Small DENIM Questions Thread

Oct 27, 2007 @ 04:36
thanks

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Oct 27, 2007 @ 04:42
I've read washing/soaking will just premature speed and ruin the fade/bleed process. I understand it activates it in a sense, but can I just wear 'em out of the bag?
Oct 27, 2007 @ 05:20
there is no wrong way to wear your jeans. washing/soaking wont ruin anything. it just releases the excess indigo in the jeans. to my knowledge, it doesnt premature speed. from wearing my f310s, visible fading can be seen 1.5 months to 2 months and this is when i washed them every week (as an experiment). soaking also shrinks the inseam, read below.

you can also wear them right out the bag, however, when you wash/soak the jeans, ur honeycombs may be placed different when you wear the jeans due to the shrinkage in the inseam and it will have other negative consequences.
Oct 27, 2007 @ 14:59
not the case for all denim, only non sanforized denim right?
Oct 27, 2007 @ 15:27
yeah, my rant was for non-sanforized. however, i am skeptical of sanforized denim.
Oct 27, 2007 @ 15:58
Quick Question:

I've had a pair of A.P.C rescues that I like but the way i wear my jeans changed a big and their a tad too baggy for me now. Then I went back to levi 511's and I forgot how much I'd rather have the comfort of the thin jeans over the heavy selvedged now. Therefore I was thinking about going with the Nudie even stevens.. I know people say these are just average denim at best but I also heard nudies denim(non selvedged pairs) are pretty thin and Thats what I'm kind of looking for now.
So if i wear a 32 in levi 511
29 is APC rescues
...what size to get in nudie Even stevens? I was thinking 30? I don't want them tight but more of a relaxed fit. not baggy though.
Think Nudie ES's will be good for what I'm going for here? any help or comments are appreciated.

since all that was kinda confusing. get measuring tape and measure your waist, thigh, and ankle (for leg opening). **for thigh & ankle: be sure to not measure the exact circumference (skin) but how tight/loose the denim would be.** then go to the link and find a pair that is the closest match to what you want. imo, you should then size down two for stretch, but one to be safe.

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=227

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Oct 27, 2007 @ 21:49
Originally posted by Inactive User
there is no wrong way to wear your jeans. washing/soaking wont ruin anything. it just releases the excess indigo in the jeans. to my knowledge, it doesnt premature speed. from wearing my f310s, visible fading can be seen 1.5 months to 2 months and this is when i washed them every week (as an experiment). soaking also shrinks the inseam, read below.

you can also wear them right out the bag, however, when you wash/soak the jeans, ur honeycombs may be placed different when you wear the jeans due to the shrinkage in the inseam and it will have other negative consequences.


Thanks for your insight. I got a pair of nudies. I've always soaked my jeans initially, but might wanna try something else for these and just wear them.

I hear puma x evisu were saforized. i've been wearing them for a while and haven't really noticed that a soak was needed?
Oct 28, 2007 @ 02:30
if a soak isnt needed, then it isnt needed. lol. im on the side where i only wash my jeans when i cant stand the smell or the fit.
Oct 28, 2007 @ 17:12
where to buy
where do you guys buy most of your denim? i already know sites like denimbar and self edge thanks
Oct 28, 2007 @ 18:23
i bought thin finn dbc from denimbar (online). recommended, my only complaint is no measurements like BIG.

bought f310 from selfedge (online). dope.

bought johnbull from BIG (online). hella fast.

way back when i bought cheap mondays from barneys (online), good service there too, but i didnt feel the shipping fee. lol

the next time i buy jeans, i want to head over to japan and visit take5 and other denim stores.
Oct 28, 2007 @ 19:19
I appreciate your input, the pair I was looking at was these,



I liked the idea of the relaxed fit on the thighs, but with the tapered leg for the sneakers. Does anyone know any other brands carrying this fit?



nudies even stevens
Oct 29, 2007 @ 03:30
i want 2 start buying denims.. but the most that i can spend is probably 200- let me no some good brands i do like evisu ..a friend of mine was tellin me about true religions but i have no idea can some one help me
Oct 29, 2007 @ 05:03
i want 2 start buying denims.. but the most that i can spend is probably 200- let me no some good brands i do like evisu ..a friend of mine was tellin me about true religions but i have no idea can some one help me
what you do is go to this site. supertalk.superfuture.com go to superdenim and read, read, read.
Oct 30, 2007 @ 16:31
Does sagging affect overall fade in a negative way?
Oct 30, 2007 @ 16:50
Does sagging affect overall fade in a negative way?


you may blow the crotch out if they are slim and the honeycombs will be on the back of your thigh if you do ever wear them pulled up. that's all i can think of.
Oct 30, 2007 @ 17:27
you may blow the crotch out if they are slim and the honeycombs will be on the back of your thigh if you do ever wear them pulled up. that's all i can think of.


Thanks. Also, tight/slim, same thing?
Oct 30, 2007 @ 17:39
yeah pretty much the same thing star screams one of my favorite decepticons
Oct 31, 2007 @ 07:22
if i buy some levis501 40 . 36 wut size would they end up after a soak
Oct 31, 2007 @ 14:07
i got my levis lvc 1947s in the mail today..i sized up due to the shrinkage 2 in the waist and 3 in the length..whats the best way to get maximum shrinkage..i know give them a hot soak for 2-3 hours is recommended but should i also put them in the dryer after? if so should i use heat or no heat?
Oct 31, 2007 @ 14:10
if i buy some levis501 40 . 36 wut size would they end up after a soak


40/36 should end up somewhere around 38/33.5
Oct 31, 2007 @ 14:12
i got my levis lvc 1947s in the mail today..i sized up due to the shrinkage 2 in the waist and 3 in the length..whats the best way to get maximum shrinkage..i know give them a hot soak for 2-3 hours is recommended but should i also put them in the dryer after? if so should i use heat or no heat?


i hot wash and hot dry all my raw jeans.
Oct 31, 2007 @ 14:30
thanks cheep..your jeans turn out pretty nice so ill go with that route
Nov 01, 2007 @ 03:29
does any one buy stuff from levis.com???
Nov 01, 2007 @ 13:35
OK
So I was at Wally-World (walmart) at lunch today to see if there were any good post halloween sales. While I was there I decided to see if they had any good thermals out yet. I walked past the denim and couldn't help myself but to grab a pair of raw Rustlers. I will more than likely return them after I try them on tonight because... well... not to be a dick or anything, but THEY CAME FROM WALMART!blushing Anyway, has anyone ever tried these before? They are thick and stiff as hell. I think they were $10. HA!

Thanks
Nov 01, 2007 @ 15:40
if theyre the ones i'm thinking about, theres a superfuture thread on them.
Nov 02, 2007 @ 03:21
wut are the different types of evisu???
Nov 02, 2007 @ 04:01
where can i find evise x pumas in NY or PA some one help me out .....thanx
Nov 02, 2007 @ 08:35
They (rustler) are a bit wide legged, but they are super easy to alter. The flat seam is on the outside of the leg and the normal seam is on the inside. I am going to alter them tonight and see how they fit. They are super stiff. I'll post pics. smokeyface

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Nov 02, 2007 @ 11:57
Okay peeps, sorry about this again but...

After hearing about dick crotch bombings, I am just wondering if I should light starch it later at anytime, or should I just wear it? I'm afraid it losing that stiff feel. Though these haven't stretched out yet, as I put them on once. (not even a soak)


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Regarding my PUMA x EVISU.

Will soaking it in hot or cold matter? It's kinda dirty and I don't think I wannt put it in the washer though.
I recall doing a light soak, but not sure if the water rinsed of the sanfordized thing.
Nov 02, 2007 @ 14:48
theres this thing called an edit button dont double post...anyways this may sound noobish but whats BIG i mean i know its a store but do they have a site
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