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)
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

1 Jun 2014 16:09
Check RnH for measurements.
Danny RnH
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28 posts since 1/6/13

3 Jun 2014 07:59
Ruben wrote: UES 400t. Ticks all the boxes.

Full restock expected this month
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

3 Jun 2014 12:50
I know theres plenty of info about this online but can any raw denim head give me the cliffs version of washing/soaking raws for the 1st time please?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jun 2014 12:53
I just soak them in a bath of hot water, inside out, let them drip dry and then wear them to dry them out completely. You could actually wear them in the bath, but I don't think it's necessary.
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

3 Jun 2014 12:59
Wear to dry = kneebags if its a slim cut though
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jun 2014 13:17
Yeah, I guess it's worth mentioning that I've only ever done that with looser, straight cut jeans. In hindsight, it probably isn't really worth it with looser denim?
spitfiredealer
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2060 posts since 12/6/10

3 Jun 2014 13:57
If you are worried about them shrinking too much then wearing them in the bath is a good idea. IMO

Lay them flat on a towel and roll it up to get excess water out of them, then let them dry.

Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

3 Jun 2014 14:02
Thanks guys. They're Lee 101s so quite a slim cut, they fit spot-on at the moment so could any shrinkage be potentially disastrous?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jun 2014 14:06
They may stretch back out. Also depends on whether or not they're sanforized, if they are, they shouldn't shrink at all but if they aren't then you could lose a fair bit in the waist and some length.
spitfiredealer
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2060 posts since 12/6/10

3 Jun 2014 14:13
If they aren't sanforized then you are in trouble
Sayword
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5092 posts since 1/4/07

3 Jun 2014 14:16
beedub wrote: 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?

are thrse W's? wonderful!
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jun 2014 15:01
No, B's. My W's don't really get much wear. Still need to send those B's off to get patched up so I can start wearing them again.
rural
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17563 posts since 26/9/06

6 Jun 2014 09:51
Got some denim needing chainstitched, haven't used either for a while. So which is better these days Rivet and Hide or Son of Stag?
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

6 Jun 2014 21:15
Anyone know anything about People Vs West ( http://pvswjeans.com/ ).

Apparently all Cone Mills denim & made in America; there's a load in TK Maxx for dirt cheap; not bad for made in USA with decent fabric, assuming they are decent.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

7 Jun 2014 13:00
So bought some flat heads hot soaked them twice and still a little too roomy need a bit more shrinkage esp from knee down but overall could do with another 10-15% shrinkage

Would I be best hot machine washing them?

They have some small fades starting to appear but don't want to fuck up the process
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

7 Jun 2014 13:44
Ps the hot soak I did was like 45 degrees just when did my apcs they didn't shrink much but when stuck in the washer they shrunk abit more than just a couple of hot soaks
andrew_
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444 posts since 23/1/10

7 Jun 2014 13:45
The best suggestion is probably to eBay these and buy some the size down.
If that's going to lose you too much £, I'd machine wash at 90 with no spin, no detergent.

You probably won't see much more come out, shrink-to-fit only seem to shrink about 5%, especially when you account for stretch.
Legs slim down, and lose a bit in length, but the waist always turns out the same as when you bought them.

mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

7 Jun 2014 15:21
flatheads are pretty resilient to indigo loss so you should be fine with a 90 degree wash no spin as said
however they aren't going to shrink from the knee down, its all going to be out of the waist and the length
sounds like you have bough the wrong cut and are after something more slim/tapered?

if so your out of luck unfortunately
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

8 Jun 2014 07:00
Cheers guys off to the denim doc they go then will be happier if the are more tapered from the knee down so will just get that done

Cheers
kenty
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1828 posts since 6/5/05

9 Jun 2014 16:32
Has anyone ever had the waist of their jeans brought in? I bought a pair from Japan an inch too big because it's all they had, does having them professionally adjusted work or does it always look shit on the waist? (And no, I don't want to 'just wear a belt')