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post #26 of 46
i just pick up a pair of 3001, does anyone know how to preserve the indigo color, i dont want it to have fades
post #27 of 46
don't wear them. raw jeans will fade, its unavoidable. if you wanted dark jeans that will stay dark you should have bought a rinse wash. with the flatheads everytime you wash them you will lose a bunch of indigo and whenever you wear them you will lose indigo at points of stress and creases. i guess you could just try to remain stationary and standing up as much as possible while wearing them, but that would be kind of absurd.
post #28 of 46
i guess i will look for a rinse jean, i just love the deep indigo color; thks for the help
post #29 of 46
if you really want to preserve the color, there are ways to keep them dark as long as possible. i would give them a very long soak to get as much of the starch out of the denim as possible, this will make them softer and less prone to creasing so easily. be sure not to agitate the water much though, because that will cause more indigo loss. and don't wear them every day or when you will be dooing a lot of activities like walking around and moving a lot and such. you could also keep them hanging flat on a hanger to minimize creasing and steam out the wrinkles and creases periodically as needed. if you don't have a steamer you could just hang them in the bathroom while you shower to relax the creases. but as i said, this kind of defeats the whole purpose of buying flatheads since they are known for their fading potential. they aren't intended to be treated with kid gloves. there are plenty of solid dark jeans out there that are not raw which would suit the purpose you are looking for much better. and even lots of other raw jeans that are known to not fade as easily.
post #30 of 46
any suggetions in rinse color jean besides diesel, because it seems diesel makes their dark denim stretch like 8dk, 8aa etc.. i just like fit of the flat head low rise and slim everwhere and none stretch
post #31 of 46
I sized up two from my normal deisel size and they are pretty slim but should stretch out perfectly. Measure your thigh though and compare to about .8" smaller than the pre soak measurements on SE. They shrink a lot and the thigh is usually what determines most peoples size.
post #32 of 46
they are reminiscent of viker. in between viker and safado, slimness wise.

i sized up 3 from diesel.
post #33 of 46
Thread Starter 
Is there any way to stretch the inseam? I love the fit, but would wet stretching work on raws?
post #34 of 46
^ i dont think getting soaking the jean from the knee down would be a good idea
post #35 of 46
Thread Starter 
I'm actually using the wet stretching method and I've already gotten an inch out of them! I'm about to hang a weight to the bottom of them and let them stretch for a while. I might be able to get 2-3 inches back this way. I'll tell you guys if it works! I am in love with these and want to this work so bad.
post #36 of 46
one reason i couldnt do the 3001 was the inseam.. flatheads lose about 3 inches when you soak them. No joke..
post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 
True...but I just posted a thread on how to fix that.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 

when?


Edited by Afro1989 - 1/28/11 at 4:00pm
post #39 of 46
length looks just right, looks a little saggy around your bum & upper tight area though. You're wearin em right, just seems like they should be a little more snug there. Probably looks better from the front... you should post a front shot if u can
post #40 of 46
Thread Starter 

yea


Edited by Afro1989 - 1/28/11 at 4:00pm
post #41 of 46
which size did you end up getting?
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
i actually went against skidds advice and went for the 29 instead of the 30. way too tight at first, but they've stretched beautifully. probably would have been a less painful experience if i took james' advice, but whateva.
post #43 of 46
i think i am going to get mine hem/tapered so my converse do not continue to eat my denim
post #44 of 46
I looking to buy a pair of flat head 3001 size 33. I know they will shrink after the first soak to a 32 or so but will they stretch back out again. I would like it to be a 34" after all said and done. Can anyone tell me if that will happen. Thanks
post #45 of 46
I looking to buy a pair of flat head 3001 size 33. I know they will shrink after the first soak to a 32 or so but will they stretch back out again. I would like it to be a 34" after all said and done. Can anyone tell me if that will happen. Thanks
post #46 of 46
I looking to buy a pair of flat head 3001 size 33. I know they will shrink after the first soak to a 32 or so but will they stretch back out again. I would like it to be a 34" after all said and done. Can anyone tell me if that will happen. Thanks
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