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The Unbranded Brand Jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mejoshua, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. matryx

    matryx Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I didn't realized there was a Unbranded thread. Post this question in the "I HAVE A JEAN...(THE ULTIMATE JEAN THREAD FOR BEGINNERS) - ASK QUESTIONS HERE" thread but I think I'll get better answers here.

    I just got my first pair of raw denim. I bought the Unbranded UB301. I was wondering can I hemmed these now or do I have to wear them for 6+ months and wash them before getting them hemmed?
    What would I have to worry about it I get them hemmed before washing them? I can't walk around with these long jeans.
     
  2. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    What's up Matryx, these are sanfornized so I believe u can have em hemmed. I plan on doing the same with my pair. I just soaked mine in faucet hot water and didn't see much shrinkage in the length.
     
  3. BP267

    BP267 New Member

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    when I emailed blue owl about hemming my 201's, they told me they had to soak them first( which would cause shrinkage). So I plan on wearing mine( not for 6 months but maybe a month or so) until they are broken in a little bit.
     
  4. matryx

    matryx Well-Known Member

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    Was I supposed to soak my new pair in hot water before wearing them?
     
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  5. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    U don't have to soak them it's not needed. I did it to 1 take out some of the starch because they are super rigid. These will without a doubt get holes on any points where there are creases. They are one of the most rigid denims iv ever worn. & 2 I wanted a bit of shrinkage in the leg which it feels like I did.
     
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  6. tigerpac

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    It's not a bad idea for a quick soak a sanforized jean before hemming - gets the starch out and the last bit of shrinkage. And don't worry, do it inside out and you will lose very little indigo.
     
  7. rxn

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    I recently picked up my first pair of raw denim and ended up selecting the UB301s in size 33. However, I'm unable to get button the top 2 buttons.

    I'm aware that most jeans will stretch to the point that one button can be eventually buttoned but is it recommended for two? The thighs and legs fit great but I'm just curious if I should size up to 34 as I know they're sanforized and aren't likely to stretch much.
     
  8. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Just exchange them because the size 34 in the 301 are the same in all the measurements of the 33's other than the waist being 1 size larger

    Going off blue owls measurements
     
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  9. rxn

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    Good to know. Thanks.
     
  10. dunkiez

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    Seems like it stretched out quite a bit. Were you able to button the top button when you first wore it?

    Also, how much tighter was it in the thighs to cause it to stretch out so much?
     
  11. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    SKINNIES SZ 33

    Iv had these for over 1 year now but were bought off another guy who had worn them for around 8 months. A good portion of the fades were already peaking through when I got em. When I got em they had no wallet fade and had not been washed yet. I wore em for about 3 or 4 months before I washed em. Since their first wash iv washed them 2 more times.. The are hands down my favorite Jean I own.
     
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  12. Stillmaticbeat

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    how to size the ub221 if your normal waist is 30 and you wear 29 in apc NS? thanks
     
  13. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Looking good nonetheless. I've had my 101s a few months, and I'm just starting to see some wear around my wallet (i.e. back pocket). No washes as of yet.
     
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  14. BuffaloWang

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    I found the back pocket fade to take awhile. It's been a year and 4 months and the corner of my wallet fade is finally starting to bite through the fabric.

    Knee ripped from horsing around.
     
  15. wunnaz

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    I can able to button all of buttons with a little try since first wore.
    Thighs aren't so tight but just fit. ATM 12.5" after 5days of constant wear.
     
  16. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Ok I am pretty surprised at the way the 21oz is ALREADY showing signs of fades. Nothing to write home about but they have color popping thru on the whiskers, honeycombs and wallet. They are extremely abrasive so anything that rubs against them has immediate affect on them.
     
  17. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Yea I had the same issue when I was using a mid sized wallet. I have since switched to a small card wallet which fades faster because it causes more abrasion. Not that I was looking for faster fades but it does do the job if that's what ur looking for
     
  18. wunnaz

    wunnaz Well-Known Member

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    @DD, that's right. it is pretty fast to show fades mostly whiskers. after 5 days wear.
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  19. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Oh yea man...they look great. I thought I was seeing things. The denim on these will quickly be known for their fade qualities



    On a side note how are the fit on the chinos? I like the idea of skinnier hems and those seam to have exactly what I'm looking for.
     
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  20. f***city

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    got my ub121's yesterday. probably didnt need to size up. i could button without a struggle really. lost my top button the first time i put them on. Love the fact that they are left hand twill though.
     

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