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post #16 of 23
I have both the Straight Sven and the Rag & Bone RB6a and I enjoy the Nudies fit a little more. The denim on both is streaky, but the Nudies are a little more. The 32x32 Rag & bones were a little longer than my 32x32 Nudies.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by dilemma
I have both the Straight Sven and the Rag & Bone RB6a and I enjoy the Nudies fit a little more. The denim on both is streaky, but the Nudies are a little more. The 32x32 Rag & bones were a little longer than my 32x32 Nudies.


Seeing as the Svens sit a bit lower, do you find that both end up having the same break at the bottom? Also, how much did the Svens shrink?
post #18 of 23
The Rag and Bone are 1/4" wider at the bottom when measured flat. I haven't washed my Nudies yet so I am unsure of the shrikage.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Oh, okay.

As for the grey cast vs. the true blue, that has to do with the dye used, so the Rag & Bones will wash out to a grey cast if you wash them every week (of course, they will look more washed out) of if you wash them once every six months, and in the same way, dry selvage Nudies will wash out to a brighter, true blue color. The whiskering and fade contrast effects will differ, of course, but not the underlying color.

I personally really like how Nudies wash out... I probably like that color more than any other jeans, although the color of 5EPs are much more subtle and deeper and lots of other jeans have more interesting "hand." I will say that after a dozen washes and a year of wear though, that RRDS's drape really well and are super comfortable... Of course, at about that time, all my jeans (no matter the company or the denim weight) start of blow apart at the crotch, and require lots of repairs and maintenance.


LA Guy, another question for you on the issue of getting that true blue wash on my new RRDS: How long do I need to wear them before washing to get that? I want to minimize the fading, but maximize that deep blue affect. I saw in the booklet that came with the jeans that they turn a lightish gray/blue color if washed too soon, which I don't want. What would be your expert opinion on the amount of time to go before first washing?
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by DGP
LA Guy, another question for you on the issue of getting that true blue wash on my new RRDS: How long do I need to wear them before washing to get that? I want to minimize the fading, but maximize that deep blue affect. I saw in the booklet that came with the jeans that they turn a lightish gray/blue color if washed too soon, which I don't want. What would be your expert opinion on the amount of time to go before first washing?

Okay, they are going to turn true blue no matter when you wash them. The difference is the depth and extent of whiskering. I always handwash my jeans in cold water with normal detergent and hang dry them. The first couple of soaks, the color will be have a greycast. After about the 5th wash, the color will be very vivid, and the denim extremely soft. I washed my RRDS for the first time after about a month and a half (IIRC) of hard wear (they were starting to smell), and then about once a month after that, sometimes more frequently (a couple of weeks), depending on whether I spilled spaghetti on them or not. I posted a picture of my jeans after, I think, 8 months wear and washing. The pictures are true color on my monitor, but monitors vary. Of course, mileage varies. I wear my jeans extremely hard (the crotch from that pair has blown out a few times, starting at about the 6th month, and have needed frequest repairs since then.

I am working on another pair of RRDS now, so, yeah, I really like those jeans...
post #21 of 23
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I am working on another pair of RRDS now, so, yeah, I really like those jeans...

Thanks for the advice/voice of experience as always! I can see what you mean, the fit on these is amazing. I know this won't be my last pair of Nudies, all that remains to be seen is a) whether 32 was indeed the right size, and, b) what next season's Straight Sven Dry Selvage looks like!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by DGP
...all that remains to be seen is a) whether 32 was indeed the right size, and, b) what next season's Straight Sven Dry Selvage looks like!

This I wouldn't know... I always buy my jeans about a size large on purpose (with the exceptions of some Bootcut Olas, which started out snug, and are now normal fit). I like the anti-fit look and hate being constricted at the hips...

I am hoping that they go back to making the Svens from the RRDS denim. I am not a huge fan of the flame denim, although I can understand its appeal.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
This I wouldn't know... I always buy my jeans about a size large on purpose (with the exceptions of some Bootcut Olas, which started out snug, and are now normal fit). I like the anti-fit look and hate being constricted at the hips...

I am hoping that they go back to making the Svens from the RRDS denim. I am not a huge fan of the flame denim, although I can understand its appeal.

After Luc's "camo pants" comment, I just couldn't wear those with a straight face anymore . A new pair of jeans to break in a bit, however, actually makes me look forward to spending 14hrs in airplanes and airports over the next weekend!
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