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#1 tweeds

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 09:40 AM

Maintainence: Wear, Stains, Washing, Starch, Storage

Sizing advice: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=42568

Ryu's (letgoasyoulike) monthly washing:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10995

Starching:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10433
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10753

General washing (with introductions to denim soaps): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10346

Detergent discussions: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11377

Washing and drying (spin cycle, hang dry, Samurai method): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12733

Washing and vinegar? http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6371

Washing (focussing on Paul T): http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9173

Washing tips (by Denim Works denim specialists in Shibuya):
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12920

Shrinking jeans: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10367

Getting rid of that chewing gum: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11119

Getting rid of blood: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9637

Getting rid of wine stains: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12691

Tailoring in NYC: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11404

Storing your jeans:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12218
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8862

Sanding:
http://www.superfutu...462#post1163462


Denim: Technical Aspects, Construction, Processing


Selvedge (also, twill and dyeing discussion):

http://www.superfutu...hread.php?t=771
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=2415

Half-selvedge vs selvedge: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7156

Canvas weave selvedge: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17098

Spinning process (ring & OE): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15138

Premium denim vs cheaper denim qualitative debate: http://www.superfutu...hread.php?t=571

All about denim weights: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=3361

Denim weight and its effect on wear: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12318

Vertical falling: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=16895

Sanforisation: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9519

Chainstitching: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10933

Chainstitch machines: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11411

Hems, baked and crumpled: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9152

Crotch rivets: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6568

Raw denim sheen:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11132
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12602

Hige: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9617

Atari: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12615

Origins of "slubby"? http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13111

Natural vs synthetic indigo: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11213

Natural vs synthetic indigo (Levi's): http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7460

Japanese denim vs. Italian denim: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6618

The Amoskeag Mills: http://www.superfutu...ad.php?p=253013


Making Your Own Pair of Jeans

Sourcing for denim (large and small runs):

http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9800
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8211
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7897

AndeWhall (back in the good ol' days): http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8159

Mizanation: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10569

tg74: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13151

newrooky: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13565

rodeo bill:http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=64386
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 10:39 AM

Brands

Japanese denim with modern cuts: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14869 (Also: Lightning Denim Style Guide vol. 2 scans)

Lightning Denim Style Guide vol. 1 spreads(kudos digital_denim & chicken): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11841

Australian jeans discussion (Mjolk, Imperial, etc): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11316

1870 Levi's repro: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12051

2channel denim project: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11861

Who was the original japanese repro maker? http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12110

Repros vs Levi's (a discussion): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12103

45rpm:
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6935
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13437 (Sorahiko Slim Raw)

Ande Whall:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17026 (Discussion)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17023 (To purchase)

APC:
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=1698
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11303 (New Cures)

April77: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15236

BS United Oni: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11747

Cheap Monday: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15104

Chimala: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10700

Crate: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6642

Dickies and Carhartt: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11790

Dior Homme:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=57074

Dope & Drakkar: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=56649

Double Volante: http://www.superfutu...ad.php?t=149004

Eternal (811): http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7120

Evisu: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=2407

Evisu x Puma: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8143

Imperial jeans: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6228

Iron Army jeans: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9545

Iron Heart jeans (21 oz.): http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=4099

Jean Shop: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9148

Julian Red: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15744

Kicking Mule Workshop
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=23667

LVC:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14314
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13763 (Fall 2006 collection)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17677 (S/S 2007)

Levi's - The definitive 501 STF thread (thanks SLEEZY): http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12464

Levi's - Comparison between current 501 and '47 501s: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12517

Nudies: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=58792

Nudie fakes? http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11187

Prps: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7434

Pure-Blue Japan:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11410 (XX-004)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12561 (XX-005)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12857 (XX-005 with great pics)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17228 (XX-005 Black)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12344 (AI-001 vs 45rpm Jomon)

Rag & Bone: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=1028

Ralph Lauren RRL: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10907

Samurai: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9373
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12423 (S5000 range)

Sewing Chop by John Bull: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15503

Skull Jeans by An Alchemist: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=6929

sling&stones jeans: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11832

Somet: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11587

Studio D'Artisan:
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7607 (SDA cuts)
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8028 (SD-103, SD101, General size questions)
http://www.supertalk...ead.php?t=11202 (SD-003)

Sugar Cane: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=5154
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=35968 (List of models)

UNIQLO: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=3304

Warehouse Duckdiggers: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15908

Wrangler: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10299 (13MWZ)

Yamane: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14662



Vintage

Thrifting:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12113

Nevada Mine Levi's: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=9515

Brief discussion about vintage details: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8458

Mopar_jj: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11642

Levi's (a pictorial history - courtesy digital_denim & chicken):
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12081
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12676
btw maybe these two threads could be merged? and the translations completed, more detail pics taken, etc. good resource here.

Brief vintage Lee information: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12870

Fake Lee, vintage details discussion: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13217


Lists and Lists of Lists

List of natural indigo jeans:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11687

Black denim:
http://www.superfutu...d.php?p=2163286
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=8952 (invalid link per feb '10)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12090
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14920

Lighter toned raw denim: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=10961

Big and tall denim: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12266

Shoes:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11030
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13257

Vintage sweatshirts: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=16544
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 10:45 AM

Photos and Collections

How do jeans fit? (please contribute)
http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=7091

Before & after photothread: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=3526

Samurai Denim Contest:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17503 (pics and updates from Oct 31)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15192 (original thread)

Let's see what you've got: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13362

The Flat Head 3001:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14739

Sugar Cane Okinawa & Hawaii: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12174

Samurai '66, BSU Oni, Okinawa, PBJ XX-003, BP750: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12215

BSU Oni Red: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=16287

Skull 5010XX: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15679

Ande Whall Grifter: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12729 (plus some pics of the new AW details)

APC & Nudie: http://www.superfutu...read.php?t=5389

Imperial Dukes: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=12831

LVC '47 501, Fall 06 collection: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11061

LVC '37 501, 2003 collection: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13401

LVC '33 501 555 Valencia St collection:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14489

LVC 1886 'Nevada', 2005 collection: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14376

LVC '37 201, early collection: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13392

LVC '21 201, 1999 collection: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=13412




Shopping

Online:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=20620

London:
http://superfuture.c...ead.php?t=13343 (denim shopping)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11848 (APC, Acne)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14231 (American Classics store)

NYC:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11613 (Blue In Green)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=15551 (BiG online)

SF: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=17302 (Self Edge)

HK:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14470 (Take5 xanga and owner)
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14260 (Take5 with photos)

Singapore: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=16890

Taipei: http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=14180

Buying Japanese denim online from Rakuten and similar sites:
http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=11671
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:26 PM

let's make a dictionary with technical terms. there are many on Japanese sites and denim mill's sites with hundreds of terms. we should have our own here in English, in a separate thread but linked here. my English is not perfect so I think I shouldn't make it myself. I will post some links to existing dictionaries:

http://home1.inet.te...cm/glossary.htm
http://denim-gallery...jp/denim-words/
http://jeanslabo.s33.xrea.com/
http://www.samurai-j.../denim_dic.html
http://www.fabriclin...dictionary.html
http://www.styleforu...read.php?t=9640

I feel the Styleforum's Denim Terminology and Links topic is VERY incomplete, especially for people who already know a thing or two about denim. So I think we should make our own glossary.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:33 PM

Here is a list of terms:
http://wornjeans.ats...s/glossary.html

I selected important words from those sites and made some descriptions myself. Please work on the descriptions, they are poorly written and incomplete. Add more words if you have any, and delete what you find unimportant. Should it be made in a new thread linked to this one? Maybe other people could also add to the descriptions?
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:19 PM

has anyone seen REAL JEANS before?

sick JAPANESE site with denim color falling reports, and aging reports on WHITE's boots, and buzz rickson jackets.

don't know how i missed this.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:00 AM

You can get A.C.N.E. and Cheap Monday ($65!) at Seven New York along with a slew of other designer threads. I'm actually in search of a pair of Cheap Mondays for myself, and the owner of the store told me there will be more pairs up for sale by this weekend.
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:06 PM

added some, clean up some, and created a list of stores who have a regular presence on the boards. sam113 from context clothing, mauro from the denimbar, glamroots (HTC). support the little guys, hit them up! okay not that HTC is little but...

if there are any other stores i missed out feel free to post them! regular guys only please.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:31 PM

ALERT! the 45rpm denim repair link is broken since www.45rpm.jp updated their site: http://www.45rpm.jp/...tail.jsp?id=011

anyone have a web archive?

that link is heavily quoted here, and it is a shame that it seems to have vanished

HELP!!!
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:25 AM

deleted extraneous posts...hope this cleans up the thread a bit. keep posting suggested updates here though!


i can't seem to send a mail to 45rpm! their online mailer isn't working...
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:46 PM

are the threads about left weave vs. right weave still available?? I think those deserve a link...
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:33 PM

Taylor, could you give me an idea of what that thread said? i'm not sure which one you're talking about, i might have missed something in my initial search. if you manage to find it please post it up :)

there's actually a discussion of LHT, RHT, and their respective properties in the two Selvedge threads. let me go take a look...
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:26 AM

ALERT! the 45rpm denim repair link is broken since www.45rpm.jp updated their site: http://www.45rpm.jp/...tail.jsp?id=011

anyone have a web archive?

that link is heavily quoted here, and it is a shame that it seems to have vanished

HELP!!!


bumping this request, I need to repair some denim. Anyone have an archive/cached page/updated link to this info?
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:43 PM

ringring's technique resembles the 45rpm style of patching

hope this helps!
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:41 PM

wow just wow
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:31 AM

hi, i just wanted to know if i take my 501 raw stf jeans to the dry cleaners..will the sheen/shiny look on the jeans go away and will the jeans shrink? sorry if it is a newbie question.

http://www.superfutu...ead.php?t=18704
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:51 AM

Hey Tweeds-
How about a definition of felled seams?
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 01:00 PM

we really need links for denim repair

here's one, but surely there are better threads
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 05:02 PM

Heres the Don's Jeans repair- about half way down this page:
http://www.superfutu...t=3526&page=129
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:27 AM

I believe this website has been mentioned before but I didn't see it listed above: http://olah.com

Great site with loads of details on indigo, cotton, history of denim, and there's even a decent denim dictionary. I think it's great for newbies like me! :cool:
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:49 PM

were there any old threads about hot water soak vs cold water soak?
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:04 AM

encyclopaedia is due for a little brush-up...
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:11 AM

I'm having trouble finding info on left-hand twill vs. right-hand twill. It's pissing me off because I know it's in here.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 12:23 PM

I'm having trouble finding info on left-hand twill vs. right-hand twill. It's pissing me off because I know it's in here.


hey,
i think its on the other SF
http://www.styleforu...read.php?t=9640
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:05 AM

http://www.superfutu...6870#post356870

my thread for the make your own jeans category.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

From the wayback machine. 45rpm's denim repair technique!

Enjoy.

http://web.archive.o...?id=011&lang=en
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:29 PM

This has helped me well but it could use a brushup
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:31 AM

a lightning surge frying the socks of my usual computer has delayed its completion. but it will be done.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 05:43 AM

This site is awesome: http://rawselvedge.com/ I don't think it's in the encylopedia...

btw, SDA-003's link is down
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:24 AM

This is a very useful link for us denim lovers.Plenty to explore.
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