Small DENIM Questions Thread

May 22, 2010 @ 23:26
I picked up some Marc Jacobs X Wrangler jeans about a month ago. I really like the color and they fit perfectly. I'm wondering if I should soak them to get better fading, but I really don't want them to shrink at all. So what should I do? I'm thinking I should just wear the fuckers and wash em at about 7 or 8 months, is this a good idea?

I have had multiple pairs of stfs and a pair apc rescues that didn't turn out so well in the past...I wore em for 6 months and washed em and saw almost no fading.....

Can anyone help me out...Thanks in advance


Well your fades will be better the tighter the jeans are. Rescues are the loosest APC's and I guess you must've size up too much on STF's. Soaking will do the opposite of getting you better fades. Wear your jeans for as long as possible (more than 7 or 8 months if you can) and wash them when you have to. If they fit well and you've been wearing them a lot you'll get fades.
May 23, 2010 @ 00:41
Originally posted by Inactive User
How should I go about sizing on Rogue Territory Slim Straights?


i don't think many people here know what those are
check out superfuture
May 23, 2010 @ 01:16
So I have a pair of levis 514 and haven't washed them for 6 months. There is good creases and whiskers but no fading. I bought them too big to begin with so there is some sagging, should I wash or soak to get rid of the sagging?


Lol i have the same issue except ive had them (514 tumble rigid) no wash for 8ish months? washed once, didn't really do anything but reset the honeycombs fades and a little stack fades gone. Phone fade is tremendous, back wallet fade isn't that great. Dont get up any hope on these, the fades are ugly. I keep getting "that phones fucking up your jeans" yesterday hahaha so throw it out your window and buy some raw denim if your interested in fading late

and theyre like 30 dollar jeans dont worry so bad.

anyways out of my lifestory what kind of sagging is it? length specifally? waist? id say wash. thats what i did. and it got tighter
May 23, 2010 @ 14:24
Would you guys recommend breaking in a new pair of raws during the summer?
May 23, 2010 @ 15:38
If you want wolnevik, lol.
I myself am not much of a shorts guys so I'll be wearing jeans a lot in the summer. It really matters on you, just wear them when you want & wear them like you do every other jeans. Just think of raw jeans as any regular pair of jeans and nothing special.
May 23, 2010 @ 23:40
Okay I'm stuck here in a decision. I have a budget around 300$ (incl tax), what pair of denim would have the best fading quality that is indigo or black? (with a imp duke fit).

right now im looking at sammies flatheads and imperial...
May 24, 2010 @ 18:26
Okay I'm stuck here in a decision. I have a budget around 300$ (incl tax), what pair of denim would have the best fading quality that is indigo or black? (with a imp duke fit).

right now im looking at sammies flatheads and imperial...

pbjs have a straight slim look to them, x005, the only difference between imperial an other brands is that the dukes have lower pockets than average
May 25, 2010 @ 02:13
Thanks for the help...blushing
May 27, 2010 @ 16:21
got a question about tailoring, i have slim fit UJ's and the thing is i think the leg opening is slightly to wide, and id like to get them tapered.


they are just over 8 inches wide, how much should i taper them so they hit arent over tapered but just right?
May 31, 2010 @ 10:53
Okay I'm stuck here in a decision. I have a budget around 300$ (incl tax), what pair of denim would have the best fading quality that is indigo or black? (with a imp duke fit).

right now im looking at sammies flatheads and imperial...


does no one consider sugar canes anymore?
May 31, 2010 @ 23:06
He wants a fit like the Imperial Dukes tho, Sugar Cane doesn't do many modern cuts. The closest he'll get is a SC2009, when the 710s/XXX1's/F310s/SExI08s are all closer options.
Jun 01, 2010 @ 05:10
naked famous teflon denims
I saw some 'kevlar jeans' the other day by naked famous and was wondering how they fade. anyone know?
not thinking of buying im just super curious.
Jun 02, 2010 @ 00:31
Is it necessary to soak jeans in full-length bathtubs? Or will like a five-gallon bucket or a sink suffice? I don't want any excess dye to stain my tube which has happened in the past. Does it matter if the jeans thus aren't fully extended?
Jun 02, 2010 @ 21:32
What exactly is a daiper ass? Sorry if it's a dumb question.
Jun 02, 2010 @ 21:34
when the ass of your jeans looks like you took a shit
Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:53
Has anyone had any success with overdyeing denim? I recently bought a pair of Naked & Famous vintage blue weird guys and I'm not thrilled with the color in person. I was thinking that I would get used to it, and I've seen some really great faded pairs of the vintage blue, but I really don't want to take the time to get the color to a point I like. I had them hemmed cause I thought I would eventually like them, so they can't be returned. Considering overdyeing them black. Thoughts?
Jun 04, 2010 @ 17:14
Guys I just copped some Girbauds, I sized up. I was wondering how long I should wait to wash and how I should wash them. I'm trying to get some good fades on them.
Jun 04, 2010 @ 21:33
ive worn my apcs for about 6 months and theres some fade from wear

should i wash em now or go raw dog??? ( i sorta like em how they are now but want to see how they turn out lighter)


also how do i get rid of these folds on the back pockets(Sorta like the diaper but its from the jeans being bigger in rear and it like folds inwards forming like a diagonal line through both pockets)
Jun 04, 2010 @ 21:36
also does it matter if i machine wash instead of soaking?
Jun 04, 2010 @ 21:38
if u feel that u put enough wear, then wash it.
it does matter if u wash it instead of soaking. washing will get rid of more dye, blah blah blah.

and post some pics.
Jun 04, 2010 @ 21:45
now that i looked at it

i feel like they could use some more work but does that matter? if i go a little longer?

cause the jeans are starting to get mad dirty


im just real nervous as to how these turn out i dont want them to come out the wash looking like some old sky blue jeans
Jun 04, 2010 @ 21:51
^^^^^^
just use ur gut man. denim isnt an exact science. they obviously wont get sky blue after one wash so u should be fine for a LONG LONG while man. i mean back before i really got into denim i had a pair of uniqlos n washed em almost every other day n they still have a rather dark blue hue. so ur good man.

so in the end just go with ur gut man.
Jun 06, 2010 @ 01:39
thinkin' about copping a pair of Supreme Selvedge denim (non skinny ver.)
i need a fit pic for a decent size (around 33~34)
can anyone help?
Jun 06, 2010 @ 03:26
Is it necessary to soak jeans in full-length bathtubs? Or will like a five-gallon bucket or a sink suffice? I don't want any excess dye to stain my tube which has happened in the past. Does it matter if the jeans thus aren't fully extended?

No. Idk why so many people waste so much water in filling their bathtub. I just use the one from Home Depot (like $6 for the bucket and lid) and fill that sucker half way and let them go. If you want, you can shake the bucket to agitate. I use the same method for washing as well.
Jun 06, 2010 @ 10:43
So for unsanforized raw denim, I should still give a hot soak and air dry right?
Jun 06, 2010 @ 11:10
Do any stores still sell LVC 1947 501 RAW or are they discontinued or something?
Jun 06, 2010 @ 16:54
So for unsanforized raw denim, I should still give a hot soak and air dry right?

yes...
Do any stores still sell LVC 1947 501 RAW or are they discontinued or something?

hit up cultizm
Jun 06, 2010 @ 22:50
I have a pair of Levis 511s that I've been wearing. They're a bit bigger than I would like so would a soak later on have any good shrinking effect?
Jun 07, 2010 @ 00:55
does cuffing denim when first acquired cause it to rip

cause the crease is too defined due to the starch?
Jun 07, 2010 @ 02:05
does cuffing denim when first acquired cause it to rip

cause the crease is too defined due to the starch?

dont think so. probably depends on the denims ur using and the weight on them.

i.e. i got sum neighborhoods n theyre fine after about 6 months of wear cuffing for about half the time.

and just iron em n i dont see y the crease would be too defined.
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