Small DENIM Questions Thread

December 25, 2010 @ 00:33:06
I'm probably gonna order a pair of S710's. I'm still deciding if I'm gonna order from Rakuten or BiG. In case I do order from Rakuten, would it be 100% safe? And how would I go about ordering them since they're a Japanese website?


Ordering from Rakuten is almost 100% safe. The only thing that is not 100% safe is if you have a problem with what you order, be it fit, sizing, or even a possible manufacturer's defect. The majority of Rakuten stores will not accept returns or exchanges for international orders. Other than that, Rakuten is really safe.

The Rakuten website is pretty intuitive. If you can't figure it out, you're probably better off just ordering from BiG. Plus, if you have a sizing problem or just don't like what you ordered, BiG will accept exchanges and returns for store credit.

ya since they're raw i know most starch will get out but i dont really care about the shrink what i want to know basically is like will it bleed less on to my white sneaks? and all those little things.


With a soak, denim will bleed less than in its raw state.
December 29, 2010 @ 23:07:56
my levi 501 STF leg and leg opening are to big I already gave them one hot wash should i give them another right now they are 7 1/2 inches and I wan't to get them to 6 3/4"
December 30, 2010 @ 00:13:03
someone PM me if they can help me picking out some PBJ's. PLEASE!
December 30, 2010 @ 00:22:35
Originally posted by Inactive User
someone PM me if they can help me picking out some PBJ's. PLEASE!


Whatever questions you have about PBJs, feel free to ask them here, I'll help you out if I can.
December 30, 2010 @ 00:24:57
my levi 501 STF leg and leg opening are to big I already gave them one hot wash should i give them another right now they are 7 1/2 inches and I wan't to get them to 6 3/4"


They won't get that small without you tailoring them. Usually, 0.5" is all the shrinkage you get in the hem width, and if you've already done a hot wash, there will be little to no shrinkage left to go in that leg opening.
December 30, 2010 @ 16:29:14
I've always wanted indigo jeans and now I have the opportunity to get them the thing is should I get Naked and famous deep indigo now or should I wait a little and get a better pair such as samaurais or pbjs?
Is it worth the wait or should I go ahead and cop n&f now? need your opinions
December 30, 2010 @ 19:11:41
there's nothing wrong with starting with naked and famous jeans. they're great, and while you beat the crap out of them you can save up for some pbj's
December 30, 2010 @ 22:56:25
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January 02, 2011 @ 23:50:18
I don't know if this question's been asked/answered before but here i go..

i'm trying to experiment on some stf's. If i want them to get tailored, should i get them tailored before or after i soak them?
January 03, 2011 @ 15:14:45
I don't know if this question's been asked/answered before but here i go..

i'm trying to experiment on some stf's. If i want them to get tailored, should i get them tailored before or after i soak them?


Definitely after. You won't know exactly how the jeans will fit you until after they have done their shrinking.
January 03, 2011 @ 17:49:14
Definitely after. You won't know exactly how the jeans will fit you until after they have done their shrinking.


Thanks infinite. Another question though, if i want to keep the color of the jeans, i soak them cold right? My apologies, i'm quite new to this...
January 03, 2011 @ 18:01:24
Thanks infinite. Another question though, if i want to keep the color of the jeans, i soak them cold right? My apologies, i'm quite new to this...


No matter what you do, your jeans will fade as you wear them. If you have STF, you'll have to soak them before you wear them. If you soak them cold, you may keep a tiny bit more color than if you soaked them hot, but you won't get the proper amount of shrinkage out of the jeans from the soak, and they'll just shrink more when you wash them later on down the road.

If they are STF, I would recommend a hot soak or two to get the shrinkage out, then try to go as long as you can without washing them, if you are trying to keep as much color as possible.
January 04, 2011 @ 02:54:03
5'8 150lbs wearing 29x35... any suggestions on whether I should hem, cuff, or stack?
January 04, 2011 @ 13:24:32
5'8 150lbs wearing 29x35... any suggestions on whether I should hem, cuff, or stack?


Depends on how wide the leg opening is and how much extra length you have in the leg.
January 04, 2011 @ 13:29:25
Depends on how wide the leg opening is and how much extra length you have in the leg.


Here are some fit pics, sorry can't post image tags yet

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4044/60157504.jpg
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8143/30937880.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5554/60284995.jpg
January 04, 2011 @ 20:29:41
If they're fully shrunken an inch or two off would be good. Also where did you find 29x35 on the Levi's site or in-store.
January 04, 2011 @ 23:44:51
Here are some fit pics, sorry can't post image tags yet

img42.imageshack.us/img42/4044/60157504.jpg
img705.imageshack.us/img705/8143/30937880.jpg
img88.imageshack.us/img88/5554/60284995.jpg


The leg opening is really small on those, so I think it'd be fine to just let them stack the way they are doing now. If you want the bottom of the legs to look a little bit cleaner, you could take off a couple of inches as well. I would definitely not cuff with a leg opening that small, though.

If they're fully shrunken an inch or two off would be good. Also where did you find 29x35 on the Levi's site or in-store.


I'm pretty sure that those are Naked & Famous, not Levi's.
January 05, 2011 @ 00:11:20
The leg opening is really small on those, so I think it'd be fine to just let them stack the way they are doing now. If you want the bottom of the legs to look a little bit cleaner, you could take off a couple of inches as well. I would definitely not cuff with a leg opening that small, though.

I'm pretty sure that those are Naked & Famous, not Levi's.


Yep, they are the N&F WeirdGuys.

Thanks for the advice guys!
January 05, 2011 @ 23:12:21
I am having a jean crisis & I need your help..(Sorry I can't post links yet)

I currently wear levis 511s and 514s. The 511's are too tight and the 514's are too loose. I need something in between.

I am looking for something that fits like this but is cheaper and less beat up looking:


zappos.com/diesel-safado-l-34-pants-1-denim?channel=25&mr:referralID=3fbb3a3c-1901-11e0-b21a-001b2166c2c0

l3.zassets.com/images/z/1/3/3/1337665-p-DETAILED.jpg

I don't care much about the brand as long as the jeans quality is decent and they fit right.

On a side note, do you think A&F jeans rollins skinny are worth $50? (I know they are A&F and hated but they look decent (the one's that are distressed but not beat up):

abercrombie.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&catalogId=10901&productId=668442&langId=-1&categoryId=50448

I am trying to spend upto $60 for a decent pair, and a little over $100 for something nice.

No raw please I need a low maintenance jean..

Thank you!

EDIT: If I get something like these will they stretch out or something? Do I have to size down? They are 98% cotton 2 % spandex
karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=110889&VendorCode=CMN&iskazbah=False
karmaloop.com/products.aspx?ProductID=116321&VendorCode=WEC&iskazbah=False
January 06, 2011 @ 01:31:04
hey guys, I bought a pair of N&F weird guys..is anything going to happen if I get caught out in the rain? Vancouver weather sucks
January 06, 2011 @ 03:42:49
hey guys, I bought a pair of N&F weird guys..is anything going to happen if I get caught out in the rain? Vancouver weather sucks


with my n/f weird guy indigo selvedge nothing really happened in the rain i also live in the 604 area and all i see is a little bit of fades at the bottom but should avoid raws on rainy days IMO.

edit: guess its like giving a pre soak smokeyface
January 06, 2011 @ 13:25:38
hey guys, I bought a pair of N&F weird guys..is anything going to happen if I get caught out in the rain? Vancouver weather sucks


You'll lose the initial sheen on the raw denim, but other than that, nothing bad will happen.
January 07, 2011 @ 16:09:40
any jeans with almost identical measurements as nudies average joes?
January 08, 2011 @ 14:03:28
Don't baby your jeans.. it's just water. Unless you're getting completely soaked in the shits you don't have to worry. Light rain should be fine; water dries, it's no big deal. You shouldn't be stepping out of your house being concerned about your jeans.. If anything, dress for the weather. Should get a back-up pair of jeans or some shit.

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January 08, 2011 @ 16:11:12
Will wearing a belt reduce/stop the stretching?
January 08, 2011 @ 18:15:24
Will wearing a belt reduce/stop the stretching?


It will reduce stretching in the waist.
January 08, 2011 @ 18:21:30
It will reduce stretching in the waist.

thanks.
January 09, 2011 @ 02:35:09
I'm currently 5 months in on my first pair of raws (Rogue Territory Slim Straight). While I love these jeans I'm looking to invest in my second pair. Any recommendations on some jeans that would have similar fit with just a bit wider legs (they don't cover the back part of my SBs, rather bunch around on top of the shoe) and a little less low rise (I'm 6'4). I picked these jeans because they were a lot less starchy than other brands I had tried on, namely ACP so that is a factor as well.

sz 33
Wb 34
Fr 9.75 including wb
Upper thigh 23.5
Mid thigh 19.5
Knee 17.5
Leg opening 17
January 09, 2011 @ 02:36:28
Also has anyone here ordered the gap or old navy tall sized solid color tees? I'm gonna give them a try.
January 09, 2011 @ 09:49:31
Originally posted by Inactive User
I'm currently 5 months in on my first pair of raws (Rogue Territory Slim Straight). While I love these jeans I'm looking to invest in my second pair. Any recommendations on some jeans that would have similar fit with just a bit wider legs (they don't cover the back part of my SBs, rather bunch around on top of the shoe) and a little less low rise (I'm 6'4). I picked these jeans because they were a lot less starchy than other brands I had tried on, namely ACP so that is a factor as well.

sz 33
Wb 34
Fr 9.75 including wb
Upper thigh 23.5
Mid thigh 19.5
Knee 17.5
Leg opening 17


It sounds like the Studio D'Artisan SD-103 might be a good cut for you. It has a little bit of a higher rise and little bit of a wider leg than the measurements you posted.
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