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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 11:26:11 am »
Maybe we could start documenting the stretching a bit more accurate.

For example - state Waist size + measurements when new - and waist measurements after apprx. 20 wears ....
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010, 11:44:02 am »
My IH non-selvedge jeans took longer to stretch out than the selvedge one's.
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 11:50:53 am »
OK,  My 33's measre 34 for after about 3 weeks of constant wear.  I currently have a pair of 32, that I am sure i will get to 33.5 with a bit of effort...G
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 11:58:24 am »
Does it hurt ?
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2010, 12:03:35 pm »
Nope, just know they're tighter than I would normally go for...G
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2010, 11:47:36 am »
that´s a good amount of stretching..thanks for keeping tabs, simon
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 03:23:51 am »
hi everyone
i'm sure you get a bunch of these - new guy joins and posts a question about fit straight away
buuutt...
i have 2 pairs of nudies which are both tagged as 29w... but measure exactly 32" when i lay them out on the desk
my waist also measures out to 32"
both are tight long johns, ~11oz, with 2% lycra
they have both obviously stretched out a bit over the year or so i have been wearing them - should i be sizing down with iron heart and 3x works in order to stretch out to 32", or should i buy them true to size?

thanks for reading
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ps: here is a photo of one of the jeans. i should add that i got these whilst i was recovering from a knee injury, and have gained about 8kg since then. they were always tight, but never this tight  :-X
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 04:41:56 am »
You'll get an inch or so of stretching in both IH and 3W.  I suspect your tagged 29 Nudies actually measured more tha 29 when you got them..G
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2010, 04:50:17 am »
thanks giles. i think the raw ones (pictured above) we close to 30" and the prewash/faded pair were even wider. so i should be looking at 30-31 for iron hearts?

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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 04:52:04 am »
Yep, really depends how much pain you want to go with up front!
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2010, 05:00:09 am »
heheheh excellent. thanks again giles! i think i'll be going with the 30w for 634S and 3230FI

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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2010, 05:11:49 am »
30 in the 3230FI is out of stock at the moment.  Have PI, or getting a restock in about 5 weeks.  G
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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2010, 05:16:02 am »
that's ok - it'll give me a chance to really break in the 634Ss!

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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2010, 06:15:01 pm »
IME, stretching on the 634S is fairly easy and ample, i.e.: I got 38s and they did not wear tight (I like em loose), now (admittedly a lot of wear down the line) they measure 40 inches.


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Re: Soaking and Stretching Denim (Get Educated)
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2010, 12:31:55 pm »
too late now simon! the die has been cast...
thankfully i have all winter to stretch em out. i'll be looking to get some 3x works come summer though; it gets pretty hot around here