Small DENIM Questions Thread

Apr 12, 2011 @ 23:39
dont know if this will help much but when i got my apc p.s hemmed the guy didnt touch my selvedge i was actually kind of worried about that too but if you wanna make sure you should just ask
Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:52
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hm should i taper/hem my jeans first then soak, or soak first then get them tapered/hemmed?


edit: denim is rogue territory steve, sanforized


If the denim is sanforized, you don't have to soak before tapering, especially if you don't plan on soaking before wearing. However, if you are going to soak before wearing, you might as well do it before tapering as well, in case you get some shrinkage.

dont know if that has been asked but..

i have selvedge jeans that i want to get tapered. Do i just take them to the tailors and tell the man not to fuck up the selvedge? or do i have to go to a special place to get them done?


Yeah, you should ask them to taper on the inseam rather than the outseam, so that they don't touch the selvage. I know Denim Doctors tapers this way, but you can always ask your local tailor if they can do it, too.
Apr 13, 2011 @ 21:40
What the best way i fix the stacks?

Apr 13, 2011 @ 21:45
My jeans always crease bellow the crotch, it's because they're too big on my waist, right?
Apr 13, 2011 @ 22:13
so am i supposed to wear the denim while it's still kind of damp to get definite fades from the start?
Apr 13, 2011 @ 22:29
dont know if this will help much but when i got my apc p.s hemmed the guy didnt touch my selvedge i was actually kind of worried about that too but if you wanna make sure you should just ask


Hemmed and tapered are two different things.
Apr 13, 2011 @ 22:32
dont know if that has been asked but..

i have selvedge jeans that i want to get tapered. Do i just take them to the tailors and tell the man not to fuck up the selvedge? or do i have to go to a special place to get them done?


To do the inseam side you need a special machine to do it properly...most regular tailors wont have this machine.

You can taper the outer seam and still have the selvedge.....the width of the salvedge will just get wider by however much you are tapering.
Apr 18, 2011 @ 12:15
I just ordered a pair of Denham Grader Virgin Japanese Selvage. Does anyone have any experiences with this brand? The look nice but if someone with firsthand experience can give me some info I would gladly appreciate it.
Apr 18, 2011 @ 23:02
dont know if that has been asked but..

i have selvedge jeans that i want to get tapered. Do i just take them to the tailors and tell the man not to fuck up the selvedge? or do i have to go to a special place to get them done?


Without a special stitching machine he's going to have to use the selvedge edge. It'll get wider depending upon how much you taper it.
Apr 19, 2011 @ 01:14
Question was presented to me on my denim tumblog, strictlydenim.tumblr.com.. the question is; "What do you know about levis with an XX on the patch?" What does the double X stand for?

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Apr 19, 2011 @ 03:37
Read the thread it's on the previous page.
Apr 19, 2011 @ 19:26
Thank you. I quoted you here to respond to the question; I hope you don't mind. Credited of course.
http://strictlydenim.tumblr.com/post/4761776814/what-do-you-know-about-levis-with-an-xx-on-the-patch

insta: sihalanick

Apr 20, 2011 @ 00:31
when denim is referred to as rigid denim does that mean its stiff
Apr 20, 2011 @ 15:19
I just ordered a pair of Denham Grader Virgin Japanese Selvage. Does anyone have any experiences with this brand? The look nice but if someone with firsthand experience can give me some info I would gladly appreciate it.


I just ordered a pair of Denham Grader Virgin Japanese Selvage. Does anyone have any experiences with this brand? The look nice but if someone with firsthand experience can give me some info I would gladly appreciate it.
Apr 20, 2011 @ 17:52
so am i supposed to wear the denim while it's still kind of damp to get definite fades from the start?


You can do that to help set your creases, but it's certainly not necessary. I never do it.

when denim is referred to as rigid denim does that mean its stiff


Yes, "rigid" means stiff.

I just ordered a pair of Denham Grader Virgin Japanese Selvage. Does anyone have any experiences with this brand? The look nice but if someone with firsthand experience can give me some info I would gladly appreciate it.


I have no firsthand experience with this brand. I read somewhere that they are a Dutch brand, but that's pretty much all I know about them.
Apr 20, 2011 @ 20:47
quick question, does anyone know if there are variations to neighborhood jeans back pockets? besides the rigid slanted 'N' shape, ive seen a one with a curved line in between, would those be real as well?



thanks
Apr 23, 2011 @ 01:54
Been looking at a lot of evo pictures and was wondering, do people usually rub their jeans while they wear them? Because I don't see how the upper thighs and knees can fade so much in so little time, while mine are no where near faded and it's been about 4 1/2 months.
Apr 23, 2011 @ 13:08
Been looking at a lot of evo pictures and was wondering, do people usually rub their jeans while they wear them? Because I don't see how the upper thighs and knees can fade so much in so little time, while mine are no where near faded and it's been about 4 1/2 months.


People do usually rub their jeans while wearing them, but not intentionally. Manufacturing your fades is on purpose is generally looked down upon in the internet denim community.

If you're not getting enough fading, you're probably not wearing your jeans enough or not wearing them hard enough.
Apr 23, 2011 @ 16:20
People do usually rub their jeans while wearing them, but not intentionally. Manufacturing your fades is on purpose is generally looked down upon in the internet denim community.

If you're not getting enough fading, you're probably not wearing your jeans enough or not wearing them hard enough.


What does it mean by "wearing them hard?" I guess I don't really bike or skate like some people do. I'm usually just sitting around or walking around at work. Would that be why?
Apr 25, 2011 @ 00:20
What does it mean by "wearing them hard?" I guess I don't really bike or skate like some people do. I'm usually just sitting around or walking around at work. Would that be why?


Yes, that would be why. The more stress you put on the fabric, the sooner it fades.
Apr 25, 2011 @ 02:32
Yes, that would be why. The more stress you put on the fabric, the sooner it fades.


Well I guess then it makes sense. Trying to think of something that I could do that would speed it up but not cause crazy blowouts. Thanks for the insight.
May 02, 2011 @ 21:15
how do you soak a specific area? for example just the crotch?
thanks.

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May 02, 2011 @ 23:51
how do you soak a specific area? for example just the crotch?


For something like the legs, you could put just them in the water, but for something like the crotch, I don't really see any realistic way of doing that well.
May 04, 2011 @ 19:32
how do you soak a specific area? for example just the crotch?
thanks.


...get bucket...
...submerge crotch area in water...
...profit?

cmon it's denim, not rocket science
May 05, 2011 @ 21:29
^The problem is like with most porous wovens, water will seep through the whole thing.
Like when you dab a napkin on liquid it can spread out pretty fast.
May 15, 2011 @ 05:27
Raw Jeans Shrinkage
Alright I got a question--

I got these levis 511, in the rigid tumbled black wash...it fit great but then after I washed them, they shrunk like 3 sizes. Now they look like girls jeans on me.

I don't care much about those jeans anymore, but I am worried about future raw jeans that I get. I got some raw jeans at H&M and they didn't shrink much at all after washing. I don't know which is more normal-- very minor shrinking or very major shrinking. I'm also not sure if the difference has to do with how they were washed. Maybe I left the levis in the dryer too long, but I can't remember enough to know for sure. That is really what the question is about--
If raw jeans are washed and dried with too much heat, are they gonna shrink as much as the levis? Or were the levis made differently from the H&M raw jeans that didn't shrink as much.
May 15, 2011 @ 14:12
Alright I got a question--

I got these levis 511, in the rigid tumbled black wash...it fit great but then after I washed them, they shrunk like 3 sizes. Now they look like girls jeans on me.

I don't care much about those jeans anymore, but I am worried about future raw jeans that I get. I got some raw jeans at H&M and they didn't shrink much at all after washing. I don't know which is more normal-- very minor shrinking or very major shrinking. I'm also not sure if the difference has to do with how they were washed. Maybe I left the levis in the dryer too long, but I can't remember enough to know for sure. That is really what the question is about--
If raw jeans are washed and dried with too much heat, are they gonna shrink as much as the levis? Or were the levis made differently from the H&M raw jeans that didn't shrink as much.


you should definitely try avoiding the drying machine. When you put jeans in the dryer they will shrink a lot especially if they're raw, and you'll lose a lot of the rigidity you started with. with that said, it's up to you.. if you want your jeans to stay the same size with the same rigidness then just hang dry them after a wash, if you want them to shrink and become soft then i guess the dryer is your best bet. my advice tho is just skip the dryer totally because in all of my experience it just messes up your jeans. the other thing you have to remember is the hotter the temperature the more shrinkage, but don't get me wrong, if you wash your jeans theres always gonna be a little shrinkage because all the threads tense up and contract but they'll easily stretch back out. but with hotter temperatures they'll contract more and take a longer time to stretch back out. so yah, wash them cold if you don't want shrinkage, and avoid the drying machine too. just hang dry.. it takes a little longer but it will keep the jeans the way you wanted.
May 15, 2011 @ 17:02
why do ppl hang their raws a specific way after soak, or wash? and do they hang them like that all the time?? personally i just throw mine on the floor...

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May 16, 2011 @ 11:44
Alright I got a question--

I got these levis 511, in the rigid tumbled black wash...it fit great but then after I washed them, they shrunk like 3 sizes. Now they look like girls jeans on me.

I don't care much about those jeans anymore, but I am worried about future raw jeans that I get. I got some raw jeans at H&M and they didn't shrink much at all after washing. I don't know which is more normal-- very minor shrinking or very major shrinking. I'm also not sure if the difference has to do with how they were washed. Maybe I left the levis in the dryer too long, but I can't remember enough to know for sure. That is really what the question is about--
If raw jeans are washed and dried with too much heat, are they gonna shrink as much as the levis? Or were the levis made differently from the H&M raw jeans that didn't shrink as much.


Shrinkage doesn't depend as much on the washing method as it does on whether the denim is sanforized (pre-shrunk) or not. Sanforized raw denim doesn't shrink much when you wash it. Unsanforized denim can shrink a lot when you wash it. Your H&Ms were probably sanforized, your Levi's were probably unsanforized.

why do ppl hang their raws a specific way after soak, or wash? and do they hang them like that all the time?? personally i just throw mine on the floor...


People hang their jeans up to dry if they don't want creases to form on the denim while it is drying. If you don't care about getting creases, then it is fine to just throw them on the floor.

Denim does tend to dry a little bit faster when hung rather than thrown on the floor.
May 16, 2011 @ 18:31
thanks man, but when i said thro them on the floor, i was talkin about after a regular day of wear. and i was asking do they hang up their jeans like that all the time and not only after a sook/wash?

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