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    Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 11:30am
can anyone recommend me someone to fix the rapidly fraying crotch on these jeans? UK based... i'd send 'em to my local tailor but i'd rather be sure they know what they're doing.
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I've not used them, but i'm aware of these 2 places:

Denim doctor
http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk/

A guy called Dale (people on Superfuture used to mention him) at Maurice Alterations, covent garden.. 020 7845 7760

Or you could take 'em to Son of a stag, Brick lane. I know they do repairs but whether they'd do them without talking to you face to face...

their website's being re-done at the mo but this gives you the lowdown...

http://vintageblokesandstylishfolks.com/2012/06/01/whats-in-store-son-of-a-stag/
www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk
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For repairs in the UK I've used Denim Doctors, Dale and Son of a Stag (who don't do their own repairs, only chainstitching). Dale wins hands down, although I haven't been to see him in a while so I'm not sure if he's still there.
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I went to see him a couple of months ago (not for my own jeans, was helping a fella out on SuperFut)

He's at: Mews Yard, 71 Endell Street, London WC2H 9AJ.

Do you happen to know if the Denim Doc is able to take in jeans using the inner seam? Can't see how it'd be done and put back correctly, but i'd be very interested if he's got some magic ability.

And yes, sorry- should have specified, Stag don't do their own repairs.
www.sidewinderapparel.co.uk
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is this going to be general denim repair discussion?

for me in the sticks of the US...I take mine to my local dry cleaners...I used to send mine away to the LEVI flagship in SF, as they would repair pretty much anything for $12, but I think those days are long gone...I tried some specialty repair service (I THINK denim therapy or something like that) and ended up paying like $45 for a simple crotch repair...never again

the $8 repair from the old italian dude at the cleaners was just as good (maybe better)
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Mr Black,

I think Denim Doctors will do that repair. He has a chainstitch machine now too so may be able to do a good job.

For many basic repairs, I'm with Shorty and think your local dry cleaner/tailor will do a reasonable job for cheap,
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this has the potential to turn into a great resource thread. the old one at superfuture got obliterated. i would definitely love to see some self repairs for those who do it themselves. definitely has some great flavour to self repairs. i usually throw a patch over the hole from the outside of the jean but i have heard that the correct way would be to lay the patch on the inside and trim the loose threads on the outside instead. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote killer b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 2012 at 11:42am
so do you reckon i should just try one of my local alterations type people? i'm not particularly precious about my jeans, and while i'd like one of those incredible invisible darn repairs you sometimes see, i'm not that bothered - i just need to prevent my jeans from getting to the point where my balls are hanging out.
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Originally posted by ranonranonarat ranonranonarat wrote:

i would definitely love to see some self repairs for those who do it themselves. definitely has some great flavour to self repairs.
 
Here you go Tongue
 
This pair of LCV 1947s came with a pre-made hole in the jean. I don't like holes in my clothes so I darned the hole over.
 
After, I found I should have used a darning mushroom to stretch the material in order to stop it puckering up the material adjacent to the darn.
 
 
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Here is some denim repair done at Levis flagship store in San Francisco. Head to the tailoring department on the ground floor. 


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