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September 8, 2010 @ 03:11 PM

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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.
September 8, 2010 @ 09:25 PM
NahMean

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Yeah I did the initial soak, but after it stretched back out it looks bigger than the pre-initial soak
September 8, 2010 @ 10:22 PM
Litmus Paper

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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?
September 9, 2010 @ 02:42 PM
topnotchchach

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where can i get lvc in la?
September 12, 2010 @ 04:21 PM
ForTheNguyen

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Quick question. I'm a little confused between the rigid, Stf, and unwashed color on the amazon site. What's the difference?

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
September 13, 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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September 13, 2010 @ 08:43 AM
Litmus Paper

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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.

-501xx.info/blog/levis-501xx-shrink-to-fit-faq/
September 13, 2010 @ 09:35 AM
ForTheNguyen

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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
September 13, 2010 @ 10:43 AM
Litmus Paper

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lol you're right that is quite confusing. no clue there.
September 13, 2010 @ 12:10 PM
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September 13, 2010 @ 05:43 PM
HYPELO

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^thanks
September 14, 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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September 14, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

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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.

-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.
September 14, 2010 @ 01:35 PM
Litmus Paper

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^ 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 :\ .
September 14, 2010 @ 03:32 PM
NahMean

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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
September 14, 2010 @ 08:20 PM
bigV

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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
September 14, 2010 @ 08:24 PM
Litmus Paper

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thanks. indigo wash.
September 14, 2010 @ 08:29 PM
bigV

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thanks. indigo wash.


thanks man. online sites make it looks a lot lighter than it is.
September 14, 2010 @ 08:48 PM
unknown force.

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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
September 16, 2010 @ 12:10 PM
bobby

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Just got caught in a rain storm...guess I'm on my second soak cool
September 16, 2010 @ 02:05 PM
rheng

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anyone know wtf the "rigid stf" and "stf" are actually supposed to be on amazon?
www.amazon.com/Levis-Mens-Jean-Black-30x30/dp/B001H0FXBI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1284663690&sr=8-1

also, if i usually wear a like a 31x32 in 514's and 32x32 in 511's what should i get for the stfs?
September 16, 2010 @ 02:56 PM
GETwet

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What type of stf's shrink the most so it looks slim but not as slim as 511's?
and what size should i get if i am a 30x32 with cuffs?
September 16, 2010 @ 04:44 PM
Litmus Paper

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Just got caught in a rain storm...guess I'm on my second soak cool


how are those jawns? still skin tight? throw up some pics.


also, if i usually wear a like a 31x32 in 514's and 32x32 in 511's what should i get for the stfs?


true waist size ( get a ruler and measure) and +2 to length.
size down 1 for slimmer fit.

What type of stf's shrink the most so it looks slim but not as slim as 511's?
and what size should i get if i am a 30x32 with cuffs?


29x34
September 18, 2010 @ 11:27 AM
bobby

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how are those jawns? still skin tight? throw up some pics.


i'm still loving them man, they are very comfortable now. not as tight but still a slim fit. i'm about a month in- wallet fade/honeycombs/whiskers are all coming in very nicely.
i'll post pics when i get around the 2 month mark so you can see the progress.

how are yours coming along?
September 20, 2010 @ 07:18 AM
Litmus Paper

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mine are good. getting looser by the day.
September 24, 2010 @ 06:00 PM
BOMAYE

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I got two pair of stf's ,one indigo and one black pair in 32*36. I soaked the indogos and the inseam shrunk about 4 inches. Should i expect the same from the blacks? I heard black denim doesnt shrink as much...

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September 24, 2010 @ 06:19 PM
ForTheNguyen

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Just got my stf tailored.

September 24, 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Would you still get the same affect without actually soaking 501stf's? Just wearing them how you bought it.
September 25, 2010 @ 09:41 AM
bobby

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Would you still get the same affect without actually soaking 501stf's? Just wearing them how you bought it.


Yeah, you'll get the same affect. There have been people who have done this. The biggest hassle that you'll run into is making sure they never get wet...cuz once they get wet, they'll shrink up and its game ovahhhhh
September 25, 2010 @ 12:05 PM
Litmus Paper

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It wouldn't be advised to not soak them before you wear them. Firstly, the fit of the jeans will look and feel horrible. Plus you will have to buy a perfect fit size meaning you will never wash the jeans since they shrink very significantly. Also if compensate for a bigger size and wear the jeans and then decide to soak them, your honeycombs and fades will be ruined due to the shrinkage of the jeans.

I do not see any benefits with not soaking the STFs when you purchase them. As a healthy pair of jeans need to be soaked to prevent crotch blow outs. Also when your pair of jeans get dirty, you will definitely want to wash them.

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