Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5025 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)
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

11 Mar 2015 08:29
denim repair by mr handy denim repair in holland

€45 including return postage but much better service and repair quality than denim doctor

before


after

he also darned and restitched a hole on the inseam

shego
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1591 posts since 11/12/07

11 Mar 2015 10:08
Sweet. How do you contact him? Through FB? My IH need some repairs.
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

11 Mar 2015 10:22
yeh facebook
edlo
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635 posts since 13/9/14

posted 11 Mar 2015 10:53, edited 11 Mar 2015 10:53
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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

11 Mar 2015 10:59
€45 including postage is cheap!
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

11 Mar 2015 11:33
yeh i think the postage accounted for about €15 of the cost
Kadafi39
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1878 posts since 30/10/09

11 Mar 2015 16:07
You in uk?
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

11 Mar 2015 16:33
yeh
eazypz
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3277 posts since 16/4/10

11 Mar 2015 16:42
Thats proper darning.
Had a repair from the denim doc before but he patches and then stitches over.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

11 Mar 2015 16:57
The denim doc has done a couple of patch up jobs on my Tenderloins which have been fine, they're hardly invisible but that's OK as I want to trash them and have lots of visible repairs (which I think I'm going to attempt myself from now on, unless it's a job that requires some serious skill/ experience). The Mr Handy repairs look perfect if you want to keep your denim looking as new/ tidy as possible though.

Wasn't there a video posted a while back in this thread of a store in the US, 3sixteen maybe, that offered the darning service? Good to know there's somewhere a bit closer that can do that, even if it's still overseas.
Anto
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3921 posts since 19/1/12

posted 11 Mar 2015 16:57, edited 11 Mar 2015 16:57
That's a great job, in particular for the money!

But as Beedub said, that and patching are two different kind of jobs each one with its own result and aesthetic.
sciphiyem
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502 posts since 7/9/11

11 Mar 2015 17:02
beedub wrote: Wasn't there a video posted a while back in this thread of a store in the US, 3sixteen maybe, that offered the darning service? Good to know there's somewhere a bit closer that can do that, even if it's still overseas.

I think that's selfedge , which is part owned by one of the 3sixteen owners
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

13 Mar 2015 05:01
how old are the pure blues? look mint
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

14 Mar 2015 13:11
about 2 years. washed twice maybe

i'll stick up some better pics some time
spitfiredealer
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2443 posts since 12/6/10

14 Mar 2015 19:53
When I was in Rivert and Hide last they had just got a darning machine and were in the process of offering that service.
Had a crotch repair done by the doc on IH's which was a patch and it's holding up good.
Mr.X.
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3052 posts since 23/6/13

posted 17 Mar 2015 15:55, edited 17 Mar 2015 15:55
I'm looking for some jeans like Dior Orange overdyes 19cm but not paying £450 (which is what they are now?), any alternatives? Not into supper skinny 15cm.
shego
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1591 posts since 11/12/07

29 Mar 2015 16:47
Just got some back from Melvin (mister handy denim). Great service/job. Crotch repair on both sides, hem repairs, and pocket sorted.

https://instagram.com/p/0nIFc6AOR9/?taken-by=misterhandydenim
https://instagram.com/p/0nF__NAOe7/?taken-by=misterhandydenim
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

31 Mar 2015 14:43
What does everyone make of Wrangler Blue Bell?

A fair bit of it is made in USA; the denim jackets look pretty good, dunno about the jeans though - I've never been a massive fan of the 'W' stitch on the back pockets and I don't really like the leather patch on the pocket either, looks a bit pikey.
hang_on_voltaire
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497 posts since 11/11/09

posted 31 Mar 2015 15:08, edited 31 Mar 2015 15:08
i've got a trevor jacket, like this but a raw one, it's nice and fit is good…

ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

31 Mar 2015 19:33
Yeah I think the Wrangler bluebell jackets are on point; not keen on the jeans though. The leather patch ruins them imo.