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i just ordered a sz 36 thru juno. hopefully they're still available. im also hoping a sz 36 will fit. I havent bought any japanese denim yet. I only wear some wrangler and lee repros of carpenter workwear style stuff. Hope it fits. 309 shipped. what did u guys pay?

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Samurai just put special soap on the market....

For those who are intersted..

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This soap has been out for some time (actually some years). It is commercially available in the Japanese market under the name of "Thunder Red"

http://home.b02.itscom.net/thunder/aboutthunderred.htm

I use it regularly on my jeans and indigo shirts, with very good results. It's chief property is the oil component is made from soy-bean oil, which has a very low melting point, and washes out very cleanly.

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i just ordered a sz 36 thru juno. hopefully they're still available. im also hoping a sz 36 will fit. I havent bought any japanese denim yet. I only wear some wrangler and lee repros of carpenter workwear style stuff. Hope it fits. 309 shipped. what did u guys pay?

exactly 309 from BIG in nyc

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This soap has been out for some time (actually some years). It is commercially available in the Japanese market under the name of "Thunder Red"

http://home.b02.itscom.net/thunder/aboutthunderred.htm

I use it regularly on my jeans and indigo shirts, with very good results. It's chief property is the oil component is made from soy-bean oil, which has a very low melting point, and washes out very cleanly.

cool, thanks for the info!

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well I just got my package from BiG and they fit... too well considering they haven't been soaked

If they shrink more than 1.5 inches in the waist I'm probably fucked :(

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Don't worry - stretch the waist while they are still wet !!

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well I just got my package from BiG and they fit... too well considering they haven't been soaked

If they shrink more than 1.5 inches in the waist I'm probably fucked :(

Sounds to me they are perfect! :)

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well I just got my package from BiG and they fit... too well considering they haven't been soaked

If they shrink more than 1.5 inches in the waist I'm probably fucked :(

theyll shrink about a size and stretch.

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well I just got my package from BiG and they fit... too well considering they haven't been soaked

If they shrink more than 1.5 inches in the waist I'm probably fucked :(

you'll be ok, mine were actually tight when i got them (29" waist) but soaked and wore

while wet, not they're perfect. need to get them hemmed though.

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thanks for the reassurance guys.

I'll do a hot soak later today for 5 hours or so and post results.

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i put this one in warm water for 3 hours, water got real dark blue.

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Why 5 hours ???
I just wanted to make sure they were shrunk as much as possible so that my fade marks don't change positions in the future..

this is my first experience with unsanforized jeans, so I guess 2-3 hours is enough then?

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I just wanted to make sure they were shrunk as much as possible so that my fade marks don't change positions in the future..

this is my first experience with unsanforized jeans, so I guess 2-3 hours is enough then?

i have one that i didnt soak, actually my 505 samurai is straight out the box.

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i have one that i didnt soak, actually my 505 samurai is straight out the box.
if they aren't sanforized, isn't this a really bad idea?

though obviously I'm no expert on such things.

EDIT- my sammis are in a tub with screaming hot water and corn starch right now

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my sammis are in a tub with screaming hot water and corn starch right now

Do you have diaper rash, or are you making gravy?

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if they aren't sanforized, isn't this a really bad idea?

though obviously I'm no expert on such things.

EDIT- my sammis are in a tub with screaming hot water and corn starch right now

well yeah it will off set a little etc, but you really wont get the real dramatic changes untill you wash it. depending on method: washing machine will shrink it the best. i just said screw it just wear the jeans and let it live. :rolleyes:

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^^^ good philosophy.

Do you have diaper rash, or are you making gravy?
haha, its laundry starch.

I don't expect it to do much but I thought I'd try it out.

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I just wanted to make sure they were shrunk as much as possible so that my fade marks don't change positions in the future..

this is my first experience with unsanforized jeans, so I guess 2-3 hours is enough then?

5 hours is what i did too, you'll be fine.

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5 hours is what i did too, you'll be fine.
sounds good. The water is turning freakishly blue right now.

Also, I've been adding hot water periodically every half hour or so.. should I even bother or should I just let it cool?

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sounds good. The water is turning freakishly blue right now.

Also, I've been adding hot water periodically every half hour or so.. should I even bother or should I just let it cool?

i put the cover on the washing machine and let it sit there for 5 hours. it was still hot after 5 hours...i don't expect too much more shrinkage...

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HOLY SHIT GUYS

I just dumped the water, put my sammies on and to my surprise I was able to button them up with a little effort. They were tight, but I've had WAY tighter, such as my APCs which took me 15 minutes to button.

I decided to do some squats, which is what I always do when I'm trying to stretch out jeans.. and POP... the TOP TWO BUTTONS FLEW OFF INTO THE CORNER OF THE ROOM

what the hell do I do now!? this is absolutely unbelievable...

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I just emailed Gordon from BiG.. i have no idea what he could do for me, though.

this is crazy, is there any way I can get in contact with samurai? I don't speak japanese.

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dude I'm sorry that sucks but I'm laughing out loud.

*KAPOW KAPOW*

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dude I'm sorry that sucks but I'm laughing out loud.

*KAPOW KAPOW*

I hate you :(

EDIT- okay so the denim didn't rip, it was the rivted buttons that just bent and sheared apart. Is this possible to repair somehow?

EDIT- I'm going to use these as a 17oz noose to kill myself :(

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gordon says that if I send them back to him, he'll get them repaired.

thank god. Now I just have to wait and let them dry.

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damn ott, sorry to hear that, but you shouldnt try to force stretch jeans all in one day when it takes a few days of wear for it to naturallyt loosen up.

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gordon says that if I send them back to him, he'll get them repaired.

thank god. Now I just have to wait and let them dry.

another reason why i love BIG.

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damn ott, sorry to hear that, but you shouldnt try to force stretch jeans all in one day when it takes a few days of wear for it to naturallyt loosen up.
yeah, in retrospect it was a bit dumb of me but I've done it with my Nudies and APCs to no ill effect. Maybe samurai's buttons are different?

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