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#871 Tabris

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

Okay, so I definitely won't be back in London any time soon. Sister or her fiancé don't have time because they have to deal with the riots.

Syb, are you still free at all, or the riots put things to a complete stand-still down there?

Dale told me that it'd be about £20 for the repair, but I'm expecting it could turn out to be a bit more and then there's also inconveniencing you, so if you're free let me know. If not, anyone down in London not affected by the riots? Not too fussed about time scales.

I understand that the riots will be a much more pressing concern, so I'm more than happy to wait until this all cools down as well, when things are a bit more safe.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

Is no trouble for me to pick them up next week, but you better PM me with what you want done with them.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:10 AM

best place to repair a cinch back jean in NYC? thanks.....
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:02 AM

Here's a video that Complex shot last week of our repair services at Self Edge NY.

http://www.complex.c...jeans-new-again
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:15 AM

Wow Andrew, you are a pro.

Makes me realize there's no way I can truly repair on my Singer at home.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:09 PM

Wow Andrew, you are a pro.

Makes me realize there's no way I can truly repair on my Singer at home.


Not true, you can definitely do repairs on your Singer. It might take longer and require more work over time, but there's definitely a sense of satisfaction in doing it yourself. That being said, if you ever tire of working on your own jeans, hit me up.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

Not true, you can definitely do repairs on your Singer. It might take longer and require more work over time, but there's definitely a sense of satisfaction in doing it yourself. That being said, if you ever tire of working on your own jeans, hit me up.


this is so true.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

best place to repair a cinch back jean in NYC? thanks.....


If you come up to Hartford from NYC, I'll repair your cinch for free.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:58 AM

Anyone know of a good denim alteration place I can send a pair off to? Is Denim Doctors still running?
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#880 eltopo

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:19 AM

Awesome Job Andrew and sick video!!!
www.banditphotographer.com
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

Nice video AJ. Do you guys use indigo dyed thread so that over time the repair will blend in, or would indigo thread be too dark to start out with?
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:37 PM

Nice video AJ. Do you guys use indigo dyed thread so that over time the repair will blend in, or would indigo thread be too dark to start out with?


I color match according to how much the jean has faded. Brand new jeans get dark indigo threads.... but faded jeans get any number of lighter blue or grey threads according to what blends in the best. From my own jeans that I've darned, the thread color does wear off over time (especially if it's in a high friction area like the crotch) so it'll end up blending in better. Sometimes I have to tell customers this if they feel the darn looks too contrasty when it's newly done. Plus, some jeans are ripped so badly that it's impossible to conceal the repair - we do what we can to make it look decent.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

ajchen, fun video to watch and skillful repair, repped
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

Anyone know of a good denim alteration place I can send a pair off to? Is Denim Doctors still running?


Denim Doctors is still going strong. They have my Sugarcane 47's right now and I should get them back early next week. Jesus and Jason have been both professional and courteous throughout the process. I live in Ohio and simply boxed my jeans and sent them in. I called first to confirm address and ask exactly how everything goes. They called me back for payment and to confirm return address on the day that they received my jeans. Pics upon their return.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:03 AM

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 12:21 AM

Here's a repair I did today on my Sugar Canes. The crotch was starting to blow out and I thought it would be fun to do a slightly decorative patch job. I used scraps from old jeans that I had lying around. The darker one is from some PBJ005's and the lighter one is from some LVC 66's.

I used my home machine which works great on a lot of jobs, but can't really handle more than 2-3 layers of denim. The results aren't perfect, but the patches feel really strong and connected to the jeans. One decorative thing I did was put in the yellow "side-seam" down the length of the long patch. I thought it would look better.

Patching is fun!

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The inside: I used white thread in the bobbin and navy on the top, so you can see where I went over the whole thing
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:56 AM

Nice and sturdy repair, but how does it feel having three layers of thick denim in the crotch?
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

Nice and sturdy repair, but how does it feel having three layers of thick denim in the crotch?


feels good:D
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:34 PM

what made you decide to patch over and not from the inside?
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:46 AM

Here's a video that Complex shot last week of our repair services at Self Edge NY.

http://www.complex.c...jeans-new-again


great video, always wanted to see how darning looked as it was being done.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:16 AM

what made you decide to patch over and not from the inside?


I like the look
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:34 PM

Thread broke here and there on my Eternals. I also cut of the inside of the fly before it makes a hole. Perhaps no real repairs but kind of preemptive strikes.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

For those who have tried them -- which would you recommend for tapering services -- Shaeffers Garment Hotel or Denim Doctors LA? Thanks
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:27 PM

Does anyone know of a spot in New Orleans that does a good job on repairs?
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

I just sent a pair of PBJs in to Robert to be tapered, and I will let you know when it comes back.

For those who have tried them -- which would you recommend for tapering services -- Shaeffers Garment Hotel or Denim Doctors LA? Thanks


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

who is Robert? i'm not familiar with either company
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:22 PM

Robert Schaeffer is the head of Schaeffer's Garment Hotel.

who is Robert? i'm not familiar with either company


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:16 PM

so while skateboarding i took a pretty big fall and ripped the back pocket of my sams. i'd like the repair to be as subtle as possible. has anyone tried http://denimsurgeon.com/ or http://denimtherapy.com/ for this type of repair? are there any other places that would do a good job at this type of denim repair?

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:13 PM

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