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)
lothian
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481 posts since 2/11/12

5 Mar 2021 10:14
I’m sick of using fancy denim detergent and hand washing my once raw LVCs.

Does washing denim with the ‘usual’ washing stuff harm the fabric in anyway?
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

5 Mar 2021 10:19
Not at all.
Copper
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2972 posts since 29/11/11

5 Mar 2021 10:25
lothian wrote: I’m sick of using fancy denim detergent and hand washing my once raw LVCs.

Does washing denim with the ‘usual’ washing stuff harm the fabric in any way?

not at all.. I would always go for something more natural as a personal choice. I use momotaro denim wash and get great results.
lothian
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481 posts since 2/11/12

5 Mar 2021 10:37
Cheers boys.

There a best setting to machine wash them with?
Copper
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2972 posts since 29/11/11

5 Mar 2021 10:48
just the gentlest wash in my opninon. I use one called 'sport light' which is just a 30 minute wash with a gentle spin
Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

5 Mar 2021 11:20
Turn inside out and stretch / shape them to dry naturally.
Ulster_Blue
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5556 posts since 16/7/06

5 Mar 2021 11:31
i tumble dried a pair of 3sixteen and theyre grand lol
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

5 Mar 2021 12:11
think the real problem is the spin…isn't that what causes those vertical streaks?

Having said that i've been throwing an old pair of visvim fluxus at everything while i've been doing some diy/gardening. throw them in the wash and then tumble dry, they look great for it (were looking a bit clarkson mid blue wash before, got much more variation now)
lothian
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481 posts since 2/11/12

posted 5 Mar 2021 12:28, edited 5 Mar 2021 12:28
Yeah I’m stuck at pre-dad colour and trying to see if I can get the colour to fade evenly without wrecking the shape or getting lines down the seams. Which happened to my APCs.

I’ll give em a go on a gentle spin Smiling
Doogan
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1024 posts since 13/4/14

5 Mar 2021 12:49
I've fucked a couple of pairs of Jeans in the machine (lines down the sides). I just wash by hand now.
spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

5 Mar 2021 12:52
If you turn inside out you shouldn’t get any lines. I have to wash my work jeans on 40 and highest spin to get them clean.
Ulster_Blue
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5556 posts since 16/7/06

5 Mar 2021 14:41
If you keep wearing them and keep washing them they’ll come out fine, really no need to hand wash denim
Hanto
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3115 posts since 30/11/09

20 Mar 2021 17:05
Cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re4_aM_-vks&t;=198s
Dee
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12019 posts since 22/11/07

20 Mar 2021 17:36
Ubercool
crutch
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491 posts since 22/11/12

posted 29 Mar 2021 11:51, edited 29 Mar 2021 11:51
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TheConductor
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4293 posts since 17/11/09

29 Mar 2021 12:13
Anywhere decent open in East London which can take up a pair of jeans for me? They're white, so don't need chain stitching etc, but also don't want a random dry cleaner who will mess them up.
Hanto
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3115 posts since 30/11/09

29 Mar 2021 12:22
Anyone in the UK that does Boro/Sashiko style repairs?
figurine
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6014 posts since 14/5/07

29 Mar 2021 12:38
Hanto wrote: Anyone in the UK that does Boro/Sashiko style repairs?
Field Denim Workshop has a lot of pictures of Sashiko repairs on his IG.
Hanto
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3115 posts since 30/11/09

29 Mar 2021 15:46
figurine wrote:
Hanto wrote: Anyone in the UK that does Boro/Sashiko style repairs?
Field Denim Workshop has a lot of pictures of Sashiko repairs on his IG.
That's the one. Cheers. Cool
1234589
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959 posts since 1/6/10

29 Mar 2021 15:58
TheConductor wrote: Anywhere decent open in East London which can take up a pair of jeans for me? They're white, so don't need chain stitching etc, but also don't want a random dry cleaner who will mess them up.

More North than East but Blackhorse Lane Ateliers is still open - can drop off in Walthamstow or at Coals Drop Yard: https://blackhorselane.com/pages/denim-repairs-alterations