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indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 04:33
This is my little tab project in response to the tab on my Hawaii's cut off. So annoying. Here are some tabs I've sewn onto some jeans that normally don't come with tabs.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab02.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab05.jpg
From left to right: ESEF Ori, 5EP Rigid LDB, Imperial Kings Black.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab03.jpg
Nice Burberry style plaid tab for my Ande Whall Streaky Grifters with chainstitched hem.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab04.jpg
Like the arcs? I thought it's pretty fitting.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab01.jpg
And I found a good home for my Levis STF tab.

superslim_zac
7th February 2008, 04:38
You are a real perfectionist!

One of the only guys I know who likes to soak all the starch out of his jeans, too!

I like the tabs, altho I'm partial to a red tab.

Where did you get the tabs from?

taffetapunk
7th February 2008, 04:45
thats really awesome!

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 04:47
Bit of a long story. I first looked around different embroidery services to see if they could make up some polyester tabs for me. I got a few prices, but it looked like they were going to be about $6 per tab at a minimum of 24 units with a $50 set up fee. So about $200. I originally wanted them to have my initials RJC but ended up not going for it. I looked around various fabric stores looking for a suitable replacement. Standard satin ribbons are fine, if you use the rough side (the top side is too shiny). Problem is, it's too light to stitch on. My old brother sewing machine has a half moon stitch feature that if you let it run a bit, it'll make a pair of arcs (my little thumbing of my nose at Levis). I actually use an inch wide piece of ribbed ribbon (starts with a T, can't remember the name, but I bought about 5-6 metres of different colours), and it looks pretty good.

BlueOctoberFan
7th February 2008, 04:56
Very cool. And good color selections for the different jeans.

octopolopolo
7th February 2008, 06:34
Good job! No orange tab yet? They're my favorite...

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 06:40
I couldnt' find an orange one that I liked. I think the yellow works pretty well.

Raoul Duke
7th February 2008, 06:42
It looks a little weird the way it is right now. You didn't do a very good job matching the pocket thread. Are you going to do this to all your jeans?

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 07:28
It looks a little weird the way it is right now. You didn't do a very good job matching the pocket thread. Are you going to do this to all your jeans?

All the jeans with no tabs, yes. And I'm not a tailor. It's not going to bother me too much if the thread doesn't match for a 2cm line on the side of a back pocket. I had some variated thread left over when I was experimenting with my chainstitcher. Why let it go to waste?

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 07:31
Thanks to cabl3 for putting the thought into my head. Did a tab for my PBJs. Blue on blue works well, and the original XX-005, I believe, came with a blue tab.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab09.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab08.jpg

Did my Sufu 660 in that green tab everyone's talking about.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab10.jpg
I may swap it out for a more khaki coloured one later.

And I did my SSDC in a slick black one.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab07.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab06.jpg

edmond
7th February 2008, 07:32
cant freaking find a tab on my oki's pockets.. jesus

edmond
7th February 2008, 07:33
what tabs are those rob?

superslim_zac
7th February 2008, 07:35
Edmond he said up above


Bit of a long story. I first looked around different embroidery services to see if they could make up some polyester tabs for me. I got a few prices, but it looked like they were going to be about $6 per tab at a minimum of 24 units with a $50 set up fee. So about $200. I originally wanted them to have my initials RJC but ended up not going for it. I looked around various fabric stores looking for a suitable replacement. Standard satin ribbons are fine, if you use the rough side (the top side is too shiny). Problem is, it's too light to stitch on. My old brother sewing machine has a half moon stitch feature that if you let it run a bit, it'll make a pair of arcs (my little thumbing of my nose at Levis). I actually use an inch wide piece of ribbed ribbon (starts with a T, can't remember the name, but I bought about 5-6 metres of different colours), and it looks pretty good.

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 08:03
rob that is awesome! is that the 007 you got there? and yes 005's did come with a blue tab.......im gonna go get me some blue ribbon

also....whered you get a chain stitcher!? what kind is it?


Yup, it's the 007. Haven't been wearing it lately. I had to pull out quite a few jeans from the closet to find them.

As for the chainstitcher:

http://www.mynudies.com/forums/showpost.php?p=108245&postcount=1

Bobbejaan
7th February 2008, 10:23
damn rob. did you got fired from work or something. I really don't have the time to do this kind of stuff. But i have to say it looks amazing. And thats a nice logo on the tab my friend. a noob can't tell if its original or not.

But do you just pick the tread loose and stich it back up ?

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 10:44
But do you just pick the tread loose and stich it back up ?

Not unemployed, just very efficient with my time. :-D

Yes, I just picked the thread loose, stick the tab in and sew it back up. I run it through the machine, just turning the hand wheel manually. I was actually pretty surprised at how deep the levis tab goes into the jean. I used that as a guide to how much ribbon I had to use.

M!ch
7th February 2008, 11:10
That blue tab looks just awesome on dark blue denim, nice arc-logo too!

poostain
7th February 2008, 11:23
nice stuff. i've always liked tabs on jeans but never really liked arcs on the pockets. i wonder why number nine are allowed to have tabs without getting in trouble (i recall it says, "pain" on their tabs).

indigo_junkie
7th February 2008, 11:51
I suppose because Levis can't go after every jean maker. They probably targeted Japanese jeans because of their quality and their reproductions of their 501 cut.

There are certain jeans that I feel don't need tabs. eg. KMW 1980. But for the others... some of them just look naked without one.

indigo_junkie
11th February 2008, 10:24
Of all the different tab colour options out there, I still think red is best.

Ande Whall Cougar #1.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab11.jpg

Changed the green tab on the Sufu660 for a red tab.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab13.jpg

Changed the white tab on my Imperial Blacks for something a little more subtle.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab12.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z116/sixquid/tab14.jpg

superslim_zac
11th February 2008, 14:02
That looks alot better my friend!

And yeah, red tabs is still the classic.

BlueOctoberFan
11th February 2008, 18:20
The "arc" you have on the tabs reminds me of the mustache on bilmaga's avatar :lol:

Hehe, it's the MyNudies tab.