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#871 sybaritical

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Yeah can do it for you, no trouble.

While we're on the subject, I should also say that I got him to him to repro a Helmut Lang drop pouch for me earlier in the year & he did a pretty good job on it all things considered, Trick is to let him do it at his own pace rather than try & rush things, I think.
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#872 chantheman

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:22 PM

my attempt at repairing a back pocket hole using a sample of OOE's #39 denim they sent me

used blue thread mainly because it was already on the sewing machine and can blend in to the current color close enough.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:38 PM

it looks like this is mainly DIY repairs, but unfortunately i'm not as talented as you guys and am sartorially challenged.

i just moved out to denver and for the life of me couldnt even find a "Denver" thread. what a shame. anyways i'm wondering if anyone knows where i could get a small repair? looking to prevent a crotch blowout-- its not a big deal but not worth sending it to denim doctor or anything extreme just yet.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

had a day off today, so while i stayed in to read i decided to shore them up around the crotch area. the denim there seems to be wearing down pretty quickly. took me quite a while at this since i dont have a serger at home nor a sewing machine, so everything had to be handstitched. the serging for the scrap fabric to prevent fraying, took me a couple of hours while watching tv at the same time.

repairs are fun and rewarding.

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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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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:19 AM

Awesome Job Andrew and sick video!!!
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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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Ignore the boxers. ;)
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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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