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Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:41:48 am »
This has some interesting facts about leg twist.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3959826.html
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 07:34:26 pm »
i like leg twist.  funny enough, my very first pair of selvedge denim got serious leg twist and I was so confused about it.  I thought i screwed something up

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 12:51:55 am »
Wow, a whole new thread dedicated to my complete and total laziness in not feelling like using the search function.  Thanks Giles.  Can you start a thread on how forum members get their wives to let them buy a motorcycle???

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 08:00:13 am »
The reason I created this board (Resource Centre) was to try and grab info like this that people frequently ask about and put it in one place....
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 08:16:16 am »
I'd like to say you've done well then G. If a person is so inclined, they can find all the answers they are seeking and more here. Sure, one may have to dig around a bit, but there is a wealth of denim knowledge on this forum. Not to mention the many pearls of wisdom one can come across whilst hunting the info one seeks. Well done G, well done indeed.
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 09:06:36 am »
The 21/23 oz denim skews like crazy, love it  :-*

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 09:52:58 am »
Still no answer as to why this mainly/ only (?) happens to the left leg..

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 10:04:33 am »
Haraki believes it is due to the tensions created in the sewing process being working in opposing directions in the sewing process.  For instance, the inner seam is sewn in one continuous seam starting at the cuff of one leg and going all the way around to the cuff of the other leg, so one leg is sewn upwards and the other leg sewn downwards.

Question.  On Left Hand Twill fabric is there more twist in the right leg?  Guess we'll find out soon....
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 01:41:45 pm by Giles »
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 10:08:26 am »
Still no answer as to why this mainly/ only (?) happens to the left leg..
i guess it's cuz 90% of the denim, used on jeans, is RHT...which means that the denim on the left leg is going to twist!
with LHT it's the other way round and theirs twist in the right leg!...

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 11:35:56 am »
On Left Hand Twill fabric is there more twist in the right leg?  Guess we'll find out soon....

This is what I was also wondering... Can't wait for those btw...  :)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 11:38:16 am by Giles »

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 01:37:10 pm »
I quoted you but changed "left" to "right", Giles... Cause I suppose a LHT jeans will have the right leg twist, right?..  :D

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 01:41:15 pm »
Oh yeah, you are right.  Thanks and fixed my original post....
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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 01:50:33 am »
Did I miss something?  Where can I find more info on these Left Handers coming out?  Fit, material, sellers, etc...

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Re: Leg Twist and Skew in Denim
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2012, 02:03:54 am »
Did I miss something?  Where can I find more info on these Left Handers coming out?  Fit, material, sellers, etc...
IIRC then this is all we know so far!...
(we = G. included!)

That would be a 15oz left hand twill then......