posted 23 Apr 2014 11:06, edited 23 Apr 2014 11:06
This is a question I know I've known the answer to in the past, but now I can't remember and google isn't helping - is Albam denim sanforised? And how much are they going to stretch in the waist roughly?
23 Apr 2014 11:42
Sanforised, just over an inch
23 Apr 2014 12:29
Have looked around and can't find definitive answer - where can I get a good denim crotch repair done in London, without a long wait. Son of Stag outsources those repairs (week) and I think are quite spenny. Have been happy with Denim Dr in past but don't want to send away. Is Peter Tailor on Lexington capable of decent denim repair?
23 Apr 2014 13:15
Any tailor can darn.
Take it to your local, make sure you're speaking to the person who'll actually be fixing it (make sure they don't out-source), and be specific (new denim patch on inside, with darning done in a thread colour that matches the current colour of the denim)
I've had crotch repairs done with Denim Doc and Son Of Stag, but my local has done the best work. Wouldn't get suiting done by him, but he handles a patch job for a fiver.
26 Apr 2014 10:21
Those look great^
Would give similar advice to above mate, it's not a hard job for anyone who's used a sewing machine before, just always be really specific about what you want.
Anyone owned any Pure Blue Japan before?
Is it always worth getting stuff like that proxied? They're selling them at the new Rivet & Hide shop in central…
26 Apr 2014 10:27
Thanks, I might just take them to my local alterations place then, they're really good, I've had them do some quite complex work in the past and always happy with the results.
26 Apr 2014 11:49
Newcastle heads - I had an APC crotch blowout fixed at Marcus' in town. Great service. Didn't have time for the Denim Dr as I was emigrating. Equally as good and a heavy patch up was on £14.
posted 26 Apr 2014 14:01, edited 26 Apr 2014 14:01
Very nice but i would deffo have a bit of material put behind the knee rip. Hate the feeling when you sit-down and your knee skin pushes out.
26 Apr 2014 14:07
You have some wierd things, flappy material between legs, shirt coming out from suit sleeves so you have to have them super long, knee skin exposure, anything else?
posted 26 Apr 2014 14:18, edited 26 Apr 2014 14:18
Cant think of any others to be fair. But seeing your knobbly knee poking out when sitting in a restaurant or wherever is not a good look for anyone is it?
posted 26 Apr 2014 14:20, edited 26 Apr 2014 14:20
Bet there are, every so often someone buys something and you roll up with 'oooh cant wear that hate it when the zip makes a zippy noise doing it up freaks me out'
26 Apr 2014 14:24
Oh wrong sided zip, cant wear that new jacket i brought cos of it. Any sort of dirt mark that doesn't come off on trainers shoes and they are gone, even after first ever wear. Cant wear any type of hat for more than five minutes, and cant have anything between my toes like flip flops.