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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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    Just took some pictures of the some jeans I got done over the weekend.

    I'm guess I need to find another tailor...

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    Unbranded UB301

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    Shorten and tapered
     
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  2. Dirty Denim

    Dirty Denim Senior member

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    Lol do u live-in my town...yes we both need a new tailor
     
  3. Mistral

    Mistral Senior member

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    Ah man. It looks horrible when a tailor does that. Should have made a brand new hem after cutting the fabric, instead of re-attaching it.
     
  4. f***city

    f***city Senior member

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    have him undo the hem and unfold whats left there. maybe if he makes a small hem he can still save it.
     
  5. jadough

    jadough Senior member

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    I have a tan leather interior and have seen some serious indigo transfer. Think about it all the slight movements and the heat generated in your lower body. The majority can be cleaned off with a leather cleaner except the seams of the seat.
     
  6. matryx

    matryx Well-Known Member

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    Well I did tell him I want to keep the original hem. Maybe that's is why it's like that. Luckily I didn't get him to do my new APC & N&F denims
     
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  7. Dirty Denim

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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]Unfortunately a majority of these tailors do not know how to keep the original hem or keep the selvedge looking clean without making the jeans look like frankenstein jeans. When I asked my guy if he knew how to do it and actually showed him what I wanted he still came up with that atrocious job. I mean it's so obvious not one person on this earth regardless if they love or know what selvedge is would think that looks right. I'm still burning inside from seeing wha he had done.



    In other news I just bought the beige selvedge chino's in a 34 and requested to have em hemmed to a 32. Looking forward to something different from denim as iv become known in my office as Denim Dan
     
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  8. matryx

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    Where are you getting it hemmed this time?

    Do most of you just give your tailor your inseam measurement or do you try on your denim and have the tailor measure from there?
     
  9. Somar

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    @matryx and dirty denim: ... Actually that IS the original hem! They cut away the necessary length and the ‘original’ hem stays on it’s place. In this video here you can see exactly what he did: The only difference is that his woman didn't cut excess fabric. Your taylor did.

    What you want and what you should ask for in the future is: A new, chainstitched hem, that looks exactly the same as the original. And the most important question is: Can you do this!?
    Maybe your taylors did it this way because they didn't have the machines to create a chainstitch?? Try asking him that.
     
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  12. matryx

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    Well. That's the reason. Original hems are only "necessary" when you want a prewashed/distressed jean shortened and want to maintain the look of the hem (fraying/destroyed/artificial roping) . Not if you want to shorten raw denim or if you want to cuff.
     
  14. matryx

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    Thanks for clearing that up. So just tell my tailor to hem it as close to the original as possible?
     
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  15. mysterymeatpete

    mysterymeatpete Well-Known Member

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    Tate+Yoko does chainstitch hemming if you're in Canada
     
  16. matryx

    matryx Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but I'm going to try another local reputable tailor instead. Just not comfortable enough to send me denim out to get hemmed.
     
  17. f***city

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    yea i go to local alternation places. never had an issue. has anybody had there 21 oz hemmed yet? i went to a couple places that said it was too thick. i had them done at work that has a hardcore commercial machine.
     
  18. Dirty Denim

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    I sent mine to denim therapy in NYC Saturday. I'll let u guys know how they turn out when I get em back
     
  19. DerangedGoose

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    Pictures of the tapered unbranded (221/201?) would be appreciated. When I compare the measurements of the skinny 33 to the tapered 32/31, I get confused. If I had looked at solely the "waist" measurements, then I should be able to size down to even a 31 (my "true" size). But I remember trying on the skinny jeans, and I could not even get the buttons closed until I tried on the 33. That seems to suggest I should go with a pair that has the same waist measurements as those. The tapered 31 is roomier than skinny 33 in every measurement except waist, which is one inch smaller, and Im worried that I will run into the same problem if I order the 31; namely, that I wont be able to button them or risk blowing out a button or stretch a hole. On the other hand, the tapered 32 are listed as having a waist one inch bigger than the skinny 33, so Im worried that I will end up with a waist too big. There are no stores around me that stock the tapered fit, so as a result I have to order online (probably from UO as they offer free shipping and returns) and play the numbers game.


    My question is this: do you guys think I should just bite the bullet and buy a 31, or should I go with a 32?

    Can anyone who owns/has tried both pairs comment on the difference in roominess/fit between the two?

    I feel stuck now because the gap jeans now have a week's worth of wear and stretch in them, and I feel their measurements will not be of any use now.
     
  20. Crump's Brother

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    I think even blue owl isn't even able to do them due to their thickness
     

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