Small DENIM Questions Thread

February 10, 2010 @ 01:58:30
alright sounds good i appreciate the quick response, ill probably look for some more 514s when i get the chance
February 10, 2010 @ 05:45:07
Saddlemans are Levi's though. Find them on ebay, normally around 180.

Yeah I know they're Levi's lol. I was just really looking to spend a little bit more then the regular Levi's they sell in store.

February 10, 2010 @ 11:38:46
Uniqlo has nice washes as said before


February 10, 2010 @ 14:31:59
Yeah, I'll definitely check out Saddlemans. Where to cop & how much?
There is no Uniqlo around me.

How about G-Star?

They have a store here and i just happened to stumble upon one day. denim looks great but they have some wonky ass cuts.
February 10, 2010 @ 17:59:12
Q: i got some nudie big bengt dry organics. how does them being organic affect anything? fast/slow fades etc?

thx for any help
February 10, 2010 @ 20:05:19
theyre tougher to break in with the organics
February 10, 2010 @ 23:10:23
anybody know of any raw denim manufacturers like for nudie, apc, etc?
somebody you'd have to contact to get them shipped in bulk for a business?
February 11, 2010 @ 21:32:54
Quick question: Does APC PS have selvage?
February 11, 2010 @ 22:52:50
yeah du, cmon
February 13, 2010 @ 09:56:27
theyre tougher to break in with the organics

why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?
February 15, 2010 @ 08:41:13
Does anyone know good brands or sites that have nice slim or skinny selvage denim. Thanks

Check my marketplace sale thread. PM me for NYC pickups. Going this weekend if you need NYC pickups i can do them including uniqlo

February 15, 2010 @ 09:03:46
Apc Newcures i think they have selvage.
February 15, 2010 @ 09:04:27
I found alot of Japanese denim on ebay you should try there
February 15, 2010 @ 13:01:35
So this weekend i went hiking and got poison oak and im pretty sure i need some agitation in order to get everything out (correct me if im wrong) so i need to wash my jeans are there any certain settings i should use on my washer?
Please Help
February 15, 2010 @ 18:41:15
you can just leave it on regular wash and the temperature setting just change to ur discretion
February 16, 2010 @ 13:47:15
So I recently picked up the UO "Tapered" model and like them quite a bit.

My only complaint is that from the leg opening until about halfway up the calf is a little wider than I'd like. The stacking is a little wide IMO.

The leg opening = fine.

I'm planning on bringing them to a tailor but is there a way they can just taper that specific area without shrinking the leg opening?

I don't know if y'all understand what I'm trying to get at but I basically need to know how to get them tapered without messing up the selvedge line or anything else on them. I've only worn them a few times and would like to get this done before stacks and anything else become permanent.

Any/all help is appreciated, thanks!
February 16, 2010 @ 16:13:00
It's the unbranded model rite, did you go TTS or size 2 down?

so you want to taper a tapered model? lol
February 16, 2010 @ 18:42:04
why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?

yeah a lot slower
February 16, 2010 @ 18:43:42
why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?

organics are really slow to fade brah...after about 7 to 8 months of legit wear is when you start to see some actual fades...
February 16, 2010 @ 19:51:22
any1 manage to get some nice fades on Levi's 514 non raw?
February 17, 2010 @ 00:50:20
Hey, I'm sorry but I don't have the time to sift through 250 pages of denim care...

I'm pretty new in regards to the whole personalizing raw denim thing. Sure, I've read through most of the quick notes and guides, but since recently I bought my first pair of actually nice raw denim (Fiberops, about 200 dollars I think?), I'd really like it to turn out nicely.

So right now, to the best of my knowledge, here's the most common path to take.
1. To remove some dye, give the jeans a hot/cold soak. Then exercise some for creases to set in a little.
2. Never use a drier, and turn the jeans inside out in a washing machine. Hang dry.
3. Try to keep machine washing to a minimum.

However, I have also heard people say to just wear them right off the bat, and soak only when needed.

Sorry if this seems a little anal, but I want my first pair to turn out nice. blushing

Also, about a year ago I bought a pair of prewhiskered/pre-treated jeans (I know, I know...) and they were stiff like raw denim. However, I made the mistake of machine washing them, and now they're about the same softness as treated jeans. Is there any way to get the original stiffness back? I heard starching is just begging for insects to come eat your stuff...

Finally, recently I got a cheap pair of $30 department store jeans that I later learned was raw (that's what got me interested in denim care...) Without my really doing anything, it started to develop really good honeycombs and all that, and I was like hey, that's pretty sweet. Of course I realized that these jeans were different than the pre-washed stuff I had before, so I looked up some info, but ended up putting them in the dryer anyways. Now, tons of ink has come off (used to be black, now some sort of bipolar blue) and they feel really limp... still have creases. Is there any way to 'fix' them?

Sorry for the amateurish questions if they have been asked and answered millions of times.
February 17, 2010 @ 11:55:40
this has been brought up before but american eagle has selvage again

not that it matters...

[not worth making a new topic]
February 17, 2010 @ 21:51:23
^lol terrible fake fades with jizz stains
February 17, 2010 @ 23:57:06
Apc Newcures i think they have selvage.

its selvedge but the edge isnt exposed.
February 18, 2010 @ 00:55:24
i feel dumb for asking this but the whole diaper thing with some jeans... is there actually any way to stop this from happening aside from just getting a new pair of jeans?
February 18, 2010 @ 01:25:39
I was looking at the Fuct blog, and I guess they posted these SSDD denim a while back. these look pretty fresh anyone got any info on them? What do you guys think?

here's the url for those intrested:

IG: @PicturesInTheMail

February 18, 2010 @ 17:20:19
Update on the UO Unbranded Tapered joints I asked about...

I brought them to a local tailor. She's going to taper them a little more from the knee down without altering the leg opening!

Doing it from the inside seam also. I'll be picking them up a week from today so hopefully everything goes well! Will keep you guys informed.
February 18, 2010 @ 17:27:02
Originally posted by Inactive User
i feel dumb for asking this but the whole diaper thing with some jeans... is there actually any way to stop this from happening aside from just getting a new pair of jeans?

It all depends on the rise and the amount you sag.

A high rise pair of jeans, when sagged, will produce the diaper effect. So if you're a sagger, better to steer clear from the high rise jeans.
February 19, 2010 @ 02:27:43
Just bought a pair of cheap raws to experiment with. Do I wash/soak them first to get rid of excess dye before wearing them or do I just wear them for the 6 months before the wash?
February 19, 2010 @ 08:25:06
^wear them b4 u wash for fades, otherwise doesnt matter.

quick question, how would i size for acne max and mics, i wear 28 PS, 5'8" 155lbs
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