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I used to only wear 501 stf's as my beater jeans, but then Levis came out with the 514. So much better. If they made an stf 514 I'd buy it in a heartbeat. If they made a selvedge stf 514 I'd buy 3 pairs. As for "cool," eh, depends how you wear 'em, and your body type. The long rise doesn't work on me. and makes my legs look short. You can get good fades/evo with the stf's. [rant]Levi's should OWN the midrange denim market in the US (Say, $100-$200). They have the...
Quote: Originally Posted by blynch I size up one from my urban slim size, fit is similar probably slightly slimmer in thighs and lower rise on eps. Second that. I'm a 32 in JCrew (and if they continue their vanity sizing trend, will be a 31 by next year), but take a 33 in EP's.
Quote: Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe I don't know "your city," but many times I am taken aback at how many more attractive women I used to see in Atlanta when I lived there than NYC. So many of the girls here in NYC look like men and/or hippies. If they resemble women, they often look like they haven't seen the sun or can't afford food (which may be true). Go stand on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets on a sunny Saturday...
Quote: Originally Posted by haganah I'm glad I'm not the only one. I saw a guy on the train with the waxed ones in brownish/gray and it was very nice. The navy waxed ones and the black leather ones are also nice I'd imagine although I'm sure gore-tex is probably functionally best (how much better I don't know). Crockostyle, is the black one 3-season as well in your opinion? Peter1, in 20 degree weather with snow or rain outside, the wax wouldn't...
I have the waxed canvas hunting shoe, but have owned the leather "Bean boot" in years past. The difference between the two is slight. The hunting shoe has a softer compound sole and more supple leather, hence the price difference. (I got this a few years ago from an LLB customer specialist). There's no difference in practicality. IMO the best length is the 6 or 8 eyelet model, whether you get canvas, leather, or lined. Anything taller and you're spending a lot of time...
Quote: Originally Posted by benjamin831 Is it just me or does the cotton tape that runs along the outseam of the riveted chinos shrink after washing causing upward ripples along the seam? Mine has, a tiny bit. (i wash in cold, gentle, then hang dry). Ironing will fix that -- just turn the leg inside out and stretch the taping with your hand as you go down. IMO the tape is a nice signature feature...but i wouldn't mind it if it were...
Quote: Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe Denim rookie. I own two pairs of (reasonably) decent jeans: Jean Shop Rocker & RRL Straight. I'm looking to find a raw pair somewhat similar to the Jean Shop Rockers, but would like something minimally slimmer below the knee, but definitely do not want a skinny opening. Any suggestions? I hate to advocate knee-jerk tailoring, but if you took the Rockers in, say, half an inch, that would appear to solve...
Quote: Originally Posted by imposter2012 I definitely agree. It's just that now we have to sift through a lot of their newer items to get to their classics. They're pushing the light weight chinos (I think you may be referring to the Essex pant that shrank) more than the broken-in chinos. With fit, I agree too. I find the shirts a bit blousey, but I wash/dry those in high heat to shrink and it works out well. I recently bought one of their Ludlow suits...
Quote: Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal Disagree. I can't think of another mall-based, mail-order, mass-market retailer that makes better jackets and coats than J. Crew. Ha! True. Apples to apples...
Quote: Originally Posted by imposter2012 I definitely still love J. Crew and I like most of the stuff that's currently offered. Just wish they would offer some more classic stuff too. Why don't we have any more of the regency ties? J. Crew was built on offering cheaper alternatives to classic preppy brands like Ralph Lauren. They should stay true to its roots: classic with a J. Crew twist... not something urban outfitters would do. Also, quality has...
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