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)
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

27 Apr 2014 15:18
After some black jeans…thinking of Acne Max Cash.

How do these wear/wash? Do they fade?

I'm looking for something that's gonna stay black.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

27 Apr 2014 15:44
mine started to fade at points of strain after a weeks wear dont rate them atall

http://uk.burberry.com/steadman-black-slim-fit-jeans-p37235421
can unpick that logo


billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

posted 27 Apr 2014 15:48, edited 27 Apr 2014 15:48
Look awful on that model. Got two pairs of black max cash, fit well, but do fade as joe said. Haven't worn them hard, but washed a few times, drycleaning would preserve blackness.
rural
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17518 posts since 26/9/06

27 Apr 2014 15:50
Acne are a waste of money at full price. If on a budget get a version of the COS black denim in either skinny or slim straight, much better value.
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

posted 27 Apr 2014 15:51, edited 27 Apr 2014 15:51
Yeah, didn't pay full price for the pairs I got, should have added that. Still decent though.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

27 Apr 2014 15:56
My Cos ones have been in the wash a fair few times and no fading. They stretch out at the waist though, so you might need to size down.
Nobuyoshi
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424 posts since 27/12/13

27 Apr 2014 17:08
No black ones in my local Cos, may just buy a navy pair & dye em.
Always find it hard to get the perfect fit, been trying APC, Dior & Levis recently & the best fit I've found are some cheap Topman tings, can't really complain for 25 quid.
Sneaker52
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7143 posts since 2/11/06

27 Apr 2014 22:01
Where's the cheapest place now for Edwin Ed-55 Rainbow selvedge?
Cheers
JohnnyAce
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647 posts since 5/12/04

28 Apr 2014 10:22
Sneaker52 wrote: Where's the cheapest place now for Edwin Ed-55 Rainbow selvedge?
Cheers

Try here:

http://shop.edwin-europe.com/products/edwin-ed-55-rainbow-selvage-unwashed-1
deuce
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13637 posts since 21/1/08

28 Apr 2014 10:38
to go against the grain here, i really like acnes (max cash). mine have started to fade a little, which shows even more now they've been washed, but they look great. they're still jet black in the non faded spots.
plus, if you want them to bet all black again, just wash them with some dylon

i do want a pair of those COS ones though, but never see any black pairs Sad
Sneaker52
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7143 posts since 2/11/06

28 Apr 2014 12:38
JohnnyAce wrote:
Sneaker52 wrote: Where's the cheapest place now for Edwin Ed-55 Rainbow selvedge?
Cheers

Try here:

http://shop.edwin-europe.com/products/edwin-ed-55-rainbow-selvage-unwashed-1

Cheers, same price as ASOS etc. Was wondering if anyone seen them on sale anywhere.
datsun
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677 posts since 9/3/03

28 Apr 2014 12:41
I got some of the Max Stay Cash a while ago, and they're still as black as the day I got them. Been in the wash a few times, and no fading.



kenty
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1828 posts since 6/5/05

28 Apr 2014 12:51
Just got two new pairs of raw denim, Sugar Canes and Kojima, they're both sanforized. In the past I've always pre-soaked my jeans before wearing regardless of them being sanforized or non sanforized, just to get rid of any *slight* shrink that may still be left, and to reduce denim bleed. Does everyone else do the same or does it really set the fade process back months?
spitfiredealer
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2010 posts since 12/6/10

28 Apr 2014 12:58
Only time i soaked sanforized was when they hadn't had their wash in the factory due to time restraints. No need in your case mate, just wear them. That being said if you want to it won't hurt them.
kenty
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1828 posts since 6/5/05

28 Apr 2014 13:00
The main reason I was thinking of soaking them this time round is because they both need altering, so I was wondering if it'd be best to eliminate any potential minor shrink/shape change prior to having them shortened..
spitfiredealer
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2010 posts since 12/6/10

28 Apr 2014 13:07
If it was me i would leave them half a inch longer to allow for that little bit of shrink when you wash them. The shrink you will get from sanforized with just a soak will be really minimal. As for setting the fade process back it won't make any difference with just a soak in the tub.
joe151
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6230 posts since 21/2/07

28 Apr 2014 13:19
datsun wrote: I got some of the Max Stay Cash a while ago, and they're still as black as the day I got them. Been in the wash a few times, and no fading.

bull
shit
kenty
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1828 posts since 6/5/05

28 Apr 2014 13:26
Cheers spitfire!
Mr Black
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69 posts since 26/7/11

28 Apr 2014 13:44
Even if the jeans are sanforised you can still expect some shrinkage. Perhaps a couple of percent, maybe up to an inch in the length.

I'd personally give 'em a soak to remove any excess starch & dye.

If you put them on slightly damp i think it'd probably help the creases set in better

kenty wrote: Just got two new pairs of raw denim, Sugar Canes and Kojima, they're both sanforized. In the past I've always pre-soaked my jeans before wearing regardless of them being sanforized or non sanforized, just to get rid of any *slight* shrink that may still be left, and to reduce denim bleed. Does everyone else do the same or does it really set the fade process back months?
kenty
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1828 posts since 6/5/05

28 Apr 2014 16:50
I've gone with a quick soak just to be on the safe side