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post #211 of 360
first pair of raws

selvaged journal crates, curious to know what you think of the fit seeing as these are my first set.



post #212 of 360
So i bought a pair of journal today from Barney's. I could barely button the 2nd button from top. The sale person said it would be okay...but now that I tried them on at home, I doubt they will stretch out that significantly. Do you guys know how much Crate denim typically stretches? Thanks! This is how they look right now. They are actually not that tight on my legs.
post #213 of 360
^ The denim will stretch some if applied pressure.


If they fit well otherwise, you can manually stretch out the waist by spraying water over the problem spots and try buttoning up the whole way.


If the jeans are also too tight elsewhere, return.


critic, that's an excellent fit.
post #214 of 360
To echo whacked's comment, yeah, those Crates will stretch.
post #215 of 360
I've been wearing my Crate routes for a couple of weeks now and I love them. Some thoughts:
  • The denim looks great, although on the thin side as some have commented, kind of streaky and deep in color.
  • I was a bit worried about the mid-long rise, but it turns out I actually prefer a longer rise.
  • They stretch quite a bit so I'd recommend sizing down 1 from your natural waist if you want them to be a perfect fit around the waist. If you intend to wear them a bit lower than the rise would normally suggest or prefer a looser fit around the waist, I'd go for the same size as your natural waist. (I have a 33,7" waist, got 34" Crate routes which now are about 35" after initial soak and two weeks of nearly daily wear.)
  • The styling is very minimalistic. The styling elements that are visible (rivets and stitching) attract little attention but look very nice upon closer inspection. I like.
Definitely have my recommendation. I'm considering getting a pair of Ande Whalls to alternate, but once this pair wears out there's a good chance I'll replace them with a new pair.
post #216 of 360
Thx for the info. Could u button ur crate all the way up though, when u bought it?


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Originally Posted by obiter dictum View Post
I've been wearing my Crate routes for a couple of weeks now and I love them. Some thoughts:

  • The denim looks great, although on the thin side as some have commented, kind of streaky and deep in color.
  • I was a bit worried about the mid-long rise, but it turns out I actually prefer a longer rise.
  • They stretch quite a bit so I'd recommend sizing down 1 from your natural waist if you want them to be a perfect fit around the waist. If you intend to wear them a bit lower than the rise would normally suggest or prefer a looser fit around the waist, I'd go for the same size as your natural waist. (I have a 33,7" waist, got 34" Crate routes which now are about 35" after initial soak and two weeks of nearly daily wear.)
  • The styling is very minimalistic. The styling elements that are visible (rivets and stitching) attract little attention but look very nice upon closer inspection. I like.

Definitely have my recommendation. I'm considering getting a pair of Ande Whalls to alternate, but once this pair wears out there's a good chance I'll replace them with a new pair.
post #217 of 360
I thought I'd throw my lot in here.

I bought some crate jacksons last january from context, got them for around 75 dollars with a coupon, they were reduced already.

on advice of someone i talked to, i sized up (32 in nudies, 31 in APC), went with a 33 in crates. when i got them the waist was SUPER tight, could barely get them buttoned, the fit through the leg was ideal.

The denim is nice, they've taken a long time to fade though. Currently at tailors getting a crotch blowout fixed. I've worn them about 3-4 days a week for 8 months. If you can get them cheap they are well worth it, not sure I'd pay full price for them though. Because of sizing up for the waist, they are pretty full leg on me. Not a bad fit overall. Only complaint is the overly large pockets, they seem a little out of place and my wallet slides around a bit.
post #218 of 360
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Thx for the info. Could u button ur crate all the way up though, when u bought it?
Yeah, just barely though. Sized down to 33" I might not have been able to without stretching them out first. It might be possible to size down two for an extremely tight fit, but that's a bit too risky for my taste. Edit: Get a tape measure and measure your natural waist (the slimmest part of your stomach, usually a few inches above your belly button) and then subtract 1" from that number for a tight fit.
post #219 of 360
Are there any places that still sell the James IV?
post #220 of 360
Is the Hamilton sanforized?
post #221 of 360
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Originally Posted by Jferg4350 View Post
Is the Hamilton sanforized?

yes, and all Crates are sanforized
post #222 of 360
What is the inseam typically on the Sally fit ? I am thinking since these look a bit slimmer than my KMW's, that I might go after a pair at some point.
post #223 of 360
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Originally Posted by Major Newspaper
After the successful removal of his pelvic bone, the area man has left the hospital and is slowly reworking himself into normal life. He even purchased a pair of raw denim, but tailors had to adjust for his current lack of groin area by cutting the jeans in half and sliding the halves over each individual leg. "Things are going great!" he said. "I have no ass and can't sit down at all, but man do these jeans fit!"

post #224 of 360
I have 2 pairs of "The Journal", one in a 28 and the other 32. If anyone is interested in them for $75 each, PM me.
post #225 of 360
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