Menswear: The DENIM Thread


Brad
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5019 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)
deuce
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13644 posts since 21/1/08

18 Jan 2012 14:57
Fuck that, nothing worse than wet jeans
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Jan 2012 15:29
id rather go out in my guntys than go through all that hype bullshite.
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

18 Jan 2012 15:35
i heard the width of a coat hanger is the same as a 34 waist, so i could just soak them and dry them on a hanger?
du tan
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1262 posts since 15/8/03

18 Jan 2012 16:46
I'm sure there are hangers at various widths, and that might leave a weird bulge in the waistband -you aren't necessarily going to completely stop the denim bleeding by washing/ soaking them.
If it's only waist shrinkage you are concerned about, then you could get a piece of wood and cut it to the width of the waist.
Not got any experience of dry levi's denim, though.

At the risk of the jeans not fitting, or significantly changing in colour, I'd just leave it if all you're bothered about is the denim bleed onto your underwear.

If you're bothered, look on sufu denim as I'm sure there'll be a thread on these jeans there.
Armani
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19 posts since 18/1/11

18 Jan 2012 17:31
Anybody that could tell me how garbstore jeans fit and if they're any good? Thanks.
Dee
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11142 posts since 22/11/07

18 Jan 2012 19:14
schtoop wrote: i heard the width of a coat hanger is the same as a 34 waist, so i could just soak them and dry them on a hanger?


I've used a hanger every time. Jam a bulky suit hanger in the waist (34 waist), turn the water to full heat on your boiler and throw a few kettles full in the bath. Soak for a few hours, and change the water too when it cools down. I would repeat too, make sure you get as much shrinkage done as poss. If you have a shower rail hang your jeans with something to drip dry (takes awhile) and you may need to pop a towel on the floor near the bath. You can transfer them to a warmer room with a towel on the floor.
Pop them on when they are damp, not wet and try not to sit in a position with your knees bent for a long time (can stretch the knees a bit too much). If you have a leather sofa just pop a towel over it, if not sit on the floor. Don't spend too long in them when damp at this time of the year, you just want to stretch the waist to fit and set a little back knee comb creasing. Hang em to dry and then wear them for a minimum of 3 to 6 months. It's a ball ache but it's worth the effort.

Make sure you take a few pre soak measurements - expect the most to go in the length of the leg. And make sure you are going to be happy with the fit and shape, if not get them hemmed and/or tapered before you do all this to at least before you start wearing them in. You don't tend to lose that much in the width of the legs.

TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

18 Jan 2012 19:20
Dee : Would you suggest I do this with my apc's rescues that are too long in the leg? Cheers
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2012 08:41
thats what you should of done on youtube dee, not the bag inspection. serious as well.
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

19 Jan 2012 14:37
cheers for the advice dee, stuck a hanger in them and put them in a steaming hot bath for 2.5 hours, there wasn't much indigo in the water, hung them up to dry in the airing cupboard overnight

pre wash measurements

w - 17.5
l - 32
h - 8.75

post wash

w - 17
l - 30
h - 8.5

now just looking forward to battering them
Dee
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11142 posts since 22/11/07

19 Jan 2012 14:47
job done - water doesn't go too blue so not to worry.

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2012 14:48
seriously dont think there is a better pair of jeans out there than apc. (and dont bother asking me how im qualified cos i cant be bothered to show you my collection)
i live and die in mine, still wash them monthly, but they just feel like joggers now and just move with my legs and every time i put them on im bawceing out like a bawse whos just been promoted from assistant boss.
first pair of jeans ive ever had that have got marks on them where i sit etc due to wear.
if i had to never buy another pair of jeans again in my life, i dont think id be unbossed by the fact.
loved them from new when they were stiffer than jimmys cock at pre school swimming lessons, to now feeling like they are made of silk and i could even sleep in them. (love the pin as well, great touch)
no tricks, no gimmicks, no reading superfuture to break them, just wore them and washed them like a janitor would, and now im the boss. Cool
CSB!
wdmn
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131 posts since 5/5/06

19 Jan 2012 16:03
Noble Locks wrote: im bawceing out like a bawse whos just been promoted from assistant boss

Laughing out loud

Was going to faff about with Woolite to wash/soak my New Cures… eff dat. Locks wash it is.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

19 Jan 2012 16:10
Noble Locks wrote: and just move with my legs

as opposed to?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2012 16:16
go away R, ive just watched you act like a complete mongrel in the sale thread asking more sizing questions than a fucking 3 year old asks about the teletubbies the first time they watch it, and had to resist the urge to spastic you off.

they move with my legs like a second skin, something untold other denims do not do.
some jeans when you bend youre legs to sit down, the jeans are still in elongated stiff (no homo) position and you have to physically pull them about to get comfy. thats what i meant, but normal people knew that.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

19 Jan 2012 16:20
asking how a shirt fits? not really that odd.

my jeans regularly walk without my legs.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2012 16:23
but my gitman in small doesnt fit like my cos in a medium, but fits a bit like my our legacy in large but a bit smaller than the dsquared one i own that is xl.
what size should i get then kingmob?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. tard
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

19 Jan 2012 16:23
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

19 Jan 2012 16:24
Totally agree, sad as it is I've missed wearing my APCs since the crotch blew out (because of my huge balls). Denim Doctor time.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

19 Jan 2012 16:24
Noble Locks wrote: but my gitman doesnt fit like my cos, but fits a bit like ny our legacy but a bit smaller than the dsquared one i own

what size should i get then kingmob?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. tard

ermm i mentioned one other brand. age getting to you?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

19 Jan 2012 16:26
know it isnt, watching you give a fucking totally unfuunny samuel l jackson gif sarky answer to EVERY single question someone asks is fucking getting to me though.
dont like it up ya do ya. (no homo)