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)
caol87
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2277 posts since 28/6/14

29 Mar 2021 18:37
Not denim related, closest feed could find linked to it, does anyone know how Stan Ray fatigue trousers fit in the waist? are they true to size, or is it a size up job?
generic_guy
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9937 posts since 16/9/02

29 Mar 2021 19:36
They are supposed to fit big but the ones I had were a full size smaller than labelled, might have just been unlucky though.
Ulster_Blue
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5550 posts since 16/7/06

29 Mar 2021 20:02
True IMO
misled
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4380 posts since 3/1/02

29 Mar 2021 21:13
generic_guy wrote: They are supposed to fit big but the ones I had were a full size smaller than labelled, might have just been unlucky though.

This happened with me too.
TheConductor
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4284 posts since 17/11/09

31 Mar 2021 13:59
1234589 wrote:
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
Cheers for this! I'm based in Homerton so can ride easily up to Walthamstow.
themistake
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10832 posts since 20/2/06

31 Mar 2021 16:11
It’s not open is it?

Ffs I’ve been sitting on a gift card for a pair of jeans since Christmas waiting patiently for it to reopen.
Oops Laughing out loud
1234589
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950 posts since 1/6/10

31 Mar 2021 16:20
Ah maybe it's closed at the moment?! I used them for a repair back in November, had to email in advance to arrange a time to drop off. I live round the corner from the workshop and the door's been open with people going in and out fairly often when I've walked past though.
jplxx
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1773 posts since 3/11/09

30 Apr 2021 21:01
Any alterations place good for taking in waist on jeans or best to go for a proper denim specialist? It’s just a pair of Orslow no too bothered about anything fancy but also don’t want them fucked.
spitfiredealer
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2510 posts since 12/6/10

9 May 2021 18:32
This isn't technically denim but figured a few in here might appreciate it.

12oz Wabash CPO Sample that Iron Heart gave me to wear and trash at work.

I am doing my best to give it some wear





themistake
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10832 posts since 20/2/06

9 May 2021 19:17
Went to Blackhorse Lane @ coal drops yard to pick up some new jeans the other week.

Really good service as always, had a good chat about the denim, fades etc.
Finished the hems whilst I had some tacos a few doors down.
Can’t fault it to be honest.
Kingmob07
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9125 posts since 11/5/07

11 May 2021 19:01
Cool spitfire
zoom
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6632 posts since 22/7/05

16 Jul 2021 11:59
Having a massive wardrobe clearout and took some pictures of most of the raw denim I have amassed.

APC



Samurai


Iron hearts



More samurai and some old edwins

sydneyking
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5000 posts since 26/9/09

16 Jul 2021 12:02
Got a decent pair of apc petit new standards with great fades that I’m sadly having to part with as they’re to small for me now. I’ll get them up in classifieds over the weekend
Crackajack
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7930 posts since 21/4/05

16 Jul 2021 12:03
Awesome
Rirawin
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9516 posts since 17/7/05

16 Jul 2021 13:13
Cool Out of interest do you repair your own jeans or get them repaired by someone? I sent a pair pair off to Soldier Blue recently and they quoted me £300 for the repairs (discounted from £500 Laughing out loud )
Crackajack
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7930 posts since 21/4/05

16 Jul 2021 13:36
Wow. What was the breakdown of items? Was that for some sashiko / Boro stuff?
zoom
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6632 posts since 22/7/05

posted 16 Jul 2021 13:44, edited 16 Jul 2021 13:44
Rirawin wrote: Cool Out of interest do you repair your own jeans or get them repaired by someone? I sent a pair pair off to Soldier Blue recently and they quoted me £300 for the repairs (discounted from £500 Laughing out loud )

Jawdropping! surely that’s for some kind of hand stitched sashiko stuff? Thats insane. Looking at there prices online I have no idea how you could have amassed £500’s worth of repairs.

I’ve done a few repairs myself, used local people, the denim doctor and darned fine.

Always use the denim doctor if I need stuff altered, darned fine for big repairs like crotch and knees. But if it’s something minor I’ll try myself or just use some local people I’ve used for years.
Rez
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8657 posts since 5/4/09

16 Jul 2021 13:45
you done alterations through darned fine? thinking of doing stuff there while they're doing repairs
illwill
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4131 posts since 17/5/04

16 Jul 2021 13:48
Rirawin wrote: Cool Out of interest do you repair your own jeans or get them repaired by someone? I sent a pair pair off to Soldier Blue recently and they quoted me £300 for the repairs (discounted from £500 Laughing out loud )

They saw Vis and had you pegged for a mug
MrW
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3001 posts since 1/8/11

16 Jul 2021 13:58
Rez wrote: you done alterations through darned fine? thinking of doing stuff there while they're doing repairs

Yep, used Mick for a crotch blowout and would recommend him, pics a few pages back here.