The Official Levi's Thread

Sep 03, 2010 @ 21:59
gayguy you the next denim god
Sep 03, 2010 @ 22:01
Thank you powerc*m you are very nice
Sep 04, 2010 @ 00:11
next denim god
hot wash or soak should shrink them again
Sep 04, 2010 @ 03:44
Okay so I have been wearing my STFs for a lonnnnngggggg time and they stretched a lot is there any way to shrink them again without tapering???


If you wash them with detergent, they will definitely shrink back down to normal size if not tighter. Inside out and line dry - if there still too big do a hot soak and machine dry, but be warned this might make them FAR too small.
Sep 04, 2010 @ 03:45
Trying to locate a pair of Levis 506s in indigo in a sz. 32 or 33 depending on measurements. Anybody got a pair for sale or trade or know where I can buy a pair? Thanks.
Sep 04, 2010 @ 10:51
Im thinking about getting my stf's tapered. The waist fits perfect. There just a little big in the thigh and knee area. How much should I get them tapered?

Sep 04, 2010 @ 11:18
next denim god
hot wash or soak should shrink them again


Thank You I will try
Sep 04, 2010 @ 11:19
If you wash them with detergent, they will definitely shrink back down to normal size if not tighter. Inside out and line dry - if there still too big do a hot soak and machine dry, but be warned this might make them FAR too small.


I will try this once I get more wear on them, thanks
Sep 07, 2010 @ 15:28
jus got some levis 514 xxxx selvedge for 20 yesterdaysmokeyfacesmokeyface
Sep 08, 2010 @ 10:04
^thts a steal, hard to find them around but when u do they usually bargain bin shit, cuz no one else really looks for selvedge except for denimheads

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Sep 08, 2010 @ 15:11
Okay so I have been wearing my STFs for a lonnnnngggggg time and they stretched a lot is there any way to shrink them again without tapering???


Did you shrink them initially? I'm assuming you did the whole STF process and most of the shrinkage is gone.

Denim is always gonna stretch back out. It'll contract some once it hits some hot water and will shrink even moreso if you didn't get all the shrinkage out in the beginning. However, after they shrink they'll stretch out again with a few wears.
Sep 08, 2010 @ 21:25
Yeah I did the initial soak, but after it stretched back out it looks bigger than the pre-initial soak
Sep 08, 2010 @ 22:22
Yeah I did the initial soak, but after it stretched back out it looks bigger than the pre-initial soak


If it's too big for your liking, do a soak. How long did you wear it for?
Sep 09, 2010 @ 14:42
where can i get lvc in la?
Sep 12, 2010 @ 16:21
Quick question. I'm a little confused between the rigid, Stf, and unwashed color on the amazon site. What's the difference?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018OMRWQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p193_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1KMMYNRDG2903HFH3A46&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846
Sep 13, 2010 @ 02:05
Sep 13, 2010 @ 08:43
Quick question. I'm a little confused between the rigid, Stf, and unwashed color on the amazon site. What's the difference?


What is the difference between Raw, Rigid, Dry, and Washed denim?

* Raw denim is what you buy when you buy your new 501xx Shrink to Fits. This cotton denim has been completely untreated and unwashed which is why it will shrink so much during the first soak. It has a lighter hue than after the soak.
* Rigid and Dry denim are the same as far as I can tell. They are similar to the soaked STFs. Basically they are still quite stiff and will continue to shrink and change over time with washing but are much closer to the size they will remain. They may be stiff but in no time they will feel quite comfortable. Many jeans companies sell rigid jeans including wrangler for a similar price point and other for considerably more.
* Washed and Pre-washed 501′s have essentially been machine washed before you bought them. They feel like most jeans you have bought and worn in the past.

-http://501xx.info/blog/levis-501xx-shrink-to-fit-faq/
Sep 13, 2010 @ 09:35
Thanks for the info, but I already know what the differences between raw rigid etc.. I've owned a pair apc's for a while. I'm confused on how they labeled their colors on the amazon site.

One color is labeled rigid stf at 37$ and the other color is stf at 50$. I'm wondering what the difference is between the two labeled colors or if there isn't. Because essentially they look the same and I'm wondering if they mislabeled the denim
Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:43
lol you're right that is quite confusing. no clue there.
Sep 13, 2010 @ 12:10
Sep 13, 2010 @ 17:43
^thanks
Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:49

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Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:15
Originally posted by Inactive User
What is the difference between Raw, Rigid, Dry, and Washed denim?

* Raw denim is what you buy when you buy your new 501xx Shrink to Fits. This cotton denim has been completely untreated and unwashed which is why it will shrink so much during the first soak. It has a lighter hue than after the soak.
* Rigid and Dry denim are the same as far as I can tell. They are similar to the soaked STFs. Basically they are still quite stiff and will continue to shrink and change over time with washing but are much closer to the size they will remain. They may be stiff but in no time they will feel quite comfortable. Many jeans companies sell rigid jeans including wrangler for a similar price point and other for considerably more.
* Washed and Pre-washed 501′s have essentially been machine washed before you bought them. They feel like most jeans you have bought and worn in the past.

-http://501xx.info/blog/levis-501xx-shrink-to-fit-faq/


You're a bit off here...

* Dry/Raw denim - Pretty much the same thing. That means the denim is unwashed after the dyeing process.
* Unsanforized and sanforized - Unsanforized denim means it has been untreated and will shrink upon soak. Sanforized denim is pre-treated and means it's gone through the sanforizing process and nearly all the shrinkage is gone.
* Rigid denim is a term some companies use to describe their dark washed denim. Not raw, but still able to give you minimal fading due to the denim being dyed darker. Definitely not the same as raw denim.
Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:35
^ sounds good. I didn't write that up. Grabbed it from a site but good looks on the corrections.

too bad it wasn't his question though :\ .
Sep 14, 2010 @ 15:32
Originally posted by Inactive User
If it's too big for your liking, do a soak. How long did you wear it for?


I think this is the 3rd month with my STFs
Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
I would try 1 hot soak for an hour and see how they fit. I've done 2 soaks before and found that the denim loses a lot of the stiffness after a 2nd soak. If it's a nice day out, wear them around when they're wet(not dripping). It'll help with the creasing and you can force the stacks the way you want them.


Pics of my recently soaked STF. Sized down 1, 31x34.


are these the black or indigo wash? thats a good fit man

on a side note, first post lol
Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:24
thanks. indigo wash.
Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:29
Originally posted by Inactive User
thanks. indigo wash.


thanks man. online sites make it looks a lot lighter than it is.
Sep 14, 2010 @ 20:48
went to the Levis Outlet today and they had STF 501s $10 off making them $24.99. if anyone is looking for a pair they never go on sale at retail stores so $24.99 is pretty g0od
Sep 16, 2010 @ 12:10
Just got caught in a rain storm...guess I'm on my second soak smokeyface
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