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    Grizzled Grave Robber Knight of the Round Table djd's Avatar
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    Washing Todds pants

    I recall a post from some months ago where someone discussed the results of washing a pair of Todds pants to shrink them a little a get a more authentic Raiders look. Can someone remind me and has anyone else tried it?

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    Doh! It's ok I found the old thread...

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    Yes. But in IMAX I thought the pants looked shiny and new in several scenes. The "authentic" look I had in my mind must have come from the truck drag scene or something. Personally I do prefer the cold water and air dry look results myself.

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    Re: Washing Todds pants

    It's more the baggy crotch that bothers me. They're fine if you wear them like vintage pants - very high on the waist, but they're not worn like this in Raiders

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    Speaking of Indy trousers...

    I don't doubt the exhaustive research that's been done on Indy's costume, but when I finally got my Todd's trousers I was surprised at how much texture there is to the fabric. To me, Indy's trousers always looked more like a smooth chino. Then I got a look at a pair of Todd's trousers that his son Sean had worked over, and are now being worn by Mannequin Indy in Todd's shop. I still have some reservations, but those particular trousers have done a lot to convince me of their accuracy.

    (Sorry, I didn't get think to get pictures.)

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    I know what you mean. I too only thought of Indy's trousers as "just chino's" and always thought of wool clothing as that "thick, itchy, fuzzy stuff".
    Once I got my Todd's trousers, then WASHED THEM (got the idea from Bryan), it changed my mind.

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    I've just today received a second pair of Todd's trousers. He seems to have changed the pattern from the original run. There's thankfully a lot less room in the crotch! A much better fit for Indy's trousers (the first run were great vintage style trousers but not what I see in Raiders. Indy wears his trousers well below his belly button not on it or above)

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    Quote Originally Posted by K-Wad View Post
    I know what you mean. I too only thought of Indy's trousers as "just chino's" and always thought of wool clothing as that "thick, itchy, fuzzy stuff".
    Once I got my Todd's trousers, then WASHED THEM (got the idea from Bryan), it changed my mind.
    What's this now, washing pants that should be only dry cleaned? How exactly did this improve (?) the look/feel of them? And did you put them in the dryer too, or just air dry them?

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    DJD,
    That's good to hear. My one gripe about my Todd's pants was the low crotch. I don't have very long legs to begin with and the "sag" didn't help. It also threw off the sizing as the inseam length I got was WAY too long for me.
    Might have to get me another pair.

    JeffDJ,

    Yup! I washed them. Cold water, delicate cycle, then hung dry.
    Washing made them look more "lived in" and less "dressy". The fabric was softer and draped better afterwards (I would assume the sizing/starch was washed out). It also made them slightly more fuzzy, which just looked "right". Hard to explain, but, looks better to my eyes.
    YMMV.
    Last edited by K-Wad; 04-12-2013 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDJ View Post
    What's this now, washing pants that should be only dry cleaned? How exactly did this improve (?) the look/feel of them? And did you put them in the dryer too, or just air dry them?
    Yeah, I'd like to know too.

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    Re: Speaking of Indy trousers...

    Please see above.

 

 
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