Dry Copper Dye

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  1. PhillySci76 New Member

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    I got a 34...which in my SSDS, RRDS are fine (normal tight...they way they should be). But these I can't breathe. So, hot soak them and maybe put them onto something to stretch while drying?
     
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    That's weird. I tried on a pair of SSDS before I got a pair of SSDC and they pretty much felt the same in fit. The thing with Nudies is that they supposedly shrink 5% after wash or soak. I've never experienced anything like that from soaking my SSDC, but you never know. You could try a gentle warm soak. It'll remove the starch in the denim and loosen up the cotton fibres. They'll constrict once dry, but then open up like a closed fist relaxing. A lot (LOT) of dye will come out during the soak, but don't fret, because the jean looked the same afterwards (you've seen my post-soak pics). You could also try and wear the jeans while damp. That'll help out with the stretching. Do lots of squats and lunges (not extreme, cause you'll risk a crotch rip, esp. if the denim is wet). You can also stretch the waist out with a bakertowne waist stretcher.

    I've seen some crazy things to stretch the legs out. Pumping up a deflated beach ball inside each leg while the jean is damp. Stuffing rolled up towels in the legs. Wrapping heavy gauze bandage around the thigh, wearing the jean wet until dry and then the legs should be about 1/2 inch bigger. Try these at your own risk. Usually if the jean is too small in the thigh I just size up.
     
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    It's only the waist that is tight. I'm concerned that I'll soak them, stretch them...still not like them and then won't be able to sell them. May just have to put them up for sale :-(
     
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    Thanks. I'll give that a try. I really like them...and I know the 36 will be way too big...especially if they start to give a little after wear.
     
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    If it's only the waist, that's easily fixed. Just go to ebay and in the search box type in waist stretcher, or bakertowne waist stretcher. Problem solved. I own one and it's worth it's weight in gold, imo.

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    Thanks. I'll check that out...or just lose the 5 pounds I wanna lose ;-)
     
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    is it only me or do others of you accociate FTW as Fck the world?
     
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    It's supposed to mean, "for the win" whatever that means. Whenever I see it, I think of it as "For what it's worth" - even though that really doesn't add up to FTW.
     
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    Lol, i used to think it was fck the world too, until i did a google search on it :lol:
     
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    I've always known it as "For those wondering"
     
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    erm

    anyone know when is it coming out? cuz i dont see it on the nudie website
     
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    It's already out with straight sven. Not all models are listed on the website.
     
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    heh im a nudie noobie im thinking of making these my first nudies :p
     
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    They're available at contextclothing.com Interesting choice as your first pair.
     
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    Bold choice for your first pair. :)
     
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    ehh? its black? i thought it was just really dark blue...

    and why is it gonna be really hard to fade
     
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    I've had mine for a few days now and they've already got some honeycombs and whiskers building up. Dunno how long it will take to get fades, probably a while as I'm only going to wear them two or three times a week.
     
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    I think you need to be very slim and have no ass to size down on svens. I sized down on my ssds but the lowrise is no good for me.
     
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    I understood it to be a sulphur dye. No indigo. To my knowledge, sulphur is usually mixed in with indigo to darken it quicker so that less dips (ie. cheaper) of indigo are required. Straight sulphur dyeing is just the sulphur used to dye the warp. I dont' know how quickly that would fade. I've heard that what companies use for black dye in their black jeans adheres/absorbs into the cotton differently hence the longer time to fade. Indigo (synthetic anyway) tends to sit on top of the cotton fibres leaving a white core, which is how you get whiskering over time.
     

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