The Official RRL Thread

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

  1. PaulYAY

    PaulYAY Senior member

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    thanks for all the tips guys. i did do some more research on the interwebz and found that lock stitching is better than chain stitching. so... for both chinos and denim, if i get them euro hemmed, will i be in good shape?

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  2. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    no?
     


  3. PaulYAY

    PaulYAY Senior member

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    Always get jeans hemmed with a chain stitch machine. It's costly (you'll probably have to ship them to NYC,SF, or Seattle area-Blue Owl, on top of the $25 for hemming), but if you're attentive to detail, it's the best choice by far.
     


  4. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    from what i've read, the chain stitch starts to unravel vs the lock stitch...
    in any case i was leaning more towards getting both denim and chinos euro-hemmed.
    thoughts anyone?
     


  5. PaulYAY

    PaulYAY Senior member

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    yeah, get them euro-hemmed. that'll be dope.
     


  6. Froosh

    Froosh Senior member

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    Euro hem is when they fold it up and keep the original hem? Looks like crap to be honest!
     


  7. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    wow this is ridiculous, and yes "bourgeoisie's fantasy about the common man"[​IMG]
    sig worthy [​IMG]
    honestly, that's what a lot of RRL is, don't you think?

    BTW here is a cheap chainstitch machine
    http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty-Ch...3669381&sr=8-3
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  8. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    honestly, that's what a lot of RRL is, don't you think?

    BTW here is a cheap chainstitch machine
    http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty-Ch...3669381&sr=8-3
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    that's lovely, I think I will have 3 years old niece doing my hem from now and on[​IMG]
     


  9. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    picked up this great belt at the outlet. green canvas with brown leather trim on both sides, not sure from which collection though.
     


  10. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    cool. you're saying it's a surcingle? i had a double o-ring surcingle with an anchor embossed on one side. it was made from such thick ballistic nylon that the knot was huge so i returned it.
     


  11. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    Always get jeans hemmed with a chain stitch machine. It's costly (you'll probably have to ship them to NYC,SF, or Seattle area-Blue Owl, on top of the $25 for hemming), but if you're attentive to detail, it's the best choice by far.

    I recently got the Mauro jeans(Men Without a Country) for $57, chainstitched hem service is about 50% of the price I paid. Would that make me an attention whore?
     


  12. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    cool. you're saying it's a surcingle? i had a double o-ring surcingle with an anchor embossed on one side. it was made from such thick ballistic nylon that the knot was huge so i returned it.

    not a surcingle... here's a crappy iphone pic of it. you're right tho, its a lot thicker than other belts i own.

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  13. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    "bourgeoisie's fantasy about the common man" for sure!

    I also like to dress like a pretend cowboy. "cityslicker cowboy fantasy" too?

    Having laughed at and with ourselves, I will say that their denim and their selvedge shirts are top-notch regardless of the wearer's fantasies.
     


  14. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Here are some funny ebay finds:

    This guy was previously using a stolen pic from bluepresent posing guy. He must have gotten called out on it, because now he's just showing the vest. I think its value went up!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/RALPH-LAUREN-RRL...#ht_720wt_1139


    I know this is a holiday sweater, but I somehow think it's really cool:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Ralph-Lauren...9#ht_658wt_905

    This is one of those "really cool, but would you actually wear it?" pieces:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-RRL...#ht_4430wt_905

    And here are a couple PRL sweaters that almost look like RRL:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...1#ht_714wt_905
    http://cgi.ebay.com/RALPH-LAUREN-Pol...ht_4894wt_1139
     


  15. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    A chain-stitching service preserves rather than enhances the twined rope effect. Stick the term in google images as phx suggests. Vintage and decent vintage-style jeans have ornamental chain-stitched hems. The hems of modern mass-produced jeans are lock-stitched, which is strong and plain. If you want to shorten your jeans and keep them chain-stitched, somebody has to do them on an old machine. Far as the US goes, Self Edge have Union Specials and offer the service.

    Deez:

    The Euro hem uses a technique that preserves the original hem from the manufacturer. It works great and is much easier to have done than finding a chain stitch service. Costs about 1-2 $ more but worth it.


    for fuxx sake [​IMG]

    Don't do anything that is advertised as "original hem", that shit looks horrible. Much better to do a plain $5 hem
     


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