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An inquiry concerning Nudie size understanding! :)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have recently looked through this forum, mynudies.com, and others about nudie sizing - "what size to get?" - and have come upon a bunch of contradictory information and I am hoping to settle this once and for all.

I purchased the Straight Sven Dry Selvage in size 29/34 and they fit well throughout the jean yet when it comes to the waist they are really really snug. I was able to get the top button closed, with some effort, although my thumb looks blue now, which isn't too bad... They fit kind of high, so I'm wondering if they will stretch and fit on my hips eventually? Also, when I walked around in my room they felt like they were cutting into my hipbones and I didn't even dare sitting down for fear of splitting them or something.

Now, I've seen posted many times that you should get your nudies really tight because they will indeed stretch out over the 6-month+ period, yet I've also seen posted many times that once washed they shrink right on back to the size that they were when you first bought them, and I don't want that.

Also, I've seen posted that people believe that since they stretch during the 6+month period, they will shrink back but only in relation to the 1-3%. So, considering this, if you take in to account the amount of stretching that occurs, maybe an inch or more, they will shrink, but not back to the original size that they were when they were new. But, after looking at the official nudie site's forum, I found that they say that the amount of stretch that does occur WILL NOT affect the amount of shrinkage.

I'd also like to mention, if anyone is familiar with Levis 501 sizing that I wear a 31 in 501's and they fit low like my diesels (farco, yarik), which I'm a size 29 in. Ideally, I would like to wear these svens low - not thuggish - but I want them to be slim, not baggy.

I know that this topic is pretty much beat to hell, but I still feel uncertain, even after searching all relevant posts on sizing in all the forums I could find.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
The jeans should be fine. They will stretch out and you will be able to wear them low. Do some squats or something to help this process along. Also, from what I have heard, the 1-3% shrinkage is from the time you buy them. In other words when you decide to wash your jeans they will be smaller than when you bought them, but don't fret they will stretch right out again.

BTW I have a pair of SSDS, too, and damn they are some fine lookin jeans.
post #3 of 10
That's the exact size SSDS I have, and I was the same way when I got them. I had to suck in, and bend over at the waist, to get that top button done up. I also had to wear them ball crushingly high, and when I drove anywhere, I had to undo the top button!

Something about my car seats just jabbed that stiff waist band into my tummy .

They're my favorite pair of jeans now. They stretched out exactly one inch in the waist, and shrank 1.5 inches in length. They're still quite snug, but are softer and quite comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
post #4 of 10
The thing is, they will stretch if you buy them ridiculously too tight. However, they won't stretch as much if you buy your correct size. Why endure the pain when you can get them right the first time? Not to mention stretching probably has a negative effect on the denim's lifetime.
Not that hard to understand really.

!luc
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
The thing is, they will stretch if you buy them ridiculously too tight. However, they won't stretch as much if you buy your correct size. Why endure the pain when you can get them right the first time? Not to mention stretching probably has a negative effect on the denim's lifetime.
Not that hard to understand really.

!luc

I couldn't agree more. Shrink to fit at least makes some sense. Stretch to fit seems remarkably stupid. Get the jeans maybe a little tighter. But so tight that it hurts? C'mon now people...
post #6 of 10
^^^That's what I call Christian sizing. We will be rewarded for our suffering...
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I would like to answer my own question. Originally the Straight Sven fit my legs and buttox very well -- not really TIGHT -- but the top button was really hard to button and I had to wear them high. I am a slim guy, 6'2, 145lbs. Also to give a detail of my build, even when I first buttoned them and they were very very tight, I could tug down at the jeans with both my thumbs in the two front pockets and shimmy them completely off my body without too much difficulty. Now, after 2 days of very light wear and some of my own pulling at the waistband they fit very well. I can now wear them low on my hips and I must have gotten a good inch out of them. The legs and buttox in the 30's were just too baggy. So if I could of given advice to myself, I would of said you got the right size. As long as the legs and buttox fit well, then disregard the top button... (what is the buttox area called in "denimspeak" anyways?)
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by dnarnya
(what is the buttox area called in "denimspeak" anyways?)
Ass.
post #9 of 10
6'2" and 145lbs! Geez, I haven't weighed 145lbs since I was 11. That's just a response of shock.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
you know it could be that im 165... that sounds more like it! the last time i checked was on a whim after shopping at a publix supermarket. either way I'm in college and study way too much so eating doesn't happen all the time.
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