Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5019 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)
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

23 Apr 2014 09:06
THE GUV'NOR wrote: anyone got any recommendations to a similar fit to APC PS?? Pureblue or any other fast fading denim?

Try Railcar Spikes - Ever so slightly less taper, but great slim jeans, in a less starchey Cone Mills denim - made in the USA. That or 3sixteen ST's.
Superprecise
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2056 posts since 16/7/11

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?
andrew_
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423 posts since 23/1/10

23 Apr 2014 11:42
Sanforised, just over an inch
selkiefolk
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420 posts since 27/3/13

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?
andrew_
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423 posts since 23/1/10

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.
selkiefolk
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420 posts since 27/3/13

23 Apr 2014 13:20
cheers Andrew_
Mr Black
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69 posts since 26/7/11

23 Apr 2014 16:58
there's a fella in Endell Street that i've heard good things about. Never used them so can't personally vouch…

https://plus.google.com/110617719935727639232/about?gl=uk&hl;=en
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

25 Apr 2014 18:18
Just washed my T-riders as the hems are fucked where the turn ups are, where's the best place to get them fixed? Denim Doc?

andrew_
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423 posts since 23/1/10

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.
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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…
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

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.
Trent
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1833 posts since 18/1/09

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.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

26 Apr 2014 12:08
pre worn acnes i got a while back



Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

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.
snaye
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10637 posts since 24/10/02

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?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

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?
snaye
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10637 posts since 24/10/02

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'
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

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.
snaye
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10637 posts since 24/10/02

26 Apr 2014 14:26
Hates all that but loves a good rimming Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 26 Apr 2014 14:29, edited 26 Apr 2014 14:29
Can only eat bread on the first day of buying it with the longest date from the back of the shelf, same with milk. Oh and cant eat a take away or chinese or curry the next day either, and will never eat in any place if it aint a 5 on scores in the doors. Fml. Oops
C-Stylez
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5096 posts since 4/7/12

posted 26 Apr 2014 14:48, edited 26 Apr 2014 14:48
Noble, Report to nankid thread Sticking out tongue

Look great them Joe. EBay? How much, if I may ask?