Archive: THE DENIM THREAD-All denim related questions etc in here please


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kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

12 Oct 2011 21:54
Do Allevol's stretch much? This site (http://www.smartgeezer.co.uk/2009/allevol-selvedge-jeans/) says 'They are very long but give them a wash then get them tailored to fit.'

I don't want there to be too much difference after I've washed them because I'm probably going to wear them for a year before I wash them!
Rufio
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5994 posts since 11/10/05

12 Oct 2011 23:30
Had a pair of those black Browns Diors taken up at a local tailors & they bodged the hem with some wonky stitching.

Where do London heads take their denim for alterations?
FLG
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5856 posts since 21/5/04

13 Oct 2011 01:03
Anyone seen those "Levi's Streetwear" in person?
du tan
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1256 posts since 15/8/03

13 Oct 2011 08:16
Rufio, post them to denim doctor, he is great.
Mr Black
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69 posts since 26/7/11

13 Oct 2011 11:18
Rufio- take them to Son of a Stag, Truman brewery Brick lane. They can either chainstitch them for you (while you wait if they're not too busy) or take them to the repair tailor they use. Tell 'em I sent you.

Kushty- I wouldn't say the Allevols stretch much. Like all denims, there is some give when wearing them for a few days as the threads soften & stretch but it's nothing out of the ordinary. Certainly in the 15Oz's anyway. You'd probably get more give in the lower weight versions.

They do come up very long (I think a 36-38 inseam) but shrinkage is minimal. Just get them chainstitched after a hot/warm soak. Been wearing mine for about 18 months now and rate them very highly.

(ps- i'm wearing them in my avatar)
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

13 Oct 2011 11:32
if you go to Son of a Stag, make sure you are absolutely clear what length you want em done to. you can go to changing room and get him to mark with chalk if necessary.

with denim doctor, he will do exactly as you ask
Mr Black
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69 posts since 26/7/11

13 Oct 2011 11:45
^ would suggest that for anywhere you go. Son of a stag will also advise you on further shrinkage, slight lifting of the hem as the honeycombs set in etc etc.
yellowpages
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2113 posts since 11/6/10

13 Oct 2011 12:06
FLG wrote: Anyone seen those "Levi's Streetwear" in person?

Aye, what are you after?

Just sent a pair of PS off to Denim Doctor to be repaired and taken up a little, I'll post before and after pics when I get them back in the next week or so.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

13 Oct 2011 12:08
are you in their marketing department?

another fuker and I had mixed experiences there recently, whereby completely wrong lengths were hemmed. the sitation was resolved to my satisfation however I gave clear instructions which I expected to be observed.
Mr Black
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69 posts since 26/7/11

13 Oct 2011 12:30
No, but I used to work there and still do occasionally on the odd weekend.

I'm very fond of them all. They've been very good to me over the past couple of years.
Squidge
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293 posts since 4/11/10

13 Oct 2011 14:50
Just had a chat to the Denim Doctor. Top bloke. Just thought I'd share that useful bit of info.
FLG
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5856 posts since 21/5/04

13 Oct 2011 15:12
yellowpages wrote:
FLG wrote: Anyone seen those "Levi's Streetwear" in person?

Aye, what are you after?

Just wanted to know if anyone would recommend them and if the quality is any good as they seem pretty cheap?
yellowpages
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2113 posts since 11/6/10

13 Oct 2011 17:33
From what I can tell, the denim is the same quality as you're likely to get on regular high street Levi's, but features like the double layered back pockets and rubber cuffs (if slightly redundant on the slimmer styles) are a good shout for the skate market. I like the look of the tapered fits, and prefer the washes in comparison to stuff like Carhartt around the same price range. If you're after a sub £80 jean then I can't see why not to go for a pair if there's a wash you fancy.
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

13 Oct 2011 21:34
Cheers Mr. Black.
Owlix
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1995 posts since 16/10/08

13 Oct 2011 21:44
I want some black cotton jeans, slim fit, with a 7 inch hem or less. Any suggestions?
FLG
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5856 posts since 21/5/04

13 Oct 2011 22:31
yellowpages wrote: From what I can tell, the denim is the same quality as you're likely to get on regular high street Levi's, but features like the double layered back pockets and rubber cuffs (if slightly redundant on the slimmer styles) are a good shout for the skate market. I like the look of the tapered fits, and prefer the washes in comparison to stuff like Carhartt around the same price range. If you're after a sub £80 jean then I can't see why not to go for a pair if there's a wash you fancy.
Cheers Cool
zkzkzk
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62 posts since 17/9/11

15 Oct 2011 21:54
Hello.

I have come across a beautiful pair of APC jeans on Asos some time ago but now are sold out:
http://www.asos.com/APC-Madras/APC-Madras-Denim-Jeans/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1484794&cid;=12488&sh;=0&pge;=0&pgesize;=20&sort;=-1&clr;=Grey

So I went to APC's website and tried to find them. Can you help me which ones are the ones from link:

http://www.apc.fr/wwuk/man/jeans/petit-new-standard-jeans-in-lightweight-denim_pFV355740/colour-light-denim-blue_dBA00003082-BV00256229.html

http://www.apc.fr/wwuk/woman/jeans/petit-standard-jeans-in-dyed-denim_pFV344496/colour-sky-blue_dBA00003082-BV00271144.html


Also, one more question. APC sells them in size 27,28,29,… If I go with size 28, does that mean 28 waist & 28 inseam leg? Or 28 waist 32 inseam leg? Thanks.
yellowpages
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2113 posts since 11/6/10

20 Oct 2011 12:17
^ I think all PS start as either 32" or 34" leg.

Just a quick post to let anyone waiting on stuff from Denim Doctor know that he's away on holiday this week and will be back at the weekend, I just got a call from some wifey at the tailors there. I'm guessing pairs sent down before the weekend there should be done and sent out by next weekend.
Goldie
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4593 posts since 17/10/07

20 Oct 2011 20:30
Gonna wash my new standards for first time after 8 months wear. Best method for super dope sick fades?
YLAup
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5006 posts since 5/9/11

20 Oct 2011 20:44
^the sea