Discussion in 'Nudie Care' started by bilmaga, Jul 28, 2007.
huge rip along the inseam
so i've had a pair of the thin finn black coated for almost 5 months, and last night while i was biking, i ripped my jeans along the inseam by my knee. the rip is about a foot long and i have no idea how to sew. i'm also worried about sewing them because it could make them too tight, but i'm not too sure what a tailor can do for them either. How should i go about fixing them? i like them too much to throw them out
If it's actually on the seam, then a tailor should be able to repair it and have it like new. If it's not on the seam, then they'd have to use a patch, in which case it would still be visible, but not actually open. Either way, I can't imagine it costing much for a tailor to fix.
there's only a little bit of it that's not on the inseam
Most likely, a tailor could just put a small patch over what's not on the inseam, and turn them inside out to re-do the inseam (I imagine, since most of the stitching on the inseam is inside the leg anyway).
the rip is along the inseam, but it's the fabric that ripped not the stitching
Gotcha... Long patch would be required then. The split will always be visible, but it should be able to be closed. Just take them to a tailor, and they should be able to fix them for a nominal fee.
hi guys. instead of making a new thread.
I just want to ask you about how you wash your jeans for the first time
Do you wash it in hot water or cold one?
Do you guys like better contrast?
If you want to preserve indigo and reduce shrinkage, wash cold.
If you want a lot of contrast and some shrinkage, wash hot.
But if you haven worn the jeans long enough, there won't be much contrast either way.
I would have posted this in the general questions thread but from what I've seen this might be a first. Apparently I sat in shit. Literally. It was probably on the metro or a park bench or something, but there's a brown stain inside and on my Thin Finns and it smells like shit and I can't wear them until its out because its both unhealthy and mad nasty. My question is: dry clean, or Cold Soak? I'm a college student so cold soaking might not be possible as my roommates will probably not love me taking over the tub for an extended period of time to soak my jeans, but I've heard horror stories of dry cleaners wrecking jeans. I'm not going to wash them yet because I've only had them 4 months but I really don't know what to do. From what I can see Dry Cleaning would be the best option, but what do you guys think? It's really not that bad of a stain but I don't want to risk losing color by spot cleaning them with soap, and they definitely need soap.
If it smells like shit, wash them. I had my joes for only 1 month, someone vomited over it and I washed it. I'm still wearing them now and they're breaking in fine, in fact, the wallet and snus fades are going faster.
Probably drycleaning would be best. You just have to be sure that you tell them exactly what to do (no pressing, actual drycleaning instead of laundering, etc.) If you don't know a good drycleaner, sometimes you just have to wash...
They will still break in fine.
Yeah, the point I was driving at is that drycleaning will generally be more effort than it's worth, so I'd just wash them.
Oh, I wasn't going against what you said. I just wanted to let him know that washing won't ruin his jeans.
I know Bil. After reading my prior post, it occured to me that someone might actually go around to a bunch of drycleaners to try and find a good one, but it'd likely be more effort than it's worth.
he said the stain in and on his thin finn
They're dry black, can you really see the stain? Any pics?
Now they are dry brown.:lol:
Yeah I don't really know any reputable dry cleaners that I would trust with these so I may just go ahead and wash them. I sweat a lot as well so the rest of the jean is starting to smell pretty awful anyway so I guess it might be time anyway for a first wash. The washer we have here only has a few cycles, so I'm guessing I should put it on the delicates and knits cycle with a very little amount of soap, then put them on and off once or twice to make sure the length is good and hang dry? I've also heard I should wash with Woolite, so I'll have to buy that. Also, will washing them wreck the leather patch on the back or not, I'm still torn between dry cleaning and wash. Thanks for all your help guys, you have no idea how pissed I was when I looked inside my Finns last night and saw that.
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