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Zathan 72D Wash progress - Page 6

post #126 of 358
72d loves lint.. like its a lint collector, and brushing it off is not easy.. n yea, once i hit waist 26 illl get a pair of raw denim n wear it till it bleeds
post #127 of 358
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^damn brah...your ass went from like a 33 or something and keeps getting skinnier...wtf are you doing...I feel I'm going the opposite way...
post #128 of 358
i actually gained 10 pounds in the break, but I decided to quit these substances for 2008

-chocolate
-coke
-pizza
-burger
-fries

13 days so far..
post #129 of 358
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Originally Posted by Saifz View Post
they're just pants dude.. save ur money for something better. I regret buying 23 pairs of jeans. I only wear like 3 of them regularly, 5 are too big now, 3 don't fit my body type and some i just wear occasionally. I got over this jeans craze, can't sell l28 though
If you think my jeans habit is bad, you should see my Adidas Stan Smith collection. And if it wasn't for Diesels, all that money would be going into my wristwatch collection! It's almost as though the Diesels have become a moderating force in my predilections.

Anyways, everybody collects shit given the means. I enjoy keeping my jeans in great shape on account of their wide rotation, and I love having so many mix/match options. Maybe I'll feel dumb for having such a prodigiously large collection of Diesels 10 years from now, but I don't see my body changing any time soon, nor my taste in cut.
post #130 of 358
Well guys, I washed my 72D. Just cold washed them for 40 minutes and dryed them for about 5 to remove wrinkles and then hung dryed them. The jean really didn't change that much; it seems a little bit lighter, but it's still soft as hell and VERY baggy. I'm getting bummed out... I should've sized down. The 28x30 was very tight and perfect fit when I got it but honestly it looks I crapped myself in the ass now when I wear them. Anyway to shrink them back down to size? I'm thinking of soaking them in hot water bath tub possibly?
post #131 of 358
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Originally Posted by artificialwings View Post
The jean really didn't change that much; it seems a little bit lighter, but it's still soft as hell and VERY baggy.
I hear you. My 72Ds seem to be on the road to actual bagginess now. It would have been unthinkable to size-down when I bought them, but now I realize that, size-wise, 72D is a real progress jean.
post #132 of 358
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
I hear you. My 72Ds seem to be on the road to actual bagginess now. It would have been unthinkable to size-down when I bought them, but now I realize that, size-wise, 72D is a real progress jean.
Good to know. I normally wear a 34 waist in a Zathan, but took the plunge and got a 33. The first few wears they were tighter than a mofo, but they're finally stretching out. Wore them last night to a show and 4 bars, and they didn't bother me at all!
post #133 of 358
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Originally Posted by artificialwings View Post
this is what you guys have to look forward to. the whiskers have recessed like the arctic ice cap. very comfortable and soft fit now

Sick belt, BTW...
post #134 of 358
guys, would you mind masteting iso and exposure settings on your cameras and avoid flash altogether? some better lit rooms wouldn't hurt either. thanks!
post #135 of 358
very difficult with a cheap camera ..
post #136 of 358
all of you were so right, i can't get enough of them now. i didn't even want to try them on the 1st time around i saw them, amusing.
post #137 of 358
72D looks great. And Grondie, you have some great posts - true wisdom.
post #138 of 358
my 72d have officially stretched to the point of unflattering bagginess... I hot soaked them and dryed them on high; mitigated it a bit but I can already feel that they are going to stretch right back out.
post #139 of 358
^^ I'm starting to think I should have sized-down too. Although it would have been totally unthinkable when I bought 'em. Problem is - what do you do with a pre-owned pair of 72Ds? It's hard to claim "Like new, worn only twice" when the lap creases have completely flattened-out.
post #140 of 358
as baggy as mine are getting, there is no way I would have been able to start out a size down. my 29s were already slightly uncomfortable to start with, but if I had gone with a 28... I would have never broke them in because I would have been in too much pain. oh well. there could be worse pairs to have as beater jeans
post #141 of 358
yeah I hear you Grondie, my lap creases are 100% flat now. The inseam length shrank a lot though which was very nice atleast. And puma, I was about to buy a 29x30 instead too because the 28 was so tight... such a funky jean but I love it. is there any way to get the rigidity back? I've heard of dry denim guys putting starch on their jeans?
post #142 of 358
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Originally Posted by Grondie View Post
If you think my jeans habit is bad, you should see my Adidas Stan Smith collection. And if it wasn't for Diesels, all that money would be going into my wristwatch collection! It's almost as though the Diesels have become a moderating force in my predilections.

Anyways, everybody collects shit given the means. I enjoy keeping my jeans in great shape on account of their wide rotation, and I love having so many mix/match options. Maybe I'll feel dumb for having such a prodigiously large collection of Diesels 10 years from now, but I don't see my body changing any time soon, nor my taste in cut.
i have the same problem. it's a collection, and an addition... but to me, a perfect pair of denim is the staple to any outfit. you can wear a boring white hanes vneck on top with a pair of nice diesel denim and you look good, but wearing a hot top and a crappy pair of denim just makes you look ridiculous.

anyway, progress. i've worn these for about a week straight. 8-12 hours a piece. they've loosened up quite a bit, especially in the butt and thigh region. they've become a lot softer though, the creases haven't completely subsided, but they're getting there. i'm thinking about washing them - i've done quite a bit of walking around outside and some snow and salt have gotten on the hems. i'm afraid they'll ruin the wash if i don't give it a light wash... also, they need to be reshrunk.

thoughts? has anyone washed them yet?
post #143 of 358
i've washed them twice. shrinks the inseam a lot, so be careful if you put it in the dryer. other than that, the color really doesn't change noticably. maybe a SLIGHT shade lighter, but its not a deal breaker
post #144 of 358
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Originally Posted by artificialwings View Post
my 72d have officially stretched to the point of unflattering bagginess... I hot soaked them and dryed them on high; mitigated it a bit but I can already feel that they are going to stretch right back out.
did the wash look any different after you washed it? i'm thinking about a warm extra delicate cycle in the wash, and then a no heat tumble in the dryer or hang dry. the inseam needs to shrink for me maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 inch...
post #145 of 358
i soaked them in my bathtub with hot water for about 20 minutes and the bathtub water took on a slight indigo hue, so some is coming off but its really unnoticable. i dryed them on high and i'd say the inseam shrank a good inch
post #146 of 358
^whoa, beat me to the punch. wanna take a pic for me?
post #147 of 358
these pics really don't do the color justification.. i have no lighting in my room. so i took two pictures, 1 w/ flash, 1 w/ no flash but my shaky hands... they are slightly darker than the pictures make them out to be. but i put my 772s and clerbys on either side so you can compare.



post #148 of 358
thanks so much. i'll give them a gentle wash probably then...

the wear in is nice, but i don't think it'll make that much more of a difference in the long run...
post #149 of 358
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Originally Posted by artificialwings View Post
i've washed them twice. shrinks the inseam a lot, so be careful if you put it in the dryer. other than that, the color really doesn't change noticably. maybe a SLIGHT shade lighter, but its not a deal breaker
does that means i will never wash my 72D? cos i need desperatly to gain some inches in inseam, just half of inch would do, any chance ? ? ? Its third month i'm wearing them to work, still have no smell..
post #150 of 358
Thread Starter 
^bro they will DEF shrink if you wash...best thing to do is try stretching them...get a friend and you hold the waist and they hold the legs and streeeeeeeeeetch...

OR BEST STRETCHING TECHNIQUE:

Get a solid door and put the hems in the door (as in on the vertical seal above the lock). Pull at them for a bit and you'll get your inch--EASY...trust me me and my bro ALWAYS do this because he wears a 30L, but needs it to be 31-31.5" and when he gets them new they work, but after a wash they are too short...
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