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post #226 of 282
It's a hard call. I think you're just gonna have to see how the 31s feel and decide from there. Really either could be fine. I doubt the 30s would be unwearable; I do not know much they will stretch. but you may find the 31 to be easier and a more enjoyable wear n the long run.


About to take my beaten up Raleighs to Turkey, since they are the coolest-wearing jeans I own, good for summertime. something between how worn they are and that they're a little looser than most of the "slim taper" stuff I've got. Just hoping that they don't bust while I'm there.
post #227 of 282
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My impression is that the current stock will stretch quite a lot, is that right? I tried on a pair of Keats wash 30" that we're barely button-able, but the sales rep suggested I try the 31", which I now have on order from another store. It's a killer sale price and I'm a little worried about missing out on the 30s, any sizing thoughts to help me?

 

I have always said that it just depends on how you like to wear your jeans. I think you can expect atleast 1 inch of stretch. I own 5 pairs and all of them have stretched atleast 1 inch. I do have to say that the Keats took the longest to stretch and that denim is much "tougher" than most others I have seen. I think those 30's would be unbearable for awhile in the Keats material.

post #228 of 282
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

My impression is that the current stock will stretch quite a lot, is that right? I tried on a pair of Keats wash 30" that we're barely button-able, but the sales rep suggested I try the 31", which I now have on order from another store. It's a killer sale price and I'm a little worried about missing out on the 30s, any sizing thoughts to help me?

I have always said that it just depends on how you like to wear your jeans. I think you can expect atleast 1 inch of stretch. I own 5 pairs and all of them have stretched atleast 1 inch. I do have to say that the Keats took the longest to stretch and that denim is much "tougher" than most others I have seen. I think those 30's would be unbearable for awhile in the Keats material.

Thanks, I was hoping to hear from someone familiar with the Keats material in action. I just didn't trust the sales rep's word.
post #229 of 282

They won't steer you wrong. Victor and Sara are very nice and Melissa definitely knows her stuff. She will be running the NYC store when that opens, I think around September.

post #230 of 282
I'm sure they won't, but the SR in question works at Barney's.
post #231 of 282
Ahhh well commission can be a funny thing. I think you'll be fine with the 31 in the Keats either way.
post #232 of 282
In the end I couldn't get my hands on a 31, so I bought the 32. Any idea how much these would shrink from a hot soak? I may wind up having to take the waist in, but the seat and legs are pretty good.
post #233 of 282

They'll shrink up for sure, especially when brand new, but they will stretch out just the same in the end. Just sinch your belt one hole tighter if need me

post #234 of 282
I see that the raw Nash will stretch out, but does anyone have any experience in the Alexander rinsed work fit stretching out at all? The same model poster Selvedged was selling in the B/S section. I bought a pair in my waist size but its very tight in the seat and thighs (I work out legs and have larger legs than most). It's basically skin tight....any way they will stretch out over time?
post #235 of 282
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I see that the raw Nash will stretch out, but does anyone have any experience in the Alexander rinsed work fit stretching out at all? The same model poster Selvedged was selling in the B/S section. I bought a pair in my waist size but its very tight in the seat and thighs (I work out legs and have larger legs than most). It's basically skin tight....any way they will stretch out over time?


In my experience, the waist will stretch quite a bit but the rest of the fit stays pretty much in tact. I have 3 different cuts in 3 different denims and they all did the same.

post #236 of 282
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In my experience, the waist will stretch quite a bit but the rest of the fit stays pretty much in tact. I have 3 different cuts in 3 different denims and they all did the same.

Thanks for your reply. I may try to cold wash and stretch, hopefully that'll give me more breathing room
post #237 of 282

My pair are celebrating their first birthday this month (not sure exactly what day I got them last August), gonna get a wash in a week or so.  Fades look FANTASTIC right now, really excited to what they look like after a wash.

post #238 of 282

Be sure to take some before and after pics and post them

post #239 of 282


My Raleighs in Turkey. Cuffed, it was pretty reasonable in the heat.
Starting wearing in November 2010, wore constantly for almost a full year, a few months of wear since then. Many repairs by hand, machine, and at the Raleigh Denim shop.
post #240 of 282
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My Raleighs in Turkey. Cuffed, it was pretty reasonable in the heat.
Starting wearing in November 2010, wore constantly for almost a full year, a few months of wear since then. Many repairs by hand, machine, and at the Raleigh Denim shop.

Was this a traditional weight (12~ oz) or a summer weight (10~ oz)? I was curious whether a traditional weight denim will be still okay to wear around during a hot & humid summer in NC.

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