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)
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

posted 10 Nov 2020 19:09, edited 10 Nov 2020 19:09
Doogan wrote: I fucked up a pair of Orslow by putting them in the washing machine. There is now a faded line down the leg where they naturally fold. Is there anything I can do to sort this?


Avoid the spin cycle but also done this loads of times
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

10 Nov 2020 19:16
As long as they are turned inside out you shouldn’t get those kinda lines. I have to wash my work jeans on a very hot and high spin cycle and I don’t get them.
Doogan
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1026 posts since 13/4/14

10 Nov 2020 19:27
Good chance I didnt turn them inside out.
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

1 Dec 2020 15:55

Salvageable? If so, recommendations who'd be best with them?
sydneyking
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5028 posts since 26/9/09

1 Dec 2020 16:17
Denim doctor
leemc77
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2610 posts since 24/10/06

1 Dec 2020 17:22
Yep. Sending a pair off myself this week for the same
joe6886
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915 posts since 16/11/08

1 Dec 2020 17:43
Never rated denim doctors repair work personally, see my post on the last page. I used darned fine, did a great job
bungleski
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549 posts since 21/7/11

1 Dec 2020 18:10
Should check out Lex at Field Denim Workshop. Did a great job on a couple of crotch blow outs for me. Good prices too.
https://www.instagram.com/field_denim_workshop/?hl=en
sydneyking
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5028 posts since 26/9/09

1 Dec 2020 18:24
joe6886 wrote: Never rated denim doctors repair work personally, see my post on the last page. I used darned fine, did a great job

Was there something specifically you didn’t like? I’ve used the denim doctor loads and never had any issues
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

1 Dec 2020 19:25
joe6886 wrote: Never rated denim doctors repair work personally, see my post on the last page. I used darned fine, did a great job

This. Plus he doesn't do darning, which is the best and only way to repair denim IMO.
joe6886
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915 posts since 16/11/08

1 Dec 2020 19:29
The ones I sent he kind of patched the inside and then darned into that (if that makes sense) the jeans are long gone so can’t quite remember but as it was a crotch blowout it was quite irritating having a patch rubbing your inner thigh when you were wearing them.

I’m happy to use him for tapering and hemming and he’s done plenty of tailoring for me aswell on my suits but if I had a repair I’d use someone else.
Bails78
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732 posts since 6/1/08

1 Dec 2020 19:50
Would recommend Alexis at Field Denim as well, nice bloke, reasonable and he's London based if that helps.
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

1 Dec 2020 19:55
joe6886 wrote: The ones I sent he kind of patched the inside and then darned into that (if that makes sense) the jeans are long gone so can’t quite remember but as it was a crotch blowout it was quite irritating having a patch rubbing your inner thigh when you were wearing them.

I’m happy to use him for tapering and hemming and he’s done plenty of tailoring for me aswell on my suits but if I had a repair I’d use someone else.

had this from him in the past too. One of the last pairs I had done I asked him to use something thin for the patches. Think it was some cut offs from a cotton shirt. He then darned into it. Worked and didn't feel it.

Remember once having a pair of 25oz blow out and he stuck some denim in there and darned it. Had a 35oz crotch! It was not comfy. Laughing out loud
Scottishmark
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778 posts since 25/1/11

1 Dec 2020 20:01
“Had a 35oz crotch.” Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

2 Dec 2020 20:05
Thanks for the advice, spoke to Mick @ Darned Fine so going to give him a try.
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

posted 19 Dec 2020 13:09, edited 19 Dec 2020 13:09

Not only a perfect job done from Mick @ Darned Fine, but he threw in a beanie as he'd forgotten to post them earlier in the week.

Highly recommended Cool
joe6886
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915 posts since 16/11/08

19 Dec 2020 15:02
Looks like a great job that, glad he worked out for you.
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

19 Dec 2020 15:37
yeah looks good.
quest
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3689 posts since 11/7/11

19 Dec 2020 15:48
look great, I’ll send some to him then
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

19 Dec 2020 16:11
Gave my work gear a wash as I have finished for a few weeks.

PBE-019 about 4 months of wear 3 washes






Iron Heart IHSH-71 Blanket Lined shirt/jacket
Years of wear and countless washes