The Official RRL Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, May 21, 2009.

  1. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior member

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    Been away from this tread for a month and I return to those hideous patch jeans. Two things that haunt me:

    1) the trailer to "The Human Centipede"
    2) those patch jeans

    I'll probably dream tonight of the human centipede in patch jeans.
     


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    Has anyone here seen the Human Centipede film?
     


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    any one know of any RRL headwear available? Not the normal logo caps and stuff like there is on ebay. I'm looking for engineer caps, bucket caps. stuff like that. ever seen any? outlets finds?
     


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    Has anyone here seen the Human Centipede film?

    Yea i saw it...its not that good. nor is it haunting, or chilling or anything a good horror movie should be. i suggest you skip the hour and a half playtime and watch 2 girls 1 cup if you want that kinda action =P
     


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    RRL experts, I just bought this RRL Stratford denim jacket. It's sweet, I might add. It's apparently a one rinse denim made on a draper loom (hency the "hairy" appearance evident on the close up). Any suggestions as to the best way to break this in over time? I'm guessing the wear as much as possible and soak in a tub (not spinning washing machine) is optimal? Want it to eventually have a nice patina that isn't so raw looking. Thanks for any thoughts.
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    Mmm. You could sell it to me if you like. I tried to buy one at the RRL on melrose, but they didn't have my size. I would say plenty of wear and a nice cold salt water soak.
     


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    Mmm. You could sell it to me if you like. I tried to buy one at the RRL on melrose, but they didn't have my size. I would say plenty of wear and a nice cold salt water soak.

    What does the salt do?

    Nice jacket, BTW.
     


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    any one know of any RRL headwear available? Not the normal logo caps and stuff like there is on ebay. I'm looking for engineer caps, bucket caps. stuff like that. ever seen any? outlets finds?

    The logo hats are available. There are also a few newsboy hats. No bucket hats at the moment. Also a few really cool drivers. What exactly is the perfect hat for you?
     


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    Mmm. You could sell it to me if you like. I tried to buy one at the RRL on melrose, but they didn't have my size. I would say plenty of wear and a nice cold salt water soak.

    [​IMG] I was looking for something a little more "distressed", and tried this on (last one in my size, BTW) and really liked it. Yes, what does the salt do? From what I've read here, it seems that "rinsed" denim is capable of a nice fade if not worn and soaked (akin to raw denim). I guess I'll find out. I won't be washing this for a long time. Plus, I can't really wear this every day, so it's going to take years...
     


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    Generally, unless you are wearing a denim jacket every day for work, it will take years to develop contrasty fades. Think about how much time it takes to wear in jeans, and they're actually submitted to quite a bit of friction, which jackets generally are not.

    This is good if you like the look of the jacket now. You could also wash it frequently, to give it a softer, washed out look.
     


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    Generally, unless you are wearing a denim jacket every day for work, it will take years to develop contrasty fades. Think about how much time it takes to wear in jeans, and they're actually submitted to quite a bit of friction, which jackets generally are not.

    This is good if you like the look of the jacket now. You could also wash it frequently, to give it a softer, washed out look.


    This, is what I was afraid of. I suppose I may as well continue my search for another jacket which I can enjoy during the years it will take me to wear this in.
     


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    In the areas of the denim that haven't been distressed (damaged), the salt binds to the indigo dye, preventing excess color loss. This results in deeper contrasts between the distressed and non-distressed areas. That's the theory from imogene + willie anyway. You know, a bunch of the RRL denim jackets available on ebay right now are prewashed, and some appear to have the look that you're going for. If you don't feel like waiting years, why not snag one of those instead? http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
     


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    There is something infuriating about the eBay RRL seller with the goatee. He makes everything look terrible.
     


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    In the areas of the denim that haven't been distressed (damaged), the salt binds to the indigo dye, preventing excess color loss. This results in deeper contrasts between the distressed and non-distressed areas. That's the theory from imogene + willie anyway.

    You know, a bunch of the RRL denim jackets available on ebay right now are prewashed, and some appear to have the look that you're going for. If you don't feel like waiting years, why not snag one of those instead?

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories


    Thanks, yes. I actually considered it, but they are too "dirty" looking for my taste. I probably should have avoided the word "distressed". My ideal jacket would be something lighter colored, maybe between those and the one I purchased. I'm fussy, I know.[​IMG]
     


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