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someone had me take pics so i thought i would share em with you guys....i love thse jeans so much....honestly, they are hreat and so freakin cheap.....my apc;s only get worn once or twice a week now........will throw up some more pics as soon as these bad boys get some more wear n tear

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Edited by kixslf on Aug 29, 2005 at 11:27 PM

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Those are looking good, I plan on getting a pair and taper them myself when my apcs are done with. Could you show some pics of them side by side? How is the indigo on the STF's, do they bleed more and lose more indigo as one would think? I've worn my apcs for more than one month straigth and they've lost very little indigo ;(

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if you like em tapered you should just go w/some raw 505's instead...

501's lose more indigo after washing than APC's, but prior to washing they don't bleed very much...not more than APC's anyway...

501 denim is thicker than APC, but the character isn't quite as 'interesting,' i.e. it looks like 501's only use ring-spun warp yarns, whereas APC looks to be 'ring-ring' (i.e. ringspun warp and weft), so you get more of a cross-hatch sort of effect. raw 501 denim also holds its shape better than APC denim, probably in part due to being thicker...

gotta say i've basically given up on my APC English...after 2 washes the rear started to get this 'fitted' look to it, which i just cannot get down with -at all-. when i originally checked them out, the seat on the Rescue's seemed more anti-fit (higher rise), which is a good thing.

for now it's strictly 501's...

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yeah i was just saying if you're after tapered, raw levi's 505's (already tapered) might be a better option...rigid, just as cheap and usually available same places as stf's...(kohls etc).

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I have a pair of 501s and a pair of Rescues.

I still like my apc's better, they are more comfortable.

a dirty unwashed pair of 501s feels way more grimier than a dirty unwashed pair of apc's.

plus the rescues are straight leg compared to 501s, which taper off...

grimey retarded

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I don't find 501's to taper (the STF's at least). Mine have a leg opening of 18-19"

My only gripe with the 501's is the ass...IT'S FREAKIN' HUGE!

Other than that, I can't think of a better pair of jeans for such a low price.

NyM...

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haha!, in 501 stf's, if i go to a 34 the seat billows and when rigid it can get this convex pop-out thing goin, but if i go to a 33 (which sits better on the hips for me anyway, the seat is under control: not billowing out, but with enough room to steer well clear of the fitting-the-rear look). so yeah, it can be touch and go...

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yeah rhythm, I appreciate the tip, however I'm in Sweden so the only place I can find the STF's is ebay, and the raw 505's aren't even on there :)

btw, are the 501stf true to size?

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heres another tip:

dont wash your STF 501's, they look like shite afterwards. Dont believe me? try it yourself.

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Quote: btw, are the 501stf true to size?

if you actually measure my 33's all the way around the inside of the waist they measure about 36". If you measure across the waist with the front and back held parallel it's like around 17.5 inches.

i'd tentatively say go up a size from what you wear in raw apc's...

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Where can I find me some STF's? What national chain stores carry them? Avg. price?

If washing them make them look like ass as mentioned above what is the preffered method of cleaning them when they do need it?

I'm getting pretty sick of "designer" denim and am looking forward to test driving a pair of STF's.

Edited by KFC ONE on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:07 PM

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Quote: Where can I find me some STF's? What national chain stores carry them? Avg. price?

Mervyns and Kohls carry them for like 30 bucks.

Quote: If washing them make them look like ass as mentioned above what is the preffered method of cleaning them when they do need it?

Cheap way: Method 1> Hang dry them outside so they can air out

Method 2> Throw them in they dryer, with a few fabric softer Sheets

Expensive: Dry clean (duh)

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how much they bin worn?? every day orr...??

Edited by witts on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:19 PM

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febreeze dont work really either,

it just makes it smell a little weirder...

like fabreeze flavored sweat.

plus the denim gives off its own stench, sweaty or not..

grimey retarded

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Quote: dont wash your STF 501's, they look like shite afterwards. Dont believe me? try it yourself.

I don't know. Serge posted a pair of STF 501's compared to his APC's, and they looked fine.

Obviously STF's aren't going to have the same indigo as Sugar Canes, but for $30 what can you expect?

NyM...

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dont you wanna smell like a rockstar anyways?

Quote: Serge posted a pair of STF 501's compared to his APC's, and they looked fine.

Are you sure they were el cheapo shrink to fits, or not some repro 501s?

Edited by locash on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:47 PM

Edited by locash on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:48 PM

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I rinsed mine once to shrink them, and I can already tell they are not going to fade good w/ repeated washes. anyone know why this is? I read someone say that they are 'overdyed'? Is it the quality of indigo, or the amount of times it is dipped?

also, more importantly, is there a way to tell how the dye will fade when the jeans are dry? I doubt there is..

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go to jc penny or mervyns or wherever,

if you want to see how the jeans will look liek when they are washed...

there are pairs for sale, that are preshrunk,

thats the color they will be.

like a pair of wranglers.

grimey retarded

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just visited a neighborhood kohls. no shrink-to-fit 501s to be seen. lots of ghastly 501 and 505 preshrunk, tho.

maybe I'll try jcpenny but the closest one is still pretty far...

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If the STF 501's look crappy after they are washed then what's the point of buying them as opposed to pre-washed 501's?

It seems like if you never wash the STF 501's you'll get decent creasing, but what good is that if you can't wash them to bring out the contrast?

Eh, whatever. I'll go ahead and wash them anyways. If they come out looking crappy, I'll just use them as beaters...they're only $30 anyways.

NyM...

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i for one dont really care for super contrasts in my jeans,

simple fading and wear is suitable for me.

i think ill get them dry cleaned before i ever put them in the wash.

and im sure the contrasts youre looking for will come thru, as long as you wear them thru first for a while...

its just that imo, the color the raw denim turns into looks "cheap"...like the prewashed/shrunk 501s they sell also.

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Kixslf, did you soak them first, or wear them completely dry?

I soaked mine in water and then hang dried them before I washed them to shrink them a little.

NyM...

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