Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5012 posts since 20/6/01

posted 5 Dec 2011 20:54, edited 5 Dec 2011 20:54
Official thread sponsor: The Denim Doctor. First aid for your old denim.

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Acne - fit true to size

APC New Standards -size down 2 or even 3 from true waist size

APC New Cures - size down 1 or 2 from true waist size

April 77 - size down 1 or 2 from true waist size

Dior raw 19s and 21s - have vanity sizing and are labelled as two sizes smaller than actual size

Edwin Nashvilles - size down 1" - quite a different fit to most jeans out there though (massive rise, loose at thigh and comparitively tapered at the leg).

Julian Red - fit small, so maybe true to size on raw and possibly size up on non raws

Nudies - size down 1 or 2

Raf by Raf - true

Ring - true

(New thread, old one started by Paulo G, archived here)
Crackajack
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6765 posts since 21/4/05

12 Apr 2018 17:54
Rirawin wrote:
Crackajack wrote: I believe SoaS offer new services inc repairs now as mentioned previously. Phone them.

Sent my pair off to Mr Handy in the Netherlands in the end. It looks like SoaS don't do repairs - though I'll still stick with them for chain stitching.

Sorry for the duff information then, my favourite pair are going at the moment but begrudge paying for repairs when the damage isn't too bad.
schtoop
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12881 posts since 9/4/07

25 Apr 2018 08:58
anyone used atelier and repairs recently? everytime i call they say they're currently not doing repairs
carl lewis
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23108 posts since 14/10/04

25 Apr 2018 09:13
Edwin jeans are so cheap in some places it’s not even worth getting them repaired.
Burt
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4804 posts since 3/1/10

posted 25 Apr 2018 10:07, edited 25 Apr 2018 10:07
^^^yep.

Swear Edwin quality ain't the same as it used to be though.
carl lewis
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23108 posts since 14/10/04

25 Apr 2018 11:01
Yeah most of the made EU (apart from Italy) stuff is crap but what do expect from £20 jeans.

The even started to remove the E tab from the back pocket as well.

Overall am happy if can wear Edwin’s for 4-5 years and they rip. Just gave 4 pairs away and the person was very happy.
FLG
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5851 posts since 21/5/04

25 Apr 2018 16:33
Laughing out loud What's the E tab got to do with quality?
My only issue is with the Japanese made the pocket bags go quicker than the ED stuff. None of the Edwin jeans are made in Italy, only some washed there.
carl lewis
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23108 posts since 14/10/04

25 Apr 2018 17:09
I did not say the removal of E tab say it was anything to do with quality, its always been a small detail I personally have liked.

Ah I had a pair off Yoox and tag said Made in Italy

Rirawin
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9151 posts since 17/7/05

posted 21 May 2018 22:03, edited 21 May 2018 22:03
Crackajack wrote:
Rirawin wrote:
Crackajack wrote: I believe SoaS offer new services inc repairs now as mentioned previously. Phone them.

Sent my pair off to Mr Handy in the Netherlands in the end. It looks like SoaS don't do repairs - though I'll still stick with them for chain stitching.

Sorry for the duff information then, my favourite pair are going at the moment but begrudge paying for repairs when the damage isn't too bad.

Took just over a month altogether due to his machine breaking and him having to buy a new one. Worth the wait though. I'm really happy with the repair - much better than Denim Doctor.
shego
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1505 posts since 11/12/07

22 May 2018 10:18
Used Melvin (Handy in NL) for years now - sometimes slow, but whatever, he's really good and reliable!
schtoop
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12881 posts since 9/4/07

22 May 2018 12:53
Where in London will do a repair (rip) on a pair of jeans? atelier and repairs No longer doing repairs

Son of a stag takes too long
seenmy
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6499 posts since 17/6/06

22 May 2018 13:51
real mccoy's? dont know if they do or dont but they do have a chainstitch service
schtoop
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12881 posts since 9/4/07

22 May 2018 21:56
cool thanks
Flexie
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309 posts since 4/7/12

7 Jun 2018 09:42
Anyone knows if the APC raw denim denim jackets wear out as much as the jeans? Think about picking an M instead of L.
Denim_Alterations
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1 posts since 2/7/18

2 Jul 2018 16:09
Hi guys,

We've recently set up The Denim Alterations Studio in East London (www.denimalterations.com).

Our goal is to offer the highest quality denim repairs and alterations online and by appointment from our studio. Our studio is perfectly set up as we only work with denim and our tailors were formerly denim tailors at Harrods and Selfridges.

We've managed to get hold of a vintage darning machine so can do really nice discrete and durable repairs without needing to use denim patches. Unfortunately, for the denimheads we don't yet have a chainstitch machine, but we'll be looking to get one in due course.

Drop us an email at info@denimalterations.com if you want to get a quote for any work. I'd be happy to give a 10% discount on repair jobs for the next couple of months if you mention you came via this thread.

Please let me know if you've got any questions!

Cheers,

Max
Dee
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10814 posts since 22/11/07

9 Aug 2018 07:10
Just got back a few pairs from Melvin, best I've used for darning (follows the warp and weft) but also found this SE London workshop, maybe of interest to a few..

Lex Cawley

https://www.instagram.com/field_denim_workshop/?hl=en


Looks like he has a few decent machines…
swede
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6953 posts since 21/3/09

9 Aug 2018 07:56
soppy beard