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July 18, 2008 @ 02:04 PM
busy_tom

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my APC NS at 5 months. They have stretched way too much as you can see in the side picture. So I had to shrink them back down...I did an 8 minute hot wash (the longest my oldass washing machine goes) and an hour 30 hot soak, changing the water halfway through. Sorry for all the pictures...I wanted to show the process throughout.

Fit before wash:




Before pics:



Threw them in for a hot wash with the gentle cycle for 8 minutes


Soaked them in the tub in hot water for 90 minutes...changing the water at 45 to keep it hot. These little white things came out the jeans, not too sure what they are. You can see it in the picture, theyre just floating on tp of the water.


Dried them outside


When it got dark, brought them insdie to dry


After Pics:



fit after wash:



I'm a little disapointed in them, but i'll wear them for another couple months and see how things turn out.


nice job!
July 18, 2008 @ 03:20 PM
m4d3lnchln4

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Cheers. I've been suspicious of this whole sizing down thing, but if those are sized down 2, that puts my mind at rest. That's a great fit.

I definitely suggest to size down on NS, they stretch like hell. When I first got them the first button was just right, and i couldn't sag them at all. Now before the wash they were falling off my ass, and the belt was mandatory lol.

nice job!

thankssmile
July 18, 2008 @ 03:40 PM
drewblocka

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yes, a good belt is necessary to keep the waistline from stretching hardcore

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July 18, 2008 @ 04:02 PM
Beez

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APC New Standard
11 Months
4 Washes



very nice... i really like how the fading and all is there but subtle.

how much did these stretch for you sizing down 2? and how often did u wash?

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July 18, 2008 @ 11:23 PM
krn_zmb

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How are you going to frame the other side that's not showing?


just have a picture taking of the back.
July 19, 2008 @ 01:59 AM
Joe_

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m4d3lnchln4 those NS's look good homie mine look slightly less worn and ive only put 2 months and a soak into them.
July 19, 2008 @ 03:30 PM
kickpush

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cross post from sugar canes thread

haven't had these long, id say maybe 2 and half to three weeks. Since this is pretty much the sugar cane thread, thought i'd share. First two are just some macros of the jeans cause the details are nice. Last picture is wear from about a full week. Haven't worn these a lot because walking to class is a bitch in the summer.
sexsc02:





July 19, 2008 @ 03:49 PM
sansambition

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^looking dope so far dude,buttons are crazy.
July 19, 2008 @ 04:33 PM
drewblocka

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just have a picture taking of the back.


back of jeans show way more lol

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July 20, 2008 @ 05:54 AM
legitskii

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yo city of chi, did you get those skulls hemmed. if so what did u chop off.
July 20, 2008 @ 02:42 PM
Deemy

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What were those blue ones that you were wearing recently, Jhey?
July 20, 2008 @ 07:29 PM
Technique

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damn man so much potential in those jeans and the sagging killed it...

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July 20, 2008 @ 07:44 PM
Comikazi

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skull 5010xx 6x6; 2 months

raw, no wash, no soak



July 20, 2008 @ 07:46 PM
krn_zmb

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back of jeans show way more lol


ill slice the jeans in half.
July 20, 2008 @ 08:35 PM
blee358

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comikazi no soak?
July 20, 2008 @ 09:41 PM
TheCityOfChi

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yo city of chi, did you get those skulls hemmed. if so what did u chop off.


i dont do the hemmed shit
July 20, 2008 @ 09:51 PM
Comikazi

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comikazi no soak?


nope, lol I didn't know about initial soaks when I got them, guess I'll just wait til 6 months
July 20, 2008 @ 11:01 PM
indirectdelete

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X-post from APC thread...

APC NS, first wear on me. A friend of mine bought these and wore them 3 or 4 times and then sold them to me. He bought true to size (28, and we're almost exactly the same build) and that was a bad call. They're definitely going to end up too big, but I'll keep wearing them I guess. Fit pics:



July 20, 2008 @ 11:27 PM
Technique

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try using a belt, its only thing you can do to prevent stretch from getting bad
goodluck with the apcs

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July 20, 2008 @ 11:41 PM
indirectdelete

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Yeah, I have been using a belt. I'm more worried about the rest of the pants than the waist.
July 21, 2008 @ 11:42 AM
1988

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found this on supertalk;

sam113 Atelier La Durance Royal Pant (Context Clothing Experiment)

OK. So some of you may remember from a while back I posted that we at CONTEXT were going to conduct a denim experiment where we gave a pair of jeans to our friend, Don. Don is the head brewer and plant manager at the local brewery and is a metalworker, handyman and builder. We picked him because he is harder on his clothes than anyone we know and he cares nothing about fashion or his personal appearance. So we gave him these jeans and told him to wear them to work every day for one year without washing them. Every Wednesday I take photos of them at the brewery. At the end of the year we will wash them and hang them on the wall at CONTEXT with 52 pictures (one from each week of the experiment) in chronological order and a brief synopsis of the experiment. We had also planned to make a website called donsjeans.com that would have weekly updates, but never found the time. Anyway, Don scoffed at us, insisted they wouldn't last a month, but eventually agreed.
We gave him the Atelier LaDurance Royal Pant on JULY 1.
That is 5.5 months ago.
He has done as we asked and, needless to say, he is ahead of schedule.
These things are FILTHY.
He has developed a hole on the right front thigh from carrying screws in his pocket, so we are going to patch that with the denim from the repair kit that came with the jeans. He will then resume wearing them for the rest of the year.
For reference sake, he bought a pair of Caterpillar boots at Farm & Fleet the same week as he started with the jeans and had to replace them 2 weeks ago.
THEY OUTLASTED A PAIR OF HEAVY DUTY LEATHER WORK BOOTS.
















I really like Atelier La Durance jeans, only place near me that i can get them they cost
July 21, 2008 @ 01:29 PM
1988

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my shrink to fits, wore in the shower when i first got them, had them about 4/5 month. Wear these for riding as they're not too tight. CHECK OUT THAT SADDLE ASS!!






Now got a pair of 511's but only had them a few weeks
July 22, 2008 @ 11:32 AM
FACE

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GAP Morrison. worn 9 months, soaked plenty o' times but yet to be washed, i want my honeycombs to come in better, but i think that's a lost cause






had some repairs made, vans authentics were hell on the bottoms


sorry for the crappy phone pics.

Orlando, FL. OG as fuck.

July 22, 2008 @ 12:09 PM
filipin0y

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morissons faded in like 3 months for me


July 22, 2008 @ 01:39 PM
bigbadbuda

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I retired my morrisons they were looking good but they are just too baggy now
July 22, 2008 @ 04:28 PM
ice13water

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both of those morrisons look really good
July 22, 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Lifted.

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morrisons aint too bad!
July 22, 2008 @ 05:29 PM
Joe_

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those ateliers may be tough but they are all also hideous
July 24, 2008 @ 12:34 AM
Beez

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how much do those morrisons go far... im guessin raw denim but not selvedge?

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July 24, 2008 @ 12:37 AM
D-ane>

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Damn Chi, diggin the fit.

And naw, doesn't look like he's saggin

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