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Small DENIM Questions Thread

Jul 25, 2007 @ 07:51
Since we've been getting tons of small, insignificant questions that don't need their own threads, here is a thread where they can all go.


1) DO NOT SHIT UP THIS THREAD. Unnecessary, stupid replies will be deleted. Offenders may be temp banned depending on my mood.


3) DO NOT BE A JERK OR AN ASS OR BE SNIDE OR SARCASTIC! This thread is for all those dumb little questions that don't need their own threads, so don't come in here if you don't want to read them!

4) This is for small/dumb/personal questions. IE: "What should I buy next? What is starch? How do I shrink my jeans? What is STF? What is sanforization? What is my waist size? What inseam do I get? What is hemming?" etc. etc. etc.

Denim terms glossary: http://wornjeans.atspace.us/glossary.html
Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:24
Gap Jeans ID

Hey, saw these on ebay but the listing doesn't tell me the name of the jeans... If anyone knows the name of these jeans and if it's a standard leg opening (not looking for boot cut) that'd be greatly appreciated.

Also, how do gap jeans tend to fit? I tend to size down a pair when buying raw, selvedge but I dont know if these are prewashed so I dont know if i should size down an inch on the waist or not. And yes, I know, it's gap so I'm not expecting $200 denim quality.

Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:33
gap rigid straight fit. on sale onlnie for 29.99 right now. they are sanforized so shrinkage will be minimal. dont know about stretching, but probably an inch or so.
Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:35
alright thx man. I'll have to run over to my local gap and see if they still got em. (never saw this small questions thread before). and what exactly does "sanforized" mean?
Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:38
sanforization is a process that minimizes shrinkage of raw denim thru compressing the denim fabric before it is sewn. most non japanese denim is sanforized, except levis STF
Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:43
can denim be raw and sanforized at the same time?
Jul 25, 2007 @ 13:47
yes. for example, all raw nudies are.
Jul 25, 2007 @ 14:01
Perhaps an FAQ in the first post would be useful? (eg. what is raw, what is selvage, etc.)
Jul 25, 2007 @ 14:12
denim terms glossary added to first post.
Jul 25, 2007 @ 22:46
Fillipa K Jeans
Anyone ever heard of them? are they better than nudies?

and whats the fit similar to the slim jims.
Jul 26, 2007 @ 08:16
help with jeans
i was just wondering if anyone knew what kind of demin paul rodriguez wears, hes not on fourstar anymore, so.... also if ne1 has any suggestions on some jeans that fit similar to his style it'll help
Jul 26, 2007 @ 11:09
Jeans help
does anybody know what kind of jeans paul rodriguez wears, he is not on fourstar anymore so not fs. also if anyone has some suggestions for good jeans that fit similar to his style id like to hear

Jul 26, 2007 @ 12:32
someone help^
Jul 26, 2007 @ 12:41
does anybody know what kind of jeans paul rodriguez wears, he is not on fourstar anymore so not fs. also if anyone has some suggestions for good jeans that fit similar to his style id like to hear

looks like hes wearing DKNY in that pic.
someone help^

ive never seen them, and a search of hypebeast and superfuture came up with nothing regarding quality or cuts...
Jul 26, 2007 @ 14:42
think cheeps right on the dkny spotting, that diagonal swirly line is their standard back pocket print thing. DKNY is at most any dept. store (macys, etc) or at spots like TJ Maxx if u want shit 4 cheap.

(btw, cheep, good lookin out on those gap selvedge joints, they were on sale at my local gap and for cheaper than expected, i got mine for $12.97, boo ya, thx dude)
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:16
decisions decisions
kinda faced with a tough one

i fell in love with my New Standards from the first time i tried them on and shrugged away the gay guy at the A.P.C. store who tried to adjest them while i was wearing them but alas nearing 5 months of wear im begining to realize soon they will be simply a weekend jean so here is my dilemma. should i purchase another pair of NS a little smaller so the fit is a bit slimmer or should i go with a different brand or model. Selvedge doesnt matter to me just that theyre raw. i was looking at thin finns, slim jims, cure, Grifters or rakers. now i understand that rakers are Whall's skinny jean but i want the fitting to be somewhat like this:

thank you Denim God's i leave sheep's blood as a sacrifice
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:22
rakers are not made anymore... so those are out. id stay away from nudie because there is much better for the price... that leaves cures and grifters. cures are tapered, and should give you a fit like that or maybe a bit tighter. grifters are straight from the knee down.... but nice and slim.

id go with grifters honestly... the quality is so much better than apc and not too much more expensive. you can also go for dior, but those are expensive.
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:33
dope ill look into grifters hows the stretching on them since you own a pair?
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:34
minimal. denim is very nice, tho not selvage. i highly reccomend them.
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:36
ok cool selvedge doesnt really matter to mei havent seen a case where it effects fading or anything so its pretty much just a red/white stripe on the pants
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:39
exactly. selvage is not a good indicator of quality.
Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:43
after 5 months i barely see any kind of fading on my NS besides my wallet fade and this is daily wear i wonder if after a wash the fades will be more pronounced if not ill be PISSED!
Jul 28, 2007 @ 10:40
Cheap Mondays
Thinking about picking up 2 pairs of CM's and wanted to know the quality of them,do they fade easily?Length wise,what would be a good length for me I'm 5'7...I usually wear a 32 in length but I've seen other people with them on and they have to make humongous cuffs in them...should I just get them hemmed?In the BKC the chick was showing me a 32 and they seemed a bit too long...and I'm not used to making cuffs that are un proportional to my sneaker...

Sneakernerd Gap Selvedge,is that pretty expensive?I know it's less than A.P.C but still up there in the costly range...and how do you know if the denim i raw?


Jul 28, 2007 @ 19:14
hey cheep where can i get the gap rigids online rite now for 29.99?
Jul 28, 2007 @ 20:56
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey cheep, i'm looking for some black slimmer cut jeans. Any recommendations? I was thinking about the Nudie Slim Jims but apparently i can get something better for the price. I know Flathead has some black jeans but i can't drop 300 for some jeans right now. Thanks in advance.&)

I'm guessing you're looking for raw black jeans.
Samurai- but they're pretty close to 300
Dunderdon- Actually pretty nice. They're very similar to Dior in my opinion.
I'm pretty sure Cheap Monday makes them, and so does APC, or at least they did.
Jul 29, 2007 @ 00:22
how do you tell raw denim from non raw.

i got a pair of club monaco jeans thrifting, and i just wonder if they're raw.
Jul 29, 2007 @ 02:54
Originally posted by Inactive User
Sneakernerd Gap Selvedge,is that pretty expensive?I know it's less than A.P.C but still up there in the costly range...and how do you know if the denim i raw?

I bought some gap selvedge(regular fit, not slim) for like 30 bucks. You can usually find that on the clearance section at gap.

Situation and Question -
Bought some gap morrisons(slim straight fit)
sized down one because i couldn't fit in the buttons with another size lower.
should i soak it, or wash it first to shrink it a little? They're kinda baggy.
thanks in advance, need advice before i fuck up on my own.

Founder of End + Eavor http://endandeavor.com

Jul 29, 2007 @ 10:32
i got a pair of gap selvedge for 40 bucks nto expensive at all
Jul 29, 2007 @ 15:52
oh yeah?! thanks for the info cure and Nerd, have any of you purchased Cheap Mondays..if so which has better quality?


Jul 30, 2007 @ 08:51
ive never owned a pair of CMs but from what i hear the quality is mediocre
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