1 Jun 2014 16:09
Check RnH for measurements.
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?
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.
3 Jun 2014 12:59
Wear to dry = kneebags if its a slim cut though
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?
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.
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?
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.
3 Jun 2014 14:13
If they aren't sanforized then you are in trouble
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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')