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)
Bails78
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590 posts since 6/1/08

23 Oct 2017 09:50
Nobuyoshi wrote: I've had a problem the last four-five year with denim, I'm a 29" leg and quite short (5ft 9 or so) so generally have to get stuff taken up, after I do I always end up with a pair of jeans that curve/bow inwards at the ankle making them look rubbish and quite odd, anyone know any denim experts in London that could help with this? someone equivalent to the denim doctor? I've ruined countless pairs of jeans in the last few years and would love to find someone who really knows what they're doing.

Join the club!Laughing out loud

Mate the best you can hope for is Getting denim that comes in 30 or 32 inside leg, preferably 30 inside leg. Only Visvim and Livid denim do those lengths but I have no idea how they fit or the quality of them. I have about 5 pairs of denim (expensive) that I have ruined by getting them taken up and tapered. NO one has been able to create the original finish, tapering. Not denim doctor, Atelier repairs, or anyone else.
jacko198
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235 posts since 23/10/09

24 Oct 2017 00:20
My Edwins are a 30 leg, need about 3 inches chopping off them Puzzled

Had some Tapered Unbranded that only came in a 34 leg, chopped 6" off, including most of the taper. Pain in the arse!
Cmo
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18 posts since 16/3/12

24 Oct 2017 09:37
Look into Resolute… full range of inseam lengths.
Nobuyoshi
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397 posts since 27/12/13

25 Oct 2017 22:58
Cheers guys thanks, will look into it !
If anyone knows a Denim expert in London who can fix my stuff please lmk!
Bails78
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590 posts since 6/1/08

26 Oct 2017 05:08
Nobuyoshi wrote: Cheers guys thanks, will look into it !
If anyone knows a Denim expert in London who can fix my stuff please lmk!

Atelier repairs, Son of a Stag
And many of the jeans brand shops have their own tailors but they usually only take their own brand jeans.
RunTings
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26 posts since 31/8/10

posted 9 Nov 2017 14:32, edited 9 Nov 2017 14:32
Hey guys,

after wearing my APC / LVC / IH denim up to 1.8 years before I wash (APC / LVC) them the first time.
(I dont soak APC and LVC - but of course the IH).

After the first wash they always! come out like that:



I have no idea what I need to do to make them come out like this:


> Can you guys gimme some hints?

Especially:
- How often do I approx. need to wash them to come out like that?
- How much of wearing does it need before I have to / should wash them a 2nd, 3rd, … time?
- Could it be the case that I need to wear them even longer before I wash them the 1st time?

Your guidance is much appreciated!

Thanks and best
Kay

zoom
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5996 posts since 22/7/05

9 Nov 2017 15:57
I’m my experience it’s not about how long you have worn them for but how active you are in them. It’s not so much your washing them wrong, your just not wearing them in hard enough. To get substantial fading you need to be doing a lot of walking or moving around in them.

Good time to post these 21oz iron hearts. Just over 2 and a half years now.


kid unknown
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5312 posts since 8/12/01

9 Nov 2017 18:37
If all you do is walk around in your jeans then I don't think the fadez are ever going to be that epic.

LFC
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3543 posts since 14/6/11

9 Nov 2017 19:51
Fuckin mad them zoom Ubercool
themistake
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10480 posts since 20/2/06

9 Nov 2017 21:27
Zoom, what sort of activities are you doing in yours to achieve such excellent honeycombing on the back of the knee?
Crackajack
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6987 posts since 21/4/05

9 Nov 2017 21:32
No homo
bertoni
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945 posts since 29/9/11

10 Nov 2017 09:07
They 555-01s Zoom? Look amazing mate.
mtthrvy2
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1853 posts since 8/11/10

posted 11 Nov 2017 18:23, edited 11 Nov 2017 18:23
I used to get epic fadez by cycling in them

Also - where in London I can buy a pair of APC's, have them hemmed and pick up another day? (preferably near liverpool street)
themistake
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10480 posts since 20/2/06

11 Nov 2017 18:28
The APC store on redchurch st?
Loads of one day alteration places around there too
Crackajack
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6987 posts since 21/4/05

11 Nov 2017 20:24
Son of a stag can usually do it
mtthrvy2
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1853 posts since 8/11/10

11 Nov 2017 21:32
cheers guys
eazypz
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2946 posts since 16/4/10

12 Nov 2017 19:55
What antibacterial spray does everyone use to ‘clean’ their raw denim?
Have seen Mr Black Denim Refresh, any good? Or is there a cheaper alternative?
Mr.X.
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2795 posts since 23/6/13

12 Nov 2017 20:58
Cillit Bang.
RunTings
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26 posts since 31/8/10

13 Nov 2017 11:09
zoom wrote: I’m my experience it’s not about how long you have worn them for but how active you are in them. It’s not so much your washing them wrong, your just not wearing them in hard enough. To get substantial fading you need to be doing a lot of walking or moving around in them.

Good time to post these 21oz iron hearts. Just over 2 and a half years now.



Wohooo!!!
Now thats! a pair of nicely worn-in denim!
Respect Zoom!

Did you wash / soak them already or are they just "worn"?

> Like the others said: I am just wearing them for office / leisure activities…
How do you "stress" them so much?

any hints on that?
Eye-wink

Best
Kay

Burt
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5320 posts since 3/1/10

15 Dec 2017 12:14
Edwin ruining their jeans by adding 'CS' (comfort stretch?) on some of their denim (looks like it's across the range too). Bought a pair of ED-55's online without realising that they had the 'CS' acronym and they're absolutely terrible - it's like wearing Jeans made for Stretch fucking Armstrong. Backing 'em.