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Small DENIM Questions Thread

Jul 03, 2011 @ 15:45
Where can i get my shit hemmed? If i got to a regular place will they do anything to the selvedge?
Jul 03, 2011 @ 17:11
how much will my skulls 5010XX 6x6 shrink if I dry it on high heat in the dryer after a machine wash?

if it matters, its the old cotton from couple years back. theyve been worn in for a while and I think I lost some weight in the waist. Trying to shrink the waist about half an inch or something. never washed before either.

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Jul 05, 2011 @ 10:26
Where can i get my shit hemmed? If i got to a regular place will they do anything to the selvedge?


Just about any tailor can hem a pair of jeans. If you want it done really nicely, you'll have to find a place that does chainstitching. If you can't find a place locally, I would recommend the Denim Doctors at the Hollywood Trading Company, they do a real good job, and they accept mail-ins.

Hemming doesn't affect the selvage at all, even if you have it done at a regular place.

how much will my skulls 5010XX 6x6 shrink if I dry it on high heat in the dryer after a machine wash?

if it matters, its the old cotton from couple years back. theyve been worn in for a while and I think I lost some weight in the waist. Trying to shrink the waist about half an inch or something. never washed before either.


If you've never soaked or washed before, you can just machine wash the jeans. With Skulls, the denim is partially sanforized, so you'll get some shrinkage (about 1" in the waist) just by washing. No need to tumble dry if you are just trying to shrink by a half-inch or so.
Jul 06, 2011 @ 03:24
Where can i get my shit hemmed? If i got to a regular place will they do anything to the selvedge?


yeah any regular place will do a hem, but if you wanted a chain stitch it will be a little harder to find. Check out holy stitch (@holystitch) they tweet a lot and its probably easiest to contact them and stuff from there. But yeah they work with selfedge and do amazing amazing work. Selvedge wont be affected by hemming, but will be if you wanted to taper, etc.
Jul 07, 2011 @ 02:23
yea sure
Jul 07, 2011 @ 15:47
How can I prevent APC jeans from fading into white shoes?
Jul 07, 2011 @ 15:50
^ Its new standard if that helps ^
Jul 07, 2011 @ 16:20
How can I prevent APC jeans from fading into white shoes?


cuff them
Jul 08, 2011 @ 00:26
my skulls are too worn out now, looking to get new jeans (below $300). any brand/model suggestions? slim/skinny denim btw
Jul 08, 2011 @ 03:12
How can I prevent APC jeans from fading into white shoes?


Caleb is right, you can cuff them.

Another option is to do a vinegar-water mixture soak. Dip the bottom of the jeans (or the whole thing if you want) into a bucket of vinegar-water mixture for a while. The vinegar helps to set the indigo but you still may have a little bleeding.

You can also take some masking tape and tape the inside of the cuff so the denim won't rub onto the shoe.

Doing an early wash can also help to release "loose" indigo and minimize future bleeding.

my skulls are too worn out now, looking to get new jeans (below $300). any brand/model suggestions? slim/skinny denim btw


What are you going to do with those beautiful skulls?!

Check out the Tellason Ladbroke Grove or the John Graham Mellor! $200
Jul 08, 2011 @ 14:14
Caleb is right, you can cuff them.

Another option is to do a vinegar-water mixture soak. Dip the bottom of the jeans (or the whole thing if you want) into a bucket of vinegar-water mixture for a while. The vinegar helps to set the indigo but you still may have a little bleeding.

You can also take some masking tape and tape the inside of the cuff so the denim won't rub onto the shoe.

Doing an early wash can also help to release "loose" indigo and minimize future bleeding.


How much vinegar how much water into the vinager-water mixture but thanx for the advice ill try them out
Jul 10, 2011 @ 04:45
Use a large bucket filled with 2 quarts of water and 1/2 - 1 cup of white vinegar. Fully emerge your jeans in the water-vinegar mixture for about 24 hours to allow the vinegar to get through the denim. Vinegar is a natural softener so they may feel softer after the soak.

You can do a cold tub soak w/ detergent after the vinegar soak, again to release "loose" indigo and lose the vinegar scent.

Let me know how it goes!
Jul 10, 2011 @ 16:41
^ alrite thanx
Jul 12, 2011 @ 15:30
Should i wear a belt? i haven't worn a belt with my unbranded denim ever and i've noticed that the waist started to stretch a little bit and my knee doesn't really line up with my original fading honeycombs anymore... is it better if i were to pull my pants up and belt it or just to let it sag a little bit?
Jul 13, 2011 @ 02:39
Is your ass hanging out? And is it uncomfortable? I'd say get a belt, some tanner or corter leather baaaby! If you are worried about the fades tho, they'll eventually settle in and your knee area will just become a larger faded area over time, and new honeycombs will set as well. But if you want to keep the same fades going and bring out more contrast then wearing them the same way will help. So my advice is go get an awesome belt that ages as well as your jeans do and keep wearing them like you have been!
Jul 13, 2011 @ 15:52
Ben Sherman Raw Denim or Unbrandeds?

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Jul 14, 2011 @ 04:39
^No experience with Ben Sherman raw denim and there isn't much information about them but the Unbrandeds are very nice! Check out: http://www.withoutwash.com/
Jul 16, 2011 @ 18:04
today i got some Nudies Grim Tim's in 28 x 34 but my true waist size is 30, will these stretch in the waist?

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Jul 18, 2011 @ 14:08
I have a pair of Levis Matchstick Kaihara selvedge, knee down it's too baggy, would i be able to taper 1/2 an inch from the knee down from the inside seam, without it looking too weird? I also intend on cuffing.

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Jul 18, 2011 @ 15:35
I have a pair of Levis Matchstick Kaihara selvedge, knee down it's too baggy, would i be able to taper 1/2 an inch from the knee down from the inside seam, without it looking too weird? I also intend on cuffing.


That should look fine.
Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:43
ok so im watching a pair of diors on ebay that i wanted and the seller mentioned they were hemmed so i asked him what they were hemmed to and he says "the outer seam is approx 102cm."

so maybe im a moron but 102 cm = 40inches? what does he mean by this, the outer seam is dif from the length im assuming but what would it come out to? like a 34 length?
Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:52
ok so im watching a pair of diors on ebay that i wanted and the seller mentioned they were hemmed so i asked him what they were hemmed to and he says "the outer seam is approx 102cm."

so maybe im a moron but 102 cm = 40inches? what does he mean by this, the outer seam is dif from the length im assuming but what would it come out to? like a 34 length?


He's probably measuring from the top of the waistband to the hem along the outer leg seam. Ask him to measure on the inner leg seam from the crotch to the hem.

Or, if you know the back rise measurement, you can subtract that number from the outseam measurement to get a rough idea of the inseam.

Either way, I think these have a short leg. Possibly 30" at most, more likely shorter than that.
Jul 25, 2011 @ 22:48
Heavier the denim =?
Jul 26, 2011 @ 02:37
ive always worn APC's and i just spent the extra money at SelfEdge in LA and copped some Imperials x SelfEdge and they are best jeans ever
Jul 26, 2011 @ 04:32
Heavier the denim =?


Heavier denim is usually a lot more durable and they take longer to stretch out. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that denim weight has very much effect on the fades they produce. There are a lot of factors that go into how denim is spun, how indigo reacts to diff kinds of denim, wearer's lifestyle, etc.

In the words of N&F's guarantee for the 32oz denim: "uncomfortable or your money back!"

what are some good designer jeans that you guys can recommend for me? i'm liking how the RRL's look but was curious what other brands were out there for me. dior is another company suggested but their prices are a bit higher than i'd be willing to spend right now. probably no more than $200 at the moment. and no true religion jeans please!


If you'd be willing to stray from "designer" jeans and check out Tellason, I'd highly recommended. I honestly think it's the best bang for your buck for $200. They're probably a lot better than more expensive pairs too :p

Raleigh denim also has awesome denim for $300, Naked and Famous uses nice Japanese raw denim and their price points are really good and you can usually find pairs on sale. Rogue Territory and 3sixteen are also putting out some awesome jeans you should look into.

ive always worn APC's and i just spent the extra money at SelfEdge in LA and copped some Imperials x SelfEdge and they are best jeans ever


Sweet, the Self Edge collabs always look amazing!! Get some pics up man!
Jul 26, 2011 @ 11:20
Heavier the denim =?


Heavier denim is usually a lot more durable and they take longer to stretch out. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that denim weight has very much effect on the fades they produce. There are a lot of factors that go into how denim is spun, how indigo reacts to diff kinds of denim, wearer's lifestyle, etc.


I agree with everything above, except IME, heavier denim doesn't take any longer to stretch out than lighter denim, so long as their weave tensions are similar. Tighter-woven denim of any weight takes longer to stretch out, and stretches less, than looser-woven denim.

One thing that I do want to add is that heavier denim tends to be smoother, softer, and less slubby than lighter denim.
Jul 26, 2011 @ 14:41
^That's right, again there are a lot of factors that contribute to how the denim will wear so denim weight doesn't matter too much. It makes sense that tighter-woven denim would take longer to stretch out. I guess it just depends on how many bruises you want on your legs :p
Jul 26, 2011 @ 17:49
For those around LA, whats the best place to get jeans tailored? Denim Therapy (I think this one used to be called Denim Doctors)? Selfedge? Any others? Just looking for the best price to speed to quality combo. Anyone have some ideas...
Jul 27, 2011 @ 00:25
Do only special tailors do chainstiched hems?
Jul 27, 2011 @ 01:12
For those around LA, whats the best place to get jeans tailored? Denim Therapy (I think this one used to be called Denim Doctors)? Selfedge? Any others? Just looking for the best price to speed to quality combo. Anyone have some ideas...


Kind of depends on what work you want done. I'm more comfortable doing my own alterations but if you wanted a super deep taper and hem with seashell stitching you should go to the experts.

Do only special tailors do chainstiched hems?

Usually but not always.
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