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post #151 of 282
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Originally Posted by oilpit View Post

I decided to measure my Raleighs today, they are entering their sixth month and I figure they are (FINALLY!) done stretching.
They are a size 31 (keep in mind they are not vanity sized) and laid flat, the waste measures just a hair over 17 inches.  For those of you that dropped out of first grade, that's 3 inches of stretch.

Don't be afraid to size down more than may seem logical/comfortable at the time of purchase...

Wow that's a lot. Have you gained any weight since you started wearing them?

But fyi, a size 31 means they probably measured 15.5 or even 16 across the top
post #152 of 282
I found that my pair of size 28 Raleighs were not truly 14 across at the start of their life, more like 14.5. I checked this week, now that I think of it, and found that they are now 15 across with a few days of wear post first machine wash (cold). I think they stretch out to around 15.5 at most, but I have the original denim they used, which John in the Curatory said was designed by/for the guy at Rising Sun, not the current denim Raleigh uses, which has a much darker weft--I mistook it for being mud dyed in my post at the top of the last page. So I can't say what's going on with stretch in their new denim.

A side question--I looked at various measurement guides around and it seems that Raleigh only rarely uses a hem width of less than 7.25"--the Chathams being one example of when they do. But they don't offer any such cut in raw denim. Am I missing something?
post #153 of 282

Remember, it also depends on how you do your measurements, and as we all know, everyone does them differently. Some don't account for the dip in the front of the jeans, they just measure the back side of the jeans and multiply by 2. Doing that, you probably lose at least a 1/2 inch, maybe more.

 

As for the hem, I believe that Raleigh's pattern drawer formerly worked for Levi's IIRC and I know Levi's doesn't really specialize in those types of cuts so maybe it's just not their forte to do so. Personally, I never have and never will wear a pair of jeans that slim but to each their own.  

post #154 of 282
+1

less than 7.25" is a non starter for me
post #155 of 282
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Originally Posted by furo View Post

Wow that's a lot. Have you gained any weight since you started wearing them?
But fyi, a size 31 means they probably measured 15.5 or even 16 across the top

ya 3" seems crazy.. if mine stretch THAT much they'll be fallin off my ass... I really hope they don't stretch so much
post #156 of 282
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ya 3" seems crazy.. if mine stretch THAT much they'll be fallin off my ass... I really hope they don't stretch so much


My jeans literally will not stay on me without a belt...like they don't just sag, they fall off.

post #157 of 282
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My jeans literally will not stay on me without a belt...like they don't just sag, they fall off.

You've already put them through a hot wash as well?
post #158 of 282

The hot wash might shrink them a little but they'll eventually, and probably in short order, stretch back out.

post #159 of 282
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The hot wash might shrink them a little but they'll eventually, and probably in short order, stretch back out.



this

 

But it really isn't a problem, I wear a belt, and the cut still looks awesome, I was just commenting on the amount.

post #160 of 282
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this

But it really isn't a problem, I wear a belt, and the cut still looks awesome, I was just commenting on the amount.

How about in the thighs and the seat though? Having significant stretch in those areas can turn it completely upside down
post #161 of 282

In my experience, there's no significant stretching in any other part of the jeans.

post #162 of 282

Anyone around here have the Camden: http://abfits.com/shop/?page_id=3&category=8&product_id=118

 

or Jones Blue Canvas: http://abfits.com/shop/?page_id=3&category=8&product_id=79

 

I'm liking the Grey denim of the Camden and curious how the blue canvas wears.

post #163 of 282
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Originally Posted by bagley920 View Post

In my experience, there's no significant stretching in any other part of the jeans.



Knees, and some hip flare, but the stretching does predominantly occur at the waste.

post #164 of 282
Tried on an original thin, think I will buy a size down from what I tried. Stoked Im moving close to a place that sells Geller and other stuff.
My girlfriend looked awesome in a pair. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #165 of 282
got pics (one X-posted around the forum already) of my Raleighs.

531

467

263

467

Flash:
467

edit: these are somewhere between a year and a year and a half of wear, a handful of tub washes, one recent machine wash, many machine and hand repairs.
oh, and a repaired-knee shot:
467

And these are the original run of denim, the Rising Sun/Cone stuff, not the current Cone stuff.
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