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post #31 of 129
PBJ's are $225, warehouse has some jeans around the same price. Not too much more expensive than APC's I think... You either go cheap with 501 STF's Go premium to $150 - $225 Or get Flat Heads, Sams, etc. which all go up to $300 or so. There's always the lightly used market of people that buy jeans that don't quite fit them as intended. I've grabbed pretty much new flat heads for $195 shipped I'm on my 6th pair of flat heads, mostly different cuts and sizes, I've sold some of them and gotten newer ones.
post #32 of 129
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post
Best fitting jeans I've ever owned... so far. If people talk of things in godly tones my curiousity is piqued. But if there is a significant contingent of those out there who are like "in retrospect, maybe it wasn't so great, back to basics for me" then I think that says something too. I just haven't seen much evidence of the latter on this forum so I thought I'd ask. I definitely am aware of this trend in the world of guitars, but I have way more experience in that regard.

Fair enough. Good luck.
post #33 of 129
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post
Interesting, I swore I thought I read about darts in the 003 once before, but I guess that would make sense to have them in the slim fits.

In a 28 003, that's an 8.5" rise, which is pretty aggressive... I would prefer a slightly more relaxed fit over my 27" NS. In other words, rockstar around my midsection, but not calf-hugging tight down low. I want these to be a somewhat versatile jean if I'm going to wear them alot.

I'm very similar to you in height and weight and the Somet 003 are what you described. They were what I ended up with after searching for the same criteria as you- a slim fitting low rise well-proportioned top, slender thigh, and a slim straight leg. They also have the unisex feel as well from the lower rise, smaller, squared off pockets, smaller waistband..

The only thing I can think of which takes from their versatility is the stitching which is a very subtle gold. I dig the contrast but it will subside as soon as the indigo lightens with wear and wash.
post #34 of 129
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Originally Posted by breakz View Post
Not even the same ballpark--hell, same city!

both way overplayed
post #35 of 129
This thread has me horrified at the realization that jeans nerds are maybe MORE annoying than guitar nerds. And there's a lot of overlap.
post #36 of 129
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Originally Posted by mlyngard View Post
I'm still looking in vain for a basic simple, ideal pair of jeans that embody all the really good qualities of great denim with the simple, no-frills, no bells-and-whistles idea of workwear.

What have you found that is closest to this, while not quite meeting all of your criteria?
post #37 of 129
I can't speak to the guitars, but when it comes to denim, I don't really want to get the same pair twice. I like to try something new and different. I like the NS, I still wear my pair, and I think they're a great standby go-to jean, but I also like something with a different character, a different fit, different weight.

APCs are fairly cheap, you could always get a pair to use as when needed and also be working on a new/different pair. That way, the dark colour of your APCs will last longer as well.
post #38 of 129
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
The title should read, "APC NS= Fender Squire Strat of jeans."

Please don't insult or confuse the American line with that crap.

+1

post #39 of 129
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Originally Posted by slaani View Post
After wearing somet for the last year, I think I would now rather go pantsless than wear APC.

oh come on. i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume youre being excessively sarcastic for comic relief, but this comment makes you seem like an arrogant douche. if you enjoy and can afford super high end denim go ahead, but stop acting like apcs come pretreated with h1n1
post #40 of 129
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
The title should read, "APC NS= Fender Squire Strat of jeans." Please don't insult or confuse the American line with that crap.
LOL seriously who? I've owned and played Squiers and they are toys. The American Strat is a good solid working man's guitar, no flash no frills. But the design, ergonomics, tone variety, etc. makes it still the granddaddy of them all, probably the most innovative and versatile electric guitar ever. I would split the difference with you and call APCs the jean equivalent of a Mexican Strat, but ... given how touchy you are about your heritage maybe I'll just let it pass.
post #41 of 129
If your looking for a good-looking, good-fitting pair of pants that you can come back to year after year, the APC NS is the way to go. They obviously won't satisfy the deepest longings of denim-nerds, but there is a huge gap between nerding out on jeans and actually looking good; check out the Superfuture "Denim WAYWT" thread for examples of this. I'm not saying that you can't incorporate limited-edition Japanese jeans into a nice fit, but I think many people lose sight of the forest for the trees when it comes to denim. If you are interested in posting evo pics on the internet there is probably an incentive to get Flat Heads, but if you just want to look good in real life the difference between APC NS and FH 3001 in a particular fit is pretty much negligible.
post #42 of 129
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post
The Fender Strat is a simple guitar with a recognizable shape/sound. A strat is easily arguable to be far from the 'best' guitar, but many people with unlimited means play them regardless.

The basic idea in my mind they is that they are entry-level 'good', but iconic.

<<< Some are less entry level than others.
post #43 of 129
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Originally Posted by warlok1965 View Post
LOL seriously who?
Absolutely. "Hai guys im in uni and im tired of wearing diesel, true religion. I know some jeans you guys get are like $300 lol but what can you recommend for me for under $200?" sounds suspiciously like: "Hai guys im in uni and i wanna play guitar to get the gurlz. I know some guitars you guys get are like $1000+ lol but what can you recommend for me for under $200?" There's no denying that APC NS has a well-loved cut, much like the Squier Strat has a well-loved shape. But one has to wonder what both would like to be when they grow up. Like DLester suggests, I don't think there's anything entry-level about real Strats.
post #44 of 129
Such an illustrative analogy, you guys should definitely continue to debate and refine it.
post #45 of 129
What's the Rickenbacker 330 of jeans?
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