Small DENIM Questions Thread

Apr 08, 2010 @ 22:54
^nope
Apr 10, 2010 @ 12:49
Hey, if I have weird guys in a size 29, what should I get for new cures? 29 also?
Apr 11, 2010 @ 18:13
i spilled an entire bottle of sparkling water on 1 leg of my new cures

will this mess up the fading process?
Apr 11, 2010 @ 18:22
yes now you have ed hardy jeans
Apr 12, 2010 @ 00:02
do they have rhinestones?
Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:17
So I bought a pair of sz 30 N&F Skinny Guy's (Indigo Power-Stretch w/ Grey Fill)a couple weeks ago and have been wearing them most days. They're 95% cotton and 5% elastane. They fit good everywhere except the calves area, where the denim hugs my legs and it looks really fucking gay. Will the calves area ever stretch out? Or does denim only stretch out in the thigh area/waist? And also will the elastane also prevent any permanent stretching?


If not, how much should I try to sell them for? I bought them from like 170$ after tax.


And also, would N&F Deep Indigo Selvedge or Lightweight Selvedge fade better?

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Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:22
they wont stretch out lol its naturally stretchy so your SOL

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Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:35
i recently washed my levi 511s in the washer...needless to say, they became stiff and a little smaller upon removal. but those two factors aren't really the problem since i expected them to happen after. upon taking them out, i noticed 2 line-idents on both legs of the jeans. what the fuck? not only did they look weird as fuck, they are weird as fuck. someone help me out?
Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:40
That's what I thought... FUCK. LOL.


It's the fucking elastane right? 100% Cotton would stretch out though right?

And so is it just the waist/thigh area the stretches out generally? Or can denim stretch out in the calves area? Not talking about my denim specifically, just denim in general.

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Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:49
So I bought a pair of sz 30 N&F Skinny Guy's (Indigo Power-Stretch w/ Grey Fill)a couple weeks ago and have been wearing them most days. They're 95% cotton and 5% elastane. They fit good everywhere except the calves area, where the jeans like hug my legs and it looks really fucking homosexual. Will the calves area ever stretch out? Or do jeans only stretch out in the thigh area/waist? And also will the elastane also prevent any permanent stretching?

If not, how much should I try to sell them for? I bought them from like 170$ after tax.

And also, would N&F Deep Indigo Selvedge or Lightweight Selvedge (Both Weird Guys) fade better?


for your last question im almost sure the deep indigo is the best N&F has for fading
Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:53
ya reg. jeans stretch but when you wash they usually shrink again but the stretchy kind dont.

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Apr 12, 2010 @ 21:58
How bad of an idea would it be to hem my Samurais which I have already been wearing for 9 months and washed once? Will it make the fading look weird, or really weird? Cause I don't care if it looks really weird, I've grown sick of the stacking.
Apr 13, 2010 @ 11:23
Not a bad idea at all, just get them hemmed. Better late than never.
Apr 14, 2010 @ 19:49
i recently washed my levi 511s in the washer...needless to say, they became stiff and a little smaller upon removal. but those two factors aren't really the problem since i expected them to happen after. upon taking them out, i noticed 2 line-idents on both legs of the jeans. what the fuck? not only did they look weird as fuck, they are weird as fuck. someone help me out?


pics?
Apr 15, 2010 @ 07:15
How bad of an idea would it be to hem my Samurais which I have already been wearing for 9 months and washed once? Will it make the fading look weird, or really weird? Cause I don't care if it looks really weird, I've grown sick of the stacking.


just hem them, the old stacks will still sit like how they did pre hem cuz they shouldnt be ironed out by the tailor
Apr 16, 2010 @ 01:02
In regards to Samurai's, lots pretty much mean the the production year right? for instance lot 12 would be older than lot 13. Do they all have the same consensus in terms of sizing? and it doesn't really matter which lot you get right? or are there any special fading properties within each lot? sorry for noob questions! thanks
Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:36
they are changing the jeans a little bit from lot 12 to 13, not sure what changes they made, but i think BiG says something about this
Apr 16, 2010 @ 15:14
I don't see any difference in description between the pair on BiG. Can anyone confirm this?
Apr 17, 2010 @ 19:16
I was thinking of re-starching my a.p.c's. does it mess up with the fading, whiskers, etc?
Apr 17, 2010 @ 20:37
It shouldn't affect fading. It has the potential to be harmful to the fabric though, be sure to wash it out when they become soft again.

I don't see any difference in description between the pair on BiG. Can anyone confirm this?

Newer lots are going to fit a teeny bit smaller, not so much that it'll make huge fit differences tho. With the lots, they'll change the samples a bit as a model pair for others to be produced. It usually has to do with minor measurement differences tho, everything else should be the same.

The two are listed under different items, one a lot 12, the other a lot 13. The lot 12 has a link to the lot 13 in the description.
Apr 17, 2010 @ 22:21
u mean like rips and tears?
Apr 18, 2010 @ 01:09
Yep. Having starch in the denim makes the fabric more prone to rips and tears.
Apr 18, 2010 @ 09:35
HMm I read an interesting post today.

Lets say Im a short dood and buy a pair of jeans with 34 Inseam, technically doesnt the KNEE start a bit lower than a pair of 30 inseam jeans?

I just realzed this cause I have a pair of 28x34 SJDBC and for some reason I hate the fit. THen I read that post today and thought to myself.

Does it really matter? Alot of people just say cut off the excess, but if the knee starts a bit lower than your actual knee height, wont that cause unwanted straining leading to a crotch rip?

Should I buy a pair of 30 inch inseam jeans from now on?
Apr 18, 2010 @ 19:40
No. The knee is usually always cut in around the same place, inseam regardless. Think of it as adding more length to the leg opening end rather than a longer knee. If you don't like it, just taper it up a bit so the knee matches yours better.

The strain causes stretching of the thigh and knee, resulting in knee bulge.
Apr 18, 2010 @ 21:34
No. The knee is usually always cut in around the same place, inseam regardless. Think of it as adding more length to the leg opening end rather than a longer knee. If you don't like it, just taper it up a bit so the knee matches yours better.

The strain causes stretching of the thigh and knee, resulting in knee bulge.


so then I was right. If a dude is really tall and his knee starts just below the "Knee cut" then it would look awkward no?

Lets go to an extreme and say a dude is 12 feet. He wants a pair of regular alfs that are 34 inseam. WHen he puts it on, his knee goes to the bottom part of the alf where the bell bottom portion is and the KNEE part is on his thigh.

Unless the "knee-cut" is WIDE to accommodate people of all heights from 5 feet to 6 since your avg human is no taller than 7" which is what I assume.

Ah whatever im making it too confusing, Ill take your word for it. Regardless Ill still try my best to find 30" inseams
Apr 19, 2010 @ 18:34
The knee measurement is taken 13" down the inseam right?

And do jeans only stretch out in the waist/thigh area? Or all over down to the leg opening so knee and calves area too?

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Apr 19, 2010 @ 20:51
Im currently wearing 05BSPs that were hemmed to a 34. I did two hot soaks before getting them hemmed, one was just a regular soak, the second was a soak and dried in the dryer to maximize the shrinkage. I want to get them hemmed again to maybe a 32 or 33 and probably tapered back to a 8.5 opening. If I were to soak again after I get them altered, would they be even shorter and slimmer? Or should I just give them another hot soak without getting them altered?
Apr 20, 2010 @ 15:53
Shrinking Jeans:

So I have a pair of 511's that are a little too big near the bottom. If I soak that area in hot water for 20-30 mins then hang dry my jeans, will that shrink them a bit? I understand they're not STF's and that is why I'm asking.

Any tips on this?

Thank you
Apr 20, 2010 @ 16:12
Hoping someone can help me out. I'm currently rotating between a pair of PBJ 005's, and APC NS, sized down ~2.

I'm looking for a third (and hopefully, final) pair of jeans to throw into my rotation. Gordon from BIG recommended a pair of 5010XX's, but I'm wondering if there are any other cuts you guys would recommend that are similar to the PBJ's or NS.
Apr 20, 2010 @ 21:38
Should I go true to tag size on skulls or size down one for a true to waist size? SE says skulls measure ~ 1 inch larger than tagged size prior to soak, I do not plan on doing the initial soak, should I go tts or size down 1? also in terms of quality as well as fading which is the superior denim? skull 5010 6x6 or flat head F310? thanks!
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