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Small DENIM Questions Thread

Feb 10, 2010 @ 17:59
Q: i got some nudie big bengt dry organics. how does them being organic affect anything? fast/slow fades etc?

thx for any help
Feb 10, 2010 @ 20:05
theyre tougher to break in with the organics
Feb 10, 2010 @ 23:10
anybody know of any raw denim manufacturers like for nudie, apc, etc?
somebody you'd have to contact to get them shipped in bulk for a business?
Feb 11, 2010 @ 21:32
Quick question: Does APC PS have selvage?
Feb 11, 2010 @ 22:52
yeah du, cmon
Feb 13, 2010 @ 09:56
theyre tougher to break in with the organics

why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?
Feb 15, 2010 @ 08:41
Does anyone know good brands or sites that have nice slim or skinny selvage denim. Thanks

Check my marketplace sale thread. PM me for NYC pickups. Going this weekend if you need NYC pickups i can do them including uniqlo

Feb 15, 2010 @ 09:03
Apc Newcures i think they have selvage.
Feb 15, 2010 @ 09:04
I found alot of Japanese denim on ebay you should try there
Feb 15, 2010 @ 13:01
So this weekend i went hiking and got poison oak and im pretty sure i need some agitation in order to get everything out (correct me if im wrong) so i need to wash my jeans are there any certain settings i should use on my washer?
Please Help
Feb 15, 2010 @ 18:41
you can just leave it on regular wash and the temperature setting just change to ur discretion
Feb 16, 2010 @ 13:47
So I recently picked up the UO "Tapered" model and like them quite a bit.

My only complaint is that from the leg opening until about halfway up the calf is a little wider than I'd like. The stacking is a little wide IMO.

The leg opening = fine.

I'm planning on bringing them to a tailor but is there a way they can just taper that specific area without shrinking the leg opening?

I don't know if y'all understand what I'm trying to get at but I basically need to know how to get them tapered without messing up the selvedge line or anything else on them. I've only worn them a few times and would like to get this done before stacks and anything else become permanent.

Any/all help is appreciated, thanks!
Feb 16, 2010 @ 16:13
It's the unbranded model rite, did you go TTS or size 2 down?

so you want to taper a tapered model? lol
Feb 16, 2010 @ 18:42
why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?

yeah a lot slower
Feb 16, 2010 @ 18:43
why exactly? when you say 'tougher to break in', do you mean slower progress in general?

organics are really slow to fade brah...after about 7 to 8 months of legit wear is when you start to see some actual fades...
Feb 16, 2010 @ 19:51
any1 manage to get some nice fades on Levi's 514 non raw?
Feb 17, 2010 @ 00:50
Hey, I'm sorry but I don't have the time to sift through 250 pages of denim care...

I'm pretty new in regards to the whole personalizing raw denim thing. Sure, I've read through most of the quick notes and guides, but since recently I bought my first pair of actually nice raw denim (Fiberops, about 200 dollars I think?), I'd really like it to turn out nicely.

So right now, to the best of my knowledge, here's the most common path to take.
1. To remove some dye, give the jeans a hot/cold soak. Then exercise some for creases to set in a little.
2. Never use a drier, and turn the jeans inside out in a washing machine. Hang dry.
3. Try to keep machine washing to a minimum.

However, I have also heard people say to just wear them right off the bat, and soak only when needed.

Sorry if this seems a little anal, but I want my first pair to turn out nice. blushing

Also, about a year ago I bought a pair of prewhiskered/pre-treated jeans (I know, I know...) and they were stiff like raw denim. However, I made the mistake of machine washing them, and now they're about the same softness as treated jeans. Is there any way to get the original stiffness back? I heard starching is just begging for insects to come eat your stuff...

Finally, recently I got a cheap pair of $30 department store jeans that I later learned was raw (that's what got me interested in denim care...) Without my really doing anything, it started to develop really good honeycombs and all that, and I was like hey, that's pretty sweet. Of course I realized that these jeans were different than the pre-washed stuff I had before, so I looked up some info, but ended up putting them in the dryer anyways. Now, tons of ink has come off (used to be black, now some sort of bipolar blue) and they feel really limp... still have creases. Is there any way to 'fix' them?

Sorry for the amateurish questions if they have been asked and answered millions of times.
Feb 17, 2010 @ 11:55
this has been brought up before but american eagle has selvage again

not that it matters...

[not worth making a new topic]
Feb 17, 2010 @ 21:51
^lol terrible fake fades with jizz stains
Feb 17, 2010 @ 23:57
Apc Newcures i think they have selvage.

its selvedge but the edge isnt exposed.


Feb 18, 2010 @ 00:55
i feel dumb for asking this but the whole diaper thing with some jeans... is there actually any way to stop this from happening aside from just getting a new pair of jeans?
Feb 18, 2010 @ 01:25
I was looking at the Fuct blog, and I guess they posted these SSDD denim a while back. these look pretty fresh anyone got any info on them? What do you guys think?

here's the url for those intrested: http://blog.fuct.com/?p=2913

IG: @PicturesInTheMail

Feb 18, 2010 @ 17:20
Update on the UO Unbranded Tapered joints I asked about...

I brought them to a local tailor. She's going to taper them a little more from the knee down without altering the leg opening!

Doing it from the inside seam also. I'll be picking them up a week from today so hopefully everything goes well! Will keep you guys informed.
Feb 18, 2010 @ 17:27
Originally posted by Inactive User
i feel dumb for asking this but the whole diaper thing with some jeans... is there actually any way to stop this from happening aside from just getting a new pair of jeans?

It all depends on the rise and the amount you sag.

A high rise pair of jeans, when sagged, will produce the diaper effect. So if you're a sagger, better to steer clear from the high rise jeans.
Feb 19, 2010 @ 02:27
Just bought a pair of cheap raws to experiment with. Do I wash/soak them first to get rid of excess dye before wearing them or do I just wear them for the 6 months before the wash?
Feb 19, 2010 @ 08:25
^wear them b4 u wash for fades, otherwise doesnt matter.

quick question, how would i size for acne max and mics, i wear 28 PS, 5'8" 155lbs
Feb 19, 2010 @ 13:28
Hi, I'm a true size 28/30
I bought some Nudie TFDS that are 27x32
I know they're made to fit tight but i don't want them too tight on my legs and thighs.
I have chicken legs, i'm 5'8 125lbs will i be ok?
Feb 19, 2010 @ 13:55
^should fit just fine
Feb 19, 2010 @ 16:21
Thanks cbk, first response I got from 4 different websites.
Feb 20, 2010 @ 00:07
where can i find these jeans? looking to pay 160 max http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/?page_id=82

they are DEEP indiglo and 15oz

where as these are a lil lighter in color and are 13oz http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/?page_id=79
these i can get for 120
will the 2oz difference be a factor in terms of quality and feel?

like i want an everyday pair of jeans
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