Yeah, I think part of it is that I don't have a lot of extra length in them. A little more in the inseam and I'd have a lot more stacking going on around/above my knees which would make them look looser.
They're tight when I sit down, but not when I'm standing. Like I said, I think the thighs have a bit more give.
To be honest, I was hoping for a slightly looser fit and should have gotten 32s, but these are actually quite typical of what I wear. I'm pretty goddamn happy with them.
My tailor said that taking in the waste isn't something you want to do to jeans if at all possible, just because of the way they're constructed. What she did with one of my pairs was bring down the back rise by moving down the waistband. It didn't change the circumference, but they sat a lot better with a belt.
Originally Posted by phooi
hooray! got my pair of 5EPxSF today. I tried them on and I guess I gained some weight so am glad I got the 31. The fit reminds a lot of the APC NS but with much nicer materials. I think they will quickly become my new favorite pair of jeans!!!
Thank you LA Guy, Godmother, and the Style Forum for the collaboration.
Yeah, like I said, mine are basically like my 29 NS, but with a much better looking top...
Got mine today...these jeans are incredible. I was wavering on 31 or 32 and went with 31s. Probably should have sized up, but they still fit and are already stretching nicely. They fit basically like my size 29 APC NS (before they got laundered and shrank again...) after they were fully stretched. The denim is just unreal. I'll post pics of the fit when my camera is charged.
Originally Posted by Double D
Not to mention that dry cleaning your jeans regularly is apparently worse for their lifespan due to the chemicals, wheras regular laundering preserves their lifespan. Supposedly.
It's certainly not something I do often, but sometimes after a particularly intense series of weekends they need to be cleaned and I didn't want to wash them yet because the fit, the feel, and the look was perfect. I've only had...