June 12, 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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fff also soaked his which probably had something to do with the stacks settling.
June 12, 2008 @ 08:37 PM
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indeed. im tellin you korea just dont hem them. or sell them! lol. id rather see them sold than hemmed

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June 12, 2008 @ 08:39 PM
FFF

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Yeah I did give mine a soak before wearing, so that could have had something to do with it as djreallyreal pointed out
June 13, 2008 @ 09:57 AM
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Here's the post-wash pics.
3.5 Months
1 Soak
1 Wash









June 13, 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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^wow lookin' good!
June 13, 2008 @ 07:46 PM
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FFF winning this contest by far. Good job mate

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June 13, 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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thats true^^

his shit is win

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June 14, 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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looking good fff
did they stretch much before the wash.?
June 14, 2008 @ 10:52 AM
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FFF did you air dry or just throw them in the dryer? if you threw them in teh dryer wouldnt the creases come out?
June 14, 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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looking good fff
did they stretch much before the wash.?


Yeah, but not too much.

FFF did you air dry or just throw them in the dryer? if you threw them in teh dryer wouldnt the creases come out?


Air dry.
June 14, 2008 @ 07:00 PM
Alex3000

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ah i didnt figure they would stretch to much but i usually wash my denim every 3-4 months just to tighten the denim back up.
June 14, 2008 @ 07:19 PM
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AH i love this cut and wash, i just can't bring myself to drop three bills on denim
June 14, 2008 @ 08:51 PM
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^thats what i said. but if your going to be wearing them for a year, you definitley get what you payed for

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June 16, 2008 @ 09:26 PM
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is a pre-soak suggested for these and if not whats the difference?

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June 17, 2008 @ 01:52 AM
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so they shrink as much as possible so your fades dont look fucked the next time you wash. and the excess starch is nice to get out of it. methinks

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June 17, 2008 @ 03:36 AM
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Creases won't shift if you don't do an initial soak with sanforized denim. Shrinking is minimal, so only reason I could see for soaking is losing the sheen if it bothers you.

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June 17, 2008 @ 04:16 AM
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these jeans are amazing im still not too sure if im fond of the stacking or if they just look overkill and too long
June 18, 2008 @ 04:18 AM
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i know that shifting on imperial denim is minimal cause they sanforized but they still shift...especially with the honeycombs...i soaked my SEXI04's when i first bought them cause i had this problem with my Dukes...i didnt wash for 9months with the dukes and now after wash the honeycombs are off by about 1 cm and look a bit wack...
June 18, 2008 @ 04:46 AM
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^pics? im kindve debating if i should still soak them now

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June 18, 2008 @ 07:40 AM
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i find it hard to believe you would really notice a change of only 1 cm.
June 18, 2008 @ 01:07 PM
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lol@1 cm

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June 19, 2008 @ 12:51 AM
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yeah it's not that noticable...the 1-2 cm is just enough to start creases in different spots...which is annoying more than anything else..it doesnt look bad or anything like that...i i just don't like the look of 2 sets of creases crossing over one another cause it kinda ruins the definition of the first set...the combs just don't stand out as much as they used too...ill post pics...
June 19, 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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its a bit hard to see in the pic but the white combs are the original and the creases with the darker shadow around them are the new set...the fades have already started to merge so its hard to tell what creases are old and new...imo i liked them before the new ones emerged
June 19, 2008 @ 02:49 AM
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i guess you didnt have an initial soak before you started to put wear on them?

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June 19, 2008 @ 02:52 AM
seven

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yeah that was with my dukes...that's why i decided to soak before wear with my SEXI04s
June 19, 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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It'll matter but not substantially. The main reason people soak sanforized jeans is to get the excess starch out so it's better for the health of the jeans.


Doesnt Soaking also loosen up the threads alittle and allow for better fading becuase the indigo can come off more easily?
someone correct me if im wrong, i know washing does just this (which is why you can wash denim with high indigo retention once a month as long as there is sufficient wear ie: samurai)
June 19, 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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I doubt washing and soaking will substantially help your denim fade faster. Wearing your jeans will create creases which results in friction between you and denim and ultimately loosens up indigo. Washes and soaks will get rid of the loosened indigo. Samurais can be washed regularly because its denim holds indigo well.


Im not saying it will be a huge difference with amazing fades if you soak, but it does get rid starch/dirt in the fibers of the jeans and loosens them a bit.
As you said, with constant wear, friction causes indigo to come off, especially at creases and other areas of high wear. If the fabric is holding so much starch and is very dirty, this will 1) Most likely damage the fabric in the long run especially if the denim is worn on a day to day basis over a long period of time, and 2) Inhibit the indigo from rubbing off (again im not saying to a substantial extent, like where it wont fade at all)
if the threads are starch/dirt free and a lil looser, they have more room to move and rub against one another and fade nicer
Yes, Samurais have amazing indigo retention, and age beautfully if washed every month, but washing (and soaking) help, if even a little, with fades
June 19, 2008 @ 06:15 PM
DREWKKAKE

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i wanted to go at least 6 months no wash.. but these fuckers are stretching, so anything more than 2 months sounds unrealistic.

hip flare is killing me softly

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June 19, 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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Once they get to a certain point, they should stop stretching... I think mine have reached that point, or at least I hope so.
June 19, 2008 @ 09:43 PM
DREWKKAKE

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hopefully. im past the 20 wears mark

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