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Good denim for tall thin people

post #1 of 17
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I am 6'3"+ tall, with a 33" waist. I've found that this causes serious issues when looking for denim. For example, I would love to get a pair of Rag & Bone RB6s, but apparently they don't make 34" length in any size under a 34" waist -- which fits like a 35" and is way too big. Similarly, Kicking Mules (I like their 1950 cut) are generally too short, even when sized 33L. I haven't had any luck finding 5EP in a size that would fit me, either.

Given the sort of minimalistic aesthetic I am going for, can anyone suggest a brand that actually makes jeans for tall people? Or am I stuck with APC, Nudie, and PDC?
post #2 of 17
I'm pretty sure I've tried on a Rag & Bone 32x34. This was at HTC in Santa Monica. I ended up buying a 32x32 though (and regret it a bit) because that's all they had in stock during the sale. Unfortunately, 5EP comes in only a 32 inseam, but seems longer than the 32 on my Rag & Bone. Not nearly long enough for you though, I'm only 6' even. I think Earnest Sewn's come with a standard inseam of either 34" or 35", so that might be a good option.
post #3 of 17
I'll parrot the rest of the forum and say APC. I think their default inseam is 36 inches.
post #4 of 17
Julian Reds are fairly minimalist and they come in a 36" inseam
post #5 of 17
I'm the same size, and have also looked longingly at R&B and 5EP. Right now I'm mainly wearing Earnest Sewn Filson.XX, which are still nearly 35" inseam after a couple washes (though I always wash cold, stretch, and hang dry.) I have a pair of Hutches that are the same. I have Julian Red Detroits too, which are minimalist, but a strange cut.
post #6 of 17
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Julian Reds seem to generally be cut thin, which doesn't work with thicker thighs.

You'd think all of these brands would have something for tall thin people. After all, it's tall thin people modeling these jeans on the runway.
post #7 of 17
It's the irony of the clothing industry. Tall, thin people model clothes sold to short, fat people.

I have no jeans suggestions. I just thought I'd throw that out there.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Julian Reds seem to generally be cut thin, which doesn't work with thicker thighs.

You'd think all of these brands would have something for tall thin people. After all, it's tall thin people modeling these jeans on the runway.
Not really, models aren't tall. Most of them are 6' or so. !luc
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
Not really, models aren't tall. Most of them are 6' or so.

!luc

One more reason to resent models I guess.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Julian Reds seem to generally be cut thin, which doesn't work with thicker thighs.

You'd think all of these brands would have something for tall thin people. After all, it's tall thin people modeling these jeans on the runway.

Am I missing something here? You claim to be tall/thin yet you request denim that isn't for thin people? Personally, I prefer Acne, which has a number of cuts that work well for various tall/thin body styles (mod for thicker thighs, max for those like me with 'chicken legs'):

www.acnejeans.com
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Verb
Am I missing something here? You claim to be tall/thin yet you request denim that isn't for thin people? Personally, I prefer Acne, which has a number of cuts that work well for various tall/thin body styles (mod for thicker thighs, max for those like me with 'chicken legs'):

www.acnejeans.com

I am 6'3.5", 180 lbs. Tall and thin. But I have thighs that are on the thicker side since I used to cycle competitively.

Denim that is designed to be loose fitting looks like it is regular fitting on me because of my height (I would refer you to the picture of me in my Rescues that I posted, but it seems to have been uploaded during what we should probably start referring to as the "Dark Ages").
post #12 of 17
Don't worry about thick thighs. Denim will stretch. If they're tight on your thighs, they'll be comfortable after a few days.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by minya
Don't worry about thick thighs. Denim will stretch. If they're tight on your thighs, they'll be comfortable after a few days.

Sure, denim that starts off skin-tight on the thighs will stretch some, but in most cases it won't stretch out to a "regular" or "loose" fit. It'll stretch to not-skin-tight and that's about it. At least, that's been my experience with my one-size-too-small RRDS, which were basically skin tight on the thighs when I got them, and after months of wear, a wash (and stretching the thighs as much as I could while wet, then wearing them until they dried), and a month or so more of wear, are still just barely loose around the thighs. So I'd only suggest it if you're going for a very closely fitted look.
post #14 of 17
If you'd be interested, I've got a nice pair of Earnest Sewn one-rinse (wash #53, "Patriot") Fulton straight legs that I was going to put up for sale, in your size (33x34). Let me know if you're interested.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
It's the irony of the clothing industry. Tall, thin people model clothes sold to short, fat people.

I have no jeans suggestions. I just thought I'd throw that out there.


I couldn't agree more with you....

As a tall slim person, it is very frustrating at times to find the right fit and cut.


By the way male models are generally between 6'1 and 6'3
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