April 18, 2010 @ 09:35 AM
Denimrools

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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?
April 18, 2010 @ 07:40 PM
Solix

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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.
April 18, 2010 @ 09:34 PM
Denimrools

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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
April 19, 2010 @ 06:34 PM
ILikeBacon

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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?
April 19, 2010 @ 08:51 PM
original ho2

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Location: SF x SJ

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?
April 20, 2010 @ 03:53 PM
Kayv

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Location: Bay Area/Hawaii

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
April 20, 2010 @ 04:12 PM
phatboy444

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Join Date: Mar 2010

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.
April 20, 2010 @ 09:38 PM
explicitx

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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!
April 20, 2010 @ 09:54 PM
XLNT

Post: 297

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Location: LA

Ive had more fading on my 5010's than my f310. For skulls I say size true. My waist was true size 30 at the time and my bro bought a size 28 5010xx for me. Was too tight initially could not button all the way up but when it never stretched out enough. They dont stretch much so size true at most size down 1. Depends on your fit.
April 21, 2010 @ 10:05 AM
explicitx

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Ive had more fading on my 5010's than my f310. For skulls I say size true. My waist was true size 30 at the time and my bro bought a size 28 5010xx for me. Was too tight initially could not button all the way up but when it never stretched out enough. They dont stretch much so size true at most size down 1. Depends on your fit.

so basically if my true waist is 30 get 30 and not 29 that measures 30?
April 21, 2010 @ 03:50 PM
XLNT

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Location: LA

if you are true size 30 then size 29 seems right for you.skulls stretch a little bit maybe half an inch but don't take stretching into consideration when buying because its not significant; plus you want your jeans to be comfortable. i don't know how you like to wear your denim so measure your current favorite pair of skinny jeans and compare the measurements from there.
April 25, 2010 @ 02:34 PM
tekniquez

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Location: SOCAL

i have naked and famous size 29 skinny guys.. the fit from the knee down seems really baggy im thinking of getting it tailored. what should be my knee opening and leg opening?
April 25, 2010 @ 06:31 PM
griefypants

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i have naked and famous size 29 skinny guys.. the fit from the knee down seems really baggy im thinking of getting it tailored. what should be my knee opening and leg opening?


take the measurements from an existing pair you like. for a 29, most likely itll be somewhere between 6-7" laid flat.
April 25, 2010 @ 08:56 PM
Hypnotizedd

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When is a good time for a first soak for a pair of APC NS?
April 26, 2010 @ 02:19 PM
cbk

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Location: Planet Earth

^tbh dont overthink when u need to soak or wash, just do it when u feel they need to get cleaned
April 26, 2010 @ 05:17 PM
Imco0l

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Location: Canada

Does soaking and then washing later on (as in 1 month and later) help with the fading and other shit?
April 27, 2010 @ 07:53 AM
cbk

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Location: Planet Earth

^the later you wash the more the contrast you'll get with ur fades, but contrast won't matter when ur jeans smell like shit.
April 27, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
F/22

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Location: california

starting to hate the whole raw denim feel, and i have my apcs how can i go about softening them up?
Obviously one wash, but my washer will always spin as far as i know.
Dryer, or would that be bad? I havnt seen too many people run their jeans through the dryer.

I just need these soft, and not crunching up anymore.
April 27, 2010 @ 04:48 PM
Imco0l

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Location: Canada

^the later you wash the more the contrast you'll get with ur fades, but contrast won't matter when ur jeans smell like shit.


i c, but i was just asking in general if soaking and then washing later on will have a better effect as opposed to just washing and not soaking.
April 28, 2010 @ 08:06 PM
krzyrice

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Location: Garden Grove

don't know if this question was asked before but here goes. I've been wearing my raw jeans for almost 2 years already but it's not fading. the only thing that has noticeable fade is the pocket where i keep my cell phone. tips?
April 29, 2010 @ 06:20 AM
chex

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What brand is it?
April 29, 2010 @ 08:54 AM
Imco0l

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Location: Canada

if it's not fading in 2 years, it's not raw .
but then again, if u wear non-raws for over a year w/o washing then you can get fades. iunno bout wtf ur wearing
April 29, 2010 @ 10:58 AM
krzyrice

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Location: Garden Grove

brand is wesc. one of those slim selvedge ones. i don't know whats wrong either. i've had other raw jeans that faded quickly
April 30, 2010 @ 05:59 PM
jawesome

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I tried doing a quick search about what's the best method to wash denim for the first time but I just got hella posts of random stuff.

So my question is, what's the best way to wash my PBJs for the first time? Just cold water with these old shitty college washers or should I also use detergent?

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April 30, 2010 @ 10:25 PM
cbk

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Location: Planet Earth

depends how longs its been, if they smell id suggest using some woolite black with them. If ur just washing cuz u want to and they arent really dirty or smelly then you could just give them a cold water soak.
May 1, 2010 @ 12:18 AM
jawesome

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Been about 9 months, I got some puke on it about a week and a half ago but washed that shit off, so it;s kinda bith lol.

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May 1, 2010 @ 05:29 PM
wallie

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Does holding out on washing make the jeans more likely to blow out at the crotch?
May 1, 2010 @ 06:16 PM
jawesome

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Crotch blowout is just due to abrasion.

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May 1, 2010 @ 07:09 PM
Striker

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Join Date: Jan 2010

tailoring question -

i have a pair of uniqlo raw Mij's 35x34 and im looking to hem them, but im not sure whether to do 4 inches or 2, whats better?

would 4 inches be to short?
May 1, 2010 @ 08:12 PM
Striker

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haha, of course my dude, woops

i happen to stand at 5'8.

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