Originally Posted by aj_del
In a fit of madness I just ordered a FH 1001. This will be my first premium jeans. The only raw jeans I have experienced till now are APC and N & F.
How different is the fit from APC NS.
Am I supposed to soak them before wearing ?
Second Asch's review. Man, comparing those to APC is an exercise in apples to oranges. You're in for a world of awesome new experience. You'll look at your APC like they're made of plastic wrap in a few weeks. You'll never go back.
I'd just add that the -01 series have a nice wider-hipped top block (esp. compared to the APC). It makes total sense in a week or two of wear, but you'll experience some initial hip-flare until that softens up. It's a great fit right away though. Stretch is moderate. Denim stays crisp and develops an amazing vertical slub texture by month 2. You'll see why FH fans are so devoted.
Also, both my BSP and 5001 had a distinct second shrinking
once washed after the initial first hot soak. Double-soaking before wear may not get all the shrink out. Suggest a spin in the washing machine after a few weeks to take care of this. Does wonders for the fit and denim. Trust me on this.
Also - do not under any circumstances adhere to the 6-month no-wash hype with these. Great fades come to those who wash regularly.
I'm excited for you!