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post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 
These are Rachels in Natural Selvedge. For those of you interested in them, I'm usually a 24/25 in all brands: 25 in Diesels, SFAM, and 24 in R&R. I got a 26 in these, but I think they're going to stretch out to be too big.

Jan 22, 2008 Brand New:


^ while the button was broken, I'm holding them closed

Pics lying flat after button is replaced! (Round, plainish one instead of sharp square one!)








Feb 23, 2008 AFTER 10 WEARS:







and one for kicks:



Mar 3, 2008 18 WEARS

The purpose of these pics was to compare the pre-soak color to the post-soak color. I failed at this because of inconsistent lighting. Sorry!

But here they are with chocolate milk all in the front of them:




Gettin' a bath....


The water was so much greener than it appears here!

Mar 9, 2008 20 WEARS

post-soak. I could only soak them for an hour before all the water drained out of the bath!? crappy plug...



honey combs



Mar 25, 2008 30 WEARS



FINALLY I see fading!! Here's the back of the knees:




They seem more blue now, although you can't really see it in the photos. They didn't stretch out to be waay too big, but when I compare it to another pair of 26s they are definitely smaller






Measurements brand new (10 wears):
Waist aligned: 15.75" (15.95")
Waist w/ dip: 15" (15.25")
Rise: 7.5"
Thigh: 10" (10.5")
Hips: 18.5"
Inseam: 36" (34.5" with stacking)
post #2 of 61
those look hot!
post #3 of 61
beautiful!
How does the quality of the denim feel? Are they stiff? Congrats on your purchase
post #4 of 61
Those are beautiful on you.
You busted the button...

How tall are you? I am 5'6" and a 28/34 in diesel...sooo what is the inseam on those?
post #5 of 61
Thread Starter 
B: The inseam is jesus-long: 36"
I wear 31" in straight-legs usually, I'm 5'5" and those are 3.5" heels

Hisma: I'm not sure how to describe the quality, I can definitely tell that they are well made, though. They're fairly stiff, again I'm not sure how to describe it. It's more than twice as stiff as the 8AX diesel wash, if that helps!
post #6 of 61
niiiice
they actually look pretty good stacked how u have them, I don't know if you'd want to hem such an expensive piece like that. They are gonna look so good in a few weeks when they start to form to your body.
Btw if they begin to stretch too much you can always do a hot soak to shrink them back down.
post #7 of 61
Thread Starter 
I got these for a steal - $111 shipped I mostly wear flats so I may need to hem these a bit if they drive me nuts. I'm really not sure though.

Someone else suggested a hot soak but I wasn't sure what exactly it is, could you explain it to me please?
post #8 of 61
You got one hell of a deal!
Basically for a hot (or cold) soak, you fill your tub w/ water, turn your jeans inside out & let them sit in there for 3-4 hours, hang dry. This process will shrink the waist & inseam back down a good amount, without a lot of indigo loss you'd get from actually washing them.
post #9 of 61
wow those look HOT on you!
I love those! I hope they don't stretch too much.
Mind if I ask where you bought these? they're so cute!
post #10 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thanks Hisma! I'll be sure to do that

They're from eBay, I think there's a cheapish pair of Rachels in size 24 up there right now, ending in 20 mins
post #11 of 61
Those look awesome.
post #12 of 61
They look fabulous on you! Aren't they just beautiful? I just ordered ones from revolve and they were a bit tight but they should stretch. I wear the exact same size as you and I ordered 24s so we will see how those work out. I also just picked up the Natural Selvage in Rebeccas in 25. Seems like we both needed 25s in the rachels and that would have been the ideal fit .
post #13 of 61
i don't think you should hem those. also, sling & stones uses sanforized denim so there is no need to soak them before wearing.
post #14 of 61
Vickaay, yes. don't hem yet! As you wear them and the back of the knees crinkle up they will lose some length. I hardly ever wear heels either, but with a narrower leg it is a moot point because they lay on top of your shoe anyway.
post #15 of 61
^ I couldn't agree more with what begret said
post #16 of 61
Very nice! Don't hem! Stacking= hotness
post #17 of 61
I was actually watching both your pair and the 24's since like a week ago. The 24's went for over $200 shipped in the last few minutes.


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Originally Posted by vickaaay View Post
Thanks Hisma! I'll be sure to do that

They're from eBay, I think there's a cheapish pair of Rachels in size 24 up there right now, ending in 20 mins
post #18 of 61
Thread Starter 
I wore them today and I agree, I won't hem them.

Wow the 24 Rachels ended over $200? That's insane.

jskidder: would soaking them still make them shrink?
post #19 of 61
these are so fantastic on you.. these jeans are fabulous and fit is great.. I love them
post #20 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by vickaaay View Post
I wore them today and I agree, I won't hem them.

Wow the 24 Rachels ended over $200? That's insane.
I paid $246 on revolve and they are $300+ everywhere else. I picked up the ones on ebay (yes haha that was me) and returned the ones from revolve. I also got the natural ones for a nice little price.

I was watching the ones you won vickay but they were too big for me. You got an awesome deal!
post #21 of 61
Soaking them will make them shrink in the waist and inseam. Don't hem them- stacking is way better.
post #22 of 61
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Originally Posted by vickaaay View Post
jskidder: would soaking them still make them shrink?
if you soaked them they would not shrink any more that a pair of regular jeans (like your r&r or something) would if you put them in hot water. the process of soaking raw denim is something that is only done when dealing with unsanforized denim. sanforized denim is basically pre-shrunk, unsanforized is not. unsanforized denim must be soaked before it is worn in order to fit properly, because they are typically sized several inches larger than the tag indicates so they will shrink to the tagged size. usually a pair of unsanforized jeans will shrink by 2 inches or more in the wait and 3-4 inches in length, meaning it is iimperative that they are purchased to fit post-soak to ensure that the fades will correspond to their body and that the jeans will still fit when they are eventually washed. shrinkage on a pair of sanforized jeans should be 3% or less. basically by soaking them when new you will not accomplish any kind of noticable shrinkage at all. a soak after a month or 2 could be beneficial to eliminate some of the stretching out they will do with wear and get them closer to the fit they had when new. most mainstream brands like sling & stones, nudie, apc, acne and such are sanforized. it is mainly the higher-end japanese brands targeted towards denim purists and enthusiasts like pbj, samurai, skull, flathead, imnperial, etc. that will be unsanforized. hope that answers your question and sheds some light on the situation for anyone else who is curious about whether or not to soak their jeans.
post #23 of 61
Thread Starter 
anuish post pics of yours!!

Thanks so much jskidder! That helped a ton
post #24 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
if you soaked them they would not shrink any more that a pair of regular jeans (like your r&r or something) would if you put them in hot water. the process of soaking raw denim is something that is only done when dealing with unsanforized denim. sanforized denim is basically pre-shrunk, unsanforized is not. unsanforized denim must be soaked before it is worn in order to fit properly, because they are typically sized several inches larger than the tag indicates so they will shrink to the tagged size. usually a pair of unsanforized jeans will shrink by 2 inches or more in the wait and 3-4 inches in length, meaning it is iimperative that they are purchased to fit post-soak to ensure that the fades will correspond to their body and that the jeans will still fit when they are eventually washed. shrinkage on a pair of sanforized jeans should be 3% or less. basically by soaking them when new you will not accomplish any kind of noticable shrinkage at all. a soak after a month or 2 could be beneficial to eliminate some of the stretching out they will do with wear and get them closer to the fit they had when new. most mainstream brands like sling & stones, nudie, apc, acne and such are sanforized. it is mainly the higher-end japanese brands targeted towards denim purists and enthusiasts like pbj, samurai, skull, flathead, imnperial, etc. that will be unsanforized. hope that answers your question and sheds some light on the situation for anyone else who is curious about whether or not to soak their jeans.

Yes.

please sticky that info
post #25 of 61
Back in the early 60's I remember my dad's Levi's 501 shrink to fit in the bathtub. I wanted some too! My mom has a photo of me somewhere with my little levi's like my dad's... LOL. When they were new you could stack them like plywood, and they were HUGE..
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