Menswear: The DENIM Thread

Brad avatar

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.


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)
Tobypricec avatar

555 posts since 6/1/15

posted 22 Dec 2017 18:54, edited 22 Dec 2017 18:54

Just had a couple repairs done on my d'Artisans by the Denim Doctor, great job
jacko198 avatar

552 posts since 23/10/09

26 Jan 2018 13:27
Need to get some Edwins tapered a bit at the leg opening (or the knee down)

The denim doctor says you have to spread the selvedge to do it which im not keen on, can it not be done from the inside seam?

Anyone had their selvedge tapered without spreading the selvedge seam?
LFC avatar

5714 posts since 14/6/11

26 Jan 2018 13:35
Yes it can be done but needs to be done on the inside leg so you will lose some thigh room.
quest avatar

3730 posts since 11/7/11

posted 26 Jan 2018 14:14, edited 26 Jan 2018 14:14
I asked the denim doc to taper from the inseam on two pairs of jeans, which he agreed to do. Both times they came back with the selvedge spread. I'd use someone else personally.
Tobypricec avatar

555 posts since 6/1/15

28 Jan 2018 08:24

Selling these Studio D'Artisans in classifieds if anyones interested, worn for about 3 years
abagnale avatar

851 posts since 6/1/14

30 Jan 2018 14:41
Looking for some slim raw denim.

considering another pair of Vis 04, but Momotaro and Pure Blue Japan have also caught my eye. Any advice/recommendations on wash/fit?

crutch avatar

491 posts since 22/11/12

30 Jan 2018 16:51
I've been impressed with my Hiut selvedge raw SlimR, but more tapered compared to Vis 04. Denim is nice and quality is good. Free repairs for life too
zappa1903 avatar

483 posts since 26/8/14

30 Jan 2018 17:43
Is that the jeans made in Wales?
crutch avatar

491 posts since 22/11/12

posted 30 Jan 2018 20:48, edited 30 Jan 2018 20:48
Yeah, I was a bit sceptical because of how hard they push the story, but decided to give them a try and happy so far, feel really well made, good materials and I like the fit. Not washed yet
diederik avatar

3305 posts since 16/8/11

31 Jan 2018 12:58
Any recommendations for clean black skinny denim? Not a fan of new Acne range - preferred the older fits but they no longer sell these.
Double D
Double D avatar

3552 posts since 8/3/07

31 Jan 2018 15:40
Unbranded tight fit
sodomgomorra avatar

1603 posts since 24/3/14

31 Jan 2018 16:38
Double D wrote: Unbranded tight fit

How skinny are those?
Double D
Double D avatar

3552 posts since 8/3/07

1 Feb 2018 11:38
Very. Not too low rise though so you can actually keep stuff in your pockets.
Brew avatar

435 posts since 17/12/10

3 Feb 2018 19:07
Is there still interest in battered APC denim? Got New Standards in 31 that need another repair and I can’t be bothered with it.
Tobypricec avatar

555 posts since 6/1/15

22 Feb 2018 16:03
Best place to shorten and chainstitch some jeans? Denim Doc or am i better off sending them to Real McCoys/Son of a Stag?
Crackajack avatar

8008 posts since 21/4/05

22 Feb 2018 17:45
Son of a stag IMO - I understand they now can also do tapering and other alterations plus chain stitch embroidery.
Tobypricec avatar

555 posts since 6/1/15

22 Feb 2018 17:47
Thanks mate
Kingmob07 avatar

9160 posts since 11/5/07

23 Feb 2018 13:13
Is Denim Doctor still the one for repairing blowouts?
Dee avatar

12052 posts since 22/11/07

posted 23 Feb 2018 15:08, edited 23 Feb 2018 15:08
Still does them, interior patches oversewn

Anyone attempted a DIY with a machine, considering picking up a Toyota Jeans machine on ebay
TROYBOY avatar

945 posts since 28/2/12

2 Mar 2018 11:49
Whats happened to evisu?
They dont have a London store any more and looking on their website, all their stuff looks like fake knockoffs!!
Used to love that brand and was looking for a pair for old times sake but now impressed with what I saw