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FrIEND
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13434 posts since 27/11/03

26 Aug 2011 23:24
schtoop wrote:
schtoop wrote: how to size on albam jeans? and are the straight legs similar to apc rescues or new standards?

Pretty sure they're slimmer like standards.
phikz
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3124 posts since 14/4/09

27 Aug 2011 15:50
du tan wrote: Soz, what I didn't quite explain was IMO by the time you have paid to get them altered like this, with the likelihood that they will never be "quite right" for a reason such as the one you suggested, you may as well sell and rebuy.

Send the denim doc an email, ask for a quote/ have a chat with him to get his opinion. I'd imagine you'll be looking at £30ish at least though…

I see, I think this is what I'm gonna do, I just love how they fit in the leg so wanted to hang on to them. Don't think I can be arsed with fucking about sending them here and there. Cheers though.
themistake
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10520 posts since 20/2/06

27 Aug 2011 15:54
Sayword wrote: we both do, hard to break forreals, took a year for mine to show any wear



that photo looks either like its been colour altered or he's faux faded those.
look at the contract between the leg wear and the section by his zip/cock.

unless he's a logger obviously…
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

27 Aug 2011 16:14
^was thinking the same, i haven't had mine long but i cant even imagine them getting that faded!
cassini
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462 posts since 13/6/10

28 Aug 2011 00:00
schtoop wrote:
schtoop wrote: how to size on albam jeans? and are the straight legs similar to apc rescues or new standards?

i have a pair of apc ns in a 32 and regular leg albams in a 33. the apcs are slimmer fitting. based on this i've always presumed the straight leg albams must be closer to the rescue, but never tried a pair on.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

28 Aug 2011 14:32
themistake wrote:
Sayword wrote: we both do, hard to break forreals, took a year for mine to show any wear



that photo looks either like its been colour altered or he's faux faded those.
look at the contract between the leg wear and the section by his zip/cock.

unless he's a logger obviously…

Don't think so, I'm pretty sure he's had those for quite a long time (years) and put a lot of wear into them.
rejuicer
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116 posts since 11/5/09

28 Aug 2011 14:48
hectogon wrote: got a new pair of petit standards, sized down 2 on my regular size but they're pretty tight - can just about do the top button up. Should I wear them around the house for a few days to loosen them up or sell and size down only 1?

I have a pair of PS around a year old and nicely worn-in which mrs rejuicer wanting to nick as they fit her perfectly, so I bought a new pair same size for her - she couldn't get her arse into them. Thats how much they stretch out in the waist. Stick with them they'll be perfect.
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

28 Aug 2011 19:08
Are Albams fairly slow fading? Want some denim that'll stay raw-ish for a while since my apcs are nicely faded now
Tollieworst
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32 posts since 21/12/08

29 Aug 2011 22:48
I have a pair of raw denim that stretched out a lot to a point that they're a little too baggy right now, thinking about a hot soak to shrink them a little but not sure if this will affect my epic fadez, any advice?
StayPuft
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55 posts since 12/3/11

29 Aug 2011 22:57
Tollieworst wrote: I have a pair of raw denim that stretched out a lot to a point that they're a little too baggy right now, thinking about a hot soak to shrink them a little but not sure if this will affect my epic fadez, any advice?

It will dude. Depends how long you've had them hand how long you are with the process. Minimum 6 months of pretty full on wear before soaking I think. Try and wear a belt until then. They will also go softer too and wont fold as well at you joints leading to cack fadez.
Tollieworst
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32 posts since 21/12/08

30 Aug 2011 18:46
Cheers, had them for almost a year now with about 5 months of hard wear to them altogether. Guess I'll have to learn to live with some hip flare
Davinho
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2218 posts since 2/12/08

30 Aug 2011 18:59
Surely how your jeans fit is more important than fades? Just wash them, 5 months should show nicely if you've worn them hard like you say.
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

30 Aug 2011 19:22
Epic Fades > Life.
Tollieworst
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32 posts since 21/12/08

30 Aug 2011 23:50
Skinny wrote: Epic Fades > Life.
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

1 Sep 2011 15:27
Anyone know a good alternative to woolite dark ? Dont want to loose to much indigo when i soak my APC's for the first time.
hang_on_voltaire
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497 posts since 11/11/09

1 Sep 2011 17:05
Ecover - no bleach or brightners so I've read somewhere…
Von Sextron
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462 posts since 30/6/08

1 Sep 2011 17:39
jeans are caked in dust from work, gives them a nice contrast but it's not "real" so to speak and i'm thinking it might affect the ~fAdiNg pRoceSs~

soak or leave?
zoom
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6061 posts since 22/7/05

1 Sep 2011 17:41
Von Sextron wrote: jeans are caked in dust from work, gives them a nice contrast but it's not "real" so to speak and i'm thinking it might affect the ~fAdiNg pRoceSs~

soak or leave?

Soak them mate, if not the denim will weaken….
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

1 Sep 2011 18:01
hang_on_voltaire wrote: Ecover - no bleach or brightners so I've read somewhere…

You talking about that ? http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/ecover-laundry-bleach-400g
Double SS
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118 posts since 10/5/07

1 Sep 2011 21:42
Went to see the Denim Doctor today. He asked me to pass on a message to any guys still waiting for alterations. He's been a bit busy with his wife giving birth so he's had a little time off. But he assures everyone that he is working through all denim that has been received.