim is to get them creased to your body shape before the first wash."

The idea is also to develop marks and "honeycombs" that makes your jeans unique.

I waited six months before i washed my Lee Riders in Cone Mills denim, as it was a raw, unsanforized, number.

I will try to do the same with my LVCs 551 ZXX in Cone Mills.

But more than six months before the first wash and you risk the dreaded crotch tear !

An old poster from MtS had what he called his "Project Lees", a pair of Lee Riders that he never washed. He suffered several crotch explosions and repaired it several times. He probably still wears them when he rides one of his scooters. :-D ;)
 

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I don't remember any of this crap years ago. Just wash them, and shrink them before you wear them ffs.
 

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Do you remember bleach then?
Another times another crap !

The jeans go on ! Ha ha
 

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