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Posts posted by kiya

  1. i need advice..

    i've lived in sf my entire life and i'm going to LA for a week in september..

    what ONE neighborhood should i stay in?

    please base your answer on what 'hood has the best shopping and bars...

    i'm really into Rogan, Trovata, Nudie, APC, Band of Outsiders, etc..

    i don't need to really know the locations of where to go, i mostly would like to know which 'hood to stay in because it seems like LA is such a HUGE place...



  2. i would take the jeans back to the place you bought them and they should be able to fix them for you, free of charge even.

    i only buy my denim at places that stand behind what they sell, and at the mark ups they have on denim such as nudie, rag and bone, rogan, etc they can afford to pay for a lost button on a good customer's pair of pants.

    my store allows me to take my clothing back if it prematurely wears and they'll work something out with me or repair it free of charge. sometimes buying things that are heavily treated it's a gamble. you don't want to buy some beautiful shirt that's been really worn in by the designer for 200 dollars and have it fall apart TOO quickly. :)

    gotta get at least three wears out of it.



  3. first of all, you always wear the pants for a long time before you wash them.

    so now you need to wash them... you turn them inside out when washing, absolutely

    never wash them with out flipping them inside out. unbutton the buttons and/or zippers.

    nevermind what it says on the pants, wash them in cold water unless you don't want them to age at

    all. denim is a work in progress, take my advice and use cold water. if the jeans are too tight, which i highly doubt considering

    you've worn them for quite some time, wash them in very cold water. but if they're just right, warm to

    cold water will do you best.

    now the drying procedure. after taking them out of the dryer, lay them on a flat surface and

    flatten them out well, and leave them flipped inside out. you have four drying choices, each one

    yielding different results.

    i'll give you the four choices, and you decide what you want:

    1. dry the denim in the dryer on low = the finished denim will come out shrunken a bit

    2. dry the denim in the dryer on medium = the finished denim will shrink a little bit more than if

    set on low and the fade will be really nice on the front leg area, but really strong on hard stitch


    3. dry the denim on low for about 25 minutes, take the denim out and lay them flat and let them dry

    up naturally the rest of the way = this will result in low shrinkage a bit less fade but a great

    feeling denim to the touch. it'll be a bit wavy looking, but will flatten out with one long wear.

    4. do not put in dryer at all, flatten out denim and let them air-dry = this will result in a very

    crispy feel that really complements darker indigo colors. the denim will have almost no shrinkage

    and barely any fade. most high end denim dealers will say this is the only way to go, but with some

    of the heavier fabrics the initial few wears might be a bit rough, but rewarding in the long run due

    to the very tailored fit after the second wear.

    love your denim,


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