Small DENIM Questions Thread

January 18, 2012 @ 05:01:23 AM
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Ahh sorry the 710 or the xx-011 or xx-013
January 18, 2012 @ 06:17:21 AM
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Those 2 models of PBJs will be slimmer than 710s.
January 18, 2012 @ 17:42:04 PM
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Question concerning n&f.
a friend of mine is new to the raw denim game and it will probably end up with some deep indigos.
What do you recommend for sizing on the different fits?
after some research i'd recommend size down 1 or 2 for the weird guys and slim guys and size down 1 or tts for the skinny guys.
are you d'accord?
thanks man!

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January 18, 2012 @ 22:40:28 PM
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Should I shrink my raw denim before i go get it tapered? Or vice versa?


I would shrink before you taper. If you taper first, you may not be happy with the fit after shrinking later.

Has Pure Blue Japan ever released denim that wasn't raw? Well besides the no fade blacks...


Most of PBJs models are also sold as one-wash.
January 18, 2012 @ 23:33:40 PM
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Thanks. I want to shrink them ALOT. Would putting them in the dryer after soaking them make them shrink alot?


A super hoat soak for 30 mins should do it. You can put them into the dryer but that may make them more softer, more indigo loss, and put in some creases down the lines.

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January 19, 2012 @ 01:05:39 AM
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Thanks. I want to shrink them ALOT. Would putting them in the dryer after soaking them make them shrink alot?


Putting denim in the dryer will get you maximum shrinkage, but how much total shrinkage you get depends a lot on what kind of denim you are trying to shrink and if it is sanforized or not. What kind of jeans are you trying to shrink?

Interested in a pair of samurais or pure blue japans, could anyone tell me any substantial difference between the two? I'm looking for a slim tapered fit. Also in terms of quality which one is better?


I don't think there's a huge difference between the two brands. Both are high-end Japanese denim brands that mostly use slubby, unsanforized denim. PBJ generally uses lighter weight denim and costs a little bit less than Samurai, and Samurai uses heavier weight denim and generally has nicer cosmetic details. Both are excellent brands, you can't go wrong with either one.
January 19, 2012 @ 02:56:48 AM
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Awesome thanks for the info. I've decided to go with PBJ, fan of the taper. Also I saw on BiG that the xx-011 and the xx-013 now fit the same just different fabrication process and dying. How would I size on either pair, TTS or size down 1?
January 19, 2012 @ 16:18:55 PM
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Awesome thanks for the info. I've decided to go with PBJ, fan of the taper. Also I saw on BiG that the xx-011 and the xx-013 now fit the same just different fabrication process and dying. How would I size on either pair, TTS or size down 1?


I haven't worn either cut in a couple of years, but when I owned a pair of XX-013s, they ran really big. I had to size down 2 from my actual waist measurement just to keep them from being really baggy right from the get-go. I think they've changed the cut since then, they may not run as big anymore.
January 19, 2012 @ 16:46:23 PM
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Also for the one wash pair they just did that to get the shrinkage out right? Sorry for the barrage of questions just wanna make sure before I make my first high-end purchase.
January 19, 2012 @ 18:27:54 PM
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Im planning on buying a N&F + Flat Head collab based of the weird guy fit. I can where a size 30-32 in levis 511. The smallest pair they have left is a tagged 30 but the size chart lists it at a 32 (why tag it at 30????). How do people usually size the N&F weird guys. Does it stretch at all because even at 32 i would need a belt. So in a sense i would be sizing up. I dont know how the wierd guys usually fits, can someone enlighten me on whether to look into it or would sizing up be a bad decision.
January 19, 2012 @ 18:53:00 PM
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I've worn weird guys and I would say go TTS since the denim is un sanforized it will shrink 1" in the waist. Usually you would size down 1 otherwise. The weird guy has a low rise and is a slim fit with a tapered leg. You should just send them a message.
January 19, 2012 @ 19:09:58 PM
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Also for the one wash pair they just did that to get the shrinkage out right? Sorry for the barrage of questions just wanna make sure before I make my first high-end purchase.


Yes, the one wash is mainly to get the shrinkage out.
January 19, 2012 @ 22:56:29 PM
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I've worn weird guys and I would say go TTS since the denim is un sanforized it will shrink 1" in the waist. Usually you would size down 1 otherwise. The weird guy has a low rise and is a slim fit with a tapered leg. You should just send them a message.


Waiting on their response. My TS is 31. Would the tagged 30 (size chart 32) suffice? Or would i go by the chart, which would be a 29(31) (sold out smh(( )
January 19, 2012 @ 23:18:04 PM
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I would believe so, yes. I've purchased weirdguys TTS and 1 size down, the TTS was wearable but baggy. Since this denim is un sanforized it will shrink.
January 21, 2012 @ 13:30:38 PM
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unbranded tapered sz32

had em 2 years, but probably wore em like 5-6 months total. they were accidently washed, dried, and folded, so now i have this ugly ass crease on the left leg. anyway to get rid of it? or lessen how sharp it looks?
January 21, 2012 @ 16:01:09 PM
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Figured I would ask here. I'm looking for some clean, simple chinos that would fit a 29x30. Just looking for a nice slim fit. I need to pick up a pair of khaki, grey, and brown chinos.

I have slim 30x30's from BR but they aren't that slim and the 30 waist is too wide. Still gotta cuff em too which sucks.

Any recommendations?
January 25, 2012 @ 01:20:49 AM
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It feels like its gonna take me years to get any fades on my N&F Skinny Guy Broken Twill, I wear them as much as I can... What can I do to speed up the process at least a little?! Does exercising in them, in the gym help?
January 25, 2012 @ 01:26:40 AM
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Go ride a bike.
January 26, 2012 @ 00:26:44 AM
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As stated in my sig I'm on the market to buy new denim... I'm going for a thicker slubbier denim this time compared to my lightweight APC PS, but I want to keep the same fit..

Which brands out there on the higher end are better? IH/FH/PBJ/Samurai,etc

and what fit?
January 26, 2012 @ 00:28:07 AM
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It feels like its gonna take me years to get any fades on my N&F Skinny Guy Broken Twill, I wear them as much as I can... What can I do to speed up the process at least a little?! Does exercising in them, in the gym help?


Anything that requires you to move around in them helps. Obviously themore you do the faster they'llfade. Just be committed and wear them any chanceyou get and it'll start fading in no time
January 26, 2012 @ 02:36:06 AM
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If you want slubby, #1 choice is PBJ
January 26, 2012 @ 15:14:18 PM
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Or Oni
January 27, 2012 @ 03:24:47 AM
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anyone know where to cop pbj below retail?

mainly looking for the xx-013 in size 28
January 27, 2012 @ 20:18:53 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
As stated in my sig I'm on the market to buy new denim... I'm going for a thicker slubbier denim this time compared to my lightweight APC PS, but I want to keep the same fit..

Which brands out there on the higher end are better? IH/FH/PBJ/Samurai,etc

and what fit?


If you want slubby, the brands to really look at are Oni, PBJ, Strike Gold, Samurai, and, to a lesser extent, Eternal. Iron Heart and Flat Head are great brands, but I don't find FH denim to be particularly slubby, and I don't find IH denim to be slubby at all.

Of the slubby brands that I named, Oni and Eternal don't have a widely available slim tapered fit at all that I know of, but you could look at the PBJ XX-011, Strike Gold 1109, or Samurai 710 models for that type of fit.

Originally posted by Inactive User
anyone know where to cop pbj below retail?

mainly looking for the xx-013 in size 28


I'm pretty sure that the XX-013 is a BiG exclusive, so unless you find it secondhand somewhere, you'll probably have to pay full price for it there.

Also, AFAIK, BiG is the only North American retailer for PBJ, so unless you are willing to look overseas, that's pretty much your only option.

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February 01, 2012 @ 00:23:51 AM
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Im kinda new to the raw denim thing. I bought a pair of raw selvedge denim they fit more like slim-straight fit rather than a Skinny fit which i like. Is there a way i can achieve the skinny fit without any fading to washes or whatever? I just need it around my calves.
February 01, 2012 @ 03:49:53 AM
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This is a dumbass question, but how bad will jumping in a pool that presumably has chlorine in it fuck up my jawnz?
February 01, 2012 @ 20:52:03 PM
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Got a gray (noir) pair of APC's, size 30. Not worn more than 5 times. I had my tailor cut off 2" on the inseam. How much do you guys think I can get for this? I want to purchase a pair of black RRL's and want to sell these off first before buying anymore pairs of jeans. Was thinking at LEAST $150.


Weren't these on sale recently for like $100? Since they are gray (a less popular color than indigo), and since you've worn them, I would guess at most $100, probably less.

Im kinda new to the raw denim thing. I bought a pair of raw selvedge denim they fit more like slim-straight fit rather than a Skinny fit which i like. Is there a way i can achieve the skinny fit without any fading to washes or whatever? I just need it around my calves.


If you just want them tighter on your calves, you could taper them. If you want them tighter everywhere, you will probably have to trade them in for a different size or something else entirely, unless they are made from unsanforized (STF) denim. Then they might shrink enough with a hot soak, depending on how much tighter you want them.

This is a dumbass question, but how bad will jumping in a pool that presumably has chlorine in it fuck up my jawnz?


Probably not at all.
February 07, 2012 @ 03:19:49 AM
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im currently wearing 28 apc ps
fit is fine but little on the skinny side.

how to size for sexi14?

also

which one would be better in terms of fading properties and denim quality? pbj 011/013 vs sexi14
February 07, 2012 @ 03:30:27 AM
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Dude, you have to stop posting the same exact thing on multiple threads. dear god.
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