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The denim community on Sole Collector continues to grow, and it's awesome.

Here are a few guidelines to follow when posting. All pretty standard:

* No flaming - If you plan to criticize someone else for any reason, do it respectfully.

*Fit pics - If you want to get any pics of your fit in the fit guie PM me.

*Denim market place - If you would like to sell your jeans on the first page PM me.

*Please use the small questions thread for any questions that regard sizing, fit, choice, etc. Also please take a look at the FAQs on the first page of the small questions thread before posting.


Let's all just continue to exercise courteous behavior towards everyone as we always do!

PLEASE GO TO THE SMALL QUESTIONS THREAD FOR ANY SMALL QUESTIONS:
http://solecollector.com/forums/Small-Questions-About-Denim-Thread-Vol-3-2012/92:7:1129496/
Heavyweighted and my jeans are faded.


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Kiya's thoughts on soaking denim

kiya:

You ready to get your mind blown?

Soaking your jeans in water for anything over 40 minutes is a waste of time, the shrinking of the cotton fibers takes place because they've become wet then dry for the first time since being woven into a textile. How long you leave the jeans in the water does NOT equate to the amount of shrinking.
Actual test i've done just to make sure what i've learned is correct: Take a pair of unsanforized jeans and soak them in warm water for 25 minutes, take another pair of the same jeans and soak them for 2 hours. Difference in shrinkage? Pretty much unnoticeable. Technically? .1" in the waist, .2" in the length.

The temperature of the water makes a far larger difference. Kids who talk about "i soaked for three hours" are wasting 2 hours and 40 minutes of waiting time.


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Panda-san's guide to soaking denim

Panda-san:

How do you soak jeans?

Soaking jeans is really pretty simple. You fill the tub with whatever temperature water you feel will give you the desired results, put the jeans in the water, and that's it. You can add soap if you want. Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap is popular for this purpose.

How long should I soak them for?

The most important thing is the temperature. If you're going for max shrinkage, you'll want to soak for around a half hour in warm to hot water. If you're trying to avoid shrinkage, use colder water and less time.

What do I do once I'm done soaking? Should I squeeze the water out, or just let them drip while hanging?

You can try to squeeze the water out, but the denim will have absorbed enough water that you wont be able to get it all out right away. If you can, hang the jeans by the waist in your shower to let them finish dripping.

If you're concerned that the jeans will be too small for you in the waist once they dry, you can put them on wet. Moving around in the wet denim will help it stretch back out. Just be prepared for whatever you're wearing to have indigo stains afterwards.

If you're concerned that the inseam will be too short after the wash, it is possible to stretch the inseam up to an inch and a half in some cases. To do this, lay the wet jeans flat on the ground, stand on the waist, and simply pull on the hem of the legs to stretch them. This is far from an ideal solution though, and you'd be better served doing a bit of research and buying jeans that are still going to be long enough after washing and/or hemming them.

Will I get different/better results from using a machine washer and dryer?

Machine drying will give you more shrinkage than air drying, so if that's what you need then by all means, machine dry.

The main advantage of machine washing is that you have a controlled temperature. You don't have to constantly monitor it like you would your tub to make sure the water stays at the right temperature.

Be aware that the tossing and turning of the jeans in the washer and dryer may lead to the development of odd creases and fades, especially if the jeans are allowed to sit crumpled up and wet inside the machine.

How much will the jeans shrink?

That depends on the jeans. Most raw denim will shrink between 1-3 inches in the waist and inseam. Some denim may take several washes to shrink down to its final size, so you should be careful if you're planning on hemming the jeans.

Also, some companies use sanforized denim, which will hardly shrink at all. Less than an inch all around, if that.


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Heavyweighted and my jeans are faded.


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Angelachanny: slings and stones naomi
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kiya: real japan blues 105bsp
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tagged: 30
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jeffori: Flat Head 1001's
user: 30
tagged: 30
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renjmeister: SE05BSP
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tagged: 32
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nujabes01: 3001
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renjmeister: 501 STF BK
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UKAshoeadist: SExFH05



lilmarkham4: 5010XX6x6
user: 28
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erikuh: pure blue japan woman's slim.
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airRML32: APC Petit Standard.
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BeastJr!: s710xx's Lot 13. Tagged: 31 User: 31



warpz: APC PS User: 30 tagged - 30

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what apc's fit like 511 levis? thanks for the help guys
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Thanks for the fit pics guys, I'll add them later tonight with the others.
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The denim community on Sole Collector continues to grow, and it's awesome. Here are a few guidelines to follow when posting. All pretty standard: * No flaming - If you plan to criticize someone else for any reason, do it respectfully. *Fit pics - If you want to get any pics of your fit in the fit guie PM me. *Denim market place - If you would like to sell your jeans on the first page PM me. *Please use the small questions thread for any questions that regard sizing, fit, choice, etc. Also please take a look at the FAQs on the first page of the small questions thread before posting. Let's all just continue to exercise courteous behavior towards everyone as we always do! PLEASE GO TO THE SMALL QUESTIONS THREAD FOR ANY SMALL QUESTIONS: http://solecollector.com/forums/Small-Questions-About-Denim-Thread-Vol-3-2012/92:7:1129496/
Soaking/washing Kiya's thoughts on soaking denim kiya: You ready to get your mind blown? Soaking your jeans in water for anything over 40 minutes is a waste of time, the shrinking of the cotton fibers takes place because they've become wet then dry for the first time since being woven into a textile. How long you leave the jeans in the water does NOT equate to the amount of shrinking. Actual test i've done just to make sure what i've learned is correct: Take a pair of unsanforized jeans and soak them in warm water for 25 minutes, take another pair of the same jeans and soak them for 2 hours. Difference in shrinkage? Pretty much unnoticeable. Technically? .1" in the waist, .2" in the length. The temperature of the water makes a far larger difference. Kids who talk about "i soaked for three hours" are wasting 2 hours and 40 minutes of waiting time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Panda-san's guide to soaking denim Panda-san: How do you soak jeans? Soaking jeans is really pretty simple. You fill the tub with whatever temperature water you feel will give you the desired results, put the jeans in the water, and that's it. You can add soap if you want. Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap is popular for this purpose. How long should I soak them for? The most important thing is the temperature. If you're going for max shrinkage, you'll want to soak for around a half hour in warm to hot water. If you're trying to avoid shrinkage, use colder water and less time. What do I do once I'm done soaking? Should I squeeze the water out, or just let them drip while hanging? You can try to squeeze the water out, but the denim will have absorbed enough water that you wont be able to get it all out right away. If you can, hang the jeans by the waist in your shower to let them finish dripping. If you're concerned that the jeans will be too small for you in the waist once they dry, you can put them on wet. Moving around in the wet denim will help it stretch back out. Just be prepared for whatever you're wearing to have indigo stains afterwards. If you're concerned that the inseam will be too short after the wash, it is possible to stretch the inseam up to an inch and a half in some cases. To do this, lay the wet jeans flat on the ground, stand on the waist, and simply pull on the hem of the legs to stretch them. This is far from an ideal solution though, and you'd be better served doing a bit of research and buying jeans that are still going to be long enough after washing and/or hemming them. Will I get different/better results from using a machine washer and dryer? Machine drying will give you more shrinkage than air drying, so if that's what you need then by all means, machine dry. The main advantage of machine washing is that you have a controlled temperature. You don't have to constantly monitor it like you would your tub to make sure the water stays at the right temperature. Be aware that the tossing and turning of the jeans in the washer and dryer may lead to the development of odd creases and fades, especially if the jeans are allowed to sit crumpled up and wet inside the machine. How much will the jeans shrink? That depends on the jeans. Most raw denim will shrink between 1-3 inches in the waist and inseam. Some denim may take several washes to shrink down to its final size, so you should be careful if you're planning on hemming the jeans. Also, some companies use sanforized denim, which will hardly shrink at all. Less than an inch all around, if that. Self Edge Nudie online discount coupon [img]http://skidknee.net/images/nudie.jpg[/img]
Fit guide: Miggysez: sexih03 tagged: 28 [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/FRONT11609.jpg[/img] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/BACK11609.jpg[/img] datguy: Duke user: 32 Tagged: 31 [img]http://i34.tinypic.com/qsl4xg.jpg[/img] anthonyoj: NS true: 31 tagged: 29 [img]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/anthonyoj/DSC01206.jpg[/img] [img]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/anthonyoj/DSC01205.jpg[/img] Brakingthegirl: nudie slim jim user: 31 tagged: 29 [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/npnsbr.jpg[/img] rejektfalseicons user: 30 tagged: 29 [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/3-1.jpg[/img] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/5.jpg[/img] jin519: nudie grim tim [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/Picture052.jpg[/img] [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/sangeace/Picture053.jpg[/img] Angelachanny: slings and stones naomi user: 25 tagged: 24 [/img][/img] [/img][/img] kiya: real japan blues 105bsp user: 30 tagged: 30 [/img][/img] jeffori: Flat Head 1001's user: 30 tagged: 30 [/img][/img] renjmeister: SE05BSP user: 30 tagged: 32 [/img][/img] nujabes01: 3001 user: 28 tagged: 28 renjmeister: 501 STF BK user:30 tagged: 30x36 UKAshoeadist: SExFH05 lilmarkham4: 5010XX6x6 user: 28 tagged: 28 erikuh: pure blue japan woman's slim. tagged: 24 airRML32: APC Petit Standard. User- 32 Tagged- 30 BeastJr!: s710xx's Lot 13. Tagged: 31 User: 31 warpz: APC PS User: 30 tagged - 30
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Feel free to use these for fit pics. Weird Guys sized down 1. Tagged 30 True 31 [IMG]http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/wongxingyao/weirdguys.jpg[/IMG] Big Bengts sized down 2. Tagged 29 True 31 [IMG]http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp138/wongxingyao/finalnudiesfit.jpg[/IMG]
what apc's fit like 511 levis? thanks for the help guys
[quote="miguelito2369"]what apc's fit like 511 levis? thanks for the help guys [/quote] New Standards.
why is this not a sticky?
Tease. [img]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxcm6cqADW1qkfpvmo1_500.jpg[/img]
Thanks for the fit pics guys, I'll add them later tonight with the others.
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