Small DENIM Questions Thread

September 26, 2009 @ 23:04:10 PM
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what imperial denim fit is most like levis 514, but a lil more tapered and kinda slimmer? would that be dukes? and you size down 1 for duke right?
September 27, 2009 @ 10:10:59 AM
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Do weird guys fit like 501 stf?

For a slim, but not tight fit do I size down one or stay true?
September 27, 2009 @ 13:04:01 PM
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i know weird guys dont fit like 501's
September 27, 2009 @ 23:03:50 PM
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just had a quick question as I have been wondering about this for a while now:

is there a limit to how much denim can stretch? like if i had X jean and i wore it for like 3 months straight say it stretches like 1" in the waist. would it stretch more in the coming months are would it just stop at 1" as that's the "limit"?
September 27, 2009 @ 23:15:20 PM
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so if you wore them at the waist for 3 months and they stretch an inch
now you sag, its definitely gonna stretch more
depends on brand too
jeans like apc stretch a lot and jeans like skulls stretch very little
also, it depends if you sag, which makes the waist stretch more
September 27, 2009 @ 23:22:21 PM
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so if you wore them at the waist for 3 months and they stretch an inch
now you sag, its definitely gonna stretch more
depends on brand too
jeans like apc stretch a lot and jeans like skulls stretch very little
also, it depends if you sag, which makes the waist stretch more


so yeah. i have BSPs and basically when i tried them on in store they were perfect every where not too tight and stuff. i then went home and like hot soaked them following the person at selfedge's instructions and now when i put them on they aren't as roomy as i remember them to be, especially in the thighs. they are pretty tight there. like when i pull my jeans up, like way up, there's quite a bit of space but i try to sag a little since thats where i normally wear my jeans, but they are still always like tight. should i just continue wearing them?

it's been like an off and on 3 months of wear. i don't wear them consistently so should i just deal with the pain right now and just wear them?
September 27, 2009 @ 23:36:46 PM
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hmm
so its not tight in the waist
as where other parts of the jean, like the thigh, is tight?
September 27, 2009 @ 23:44:45 PM
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it's tight when i sag at the waist and it is tight in the thighs but when i tried the jeans on instore it didn't feel like this.
September 28, 2009 @ 00:01:39 AM
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yea basically, when you try the jeans in-store and they fit perfect, go up a size, because they will shrink to the fit that you liked. This goes for un-sanforized only.
i personally would not wear jeans that don't fit me well, so you could sell, wear, or trade, all up to you
September 28, 2009 @ 00:09:37 AM
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any chance they would stretch back to the size i tried on in the store?
September 28, 2009 @ 01:34:12 AM
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what imperial denim fit is most like levis 514, but a lil more tapered and kinda slimmer? would that be dukes? and you size down 1 for duke right?


anyone?
September 28, 2009 @ 13:16:43 PM
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^dukes r prolly wat ur lookin for, but 514s are tapered through the leg its a slim straight leg jean
September 28, 2009 @ 19:27:43 PM
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^dukes r prolly wat ur lookin for, but 514s are tapered through the leg its a slim straight leg jean


514s arent tapered, its a slimg straight leg jean. i assume you meant DUKES are tapered a bit? yeah ill get dukes then thanks.

do you size down 1 on dukes? anything i needa know before i buy a pair of black dukes?
September 28, 2009 @ 20:44:57 PM
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i cant post links or pictures...so this is gonna be a vague question cuz i was hoping on using a pic to help make my question easy to understand...

anyway, how can i get tears like on pre-destroyed denim on my raw denim?
September 28, 2009 @ 20:49:44 PM
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September 28, 2009 @ 21:23:40 PM
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My nudies hella stretched and now they fit kinda sloppy on me should i soak to shrink or just keep it?
September 28, 2009 @ 21:54:09 PM
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September 29, 2009 @ 00:05:32 AM
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My nudies hella stretched and now they fit kinda sloppy on me should i soak to shrink or just keep it?


Do a hot soak for 30min to an hour and then hang dry them, they should shrink back to normal and then stretch back out a bit later on

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September 29, 2009 @ 01:26:22 AM
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Aite thx tech!
September 30, 2009 @ 23:25:47 PM
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what pair of denim should i get next..sammies,warehouse or flatheads? i'd like something that would fit like a pair of uniqlo t-000's, or slightly baggier
September 30, 2009 @ 23:34:01 PM
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If you want something like the uniqlo t-000 fit, you should check out the flathead BSP's those are the most relevant in fit terms.

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October 01, 2009 @ 00:28:07 AM
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get some s003jp's!
October 01, 2009 @ 02:22:34 AM
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is chain stitching really worth keeping?
I'm not to far from self edge, but far enough that coming back within 3-5days doesnt seem worth the hassle of getting my jeans hemmed.

Would I really be at any loss quality wise if I get a regular hem? I'm not really concerned with the aesthetics.
October 01, 2009 @ 18:44:33 PM
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If you don't mind then just get your mom to hem them for you for free..it's easy to keep the selvedge intact, my mom hemmed my last pair about a week ago and they are perfect now.

I paid gordon at BIG $30 to hem my sexio4's last year for no reason...lol

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October 01, 2009 @ 19:11:53 PM
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just chop it off
ur getting eternals with the 39" right?
i would leave them
it'll look just right
October 01, 2009 @ 19:15:12 PM
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The inseam is too long on those. Taking them to selfedge for chainstitching ensures that the hemming is done properl, so I assume that that would be the proper decision.
October 01, 2009 @ 19:26:32 PM
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After how many soaks will the stf's stop shrinking?
October 01, 2009 @ 19:32:59 PM
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If you put it through 1 hot wash with a teeny bit of detergent, you'll get like 98% of the shrink out.
is chain stitching really worth keeping?
I'm not to far from self edge, but far enough that coming back within 3-5days doesnt seem worth the hassle of getting my jeans hemmed.

Would I really be at any loss quality wise if I get a regular hem? I'm not really concerned with the aesthetics.

It helps quite a bit with roping. But if you're concerned with the aesthetics...
October 01, 2009 @ 22:00:11 PM
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If your getting the Eternals from BiG you can just note or give them a email you want to them, its free of charge because you purchased from BiG, KidKorea had to pay 30$ because his jeans bought from BiG.

When you buy a pair of jeans at Blue in Green, we will hem them for free.
A chain stitch is the type of stitch you see on the hem of premium jeans. It is made of two threads chaining and locking together for superior strength and flexibility. It's much stronger than a regular single stitch. When you cuff a pair of premium jeans, a beautifully stitched chainstitch is the perfect compliment to a nice double-selvage outer seam

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October 01, 2009 @ 23:33:32 PM
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they were shipped a while ago i knew they hemmed for free
but i didn't want to because if for some reason i wasnt happy about the fit I wanted to be able to return them.
I live in dublin so going to sf dropping off my jeans then coming back to wait for a few days is kinda out of the question.
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