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)
schtoop
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12967 posts since 9/4/07

26 Oct 2014 14:07
after apc new standards in a 31 pm me please
lucass84
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189 posts since 22/4/10

26 Oct 2014 14:16
try here http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/fs-eg-buzz-rickson-velva-sheen/
prokart
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35 posts since 11/4/10

26 Oct 2014 15:36
Have a pair of brand new with tag Samurai S710XX size 29 for sale for £220. Will open a sale thread soon. message me if interested.
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

posted 29 Oct 2014 12:08, edited 29 Oct 2014 12:08
Anyone tried this?

more here
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2014/oct/24/why-you-should-never-ever-wash-your-jeans-unless-you-really-really-have-to
Edit: http://mr-blacks.com/
Danny RnH
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28 posts since 1/6/13

posted 30 Oct 2014 10:45, edited 30 Oct 2014 10:45
Washing your jeans will extend their life.
Dirt breaks down the cotton fibres. Removing dirt often reveals fading you never knew existed.
Sure, hang off a few months first to break them in. Never wash? Wait a year? They are made of cotton and will just fall apart. What is the point of getting your jeans to such a great point for them to be unwearable?
Rez
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7951 posts since 5/4/09

30 Oct 2014 10:53
Just wash your jeans like a normal person.
Kadafi39
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1561 posts since 30/10/09

30 Oct 2014 10:58
I guess it depends on how you use them. I had a pair that i did almost nothing physical in, never cycled in them, never wore them out to clubs, literally just wore them when i was chilling. Didnt wash them for around 6 months and they look great and the crotch never blew out. IIRC its sweat that breaks down the cotton, not dirt? So if your a sweaty fucker that likes to cycle in raw denim and lives in a hot country then its probably more applicable.
Danny RnH
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28 posts since 1/6/13

posted 30 Oct 2014 11:14, edited 30 Oct 2014 11:14
True, my advice is really for actual days of wear rather than proscribing a fixed period of time.
If you just wear them to sit around at the weekend then - sure - you can hang off washing them for much longer.
Kadafi39
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1561 posts since 30/10/09

30 Oct 2014 11:35
Yeah, if you wear them hard you have to wash them regularly. How would you recommend washing raw jeans if your trying to keep that raw denim look?
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

30 Oct 2014 11:48
I rarely/don't wash mine because I want to keep them deep denim blue, not really into fades
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

30 Oct 2014 11:52
Fades are so old hat imo. Bun dat.
illwill
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3596 posts since 17/5/04

30 Oct 2014 11:54
My APCs stink so much now that I'm embarrassed to take them to the dry cleaners. Oops

Just gonna have to bite the bullet and wash them.
padawan
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4049 posts since 27/6/03

30 Oct 2014 11:59
stick em on the line for a day or two…….
Kadafi39
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1561 posts since 30/10/09

30 Oct 2014 12:01
manula wrote: I rarely/don't wash mine because I want to keep them deep denim blue, not really into fades

Dont mind them on some pairs, but i like to keep a couple of pairs looking raw too. Generally just soak them in the bath tub in mildly warm water with a little woolite. Thought Danny might have some insider knowledge though!
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

30 Oct 2014 12:23
I have a few pairs that have the perfect color and the perfect amount of baginess, but need to be freshen up, not sure I want to bath them, thought that denim fresh might make them dece again
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Oct 2014 12:43
Freezer for a day normally works.
toin
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1690 posts since 1/4/13

posted 30 Oct 2014 13:09, edited 30 Oct 2014 13:09
I have that mr black and it's repackaged febreze, same smell and all
Rez
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7951 posts since 5/4/09

30 Oct 2014 14:04
Laughing out loud got so much respect for them now
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

30 Oct 2014 14:20
toin wrote: I have that mr black and it's repackaged febreze, same smell and all

well there goes my kickstarter idea Sad
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

30 Oct 2014 19:16
Just taken a punt on the Levis Vintage 1962 - 551 - anyone got an experience of them? Look alright in the photos; supposed to be the predecessor to the 505.