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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Summer is at our doors, the brain of the styleman slowly awakens from its wintry torpor
    Soon it will be the time of short dresses and shorter nights, cold beers and heated thoughts
    It will be the time of mind-wandering, of crazy ideas and half-dreamed entreprises
    It will be the time of




    The very Official and Awesome DIY thread




    A time for leather sleeved RLBL blazers, pillowcase tees and nylon djellabas, machine washed monks and cut out oxfords, dyed, bleached, paint splattered anything... or wathever else floats your boat. It will however not be a time for lame ass BoO shirt tailoring, unless you're planning on adding a third sleeve or making the collar unzippable.






    Honorary president : PinkPantser Honorary president : Synthese












    Ok, that's it for now. Feel free to post/link old projects and I'll update the OP [​IMG] . Have at it ! .
     
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  2. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    This is an awesome thread. SUBSCRIBED

    Also just look at the serifs on that title. My god. It's so officious.
     
  3. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Love it, Sipang. Can't wait to see pantser's entries. Here are a few of mine: Bleached APC jeans (see waywt) [​IMG] Edit: I don't remember the ratio of bleach to water that I used, but it was pretty strong. You can always add more bleach to your water bath. I left these folded up in a bucket for about 3 days, and refreshed the water/bleach mixture about 3 times. Gold leaf Mezlan lace-ups [​IMG] Soaked/distressed F+B boots [​IMG] Other things have included button downs with the sleeves removed, shredded AA tanks, and who knows what else. I'll be sure to try some more stuff this summer, including (hopefully) the incredibly late completion of the fremen cloak.
     
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    How'd you soak the F+B's?
     
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    oh hell yeah, i'll be back
     
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    paint splattered desert boots
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi Synthese, cool bleached jeans! What was the ratio of water / bleach that you soaked them in? I've never bleached anything before, but I might need to try this out!
     
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    Hi Synthese, cool bleached jeans! What was the ratio of water / bleach that you soaked them in? I've never bleached anything before, but I might need to try this out!

    Edited 1st post because people ask that a lot. Good luck! You can also just run a faded pair of jeans through a washer or dryer 4 or so times while adding bleach. If you have a top-loader, soak them first and pour a couple of cups in - that will give you a much more uniform, less drastic fade.
     
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    Gold leaf shoes are probably the best thus far. I'd like to see them with more leafing on the sides of the soles as well.
     
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    how did you even do those gold leafed shoes? What are they made of? :S
     
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    sipang Senior member

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    It's just regular shoes with gold leaf applied on them I think. Thanks to Synthese for kicking this off on a high note. I remember PinkPantser had some great dying projects, gonna try to find those.


    Paint Splattered Desert Boots

    Probably the best DBs in existence.




    I have great hopes for this thread, 'Jean Pierre Mattei' kinda hopes.
     
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    stick Senior member

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    Everytime I see this, I think of Synthese's damn Fremen gear project. Finish that faster, or at least post some progress pics man.
     
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    synthese,
    is that an F+B elios? please post how you're able to do the toe-up and excellent distressing. kindly post more pictures [​IMG]

    thanks!!!
     
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    wth is the gold stuff on synths shoes ?
     
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    synthese,
    is that an F+B elios? please post how you're able to do the toe-up and excellent distressing. kindly post more pictures [​IMG]

    thanks!!!


    Remove laces, tie boot in a ball, soak in water for a couple days. Let dry while in ball-shape.

    wth is the gold stuff on synths shoes ?

    Gold leaf, spray adhesive, antiquing varnish. Several layers of each.
     
  20. snake

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    Was the integrity of the boot compromised at all from the soak?
     

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