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Small DENIM Questions Thread

Jul 27, 2011 @ 03:09
Contemplating getting a cheap hem from chinatown, will my selvage get fucked up?
Jul 27, 2011 @ 04:24
Do only special tailors do chainstiched hems?


You need special equipment (a Union Special or something similar) to do a chainstitch hem, and most tailors don't have this type of equipment. Therefore, tailors that do a chainstitch hem are uncommon, but there are enough of them around, and there are at least a few places that accept mail-ins if you can't find someone local to do this for you.

Contemplating getting a cheap hem from chinatown, will my selvage get fucked up?


No, it will be fine as long as they don't do the so-called "original hem".
Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:55
^^ thanks. can anyone name a place that does mail-ins?
Jul 27, 2011 @ 13:00
^^ thanks. can anyone name a place that does mail-ins?


Denim Doctors and Blue in Green are both good ones that take mail-ins. Both are excellent and do a good job matching the thread of the original pre-existing hem.
Jul 27, 2011 @ 17:44
Places in NYC to get PRPS, Neighborhood and Fenom jeans??

cheers!
Jul 27, 2011 @ 22:16
Why are my stacks not symmetrical? Right leg looks awesome, left looks sloppy. Normal or are my legs weird?
Jul 28, 2011 @ 00:06
It's normal. Wabi-sabi.
Jul 28, 2011 @ 00:38
You need special equipment (a Union Special or something similar) to do a chainstitch hem, and most tailors don't have this type of equipment. Therefore, tailors that do a chainstitch hem are uncommon, but there are enough of them around, and there are at least a few places that accept mail-ins if you can't find someone local to do this for you.


No, it will be fine as long as they don't do the so-called "original hem".
O gosh that happened to me on my PBJs luckily theres still alot of length left to get rid of it, need to drop it off at selfedge. It's soooo ugly. Good tailors did it, but just a naturally ugly hem.
Jul 28, 2011 @ 13:39
http://hypebeast.com/forum/showthread.php?t=156219


Question and pics are in that thread. Need help!!!
Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:30
^^ thanks. can anyone name a place that does mail-ins?


Blue Owl Workshop and all the Self Edge (NY,SF,LA) locations also do mail-ins!
Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:39
Places in NYC to get PRPS, Neighborhood and Fenom jeans??

cheers!


I don't think anyone in NYC carries Neighborhood since Union NY closed. Couldn't find much on Fenom either.

Here are the stockists of PRPS in NYC!

Atrium
644 Broadway

Barney's
575 5th ave

Scoop
532 Broadway, 4th floor
Jul 29, 2011 @ 17:05
Will raw denim leave stains on light colored leather car seats? Specifically NF denim.
Jul 29, 2011 @ 17:19
@orucker
its normal, especially the wider leg opening.

@gnu
call up Gary's Custom Tailoring & Boutique in Westwood. those "denim professionals" are overpriced.

@indofulioh
i doubt it, unless your shifting all over the seat.
but if you're nervous, bring something to sit on (cushion, tshirt, towel..etc)

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i have a pair of lightweight raw denim. whats a good way to form good creases and combs on it? i thought about putting it on and spraying water on the vital spots (bottom of leg, waist, back of knee) and wearing it for the day to help the folds set.

$81 selvedge denim: https://www.weargustin.com/invite_from/4200 Karmaloop/Plndr Rep: SLAP20.

Jul 30, 2011 @ 01:46
@indofulioh don't worry about any denim bleeding on your seats. I have an s2000 with tan seats and have been sitting on it like everyday for a year with my nf jeans and nothing has happened. I live in Vancouver too where it rains a loooot, and still nothing so you should be good. There are a lot of leather car cleaners that work crazy well too if any does go on it a little bit, so don't worry about it!

@lwkeung i need a pair of lightweights for this summer man haha, which ones do you have? Best way to get some combs and other creases on lighter denim is starching them. Starch makes em crispy and allows you to get those deep creases. It's pretty easy too, like you said you're gonna wanna spray the parts where you want the contrast to show in the creases a little more, but instead of plain water its best to create a starch water mixture. Get some warm/hot water and gradually put a few teaspoons of corn starch so it doesn't clump or you can buy starch spray, whatever your preference is.. and just spray the areas you want there to be some better creases. Then wear them and let the creases form. Hope that helps!
Jul 30, 2011 @ 14:17
Blue Owl Workshop and all the Self Edge (NY,SF,LA) locations also do mail-ins!


Actually, Self Edge only accepts mail-ins for hemming if the jeans were purchased directly from them. They will not do mail order hemming on jeans purchased elsewhere.

Will raw denim leave stains on light colored leather car seats? Specifically NF denim.


I've had it happen.
Jul 30, 2011 @ 15:30
Actually, Self Edge only accepts mail-ins for hemming if the jeans were purchased directly from them. They will not do mail order hemming on jeans purchased elsewhere.


Right! Thanks for clarification!
Aug 06, 2011 @ 04:59
starch.
starch is what makes your jeans stiff and if they aren't stiff anymore makes sense to add some right? haha. be careful tho sometimes it can really stink.. you could try some spray starches like Faultless, Niagra Spray Starch, Dr. Beckmann, and Easy On Double Starch, or you could try and mix some starch and water yourself and spray it on your jeans. spray it on your jeans fully or just the spots you want to reform shape (honeycombs, whiskers, etc) until damp, then wear them for a little so it forms better or just let them hang out. either way, starching is a great way to bring back the rigidness of your jeans


Thanks. I'm gonna try this one.

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Aug 06, 2011 @ 13:37
Can i dry clean my trues? and when i do will they shrink? i dnt wanna fuck em up but i had em for a minute
Aug 06, 2011 @ 15:12
Can i dry clean my trues? and when i do will they shrink? i dnt wanna fuck em up but i had em for a minute


Yes, you can, and no, they won't really shrink.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 11:49
Thanks. I'm gonna try this one.
starch is bad for your jeans as well
Aug 07, 2011 @ 21:03
starch is bad for your jeans as well


This is true as well. Don't abuse the starch, too much can weaken the denim and make them more susceptible to tears. Apparently starch attracts bacteria because they love to feed on it so too much starch can make your jeans start to reek. It's probably better to let the jeans be but if you really, really want the rigidity back, by all means.
Aug 09, 2011 @ 01:25
Is sea wash healthy for your denim( i heard tgere are lots of rips and tears, favrics being looser, etc)? I plan on wearing for a long time. Debating if i should sea or woolite. Sea washing seems interesting hmm
Aug 09, 2011 @ 02:05
Nothing wrong with sea wash; only thing might be is when you rub sand on them might cause the stitching to wear off, also the smell of your jeans might be a little bad.

I'd think seawashing gives your denim a different appeal; don't be afraid to experiment with your denim

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Aug 09, 2011 @ 12:02
What makes a pair of jeans quality? is it just construction and the denim used? or is there something eles to it?

edit: is raw usually better than washed?

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Aug 09, 2011 @ 22:14
Most people consider cotton wovens to be 'high quality' if they are finely spun, soft, and durable.
But a lot of denim enthusiasts think the exact opposite (rough/scratchy, heavy). Raw vs washes and everything else you ask is really preference.
Aug 10, 2011 @ 17:57
should i put my brass knuckles in my back pockets of my imps?
you guys think it would look cool? was worried there would be too much going on the back with the gold stitching
Aug 10, 2011 @ 18:43
Nothing wrong with sea wash; only thing might be is when you rub sand on them might cause the stitching to wear off, also the smell of your jeans might be a little bad.

I'd think seawashing gives your denim a different appeal; don't be afraid to experiment with your denim


so many possibilities. Seen people on sufu use tea, coffee, mud
Aug 10, 2011 @ 19:10
Originally posted by Inactive User
should i put my brass knuckles in my back pockets of my imps?
you guys think it would look cool? was worried there would be too much going on the back with the gold stitching


Someone did that in this forum one of the mod i believe. Looks pree sick try it
Aug 10, 2011 @ 19:24
It's cool, I guess... I remember the person that did it got his shit confiscated and he had to keep buying knew knuckles. Denim is supposed to revolve around your life style. Unless you kill ♥♥♥♥♥s with them shits it'll just be tacky.

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Aug 10, 2011 @ 22:55
What makes a pair of jeans quality? is it just construction and the denim used? or is there something eles to it?

edit: is raw usually better than washed?


Quality of jeans is based on the denim used, where it's sourced, certain mills, certain weaves, weight, as well as material as in different types of cotton. Construction also differentiates quality, so where they are made could have a difference in the build of your jeans. All the things that get put into your jeans make a difference, such as the rivets, stitching, pockets, leather patch.. basically everything that gets put into the jeans, if it's good quality makes your jeans better quality. But the most important part is the denim it self.
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