Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5020 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)
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

5 Jun 2012 20:03
swede wrote: dope jeans though Cool

how long is the turn around for denim doctor? diors need some work done

usually a week, but he's on holiday at the moment, quoted me a week and a half when I sent them last thursday.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

6 Jun 2012 19:22
Crackajack wrote: Just wondered if anyone can confirm what my mate has told me, that Levis stores do free alterations on any Levis jeans without a receipt? He was told this when buying a few pairs that were a bit long for him. Will phone my local store but if anyone knows might try and nip in after work tomorrow and get some I rarely wear altered…
so cant see this being true.
bungleski
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355 posts since 21/7/11

6 Jun 2012 20:07
Noble Locks wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Just wondered if anyone can confirm what my mate has told me, that Levis stores do free alterations on any Levis jeans without a receipt? He was told this when buying a few pairs that were a bit long for him. Will phone my local store but if anyone knows might try and nip in after work tomorrow and get some I rarely wear altered…
so cant see this being true.

Not sure about jeans without a receipt, but I know they do free alterations on sale items.
Crackajack
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7600 posts since 21/4/05

6 Jun 2012 22:09
Phoned the Manchester store today, they will hem any Levis jeans without a proof of purchase but cant do tapering/waist.
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

7 Jun 2012 14:24
Has anyone here experimented with using different fabrics for denim repairs, like using say a thick white or red fabric instead of indigo denim for laying under the denim before stitching over the hole, so you get a little of the colour showing through? My APCs are in dire need of a patch up, and I've got some loose fabric that could be used for it. Otherwise it's gonna have to be another pair of jeans getting the chop for spare fabric.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

7 Jun 2012 14:35
only white works imho.
Heath
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2515 posts since 26/7/06

7 Jun 2012 15:46
I did it with some polka dot material on my LVC saddlemans. People thought it was my pants. Don't do it.
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

7 Jun 2012 16:24
I did have red polka dot in mind too Laughing out loud
SoulBhoy
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170 posts since 29/2/12

7 Jun 2012 16:56
yellowpages wrote: Has anyone here experimented with using different fabrics for denim repairs, like using say a thick white or red fabric instead of indigo denim for laying under the denim before stitching over the hole, so you get a little of the colour showing through? My APCs are in dire need of a patch up, and I've got some loose fabric that could be used for it. Otherwise it's gonna have to be another pair of jeans getting the chop for spare fabric.


If it's that rip at your back pocket, they'll definitely look like it's your pants.
vertevalle
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211 posts since 7/7/08

11 Jun 2012 01:02
Anyone ever got decent fades on ed47 rainbow selvedge? mine have stretched out so much they're only fit for beaters now. Never washed them, thinking about boiling the fuck out of them, see if I can shrink them back to a decent fit, but if you can get a half decent fade on them i'll hold off. Any view?
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

11 Jun 2012 13:09
This might've been posted a few pages back but I couldn't see anything…Levis are auctioning off "150 rare, limited edition and one-off Levi's products".

http://stores.ebay.com/Red-Tab-Foundation/_i.html?rt=nc&_sid=1101094155&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1
Toasted
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1669 posts since 15/10/09

11 Jun 2012 15:09

Social Sculpture zip fades. by Toasted_uk, on Flickr
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

13 Jun 2012 11:38
just ordered a new pair of garbstore jeans and was about to click the trigger on some chinos when i though, fuck it ive got to have a sort out cos i wont fit them in the wardrobe. its actually not right, i hate myself for being such a complete bell end. (no dick waving)
this is my jeans and casual trews wardrobe laid out. (mius 2 - got a pair on and a pair in the wash)
all evisu, levis, neighborhod, vis, sugar cane, edwin, dior, ymc and p.s.
spitfiredealer
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2317 posts since 12/6/10

13 Jun 2012 11:39
Jawdropping!
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

13 Jun 2012 11:41
48 pairs? Laughing out loud
zoom
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6332 posts since 22/7/05

13 Jun 2012 11:41
spitfiredealer wrote: Jawdropping!

That shit kray.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

13 Jun 2012 11:41
Holy fuck!

deuce
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13865 posts since 21/1/08

13 Jun 2012 11:42
Laughing out loud
buddha statue is cool doe
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

13 Jun 2012 11:46
now you know why i jump on sneaker52's back so much when he tries to buy every single thing for sale on here or on sale. im a single man living alone with a room just for clobber. (my loft is boarded out with two pro clothes rails full as well)
its an illness that has to be cured.
spitfiredealer
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2317 posts since 12/6/10

13 Jun 2012 11:46
Do you wear all of them regularly?