Small DENIM Questions Thread

March 15, 2010 @ 07:46:19
Self Edge? Think they do chainstitching.
March 15, 2010 @ 12:17:50
Hey, I have a few noobish questions...

First, I've noticed from sitting down a lot that the denim above my kneecaps is stretching out, so when I'm standing straight, there's a slight bulge. Is there any way to get rid of this?

Second, IDK why but the bottom of my jeans have started to turn a but, so that the sewn line (dunno the term) is now facing more towards the front... it doesn't look bad but the problem is that it's more pronounced on the right. What causes this?

Third, what's the best way for achieving maximum shrinkage on only one part of the jeans? I want to shrink the waist a bit... would it work to just submerge the front half in hot water?

Thanks!
March 15, 2010 @ 12:26:58
1. No.

2. Essentially, it's caused by the denim shrinking. It's referred to as leg twist. It's natural to have it happen more on one leg than the other, based on the weave of the material.

3. Yes. Use the hottest water possible.
March 15, 2010 @ 12:43:30
Thanks for the quick reply!

For the bulge, how is it then that some people manage to avoid it for years and get good aged denim? I figure since the stretch comes from sitting... do they not sit or something? lol... I mean, denim's expensive, but I'd rather wear cheap crap than fucking baby my denim every minute of my life, pulling them up like a skirt when i sit and stuff... so how is this avoided?
March 15, 2010 @ 19:35:03
Thanks for the quick reply!

For the bulge, how is it then that some people manage to avoid it for years and get good aged denim? I figure since the stretch comes from sitting... do they not sit or something? lol... I mean, denim's expensive, but I'd rather wear cheap crap than fucking baby my denim every minute of my life, pulling them up like a skirt when i sit and stuff... so how is this avoided?


It's caused by things like sitting as you said because it gets put under more stress so it stretches out first, As you keep wearing the jeans everything will stretch a bit and make them alot less noticable and more natural, Also when you soak or wash it should shrink down a bit. So yes if you want to avoid it completely, stand still.
March 15, 2010 @ 22:07:02
It's caused by the stretching of the knee, which you'll notice when you sit down. As you wear the denim, it should shrink down and relax so that it's not so pronounced, but it'll never completely go away. If you feel that you need to baby them, then you either need a looser cut or to stop paying so much attention to them.
March 15, 2010 @ 23:40:20
Is it possible to taper the thigh and waist, because my APCs have stretched too much.
March 16, 2010 @ 15:10:40
^ Not that I know of. Wear a belt maybe?
March 16, 2010 @ 23:12:24
Can anybody give me a couple measurements? I'm going to taper my jeans to a 7.5 leg opening but am unsure what width to get from the knee-down. That's the biggest concern of mine. What would a good width to have from the knee down to the leg opening be? 7 3/4 then taper to the 7.5? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
March 16, 2010 @ 23:25:10
on a 34" inseam i like an 8" knee --> 7.5" hem

basically like a size 28 APC NS..
March 16, 2010 @ 23:29:00
on a 34" inseam i like an 8" knee --> 7.5" hem

basically like a size 28 APC NS..


So your saying the knee is 8" then it tapers to 7.5 from the knee down?
March 16, 2010 @ 23:32:39
actually i just looked at my NS and it doesnt start tapering till a few inches from the hem (inseam will prob matter too)

i think on something like a skull 5010 6x6 the taper starts a little higher...for a slightly slimmer fit than the NS
March 17, 2010 @ 05:05:22
yo looking to go slimmish and straight, not too much of a taper if any.

something like this






actually wondering what denim this is
March 17, 2010 @ 11:43:44
Thanks Snuff. I'm prob. just gonna have my tailor taper a few inches above the hem to 7.5 down to the hem.
March 17, 2010 @ 21:03:46
yo looking to go slimmish and straight, not too much of a taper if any.

something like this

actually wondering what denim this is


first two pics look like imperial x se

and the 3rd and 4th pic are PBJs...
March 18, 2010 @ 03:42:42
difference between indigo apc ns and black apc ns?
indigo's fade more/better?
what about black apc's?

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March 18, 2010 @ 05:15:35
What kind of jean should i buy if i a big guy , i wear size 42
March 18, 2010 @ 09:39:28
Originally posted by Inactive User
difference between indigo apc ns and black apc ns?
indigo's fade more/better?
what about black apc's?


u can fade almost anything with enough wear...
but NS indigos def fade a lot faster than NS blacks..and indigos stretch a lot more than blacks too

blacks arent selvage either

u can find a couple of faded black ns pics over @ SUFU
March 18, 2010 @ 14:21:02
dope. thanks for the quick answer snuff. really appreciate it.

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March 18, 2010 @ 17:43:00
do grey weird guys not stretch as much as indigos? if they don't, how come indigos stretch more than other denim (black, grey, etc.)
March 19, 2010 @ 20:15:24
yo looking to go slimmish and straight, not too much of a taper if any.

something like this




actually wondering what denim this is


so what model pbjs are these then? and what other denim fits similiar. cheers
March 19, 2010 @ 20:24:55
its just slim-fit/slim-straight fitting denim

apc ns, skull 5010, pbj 005, warehouse 660, fh 1001, Dry bones red-D, nudie slim jim....

go read some denim topics
March 20, 2010 @ 00:48:47
Yo guys what tailors do you know in OC that are good that are at a reasonable price that can deal with selvage?
March 20, 2010 @ 02:58:18
The best way I've found is to flip through the Yellow Pages or sometimes even Yelp and find tailors that are only tailors. Commercial chains, dry cleaners are a pass. I've found different ones in my area that do really great work for different articles that need attention.

As for the selvage, just go in and ask for them to work with the inseam instead of the outseam. They'll get it done, considering it's a pretty small request.
March 20, 2010 @ 04:14:44
Do you guys get your jeans tailored by people you know or department stores? How much does it usually cost
March 20, 2010 @ 09:28:38
10-20.00

i told the tailor not to touch my jeans with water, not to press them, not to dry clean them...

if u hem a pair of jeans that already have a taper...know that the leg opening is going to be wider than it was
March 24, 2010 @ 15:56:14
Stupid question but is it possible to untaper? I got a pair of jeans tapered, and want them back to their original opening/size. Pretty sure there was no material taken off, based on the way the selvedge lines up now.
March 24, 2010 @ 19:50:48
Been out of the denim game for a while, but whats the skinniest selvedge raws out? Ive been wearing my SEXI04s but they have stretched out a lot. Looks like PBJ XX011s?

Cheers.
March 24, 2010 @ 20:32:18
Get some Ande Whall Rakers. Not many others dip below 11 at the thigh, 7 at the hem for a sz. 30.
March 24, 2010 @ 23:55:23
Get some Ande Whall Rakers. Not many others dip below 11 at the thigh, 7 at the hem for a sz. 30.


That or look at NC. The measurements aren't that skinny, but they sure fit like it.
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