BS United Oni Denim

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  1. BlueOctoberFan New Member

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    I searched for a thread for Oni, and didn't find one, so here we go!

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    They're phenominally slubby, and I look forward to wearing them when they've dried completely.
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    Measurements: pre-post soak
    Waist: 38.5" - 35.5"
    Inseam: 36.5" - 34.25"
    Theigh: 14.75" - 13.75"
    Knee: 11.25" - 10.75"
    Hem: 10" - 9.75"
     
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    do these jeans stretch back at all after you have soaked them?

    i was curious because nudies jeans are sanforized, so they are shrunk already, but they stretch after you wear them for a bit, so are these any different? and nudies shrink after you wash them right? and for nudies, is that permanent? or will they stretch back?
     
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    Astounding how much these things shrink, isn't it?
     
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    Leg opening is still a bit big but otherwise a good fit!
     
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    I have the smooth denim Kabuki-veg version. I expected some stretching so I sized down one to 32. I can still button them up all the way (bit tight squeeze though). In the closet atm. When I'm ready to break them in, I'll either have lost some weight or take the waistband to bakertowne for a few hours.

    apologies for the crappy pic. battery for my slr is flat.
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    Yes, they'll stretch, and rather handily from what I expect. I could have probably sized down and had a good fit, but none were available in a 34 right now (my true waist is 35, so it either has to be up or down one in almost everything for me). Still, stretching should be kept to a minimum with a belt.
     
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    First Day Thoughts and Observations:

    The denim is really unique. Today was much warmer here than it has been in quite a while, but it breathes rather nicely. When they were new, you could actually see light through them in places, but now that they've shrunk up the weave has tightened up quite a bit and is so irregular that it resembles seersucker fabric in places.

    The denim weight seems to be somewhat anomalous as well, possibly due to the irregularity in the fabric. There are times that I think it's about the same as my 11oz ALD Novelty pants and other times that I think it feels heavier than the 14oz that it is purported to be.

    Slubs: this is about double the slubbiness of Samurai's Jins. I don't know what else to compare them to, as they're my only other foray into the world of Japanese denim brands. Based on how the Sams have worn down to being very smooth and soft in the worn areas, it makes me think that when well worn in, these jeans will be fantastic for the summer.
     
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    Exia - the amount of stretch a pair has depends mostly on how tight the weave is. From what I've read, most Onis can stretch a lot.

    I asked Gordon over at BiG though, and the Kabuki-vedge one doesn't stretch as much as the regular blue though.

    As for slubbiness, I'm sure you know BOF, since you're over at SuFu too, Oni's are generally regarded as the slubbiest of all brands.
     
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    They most definitely are. They're so unique and cool feeling...

    The one thing that I'm surprised at is that despite all of the shrinking, there's absolutely zero leg-twist.
     
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    if the jeans are too big and don't fit properly and if denim stretches back even after doing a hot soak to shrink then i don't understand why people do it to begin with, they will turn baggy again after a while right?
     
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    Some people like baggier cuts.

    Also, no stress=no stretch. They're not going to stretch out infinitely. And even if you manually try to stretch them out by hand or something, they can only stretch out so much.
     
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    No matter what cut, you're always better off with jeans that are slightly too small over jeans that are slightly too big. Because denim can stretch over time, even if worn loose. The very act of moving, sitting, walking, even breathing, will put stress on denim and cause it to stretch (not a whole lot, but if they fit a little loose when you first have them, they're might turn into clown pants and feel horrible).
     
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    First off, unsanforized denim benifits of soaking. It is good for the cotton too.
    And you remove some starch. Some jeans are so stiff when new that they are impossible/ not comfertable to wear.

    Jeans will not strech out so much that they will be as big as when new. So his jeans wont strech out to look like that again. As said the tighter the fit , the more they strech also.
     
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    I've reached the one month mark, so I figured I'd show the developments thus far. There's a fair amount on the front around the knees from playing with dogs, but not a whole lot on the back (hence the lack of pics...).

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    how are you enjoying yours BOF? ive started wearing mine to work to get more wear into them.
     
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    I'm loving them. They're my primary pair for the summer, I believe, depending on how it goes with walking outside all summer (might have to go for a lighter weight, depending). They have about 43 days right now, and I'm taking pics at each month. It's really amazing how you can get used to such a slubby material, and not even feel it much after a while.
     
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    My Oni's just shy of two months. I had to wash them since they were just getting too nasty from sweat. The waistband was grey when it dried, and some of the stitching was white from all of the salt built up on it...

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    and a standing pic because they're just so fun...

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    Nice kneefades BOF, have these stretced much?
     
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    They didn't stretch too much, except at the knees, actually. Playing with dogs on the floor can do quite a number on them, apparently.
     
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    I just wanted to post a good pic of the texture... I didn't really notice how much it had popped out until I put them on this morning.

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